Parque Nacional Tinfunqué - Estero Patiño This is an IBA in danger! 

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greater Rhea Rhea americana NT resident - present A1
Brushland Tinamou Nothoprocta cinerascens LC resident - present A3
Quebracho Crested Tinamou Eudromia formosa LC resident - present A3
Chaco Chachalaca Ortalis canicollis LC resident - present A3
Black-headed Duck Heteronetta atricapilla LC resident 2005 1-7,950 individuals A4i
Coscoroba Swan Coscoroba coscoroba LC resident 2005 1-413 individuals A4i
Ringed Teal Callonetta leucophrys LC resident 2005 1-3,750 individuals A4i
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT passage 2005 1-128 individuals A1
White-winged Coot Fulica leucoptera LC resident 2005 1-21,550 individuals A4i
Collared Plover Charadrius collaris LC resident 2005 1-517 individuals A4i
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis NT resident - present A1
Chaco Owl Strix chacoensis NT resident - present A3
Cream-backed Woodpecker Campephilus leucopogon LC resident - present A3
Black-legged Seriema Chunga burmeisteri LC resident - present A3
Spot-winged Falconet Spiziapteryx circumcincta LC resident - present A3
Crested Gallito Rhinocrypta lanceolata LC resident - present A3
Great Rufous Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes major LC resident - present A3
Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper Drymornis bridgesii LC resident - present A3
Crested Hornero Furnarius cristatus LC resident - present A3
Bearded Tachuri Polystictus pectoralis NT resident - present A1
Dinelli's Doradito Pseudocolopteryx dinelliana NT resident - present A1, A3
Cinereous Black-tyrant Knipolegus striaticeps LC resident - present A3
Stripe-capped Sparrow Rhynchospiza strigiceps LC resident - present A3
Many-colored Chaco Finch Saltator multicolor LC resident - present A3
Black-capped Warbling-finch Microspingus melanoleucus LC resident - present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a resident 2005 50,000-99,999 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - scale unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Toro Mocho Reserva Natural - Privado 18,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tinfunque Parque Nacional - Publico 280,000 protected area overlaps with site 280,000
Tinfunque Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 280,000 protected area contained by site 280,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical deciduous forest, Tropical semi-deciduous forest, Tropical semi-evergreen forest -
Savanna Savanna -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Campo grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Land ownership
Se asienta totalmente sobre propiedades privadas.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parque Nacional Tinfunqué - Estero Patiño. Downloaded from on 20/01/2021.