Barra del Chuy - La Coronilla

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Sanderling Calidris alba LC passage 2004-2008 3,000 individuals A4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Islas Costeras National Park 70 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cerro Verde Área de manejo de hábitats y/o especies 8,968 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bañados del Este y Franja Costera Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 431,536 protected area overlaps with site 8,000
Bañados del Este y Franja Costera UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,245,750 protected area contains site 0
Bañados del Este UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 200,000 protected area contains site 8,000


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Barra del Chuy - La Coronilla. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.