Penino Beach and Santa Lucía Wetlands

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Olrog's Gull Larus atlanticus NT winter 2004-2007 < 50 individuals A1
Straight-billed Reedhaunter Limnoctites rectirostris NT resident 1960-2006 90 individuals A1, A2
Bay-capped Wren-spinetail Spartonoica maluroides LC resident 1960-2006 90 individuals A1

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Playa Ecológica Other Area 0 protected area contained by site 0
Islas Fiscales del Rio Sta. Lucia National Forest 550 protected area contained by site 550
Humedales del Santa Lucia Área Protegida con Recursos Manejados 85,517 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Comisión Vecinal San Fernando 1986
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers, Salt/brackish marshes, Freshwater marshes/swamps -
Coastline Estuarine waters, Sand dunes & beaches -
Marine Neritic -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Penino Beach and Santa Lucía Wetlands. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.