Otuquis Integrated Management Natural Area

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
Greater Rhea Rhea americana NT resident 1998 present A1
Crowned Solitary Eagle Buteogallus coronatus EN resident 1998 present A1

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)
Otuquis Area Natural de Manejo Integrado 106,935 protected area overlaps with site 102,609
Otuquis Parque Nacional 895,504 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Palm forest, Tropical deciduous forest, Tropical semi-deciduous forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Ephemeral pools and wetlands, Freshwater lakes and pools, Freshwater marshes/swamps, Rivers -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Otuquis Integrated Management Natural Area. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.