Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán-Laguna del Laja

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Chilean Tinamou Nothoprocta perdicaria LC resident - present A2
Chilean Pigeon Patagioenas araucana LC resident 1997-2000 present A2, A3
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus NT resident 1993-2008 50-100 individuals A1
Magellanic Woodpecker Campephilus magellanicus LC resident 1993-2008 present A3
Austral Parakeet Enicognathus ferrugineus LC resident 1993-2008 present A3
Slender-billed Parakeet Enicognathus leptorhynchus LC resident 1997-2008 present A2
Chestnut-throated Huet-huet Pteroptochos castaneus LC resident 1997-2008 abundant A2
Black-throated Huet-huet Pteroptochos tarnii LC resident 1993-2000 present A2, A3
Moustached Turca Pteroptochos megapodius LC resident 1997-2000 present A2
White-throated Tapaculo Scelorchilus albicollis LC resident 1997-2000 present A2
Chucao Tapaculo Scelorchilus rubecula LC resident 1997-2008 present A2, A3
Ochre-flanked Tapaculo Eugralla paradoxa LC resident - present A2, A3
White-throated Treerunner Pygarrhichas albogularis LC resident 1993-1997 present A3
Thorn-tailed Rayadito Aphrastura spinicauda LC resident 1997-2007 present A3
Des Murs's Wiretail Sylviorthorhynchus desmurii LC resident 1997-2000 present A3
Dusky-tailed Canastero Pseudasthenes humicola LC resident 1997-2000 present A2
Fire-eyed Diucon Xolmis pyrope LC breeding 2008 present A3
Chilean Mockingbird Mimus thenca LC resident 1997-2007 present A2

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 low near favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 560000 560000 - moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Predio Los Huemules del Niblinto Santuario de la Naturaleza 7,852 protected area contained by site 7,852
Nuble Reserva Forestal 55,948 protected area contained by site 55,948
Laguna del Laja Parque Nacional 11,600 protected area contained by site 11,600
Huemules de Niblinto Reserva Nacional 2,023 protected area contained by site 2,021


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland Semihumid/humid montane scrub -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán-Laguna del Laja. Downloaded from on 26/09/2020.