Reserva Nacional Nonguén

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2010 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
Chilean Tinamou Nothoprocta perdicaria LC resident 2007-2008 present A2
Chilean Pigeon Patagioenas araucana LC resident - present A2, A3
Austral Parakeet Enicognathus ferrugineus LC resident - present A3
Chestnut-throated Huet-huet Pteroptochos castaneus LC resident - present A2
Black-throated Huet-huet Pteroptochos tarnii LC resident - present A2, A3
Moustached Turca Pteroptochos megapodius LC resident - present A2
Chucao Tapaculo Scelorchilus rubecula LC resident - present A2, A3
Ochre-flanked Tapaculo Eugralla paradoxa LC resident - present A2, A3
Dusky Tapaculo Scytalopus fuscus LC resident - present A3
White-throated Treerunner Pygarrhichas albogularis LC resident - present A3
Thorn-tailed Rayadito Aphrastura spinicauda LC resident - present A3
Des Murs's Wiretail Sylviorthorhynchus desmurii LC resident - present A3
Patagonian Tyrant Colorhamphus parvirostris LC resident - present A3
Fire-eyed Diucon Xolmis pyrope LC resident - present A3
Chilean Mockingbird Mimus thenca LC resident - present A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2010).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2014 favourable low low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes habitat medium

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest 3000 2900 - good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Nonguén National Reserve 3,000 protected area contains site 2,931
Nonguen Reserva Nacional 3,037 is identical to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Reserva Nacional Nonguén. Downloaded fromén-iba-chile on 30/11/2023.