Salto Rayén

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 Pigeon Patagioenas araucana LC resident - present A2, A3
Austral Parakeet Enicognathus ferrugineus LC resident - present A3
Slender-billed Parakeet Enicognathus leptorhynchus LC resident - present A2
Black-throated Huet-huet Pteroptochos tarnii LC resident - present A2, A3
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 unknown - present A3
Patagonian Tyrant Colorhamphus parvirostris LC non-breeding - present A3
Fire-eyed Diucon Xolmis pyrope LC resident - present A3

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)
2015 favourable low negligible
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 170 170 - good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) 10 10 - good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Salto Rayén. Downloaded fromén-iba-chile on 28/11/2023.