Coyahique Alto-Coite

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2022

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT non-breeding 2015-2022 min 75 individuals B1a
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus VU resident 2014-2022 min 30 individuals A1
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus VU resident 2009 50-249 individuals A1, A4

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2015 high favourable low
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - small-holder plantations happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of the site (state), by habitat
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest 55000 55000 - good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland 90000 90000 - good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland 75000 75000 - good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) 6000 6000 - good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Trapananda Reserva Nacional 2,305 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dos Lagunas Monumento Natural 181 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland -
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Coyahique Alto-Coite. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.