IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2019 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 2015-2019 1-2 individuals A2
Chilean Pigeon Patagioenas araucana LC resident 2015-2019 1-2 individuals A2, A3
Chestnut-throated Huet-huet Pteroptochos castaneus LC resident 2015-2019 1-6 individuals A2
Ochre-flanked Tapaculo Eugralla paradoxa LC resident 2016-2019 1-4 adults A2, A3
Dusky Tapaculo Scytalopus fuscus LC resident 2015-2019 1-5 adults A3
White-throated Treerunner Pygarrhichas albogularis LC resident 2015-2019 1 individuals A3
Thorn-tailed Rayadito Aphrastura spinicauda LC resident 2015-2019 1-2 individuals A3
Des Murs's Wiretail Sylviorthorhynchus desmurii LC resident 2016-2019 1-2 individuals A3
Dusky-tailed Canastero Pseudasthenes humicola LC resident 2015-2019 1-5 individuals A2
Patagonian Tyrant Colorhamphus parvirostris LC non-breeding 2015-2019 1-5 individuals A3
Fire-eyed Diucon Xolmis pyrope LC resident 2015-2019 1-8 individuals A3
Chilean Mockingbird Mimus thenca LC resident 2010 present A2
Chilean Mockingbird Mimus thenca LC resident 2015-2019 1-4 individuals A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2019).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2019 unfavourable medium medium
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no habitat good

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Grassland Low, seasonally wet grassland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Marine Coastal/Supratidal 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater marshes/swamps 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater marshes/swamps -
Grassland Low, seasonally wet grassland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Putu. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/putu-iba-chile on 28/02/2024.