IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2023 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
Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome VU breeding 2015 110,853-153,851 nests A1, A4
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans VU breeding 2015 1,278 breeding pairs A1, A4
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2015 min 400,890 individuals B3b

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2023).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Yaganes. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/yaganes-iba-argentina on 24/02/2024.