Cerrado de Laguna Blanca This is an IBA in Danger! 

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 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
Lesser Nothura Nothura minor VU resident 1998-2007 present A1, A3
White-winged Nightjar Eleothreptus candicans VU resident 1998-2007 present A1, A3
Crowned Solitary Eagle Buteogallus coronatus EN resident 1998-2007 present A1
Sharp-tailed Tyrant Culicivora caudacuta VU resident 1998-2007 present A1
Cock-tailed Tyrant Alectrurus tricolor VU resident 1998-2007 present A1
Curl-crested Jay Cyanocorax cristatellus LC resident - present A3
Black-masked Finch Coryphaspiza melanotis VU resident 1998-2007 present A1
Black-throated Saltator Saltator atricollis LC resident - present A3
Chestnut Seedeater Sporophila cinnamomea VU passage 1998-2007 present A1
Marsh Seedeater Sporophila palustris EN passage 1998-2007 present A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2017 not assessed very high low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no unset medium

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - scale unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant 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) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun 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)
Laguna Blanca Reserva Natural - Privado 804 protected area contained by site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Campo grassland -
Shrubland Cerrado -
Savanna Cerrado -
Forest Tropical deciduous forest, Tropical lowland evergreen forest, Tropical semi-deciduous forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -

Land ownership
Propietario: Malvina Duarte

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cerrado de Laguna Blanca. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.