Coyahique Alto-Coite


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2022 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 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

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2022).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2015 favourable high low
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 55000 55000 - good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland 90000 90000 - good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland 75000 75000 - good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) 6000 6000 - good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
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

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10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low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)
Trapananda Reserva Nacional 2,305 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dos Lagunas Monumento Natural 181 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Coyahique Alto-Coite. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/coyahique-alto-coite-iba-chile on 25/02/2024.