El Zurdo

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 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
Rhea pennata NR resident 2001-2003 10-100 individuals A1
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT passage 2001-2003 < 50 individuals A1
Austral Rail Rallus antarcticus VU resident 2007 2-34 individuals A1
Short-billed Miner Geositta antarctica LC resident 2001-2003 50-249 individuals A2
Chocolate-vented Tyrant Neoxolmis rufiventris LC breeding 2001-2003 50-249 individuals A2
White-bridled Finch Melanodera melanodera LC resident 2001-2003 50-249 individuals A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Club Observadores de Aves (COAS) Patagonia Sur - Río Gallegos 2007
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: El Zurdo. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.