Estepas arbustivas del Sur de Buenos Aires

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
Greater Rhea Rhea americana NT breeding 2001-2003 250-999 individuals A1
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT resident 2001-2003 250-999 individuals A1
Magellanic Plover Pluvianellus socialis NT passage 2001-2003 < 50 individuals A1
Yellow Cardinal Gubernatrix cristata EN breeding 2001-2003 < 50 individuals A1

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

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Bahía San Blas Refugio de Vida Silvestre 121,913 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Estepas arbustivas del Sur de Buenos Aires. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.