Laguna de Ite

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Cinnamon Teal Spatula cyanoptera LC resident 2008 1,323-5,103 individuals A4i
Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata LC unknown 2008 1,017-20,254 individuals A4i
Andean Coot Fulica ardesiaca LC resident 2008 6,844-18,591 individuals A4i
Puna Ibis Plegadis ridgwayi LC non-breeding 2008 11-279 individuals A4i
Grey Gull Larus modestus LC resident 2008 11-500 individuals A3, A4i
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan LC non-breeding 2008 8,385-12,523 individuals A4i
Peruvian Tern Sternula lorata EN breeding 2008 present A1
Inca Tern Larosterna inca NT unknown 2008 present A3
Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans NT unknown 2008 1,558 individuals A1, A4i
Surf Cinclodes Cinclodes taczanowskii LC resident 2008 present A2, A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2008 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Laguna de Ite. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.