Laguna Melincué

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
Coscoroba Swan Coscoroba coscoroba LC passage 2007 30-200 individuals A4i
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT non-breeding 2007 30-6,200 individuals A1, A4i
Andean Flamingo Phoenicoparrus andinus VU non-breeding 2007 2-4,840 individuals A1, A4i
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis NT winter 2007 < 50 individuals A1
Olrog's Gull Larus atlanticus NT winter 2007 < 50 individuals A1
Bay-capped Wren-spinetail Spartonoica maluroides NT resident 2007 < 50 individuals A1

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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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Humedal Laguna Melincué Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 92,000 protected area contains site 92,000

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Laguna Melincué. Downloaded from on 13/07/2020.