Laguna San Rafael National Park

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ruddy-headed Goose Chloephaga rubidiceps LC unknown 2009 present A3
Chilean Pigeon Patagioenas araucana LC resident 2009 present A2, A3
Magellanic Woodpecker Campephilus magellanicus LC resident 2009 present A3
Austral Parakeet Enicognathus ferrugineus LC unknown 2009 present A3
Slender-billed Parakeet Enicognathus leptorhynchus LC unknown 2009 present A2
Black-throated Huet-huet Pteroptochos tarnii LC resident 2009 present A2, A3
Chucao Tapaculo Scelorchilus rubecula LC resident 2009 present A2, A3
Thorn-tailed Rayadito Aphrastura spinicauda LC resident 2009 present A3
Des Murs's Wiretail Sylviorthorhynchus desmurii LC unknown 2009 present A3
Patagonian Tyrant Colorhamphus parvirostris LC unknown 2009 present A3
Fire-eyed Diucon Xolmis pyrope LC unknown 2009 present A3

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 medium near favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - industrial aquaculture happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 625000 625000 - good (> 90%) near favourable
Other 800000 800000 - moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Shrubland 200000 200000 - good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) 300000 300000 - good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tortel Área Marina Costera Protegida 670,210 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Las Guaitecas Reserva Forestal 1,097,975 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Laguna San Rafael Parque Nacional 1,742,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Laguna San Rafael UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,742,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Katalalixar Reserva Forestal 674,500 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Other -
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Laguna San Rafael National Park. Downloaded from on 18/06/2021.