Lagunas de Ecuasal-Salinas - Marine

Country/territory: Ecuador

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 32,445 ha

Protection status:

Aves y Conservacion

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Ecuador Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Pacific, Southeast FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 324 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 63 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 22.84 and 22.88 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.57 and 1.42 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
2 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Lagunas de Ecuasal-Salinas include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Grey-headed Gull (LC) 840-840 individuals and Gull-billed Tern (LC) 375-450 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lagunas de Ecuasal-Salinas - Marine. Downloaded from on 26/09/2020.