Lagunas Saladas - Riacho Yacaré

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greater Rhea Rhea americana NT resident - present A1
Brushland Tinamou Nothoprocta cinerascens LC resident - present A3
Quebracho Crested Tinamou Eudromia formosa LC resident - present A3
Chaco Chachalaca Ortalis canicollis LC resident - present A3
Coscoroba Swan Coscoroba coscoroba LC resident 2000 1-500 individuals A4i
Ringed Teal Callonetta leucophrys LC resident 2000 1-1,500 individuals A4i
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps LC resident 2000 1-780 individuals A4i
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT non-breeding 2000 1-5,200 individuals A1, A4i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC resident 2000 1-10,000 individuals A4i
Collared Plover Charadrius collaris LC resident 2000 1-500 individuals A4i
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis NT passage 2000 22 individuals A1
Wilson's Phalarope Steganopus tricolor LC passage 2000 1-25,000 individuals A4i
Chaco Owl Strix chacoensis NT resident - present A3
Cream-backed Woodpecker Campephilus leucopogon LC resident - present A3
Black-bodied Woodpecker Hylatomus schulzii NT resident - present A1, A3
Black-legged Seriema Chunga burmeisteri LC resident - present A3
Crested Gallito Rhinocrypta lanceolata LC resident - present A3
Great Rufous Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes major LC resident - present A3
Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper Drymornis bridgesii LC resident - present A3
Chaco Earthcreeper Tarphonomus certhioides LC resident - present A3
Crested Hornero Furnarius cristatus LC resident - present A3
Cinereous Black-tyrant Knipolegus striaticeps LC resident - present A3
Many-colored Chaco Finch Saltator multicolor LC resident - present A3
Black-capped Warbling-finch Microspingus melanoleucus LC resident - present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2000 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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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2011 not assessed not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Laguna Chaco Lodge Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,500 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical deciduous forest, Tropical semi-deciduous forest, Tropical semi-evergreen forest -
Savanna Savanna -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland Scrub -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lagunas Saladas - Riacho Yacaré. Downloaded from on 02/03/2021.