Palmar de las Islas

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Brushland Tinamou Nothoprocta cinerascens LC resident - present A3
Chaco Chachalaca Ortalis canicollis LC resident - present A3
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis NT passage - present A1
Crowned Solitary Eagle Buteogallus coronatus EN resident - present A1
Cream-backed Woodpecker Campephilus leucopogon LC resident - present A3
Black-legged Seriema Chunga burmeisteri LC resident - present A3
Nanday Parakeet Aratinga nenday 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
Cinereous Black-tyrant Knipolegus striaticeps LC resident - present A3
Rhynchospiza strigiceps NR resident - present A3
Many-colored Chaco Finch Saltator multicolor LC resident - present A3
Black-capped Warbling-finch Microspingus melanoleucus LC resident - present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Palmar de las Islas y las Salinas de San José Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 856,754 protected area contains site 185,809
Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco National Park 1,954,875 protected area contains site 0
Kaa-iya del Gran Chaco Area Natural de Manejo Integrado y Parque Nacional 3,467,730 protected area contains site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Palm forest, Tropical deciduous forest -
Wetlands (inland) Ephemeral pools and wetlands, Freshwater lakes and pools -
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Palmar de las Islas. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.