Parque Nacional Lihue Calel

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
Greater Rhea Rhea americana NT resident 2001-2004 50-249 individuals A1
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT non-breeding 2007 2,500-9,999 individuals A1, A4i
Crowned Solitary Eagle Buteogallus coronatus EN resident 2001-2005 < 50 individuals A1
Yellow Cardinal Gubernatrix cristata EN resident 2001-2003 < 50 individuals A1

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)
Lihué Calel Parque Nacional 32,500 protected area contained by site 0
Lihue Calel National Park 0 is identical to site 32,000

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Parque Nacional Lihue Calel. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.