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|
|Andean Condor Vultur gryphus||VU||resident||2001-2003||< 50 individuals||A1|
|Crowned Solitary Eagle Buteogallus coronatus||EN||resident||2001-2003||1 individuals||A1|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Quebrada de Cafayate||Reserva Natural Manejada||25,874||protected area overlaps with site||0|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Quebrada de las Conchas. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/quebrada-de-las-conchas-iba-argentina on 03/10/2023.