Reserva Natural Semillas de Agua

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
Black-thighed Puffleg Eriocnemis derbyi LC resident 2004-2007 50-249 individuals A1
Carunculated Caracara Phalcoboenus carunculatus LC resident - common A2
Indigo-winged Parrot Hapalopsittaca fuertesi EN resident 2004-2007 < 50 individuals A1
Stout-billed Cinclodes Cinclodes excelsior LC resident - common A2
Stolzmann's Tanager Urothraupis stolzmanni LC resident - common A2

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)
Reserva Natural Semillas de Agua (Paramo de los Valles) Natural Reserve 3,000 is identical to site 3,000
Anaime-Chili Parques Naturales Regionales 12,946 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Polylepis woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Artificial/Terrestrial Improved pasture land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
nature conservation and research -
water management -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Reserva Natural Semillas de Agua. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.