Sierra de Ambato

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
Rothschild's Swift Cypseloides rothschildi NT resident 2001-2003 present A1
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus VU breeding 2001-2003 250-999 individuals A1
Tucuman Amazon Amazona tucumana VU resident 2001-2003 250-999 individuals A1
Tucuman Mountain-finch Poospiza baeri VU resident 2001-2003 present A1

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sierra de Ambato. Downloaded from on 29/09/2023.