IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Violet-throated Metaltail Metallura baroni EN resident 2003 present A1, A2
Carunculated Caracara Phalcoboenus carunculatus LC resident 2003 present A2
Stout-billed Cinclodes Cinclodes excelsior LC resident 2003 present A2
Mouse-colored Thistletail Asthenes griseomurina LC resident 2003 present A2
Giant Conebill Conirostrum binghami NT resident 2003 present A1

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Yanuncay - Irquis Protected Forest 33,410 protected area contained by site 0
Sunsun - Yanasacha Protected Forest 3,850 protected area contained by site 0
Quimsacocha Área Nacional de Recreación 3,217 protected area contained by site 0
Macizo del Cajas UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 44,156 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cajas Parque Nacional 29,389 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Paramo -
Forest Elfin forest, Montane broadleaf evergreen forest, Second-growth or disturbed forest -
Shrubland Semihumid/humid montane scrub -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards, groves, Improved pasture land -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
water management -
agriculture -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Yanuncay-Yanasacha. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023.