IBA Criteria

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 estimate 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: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap 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 -
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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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yanuncay-Yanasacha. Downloaded from on 05/07/2022.