Bahía Blanca Estuary: New WHSRN Site in Argentina!

Based on having met WHSRN’s biological and landowner commitment criteria, the Bahía Blanca Estuary (Estuario de la Bahía Blanca) in Argentina was unanimously approved as a WHSRN Site of Regional Importance recently by the WHSRN Hemispheric Council.

Located in the southwest portion of Buenos Aires Province, the new WHSRN site encompasses the entire ecosystem of the Bahía Blanca Estuary. It includes national, provincial, and municipal jurisdictions as well as private properties.

The site, totaling 262,527 hectares, was proposed under the category of “regional importance” for supporting more than 20,000 shorebirds per year, including more than 1% of the biogeographic population of Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa), White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis), Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica), Two-banded Plover (Charadrius falklandicus), and American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus durnfordi).

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Bahía Blanca Estuary supports more than 20,000 shorebirds each year. / © Pablo Petracci