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Location Uruguay, Maldonado
Central coordinates 54o 53.94' West  34o 53.63' South
IBA criteria A1
Area 5,200 ha
Altitude 1 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Aves Uruguay (Affiliate)



Site description El Estero de Arroyo Maldonado se ubica en el tramo terminal del Arroyo Maldonado, incluyendo la desembocadura en el Océano Atlántico. Este sitio esta en el Departamento de Maldonado, cercano al eje urbano Punta del Este-Maldonado, sobre la zona Este del país.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Olrog's Gull Larus atlanticus winter  2003-2007  50-249 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers; Salt/brackish marshes  major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland major
tourism/recreation major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Arroyo Maldonado wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014

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