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Bahía Samborombón

Site Facts

Country, State, Province/Region:

Argentina, Buenos Aires Province

Relative Location:

Along the coast south of Buenos Aires on the right margin of the Río de La Plata estuary

Latitude/Longitude:

36°21'34.08" S; 57°11'51.89" W

Category:

International

Basis for Designation:

More than 10% of the flyway population of Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis).

Size:

250,000 hectares (617,763 acres)

Joined:

May 2011

Site Owner/Steward:

Directorate of Natural Protected Areas for the Province of Buenos Aires, on behalf of 118 private landowners. 

Site Partners:

 

Human Population within 100 km:

12,000,000

Contact:

Gabriel Castresana
Park Gaurd
Provincial Organization for Sustainable Development (OPDS)
Government of Buenos Aires Province

Esteban Bremer
Conservation Agent
Wildlife Foundation (FVS)

About Us

Samborombón Bay is located in the Province of Buenos Aires and includes an area of ​​250,000 hectares. The site was designated a WHSRN Site of International Importance by virtue of hosting more than 10% of a the world’s population of Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis) as well as over 100,000 shorebird per year.

The nominated area includes the newly created "Samborombón Bay Wildlife Refuge," which is administered by the Directorate of Natural Protected Areas of the Province of Buenos Aires. There are 118 private landowners within this refuge.

Samborombón Bay was recognized as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance on January 24, 1997. It is also an Important Area for the Conservation of Birds (IBA) per Aves Argentinas / BirdLife International.

Ecology & Conservation

Information coming soon... 

Contact

Gabriel Castresana
Park Gaurd
Provincial Organization for Sustainable Development (OPDS)
Government of Buenos Aires Province
Int. I. Ferrari Nª 500
Gral. Conesa
Buenos Aires, Argentina 7101
(54) 2245 492020
rnbahiasamborombon@opds.gba.gov.ar
www.opds.gba.gov.ar

Esteban Bremer
Conservation Agent
Wildlife Foundation (FVS)
Casilla de correo 16
San Clemente del tuyu
Buenos Aires, Argentina 7105
(54) 2252 527635
Esteban.bremer@vidasilvestre.org.ar
www.vidasilvestre.org.ar