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Complejo Lagunar San Quintín

 

Site Facts

Country, State, Province/Region: 
Mexico, Baja California

Relative Location:
Delegation of San Quintín, Municipality of Ensenada.

Latitude/Longitude:
30° 27’ N; 115° 59' W

Category:
Regional 

Basis for Designation:
More than 35,000 shorebirds annually, including more than 1% of the biogeographic population of Black-bellied Plovers (Pluvialis squatarola), federally threatened Western Snowy Plovers (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus), Willet (Tringa semipalmata), Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus), and Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa). 

Size:
37,752 hectares (92,247 acres)

Joined:
September 2008

Site Owner/Steward:
National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), and the Coalition for the Protection of Bahía San Quintín (a coalition of partners representing State government, 18 ejidos, and two private landowners).

Site Partners:
Same as above.

Human Population within 100 km:
 

Contacts:
 

Dr. Eduardo Palacios Castro

Director, Bird Conservation Program
Pronatura Noroeste, A.C.
epalacio@cicese.mx

Dr. Flavio Cházaro Ramírez

General Director, Institutional Development and Promotion
National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP)
fchazaro@conanp.gob.mx

 

Complejo Lagunar San Quintín

In September 2008, the WHSRN Hemispheric Council voted unanimously to approve Complejo Lagunar San Quintín, on the western coast of Baja California, Mexico, as a WHSRN Site of Regional Importance. This 37,752-hectare (92,247-acre) lagoon complex includes Bahía de San Quintín, a designated Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention and a national Important Bird Area (AICA No. 102). The WHSRN site hosts more than 35,000 shorebirds annually, including more than 1% of the biogeographic population of Black-bellied Plovers (Pluvialis squatarola), federally threatened Western Snowy Plovers (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus), Willets (Tringa semipalmata), Long-billed Curlews (Numenius americanus), and Marbled Godwits (Limosa fedoa). In total, 23 species of shorebirds rely on this site.

Those who have made the commitment to conserve and manage this WHSRN site for shorebirds include the National Commission on Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) and the Coalition for the Protection of San Quintín—a coalition of partners representing State government, 18 ejidos (communally owned lands), nongovernmental organizations, and private landowners.

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Ecology and Conservation

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Special Information

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Contact Us

Dr. Eduardo Palacios Castro
Director, Bird Conservation Program
Pronatura Noroeste, A.C.
epalacio@cicese.mx
www.pronatura-noroeste.org
(011)(52)612-121-2800
 

 

Dr. Flavio Cházaro Ramírez
General Director, Institutional Development and Promotion
National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP)
fchazaro@conanp.gob.mx