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Humedales de Maullín

Site Facts

Country, State, Province/Region:

Chile, Llanquihue Province

Relative Location:

Within the Commune of Maullín


41º 39' 20.01'' S, 73º 42' 34.74'' W



Basis for Designation:

More than 1% of the biographic population of Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica).


1,350 hectares (3,340 acres)


April 2016

Site Owner/Steward:

Ministry of Defense – Navy Subsecretariat
Municipality of Maullín

Site Partners:

Conservación Marina
Mesa de humedales de Maullín

Human Population within 100 km:



Claudio Delgado Rodriguez
Biologo Marino / Director
Conservacion Marina ONG

About Us

Maullín Wetlands is located within the Commune of Maullín, Llanquihue Province, in the Lakes District of Chile and covers 1,350 hectares. Hosting more than 1% of the biogeographic population of Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica) gives the site a "Regional Importance" designation.

The wetland complex of Maullín has a high diversity of ecosystems, and consequently various habitat types. As a whole, they make up a natural wetland complex with strong tidal influence. The main wetland ecosystem types present within this complex include: tidal flats, salt marshes, sandy beaches, freshwater lagoons and marshes, estuaries, and a number of smaller watercourses with a depth less than six meters. At low tide an intertidal area of up to 600 m in length is exposed.

The nomination of this new WHSRN site was made possible by the commitment and coordinated work of the Municipality of Maullín, led by its Mayor, Jorge Westermeier, and Conservación Marina, led by biologist Claudio Delgado. The site also has the support of the Harbormaster for the Port of Maullín.


Ecology & Conservation

More info coming soon....


Claudio Delgado Rodriguez
Biologo Marino / Director
Conservacion Marina ONG