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Reserva Costera Urbana de Río Gallegos - Birdwatching Río Gallegos - Argentina

Down along the city's seafront the low tide reveals marshlands and tidal flats stretching many kilometers south. Resting and feeding here are resident species like the Ostero Austral (Magellanic Oystercatcher, Haematopus leucopodus) and Chorlito Ceniciento (Magellanic Plover, Pluvianellus socialis) and migratory birds, such as Playero Rojizo (Red Knot, Calidris canutus), Becasa de Mar (Hudsonian Godwit, Limosa haemastica), and Playerito Rabadilla Blanca (White-rumped Sandpiper, Calidris fuscicollis). This is Reserva Costera Urbana de Río Gallegos, the first Urban Coastal Reserve established in Argentina, in 2004, and part of the Hemispheric Shorebirds Network.


Along Avenida Centenario Infantería de Marina, south of Avenida Ángel Sureda.

Río Gallegos, Argentina

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Getting There

From Avenida Roca, take San Martín or any other street heading towards the bay, then turn right.

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Three kilometers (1.8 mi) of Reserva Costera Urbana de Río Gallegos, but it covers a total of 15 kilometers (9.3 mi), extending southward to the Río Chico. Before arriving to the Reserve, across from the rotting leggings of the old Swift Company wharf, is Centro Ambiental Municipal (irregular hours. Avenida Costera and Sureda).

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