- Número del sitio:725
- Superficie:13 500 ha
- Fecha de designación:25-04-1995
- Coordenadas:14°28'N 92°05'W
Manchón-Guamuchal. 25/04/95; San Marcos; 13,500 ha; 14°28'N 092°05'W. Characterized by a combination of different plant communities including coastal dune flora, dry forest, mangrove forest, palm forest, and freshwater marsh. The wetland may be the only remaining site in Guatemala for migrating birds using the western flyway corridor. Fourteen species of ducks, 12 that are migratory, and 20 species of Ardeidae (herons, bitterns, etc.) and wading birds use the site. An important nursery area for marine invertebrates and fish, many of which have commercial value. Human activities include shrimp farming, ranching, and cattle grazing. A small field station is maintained. Ramsar site no. 725. Most recent RIS information: 2001.
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- Fecha de última publicación:01-01-2001