Humedales Mogote - Ensenada La Paz

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Humedales Mogote - Ensenada La Paz

  • Country: 
    Mexico
  • Site number: 
    1816
  • Area: 
    9,184.1 ha
  • Designation date: 
    02-02-2008
  • Coordinates: 
    24°09'N 110°21'W
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Overview

Humedales Mogote-Ensenada de La Paz . 02/02/08; Baja California Sur; 9,184 ha; 24°09'N 110°21'W. A coastal lagoon separated from the La Paz Bay by a sandy barrier (El Mogote), with temporal pluvial water incoming during the summer. The mangroves of Ensenada de La Paz have floodplains and internal water bodies, creating small lagoons that are important nesting areas for many bird species such as Ardea herodias, Bubulcus ibis, Egretta rufescens, E. thula, E. tricolor, E. caerulea, Nyctanassa violacea, Nycticorax nictycorax, Eudocimus albus, Butorides striatus, Rallus limicola (endemic), Charadius wilsonia and Sternula antillarum, most of them under special legal protection. 37% of the bird species are migratory more than 20,000 migratory shorebirds on their journey south stop in for a few days or weeks to eat and rest during the winter season. The most common mammal is the California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus), and other species like Procyón lotor, Canis latrans and Urocyon cinereoargentus can also be seen. There are 390 registered fish species in the Bay, including 14 species of sharks. The main activities undertaken are agricultural, livestock, industrial, and tourism. A Site of Regional Importance in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN, 2006). Ramsar site no. 1816. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

Administrative region: 
Baja California Sur

  • Last publication date: 
    02-02-2008

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