Migratory birds are fascinating voyagers with incredible orientation skills and biological adaptations which allow them to survive the thousands of kilometers they travel annually. However, loss of habitats, illegal hunting and climate change pose significant threats to their conservation.

The coastal lagoons of Uruguay are sites of great importance as non-reproductive concentration areas for migratory birds. The presence of the Buff-breasted sandpiper (Calidris subruficolis) and the American golden plover (Pluvialis dominica) is particularly relevant as they visit the coastal grasslands of the lagoons during the southern spring and summer in large numbers.

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Our work in numbers

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2800

Migratory bird individuals recorded annually

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152

Birdwatchers trained in migratory bird identification

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59

Volunteers participated in organized activities

What we are doing

Monitoring

Every year we monitor 3,000 hectares of migratory bird habitats in our area of influence.

Satellite Tracking

We install satellite transmitters to monitor the movements of migratory birds and discover new sites.

Training

We provide training in migratory bird identification to students and volunteers.

Learn more about migratory birds with these resources