Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia
versión On-line ISSN 0718-686X
KUSCH, Alejandro; CARCAMO, Jaime y GOMEZ, Humberto. WATERBIRDS IN THE URBAN WETLAND TRES PUENTES, PUNTA ARENAS CITY (53° S), AUSTRAL CHILE. Anales Instituto Patagonia (Chile) [online]. 2008, vol.36, n.2, pp.45-51. ISSN 0718-686X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-686X2008000200005.
Urban wetlands are sites with high biodiversity but with anthropic pressure if not well manage. In Punta Arenas city (53°S), Tres Puentes is a unique wetland to create a site with all conservation components (education, research, sustainable development). We report Waterfowl species composition and abundance during 6 breeding season is reported. There were 31 species, corresponding 50% of continental waterfowl of Magallanes region. Interannual variability in species richness, abundance and possible anthropic impacts are discussed.
Palabras clave : Waterbirds; urban wetland; conservation.