Abundance and Habitat Use of Nearctic Shorebirds in the Highland Lakes of Western Santa Cruz Province, Argentinean Patagonia

Authors
Roesler, Carlos Ignacio; Imberti, Santiago
Publication Year
2015
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Information on Nearctic shorebirds is scarce for inland South America. This work presents information on abundance and habitat use of the species that inhabit water bodies in the highlands of western Santa Cruz province, Argentina. Surveys were conducted during four austral summers (January to March) from 2010 to 2013, with annual data collected at 378 lakes. Results indicate that species distribution varies from year to year. The most abundant species was Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii). Habitat modeling showed that this species favors ‘depression’ type lakes and that individuals do not distribute uniformly across the area, with higher yearly abundance at Strobel Plateau and the plateaus of the ‘Austral complex’. Size of the water body is positively related to abundance of White-rumped Sandpiper (C. fuscicollis) and Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor). Results show that these highlands are sites of interest for the conservation of migratory shorebirds.
Fil: Roesler, Carlos Ignacio. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Ciudad Universitaria. Instituto de Ecología, Genética y Evolución de Buenos Aires. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Instituto de Ecología, Genética y Evolución de Buenos Aires; Argentina
Fil: Imberti, Santiago. Grupo FALCO; Argentina
Subject
SHOREBIRDS
HABITAT USE
PATAGONIA
HIGHLAND PLATEAUS
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/42120