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Coastal Uruguay marshes

Country/Territory Argentina,Brazil,Uruguay
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

The marshes of eastern Rio Grande do Sul in south-east Brazil, Uruguay and Buenos Aires in Argentina mark the range of Straight-billed Reedhaunter Limnornis rectirostris (see map, p. 298). This species is confined almost exclusively to marshes of spiny sedge Eryngium, which is found mainly on the coast but also in the upland plateau zone of eastern Rio Grande do Sul. The species is not currently considered threatened, but has certainly declined in some parts of its range such as coastal Uruguay and in Buenos Aires province of Argentina where marshes are drained for development and agriculture. It is common in Aparados da Serra National Park (123 km2) and north-east Rio Grande do Sul, and there is a small population in Otamendi Strict Nature Reserve (26 km2) in north-east Buenos Aires.

Restricted-range species


Species IUCN Category
Straight-billed Reedhaunter (Limnoctites rectirostris) NT

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
AR178 Ceibas Argentina
AR179 Pastizales de Ibicuy Argentina
AR197 Reserva Natural Otamendi, Reserva Provincial Río Lujan y alrededores Argentina
AR198 El Talar de Belén Argentina
BR222 Campos do Planalto das Araucárias Brazil
BR224 Campos de Cima da Serra Brazil
BR225 Região dos Aparados da Serra Brazil
BR229 Campos da Região de Bagé Brazil
BR230 Região de Pinheiro Machado Brazil
UY003 North "Quebradas" and grasslands Uruguay
UY012 Penino Beach and Santa Lucía Wetlands Uruguay
UY013 Sierra de los Ríos Uruguay
UY014 Quebradas de Treinta y Tres Uruguay
UY015 Serranias del Este Uruguay
UY019 Rocha Lagoon Uruguay
UY020 Castillos Lagoon Uruguay
UY021 Eastern Wetlands Uruguay

Threat and conservation


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Coastal Uruguay marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2022.