Red Knots & Semipalmated Sandpipers

Bahía Santa María

Country: Mexico

Region: Sinaloa,

Nearest city/town: Angostura, Guasave, Mocorito and Navolato

Site: Bahía Santa María

Species/Sub-species: REKN-roselaari

Total biogeographic population: 21,7701 

Count Method: Maximum day count

Count: 1,7052

% biogeographic pop. at site: 7.83

Season (primarily): Winter

Site recognition (other): Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna1 

Site description: This site is federally owned.

Known threats: The threat of habitat effects due to fishing and harvesting aquatic resources, and particularly large-scale industrial fishing is very high. There is a medium threat of artisanal, small-scale fishing. The threat of agricultural expansion and intensification is high with respect to annual crops - shifting agriculture and marine and freshwater aquaculture (shrimp farming). Subsistence farming is a threat as well. Irrigation for agriculture poses a medium threat in terms of dams and water management/use. And the threat of fire and fire suppression is also high. Lastly, the threat of altered salinity (saltworks) is high.

Notes: The Red Knots are presumed roselaari but not confirmed. The site boundaries follow the IBA boundaries.

Sources: 1Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas.2012. 2 Engilis, A. JR., L.W. Oring, E. Carrera, J.W. Nelson, and A. Martinez Lopez. 1998. Shorebird survey in Ensenada Pabellones and Bahia Santa Maria, Sinaloa, Mexico: Critical winter habitats for Pacific flyway shorebirds. Wilson Bulletin 110(3): 332‒341.