Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006


Hideout on the Ducks Pond caught fire
07-12-15-Mirador/HideDecember 15th, 2007 07-12-22-Mirador/HideDecember 22nd, 2007
08-01-05-Mirador/HideJanuary 5th, 2008 08-01-19-Mirador/HideJanuary 19th, 2008
By the end of 2007 work on the hide began. Unlike the other vantage points, this would be a cabin so that the observer should remain hidden without disturbing brids. After a 2007 when plenty of waterbirds bred in the reserve this hide seemed to become a feast for the eyes. But this was not the case. Some months later the construction was interrupted and works were abandoned, and, to make things worse in 2008 the drought emptied the ponds and have remained dried till today, except for a brief period in 2010. Photos © Roberto Ares
mirador/hideAugust 20th, 2011 mirador/hideAugust 2nd, 2011
It was last year under Claudio Bertonatti's management. that it was finallly finished. Some weeks later the first signs of vandalism were seen. And now this. In fact it is very sad. Photos © J. Simón Tagtachian. See more photos
The Reserve on fire (February 2011)
The reserve on fire once more. Intentional or natural fires are recurrent. Only six months have passed since the last incident. The fire broke out in the afternoon on 4th, February. Fire brigades worked for several hours to control the fire. Nevertheless a fire watch was implemented to prevent eventual fire outbreaks.
Incendio/Fire© J. Simón Tagtachian Incendio/Fire5-2-2011 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Coypu Pond in line with Macacha Güemes was the affected area. Firemen are cooling the area the day after the fire.
Incendio/Fire5-2-2011 © J. Simón Tagtachian Incendio/Fire5-2-2011 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Left: The colour of bulrushes indicates where the fire was more intense. Right: Foto derecha: The most burnt area. The fire covered till the other side of the pond and burnt some trees which are on the slope of the embankment. In the middle a Phoenix canariensis palm has become bare.
Incendio/Fire5-2-2011 © J. Simón Tagtachian Incendio/Fire5-2-2011 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Left: The bare Phoenix canariensis seen from the Lizards Path. Right. A detail of burnt soil and vegetation.
The Reserve on fire (January 2009)
Incendio/FirePhoto taken from the Brasil entrance 24 hours after fire break out. Fire started on the Pampas Grass Path and flames spread towards the river covering some 60 hectares. The severe drought and an inadequate fire extinguishing system hindered firefighting operations. It took four days to extinguish all seats of fire.
© Silvia Loiacono
Incendio/FirePhoto of the area known as the former Covimet Warehouse (January, 24th). These 18 hectares were incorporated to the Reserve under the plan of recovering green public spaces for the city. The area had been filled with soil coming from the construction of the subway. A great variety of native plants had been planted to recreate a xeric wood.
© Javier Ubiría
Incendio/FirePhoto taken from the Willows Path
© Jorge García Vicente
Incendio/FireView of the Covimet area, taken from the Pampas Grass Path. This bridge leads into this newly incorportated area, which can only be visited on a guided tour.
© Jorge García Vicente