Birdwatching in Argentina

Argentina is a country which comprises an amazing diversity of landscapes and habitats, from the tropical rainforests, to the dry steppes in Patagonia, and from the highest mountains of the Andes in western, to the flat grasslands of the Pampas. And huge wetlands, coast and lakes for impresive birdwatching.

Argentina has an amazing diversity of 1000 bird species, some unique, some rare and some endemic. Seven regions of the country may combine in great bird watching trips. We actually love to guide tours by land, discovering all this diversity.

If you come to Argentina for birdwatching, you can start your tour in Buenos Aires city, where their ecological reserve with 300 species, in downtown, will be an incredible begining to your birdwatching trip. There you will see Masked Duck, Limpkin, Many-colored Rush-tyrant or White-tipped Pluntcutter

Around Buenos Aires, capital city of Argentina, there are excelent opprtunities for birdwatching. Some of the best places for trips are the Pampa grasslands and the nearest delta of Paraná river. There is a big number of birds and environments and we love that trip. You can find around 300 bird species, including Greater Rhea, Southern Screamer, Savanna Hawk, Giant Wood-Rail, Vermilion Flycatcher, Scimitar-billled Woodcreeper, Rufous-Sided Crake, Blue-and.yellow Tanager, Scissor-tailed Nightjar, White Woodpecker, and several tinamous, herons, ibis, humminbirds, storks, spinetails, plovers, cuckoos and seedeaters. Among endemics, we'll have good opportunities to both species of Reedhaunter, and the critical Saffron-cowled Blackbird.

From there you can go to "Litoral" region (mesopotamia). A road from Buenos Aires to Iguazú Falls, in the border among Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, include Iberá wetlands, the subtropical rainforest, Pampa's grasslands and Chaco-type forest, with several national parks to visit. Perfect landscapes to find Strage-tailedTyrant, King Vulture, Black-breasted Plovercrest, Jabiru, Black-fronted Piping-Guan, Black Jacobin, Ornge-breasted Flacon, Solitary Tinamou, Spot-billed Toucanet, Buff-bellied Puffbird, Stripe-backed Antbird, Swallow-tailed Mankin, Wellow Cardinal or Marsh Seedeater.

In Patagonia, perhaps one of the wildest places of the globe, Argentina and Chile introduce their pride for birdwatching. Only Patagonia has 40 endemic species. There you will have good opprtunities for Elegant-crested Tinamou, Andean Condor, Snowy Sheatbill, White-bellied Seedsnipe, Burrowing Parrot, Hooded Grebe, Magallanic Penguin, Spectacled Duck, Magellanic Woodpecker, Sandy Gallito, Long-tailed Meadowlark, Black-necked Swan, Royal Albrastoss, Rusty-backed Monjita, Spectacled Tyrant, Chucao Tacapulo and White-throated Cacholote.

At northwest Argentina, related with Bolivia and Perú, birdwatching combines high Andes, tropical cloud rainforest, and dry Chaco's forests. Among their birds, there are Andean Flamingo, Torrent Duck, Red-legged Seriema,Lyre-tailed Nightjar, Red-tailedComet, Buff-fronted Owl, Crowned Eagle, Rufous-throated Dipper, Giant Hummingbird, Great Antshrike, Olive-crowned Crescentchest, White-browed Tapaculo, Blue-caped Chlorophonia or Rufous-bellied Saltator.

Birds of Argentina represent some of the most sought-after species by birdwatchers who visit this part of the world.