Birding in Buenos Aires

When you arrive to Buenos Aires you are in one of the most important birding hot spots of the continent. With almost bird 300 species inside the city, and amazing landscapes around: you can visit local reserves inside the city or natural areas around, including wetlands, the huge delta of Paraná river, Pampas grasslands and different kind of native forests.

For a birding morning trip, a half day is enough to visit the most important natural reserve of the Buenos Aires: Costanera Sur, located in the down town, 10 minutes to the hotels area. There you can see very confident birds, usually more hidden in other wild places. A morning birding trip allow find more the 50 species in spring, including Limpkin, Red-crested Cardinal, Bay-winged Hawk, Black-headed Parakeet, Masked Gnatcatcher, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Narrow-billed Woodcreeper, Glitering-bellied Emerald, Hooded Siskin or Masked Duck.

The perfect option for a birding trip around Buenos Aires is one, two or more days in one of the best hot spots around. Our favorite is a birding trip to delta of Paraná (south of Entre Ríos), where is possible found more than 100 species in a day, only two hours from the city! (or more than 150 in 3 days),ncluding Greater Rhea, Southern Screamer, Savanna Hawk, Giant Wood-Rail, Vermilion Flycatcher, Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper, Rufous-Sided Crake, Blue-and.yellow Tanager, Scissor-tailed Nightjar, White Woodpecker, and several tinamous, herons, ibis, hummingbirds, storks, spinetails, plovers, cuckoos and seedeaters. Among endemics, we'll have good opportunities to both species of Reedhaunter, and the critical Saffron-cowled Blackbird.

For those who love coast birds and pampas grasslands and shores, the best option for a birding trip from Buenos Aires is to Punta Rasa. It's necessary at least 2 days (more than 4 hours from the city). Punta Rasa is in the geographical outer limit of La Plata river's estuary. Is the best placefor migratory waders (plovers and sandpipers), also wintering migrators during our summer (September to March) from as far as Alaska. Is also amazing for birds of wetlands and Pampas grassland.

If you are planning to visit this city, make a wish list of birds and don't miss a birding trip in Buenos Aires