Birding Tours and Nature Photography in Southern South America
From the Buenos Aires to North East
Starting in Buenos Aires, "Mesopotamia" is one of the best birding regions of South America, among the rivers Paraná, Uruguay, Iguazú and Río de la Plata. Easy birding with 600 bird species.
Highlights
Iguazú falls,
3 National Parks and several protected areas,
Iberá Wetlands

Strange-tailed Tyrant,
Greater Rhea,
Straight-billed Reedhaunter,
King Vulture,
Black-fronted Piping-Guan,
Southern Screamer,
Yellow Cardinal,
Blackbanded Owl,
Red-billed Scythebill,
Azure Gallinule.

A two steps birding trip: First around Buenos Aires where you have more than 300 species, including Pampas grasslands, the Paraná's Delta and local forests; and from there a flight to North-East where we'll find the huge Iberá wetlands, subtropical grasslands, Chaco forests (kind of dry forest) and the Atlantic Rainforests (Amazonian domain)

The end of the tour is Iguazu Falls, on the border with Brazil. Within the park on the Iguazú River, the renowned Iguazú Falls encompasses many separate cascades, including the iconic Garganta del Diablo. The surrounding park features diverse wildlife, plus trails and viewing platforms among the jungle.
As your local guides we will endeavour to give you a good understanding of the wonderful biodiversity of the region and better knowledge of nature's great interwoven net in this continent.

Day 1 (Depending on the time of arrival):
Arrival, reception by the guide at Buenos Aires, and transfer to hotel. Brief city tour and observation around the square of peridomestic species that will accompany the group during all the trip (Rufous Hornero, national bird, the Rufous-bellied Thrush, Great Keskadee,Doves, etc.) Welcome dinner. Night in Buenos Aires.

Day 2 Depart to Delta of Paraná, visiting Villa Paranacito and ceibas. Birding on wetlands al rivers, knowing their great diversity of herons, ducks, rails, storks sandpipers, etc. Night in a lodge in Ceibas

Day 3 In the same area we'll visit a diferent landscape, going to Chaco forests and grasslands. Great oportunities for spinetails, woopeckers, cuckoos, hawks woodcreepers, warblers and finches. Night in Ceibas.

Day 4 The last full day in Ceibas completing the list of birds and environments, and coming back to Buenos Aires to spend the night preparing for a early flight next day.

Day 5 Today we fly to North East (usually Posadas), and from there starting our north-east trip going to the first step in Ibera Wetlands: Loreto, Corrientes Province. During the trip we’ll stops in ponds and wetlands to see Storks, Egrets, Ibis, ducks and other birds. Dinner and night in Loreto.

Day 6:In the morning we will take a boat trip on Ibera Park, visiting islands and canals in the marshes, observing lots of fully protected species as Ibera Wetlands Provincial Park is the largest and richest reserve in Argentina. You can find a lot of herons and bitterns, Aningas, King-fishers, Southern Screamer, Carau, and Tanager. At the same time we will see a lot of Carpinchos, the largest rodent in the world and yacares or alligatos that are now quite protected, and beautiful Swamp Deer. At the afternoon, we’ll continue birding in the Chaco Forest around the town and in feeders of Iberá Birding Lodge. Night in Loreto.

Day 7: From Loreto we are going to the heart of Ibera, inside the Park. We go to Cambyretá area, where the Red-and-green Macaw was reintroduced, in a private reserve to stay a night "out of the world". This is a highlight of the trip tonapproacho to animals and see the most natural landscapes.
Night in Cambyretá

Day 8: We depart from Ibera with a stop in Paraná River in Carayá Bay, for a Boat trip to Saint Michel stream. After that, we have a long way (500 km) from Ibera to Iguazú. We divided in two days, and we took the opportunity to go to the central sierras visiting Salto Encantado park, a different kind o f rainforest, finding new species as Anis and Coockos, toucans, humming birds and tanagers. Nights around Salto Encantado.

Day 9: This morning around the lodge we will know new landscapes and birds of the Parks. There are a number of circuits that require all morning, and possibilities for the Great Dusky Swifts living in the falls and hopefully the Plumbeous Kites. After lunch travel to Puerto Iguazú, with time to arrive at the Hummingbirds Garden. Night in Puerto Iguazu

Day 10: We spend the morning visiting the Macuco area on a jungle path that allows us to find much of the diversity of birds which include different parrots, Trogons and Tangaras. In the afternoon we visit the famous Iguazu Falls.W visit in the morning the most unknown area in Iguazú National Park: the rainforest and its species. Iguazú Falls is plenty of trails and viewing platforms. This would be the best place to find antbirds, tytiras, antshrikes and higher predators in the South American jungle. The forest also has large number of mammals, frogs, beetles and a host of tropical diversity. Night in Puerto Iguazu.

Day 11 Arounf the lodg in the rainforest is plenty of birds and animals in the rainforests. We'll have time to walk in the trails and increase our list! Night in a lodge inside the rainforest

Day 12 Urugua-i Natural reserve, a highland with a diffferent kind of forest, and better opportunities for the elusive Jaguar. Night in a lodge inside the rainforest

Day 13 TYhis days we'll have a optional kayak trip in Iguazú river and more expriences around the lodge. Night in a lodge inside the rainforest

Day 14: Tavel throug the rout inside Iguazú National Park, coming back to Iguazú town. Morning visit to an urban place: the garden of the Hummingbirds, a particular initiative of interaction between man and nature. Then there will be time to explore the city and shopping before lunch. From there all passengers take the flight to Buenos Aires.

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Length
14 days
Season
February to November
Species in the trip
600
Habitats
Pampas grasslands, Delta of Paraná, Chaco Forests, Iberá wetlands and Atlantic rainforests
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