Argentina: Birding in Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego Itinerary
The vast plains of Patagonia have amazed naturalists since the early the days of exploration. Today, birders are equally fascinated by these scenic landscapes and their special birds. Patagonia is famed for its windswept and barren plateaus, which are home to a number of local and highly sought after species. Among these are the endangered Hooded Grebe and the Austral Rail, the first species is a bird originally described in 1974 by Maurice Rumboll, and the later was recently rediscovered by some members of our team. Other unique birds from this remote side of the world are Patagonian Tinamou, Ruddy-headed Goose, Austral Canastero and Magellanic Plover.
Besides seeing close to 200 bird species and a great number of local and unique bird species, everyone should enjoying seeing Andean Cat, Patagonian Mara, Huemul Deer, Humboldt’s Hog-nosed Skunk, Puma, Guanaco, Patagonian Grey Fox, Fueguian Culpeo, Patagonian Armadillo, and even the hard to come by Pudu Deer, and Wolffsohn's Viscacha.
Day 1: Arrival into Buenos Aires. Birding Constanera Sur Reserve
Day 2: Birding Entre Rios. Birding transfer to Gualeguaychú
Day 3: Full Days Birding Entre Rios. Birding transfer to Buenos Aires
Day 4: AM flight to Trelew. Birding transfer to Punta Tombo & Puerto Madryn
Day 5: Full Day Birding Valdez Peninsula
Day 6: AM San Antonio del Oeste Birding and PM Birding Transfer to Las Grutas
Day 7: Full Day Birding Las Grutas
Day 8: AM Drive back to Trelew, Mid-Morning Flight to Ushuaia; PM Birding Le Martial Glacier
Day 9: AM Birding Tierra del Fuego National Park and PM Birding Beagle Channel
Day 10: AM Birding Ushuaia and flight to El Calafate and PM Birding Laguna Nimez
Day 11: Full Day Birding Los Glaciares National Park and Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 12: Birding El Calafate and late PM flight to Buenos Aires
Day 13: Transfer to Buenos Aires airport and flights home.
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