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National Park - The park is rich in fauna and
species of mammals, 422
of birds, 38 of reptiles, and 18 of amphibians, a large number of which
are threatened or vulnerable. The park harbours approximately 44% of Argentina's
avifauna, of which at least 180 species are resident.
Sites for Important Bird Areas in Argentina Threatened
Afforestation. The forestry boom subsidized by the state has resulted
in the loss of populations of threatened birds in the “Campos” ecoregion
in the northeast of Argentina. Potential Important Bird Areas (IBAs) are
being lost before their official declaration by BirdLife International.
As a consequence of the transformation of its best habitats, the Argentine
Mesapotamian Grasslands Endemic Bird Area (EBA) is in danger. The IBA concept
could be very useful to design a Conservation Action Plan for the Campos,
based on the methodology and experience of BirdLife International.
Birding Places in Argentina: by Alex Earnshaw. Provides a
of birding sites close to Buenos Aires, with some brief pluuses and minuses
for each site.
del Ibera (Ibera Natural Reserve) - located in the center of
the Corrientes province
of Argentina, is an area with an outstanding abundance in wildlife . Home
to over 350 species of birds, 85 species of mammals, and more than 70 reptiles
and amphibians, the reserve was created in 1983 to protect South America's
second largest wetlands.
Argentina - this site provides a brief description
Argentina national parks,
with some mention of the specific bird species to be found there:
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Parque Nacional Laguna Blanca
Parque Nacional Lanin
Reserva Provincial Punta Tombo
Parque Nacional Los Alerces
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Monumento Natural Bosques Petrificados
Parque Nacional Perito Moreno
of Argentina and Chile Parks - links to information
Los Alerces National Park
Bosques Petrificados National
Perito Moreno National Park
Los Glaciares National Park
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Aconcagua Provincial Park
Los Cuevos de las Manos
Mar del Plata
Iguazú National Park
Lake District / Argentina
Laguna Blanca National Park
El Palmar National Park
Odyssey - This commercial website outlines a 10-day
itinerary exploring Patagonia
and Tierra del Fuego in the vast southern reaches of the country.
Norte Reserve - a great website on one of the bird sanctuaries
Argentina Trip Report - by Alvaro Jaramillo
This was the first Eagle-Eyes
Tour to Argentina and I am glad to say that it ended up being very successful.
It was wonderful for me to return to the country where I conducted my graduate
research and once again experience the wonderful birding available in Argentina.
As well, I was relieved to see that for the most part all of the best birding
areas are unchanged, they are still there and under no imminent danger.
Reserves in Argentina - this site provides a map
showing the location of
the following reserves:
Parque Costero del Sur Biosphere
Reserva Ecologica de Nacunan
Reserva Natural de Vida Silvestre
"Laguna Blanca" Biosphere Reserve
San Guillermo Biosphere Reserve
Laguna de Pozuelos Biosphere
Antonio Oeste, Rio Negro, Argentina, International Reserve -
of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.
of La Puna - At an altitude of 3,500 - 4,000m, La Puna or
the High Andean Plateau
of the Central Andes, is shared by Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru.
It is a cold, desert region with intense solar radiation and strong winds
which cause extreme temperature variations. Yet in the middle of this desert
landscape, the greatest explosion of life is without a doubt associated
with the lakes and 'salares'; the great variety and number of birds, many
of them endemic to La Puna, is particularly striking.(This is case study
#1, part way down the page)
del Fuego - Located on the southern tip of
South America, Tierra del
Fuego extends over 35,000km2 including Isla Grande as well as islands and
archipelagos to the south of the Strait of Magellan. Along the coast and
in the marine sectors, there are large sandy and stony beaches, numerous
fjords, inlets and bays with wetlands which are highly variable in terms
of salinity, and with luxuriant algae and peatlands surrounding them. Islands
and fjords particularly in the exposed sector possess a large concentration
and diversity of marine bird species.
del Fuego, Argentina, Hemispheric Reserve - part of the
Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.
- Directory of Wetlands of International Importance -
includes information on
all Argentina's Ramsar designated sites, including:
Laguna de los Pozuelos
Report: Iberá Travel Diary - September 18 - 30, 2001. By James
South America has three great wetlands: the Llanos of Venezuela,
the Pantanal in Brazil, and the Esteros del Iberá in northern Argentina.
The last, my next destination, is the most remote and least known of the
three. Even birders who visit Argentina seldom make it there.
The starting point is the city of Posadas, on the Rio Paraná
separating Argentina from Paraguay.
Report: San Clemente and Punta Rasa, Argentina,
2003, by Sergio Corbet. San Clemente and Punta Rasa offer the possibility
of seeing many if not all of the Pampas birds and also wintering migrators
from as far as Alaska. Knowing the area well I thought it might help visiting
birders if I described the best birding areas.
Report: Argentina , March 2002 - by Teus Luijendijk. We
a few days near San Clemente del Tuyu (SE of Buenos Aires) and a few in
Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), in order to find some good local birds. In
this report some logistical information and a species list is given, as
well as some pictures from the video shots I took.
Trip Report - Argentina & Chile 2000 - by Jan Van Bulck.
we didn't go to Argentina and Chile for birding only, we took any opportunity
to spot those birds and we ended up with about 130 species. All the areas
we visited offered wonderfull birding opportunities. These are some spots
(follow the links in the navigation bar for more information) we'll always
Del Paine - Chile
National Park - Argentina
Valdez - Argentina
National Park - Argentina
Del Ibera - Argentina
Report: Argentina, November 1 - 13, 1999 - by Cliff Buckton.
travelled to Argentina with Naturetrek to explore the Pampas and Patagonia.
During the trip, we saw 191 species which was well short of the 230-240
target due to the disastrous start. This richly illustrated trip report
includes many photos of birds and vistas, as well as maps.
in Argentina Sep.-Oct. 1993, DOF-tur, 4 uger, Erik
Meedom & Stig K. Rasmussen. (NOTE: this is a downloadable report from
the Danish Ornithological
Society´s website). In September-October 1993, the excursion
committee of the Copenhagen department of the Danish Ornithological Society
(DOF) carried out its first trip to Argentina. The purpose of the journey
was to visit a representative selection of habitats in this vast country
and to observe as rich a variety of birds and animals as possible. The
number of bird species recorded was impressive. We made up a birdlist of
571 species. The tour was scheduled for three weeks with an optional one
week extension to the Patagonia. All participants were with us for all
Trip Report - 25 December 1998 - 7 February, 1999.
By Greg Roberts, Australia
Report - Argentina - November 22 to December 14, 1997 by
Mills. During the latter part of 1997 I was fortunate to go on a tourist
expedition to the Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia Islands with
my family. Our ship departed from the southern tip of South America - Ushuaia
in southern Argentina. In order to reach our port of departure, we had
to travel via Buenos Aires. To catch connecting flights, we had either
to spend some time in Buenos Aires or Ushuaia and decided upon some time
in each. Being a bird-watcher from the African bush, even the thought of
a sprawling city didn’t put me off. This was a great opportunity for an
introduction to South American birds. Having done some prior research,
I knew that
Sur was a good place to start. We also managed to get some information
from the National Parks Office in Buenos Aires about other nearby sites:
Otamendi National Park and Refugio Natural Educativo de la Ribera Norte.
Report: Chile and Argentina - 7 October – 26 November 2000. By
Hornbuckle. To fill the major gap in my South American list, I decided
to visit Chile and most of Argentina (having already been to Iguazu). I
started in Córdoba, then spent 6 full days in NW Argentina, before
taking a bus across the Andes to northern Chile where I met up with 3 other
stalwarts from South Yorkshire: Phil Gibson, Andy Marshall and Graham Speight.
We then covered the whole of Chile, in 4 stages over 3 weeks, after which
Andy and I bussed across to southern Argentina for the last leg of the
trip. We were to have been joined by a third birder for the last part but
as he had to drop out, we cut it short by omitting Ushuaia
and Corrientes. The birding was very successful, especially in Chile where
I hardly missed anything I hoped
to see, thanks to a lot of help and a good team.
Report: Northern Argentina - October - November, 2000. By Rob
Birdwise this journey was a great success, in total we found 458 species,
of which 226 lifers.The timing of the tour was rather optimal: during the
austral spring. This year the winter had been rather cold and long in Argentina,
and as a result springtime just had started.
Report: Birding and Photography at Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil,
10th - 13th, 2003, by Sergio Corbet. During the last month of January I
bird guided Lars Johansson around Costanera Sur NR in Buenos Aires. He
was back from an 'Antarctica Pelagic Trip' and wanted to photograph some
of the local avifauna before flying home to Sweden. Fortunately (weather
conditions were perfect!) his quest proved successful and so now he calls
me again, this time to guide him and his wife Anita during their 3 days
stay at Iguazu before going on to Brazil into the "Pantanal".
Report: A trip to meet the Birdingpals in Argentina - 2003, by
Rasmussen. My trip to Argentina was not solely for birding but also to
experience as much of the daily life in a different country as possible.
Argentina did not disappoint us and it met all our expectations. A country
well worth the visit, with great nature, friendly people and still many
unspoiled places to see. Could also be a great place for "snowbirds" with
a pleasant climate, economical lodging and little crime. It was also to
try first hand, the advantage of using local contacts through Birdingpal,
to not only get better birdwatching but also to meet new friends and I
can say I was not disappointed.
Report: Buenes Aires and Tierra del Fuego, November, 2003 -
Harold Stiver. This is a cross between a trip report and a photo journal.
Trip Reports - A number of Argentina trip reports are
at Blake Maybank's Birding the Americas Trip Report Archive.