Argentina Birding Tours
Argentina is the second-largest country in South America and a famous travel destination. For those travelers familiar with the country it’s difficult to imagine Argentina without the legendary tango dance, the exquisite wine, the iconic figures of Eva Perón and Diego Armando Maradona, the religious passion most people have for football, the tasty beef, the European influence on the architecture and urbanism of its main cities, the coffee shops with noisy locals and their political discussions, the gauchos in the countryside, and the infallible herbal mate tea.
However, for birdwatchers Argentina goes far beyond these cultural aspects as a country with a list of 1064 bird species including 16 endemics, making Argentina one of the top birding destinations in South America. A birding trip in the southern part of the southern hemisphere does not result in a huge list of birds like tours in Colombia, Peru, or Ecuador; instead we focus on extremely high quality and fantastic species such as White-bellied Seedsnipe, Magellanic Plover, Black-winged Albatross, Southern Giant Petrel, Two-banded Plover, Dolphin Gull, Rufous-chested Dotterel, Dot-winged Crake, Austral Rail, Magellanic Oystercatcher, Magellanic Woodpecker, Andean Condor, Chubut Steamer Duck, Flying Steamer Duck, King Penguin, Magellanic Penguin, Gentoo Penguin, Burrowing Parakeet, Rufous-headed Goose, Upland Goose, Cordoba Cinclodes, Olrog’s Cinclodes, Scimitar-winged Woodcreeper, Chocolate-vented Tyrant, White-throated Treerunner, Yellow-bridled Finch, Salinas Monjita, Pampas Meadowlark, Greater and Lesser Rheas, Southern Screamer, Patagonian Yellow Finch, and the Critically Endangered (IUCN) Hooded Grebe; enough to make any birder’s mouth water.