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Birding Buenos Aires & The Pampas Tour, Argentina - 4 Days

Birding Buenos Aires & The Pampas Tour, Argentina

Birdwatching Buenos Aires

This 4-day birding Buenos Aires tour is probably one of the best introductions to Argentina’s bird diversity. It covers the main sights of the world-famous Pampas flatlands, north and south of Buenos Aires, birding at several Important Bird Areas, a region of vast expanses of wild landscapes, agricultural fields and the Atlantic seashore.

An early departure will take us birding south of Buenos Aires towards grasslands, marshes, freshwater lakes and woodlands home of Black-necked and Coscoroba Swans, ducks and several species of passerines, including Rufous Hornero, Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch and Masked Gnatcatcher. In the afternoon we arrive at the small beach town of San Clemente which will be our base for two days. From here we will explore the migratory bird reserve of Punta Rasa and “estancias” (ranches) located inland. The estuarine habitats are a feeding station for hundreds of
waders, terns, skimmers, gulls (including Olrog’s, in Winter and early Spring), as well as Hudson’s Canastero, Bay-capped Wren-Spinetail and other passerines. In the marshes and open grasslands of the San Clemente area we will come across Southern Screamer, a variety of wildfowl (including Black-headed Duck), Correndera Pipit, Firewood Gatherer and the secretive South American Painted-snipe.

On the third day, we retrace our way back to Buenos Aires, stopping en route for Tufted Tit-Spinetail, Blue-and-yellow Tanager and Red-crested Cardinal, and continue on to the Otamendi Nature Reserve. Here we will find a mixture of grasslands, marshes and gallery forest hosting specialities such as both Curve-billed and Straight-billed Reedhaunters, Sulphur-bearded Spinetail, Many-colored Rush-tyrant and Diademed Tanager. On the last day, before returning to Buenos Aires, we’ll go across the Parana River delta towards Entre Rios, looking for a completely new set of birds typical of the “Espinal” woodland: Brown Cacholote, Scimitar-billed
Woodcreeper, Short-billed Canastero, Xenopsaris and many others.

Alternative Name: Birding Buenos Aires & the Pampas of Argentina
Day 1
Day 1 - Buenos Aires to San Clemente

Morning depart to San Clemente and Punta Rasa, birding the pampas grasslands en route.

(Lunch - Dinner)

Day 2
Day 2 - San Clemente

Morning and afternoon birding in Punta Rasa migratory bird reserve (coastal habitats, mudflats, grasslands)

(Breakfast - Lunch- Dinner)

Day 3
Day 3 - San Clemente to Northern Buenos Aires

Early birding at grassland and wetland habitats in some estancias (ranches) en route back to Northern Buenos Aires. Afternoon birding the Paraná River margins.

(Breakfast - Lunch- Dinner)

Day 4
Day 4 - Entre Ríos - Back to Buenos Aires

Early morning birding across the Paraná River delta into Entre Rios province ("espinal" woodland, marshes and grasslands), returning to Buenos Aires in the afternoon.

(Breakfast - Lunch)

Southern Buenos Aires and San Clemente: Greater Rhea, Spotted Tinamou, Southern Screamer, Snowy-crowned Tern, Black Skimmer, American Oystercatcher, White-rumped Sandpiper, Hudsonian Godwit, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Red Knot, Am. Golden Plover, Olrog´s Gull, American Painted-Snipe, Field Flicker, Firewood Gatherer, Hudson’ s Canastero, Bay-capped wren-spinetail, Warbling Doradito, Correndera Pipit, Hellmayr’s Pipit, Scarlet-headed Blackbird.

Northern Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos: Giant Wood-Rail, Long winged Harrier, Savanna Hawk, White-fronted & White Woodpeckers, Chequered Woodpecker, Scimitar-Billed Woodcreeper, Gilded Sapphire, Straight-billed and Curve-billed Reedhaunters, Wren-like Rushbird, Brown Cacholote, Lark-like Brushrunner, Short-billed Canastero, Chotoy Spinetail, Tufted Tit-Spinetail, Rufous-capped Antshrike, Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant, Warbling Doradito, Yellow-browed Tyrant, White Monjita, Xenopsaris, Crowned Slaty-flycatcher, Diademed Tanager, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Ultramarine Grosbeak, Scarlet-headed Blackbird.

What is included?

  • Private surface transportation.
  • Professional birding guide fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Birding equipment (telescope, torches, MP3, etc)
  • Bird Checklist
  • 3 nights accommodation on a double basis (single available upon request at an additional charge).
  • Meals as per program.
  • Bottled water for meals and excursions.
  • Admission fees to National Parks, Fauna Reserves, and Private Properties.

What is not included?

  • Tips of any kind.
  • Medical, travel and luggage insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, internet connection, laundry service, á la carte dishes, etc.
  • Other unspecified costs in the itinerary

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4 Days

Price & Availability

USD987 / per person
Based on twin/double room
This tour is operated by: Seriema Nature Tours

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Tour Facts

  • Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • On Request
  • Birds
  • Maximum 8 pax
  • 4 days / 3 nights
  • January to December
  • Moderate
  • English / Spanish
  • Tour starts in Buenos Aires city
  • Tour ends in Buenos Aires city
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