Wildlife tours in Argentina range from the Andes mountain in the west of the country to the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south. As a result of its location Argentina can boast a most diverse selection of ecosystems spanning, as it does, three oceanic and 15 continental zones. Argentina is ranked as the 9th most biodiverse country in the world and is home to over 1,000 bird species, 375 mammals and 9,000 plants. Habitats include the Pampas grasslands,...
Wildlife tours in Argentinarange from the Andes mountain in the west of the country to the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south. As a result of its location Argentina can boast a most diverse selection of ecosystems spanning, as it does, three oceanic and 15 continental zones.
Argentina is ranked as the 9th most biodiverse country in the world and is home to over 1,000 bird species, 375 mammals and 9,000 plants. Habitats include the Pampas grasslands, the vast Patagonian steppes, dense tropical rainforests and the enormous Ibera marshlands. In the Andes you find the Altiplano, or Andean Plateau, and the vast Patagonian Ice Cap.
A wildlife tour in Argentina must include the world’s largest waterfall – Iguazu Falls – where the surrounding tropical rainforest is home to a host of rare birds. This forest also shelters large mammals such as Jaguars, Tapirs and Red Howler Monkeys. Part of the forest is dominated by Araucaria or Monkey Puzzle trees where the rare Vinaceous-breasted Parrot can be found. The forest canopy in general is alive with different bird species and their calls and songs surround you as you walk the trails around the Falls.
In the Ibera Marshes you can encounter unique birds such as the Strange-tailed Tyrant and the Long-winged Harrier. This is thought to be the most bird-rich area Argentina has to offer. As a complete contrast, a visit to the Argentinian Pampas will afford many grassland species such as the Great Pampa-Finch. And if you travel to the Altiplano you will experience the Puno grasslands at 4,000m where you find species such as the Puno Rhea, Andean Condor and Giant Hummingbird.
In the far south you reach the region of Patagonia, a fabulous place to view marine mammals. On the Valdes Peninsula exists the only breeding colony of Southern Elephant Seals to be found in South America. And this is the main breeding area for the endangered Southern Right Whale.
To find out more about wildlife tours in Argentina, contact a local wildlife specialist below. The local expert tour operators on Blue Sky Wildlife can answer all your questions about where and when to go to get the best out of a wildlife trip to Argentina.
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