The vast territory of Argentina spans 4,000 kilometers from north to south in the southernmost tip of the American Continent, encompassing an incredible variety of biomes within its vast territory. This hard-core birding adventure has been specially designed for those who look forward to exploring new habitats and adding bird specialties to their lists. We will visit several birding hotspots and a great diversity of habitats in Northeastern Argentina, driving from the City of Buenos Aires, to the Mighty Iguazú Falls, searching every main birding location along the way.

From Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls

Tour Duration: 11 days / 10 nights

Our journey begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital city and the main gateway to this country. This is the heart of the Argentine Pampas, a habitat that stands out among Argentina’s most productive birding areas. The Pampas form an extensive humid plain shared by Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. In Argentina, the Pampas Grasslands cover more than 50 million hectares (123.5 million acres), spanning over the central part of the country. The richest birding area in the Argentine Pampas is the one including the north-easternmost corner of Buenos Aires and southern Entre Ríos provinces. This is where we’ll spend time watching birds in habitats like grasslands, riverine forests, marshlands and thorny woodlands. Some highly localized birds possibly found here, include both Straight-billed and Curve-billed Reedhaunters, Chicli Spinetail, Red-rumped Warbling-Finch and Rufous-capped Antshrike among others.

The most productive birding location in the Pampas, is called Ceibas and we will dedicate time to thoroughly explore it, looking for specialties like Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper, White-naped Xenopsaris, Lark-like Brushrunner and Southern Screamer among others. After birding the Pampas, we will drive to northeastern Argentina, where we’ll spend time in the Province of Corrientes exploring Iberá Marshes –the largest wetland in Argentina– and other habitats. This part of the country is the stronghold of several birds with highly restricted distribution ranges in Argentina, including Black-and-white Monjita, Strange-tailed Tyrant, Sharp-tailed Grass Tyrant, Ochre-breasted Pipit, Yellow-breasted Crake, Least Bittern and the rare and habitat restricted Yellow Cardinal to name but a few, but it is also home to several species of seedeaters, and beautiful birds like Bearded Tachuri, Scarlet-headed Blackbird, Giant Woodrail and Black-collared Hawk among many others. Exploring Iberá will be a combination of boat excursions and walks along trails through different habitats.

Leaving behind Corrientes, we will continue our overland journey towards the Province of Misiones, crossing the Campos, a restricted area of savannas in smooth hills with patches of forests. The wide diversity and vast numbers of wetland bird species are overwhelming in this area. This is the habitat where endangered birds like Saffron-cowled Blackbird and the gorgeous Streamer-tailed Tyrant live.

Once in Misiones, we’ll bird the last remaining patches of native Araucaria forest, looking for Araucaria Tit-Spinetail, Vinaceous-breasted Amazon and Canebrake Groundcreeper, to finally conclude our journey exploring Uruguaí Provincial Park and the mighty, rainforest cloaked Iguazú Falls, at Iguazú National Park, where we expect to find birds like Black-fronted Piping-Guan, Toco Toucan, Blue Manakin, Green-headed Tanager, Blue-naped Chlorophonia and several hummingbirds, easily found at some local feeders.

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Iguazu Falls – Misiones – Luis Segura