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A Report from

Argentina, 3 - 19th Nov 2000,

Peter Nash

Chimango Caracara
Elegant Crested Tinamou
Giant Cowbird
Great Grebe

Large versions of Peters Photos are available on

Flights -I booked all our flights with Aerolineas Argentinas. 54 Conduit Street. London. W1R 9FD. Tel,  020 7494 1001. The return fare to Buenos Aires via Madrid was £451. We bought an Aerolineas four flight airpass for our internal flights for £267.

Car Hire - I prebooked car hire for each location. After much surfing and many phone calls we found the best deals at Travelocity  for cars in Iguazu and Ushuaia. We had a Localiza  car at Iguazu and an Avis car in Ushuaia.

We booked direct with Hertz for Buenos Aires.

I arranged comprehensive insurance with collision damage waiver for each car.
4 days at Iguazu with Localiza at US$213, with 100km free per day.
8 days at Buenos Aires with Hertz at US$377, with unlimited free mileage.
5 days at Ushuaia with Avis at US$230, with 100km free per day.

As usual, car hire is a minefield for the unwary. Always check the small print and take print outs of any agreements and contracts.

With hindsight I would not advise anyone to drive in Buenos Aires. Argentina has the highest per capita road accident rate in the world, and most of their cars are in Buenos Aires.

Exchange Rate - The US dollar is linked to the Peso and is accepted everywhere, change is often given in a mixture of the two currencies.

Visa credit cards are accepted at many hotels and filling stations but it cash is required at some.

Weather & Climate - Iguazu was mainly sunny and hot with temperatures in the high eighties.
In Valdez we had a mixture of cool but sunny weather, rain and sea fog.
In Buenos Aires we had cold but sunny mornings and pleasantly warm afternoons.
The Pampas was generally warm and pleasant but we had an exciting drive through a violent thunderstorm on the 11th.
Tierra del Fuego was mostly cold and wet, or wet and cold. Warm waterproof clothing is required here.


My star ratings are based on facilities in the hotel.

1. Iguazu. Had a double room at the Hotel Alexander in Puerto Iguazu. The room was US$30 per night including breakfast. 3* 20 minutes from the airport and National Park.

2. Valdez Peninsula. Lucky to find a room in the Estancia del Sol, in Puerto Piramides, at US$50 per night including breakfast, 2*. The drive around the peninsula takes around 5 hours so staying in Puerto Piramedes saves a lot of travelling.

3. Bahia Blanca. One night in the ACA Hotel south of town, double room including breakfast US$60. 4* The ACA is the Argentine version of the Automobile Association; the guidebook says that you must be a member of the ACA to use its hotels, in practice if they have rooms available you are ok.

4. San Clemente Hotel Coral. We paid US$30 including breakfast. Close to the town centre and an easy 20-minute drive to Punta Rasa. 3* The staff here were friendly and helpful.

5. Buenos Aires Cambremon Hotel. Not cheap at US$130 per night including breakfast. Ok it was way OTT but I was tired. 5*

6. Ushuaia Two nights in the Hostel Cesar at US$60 per night, 3*, then two nights in Hotel Maiten at US$50 per night. 2*

The Cesar is not a hostel as such, it is just not big enough to be called a hotel.

Reports and references - We used the following reports / maps:

Where to watch birds in South America, Nigel Wheatley. The Argentina section is less than helpful!

Collins illustrated checklist, Birds of South America and Antarctica. Currently the best field guide there is for the area, but it is woefully inadequate.

Argentina Handbook by Charlie Nurse. This is in the Footprint guidebook series and is currently the best.

We also used several of the reports that are freely available on the Internet.

Nelles 1:2500000 Map of Southern Argentina and Nelles 1:2500000 Map of Northern Argentina. Both are years out of date and useless.

Thanks to

Sergio Corbet. e-mail; sergiobirdfan at Sergio lives in Buenos Aires and runs birding trips in Argentina and beyond.


Great Pampa Finch
Kelp Goose
Magellanic Woodpecker
Patagonian Mockingbird

Fri Nov 3  Flight from London Heathrow at 1645, and arrived Madrid 2200 to connect with the 2300 flight to Buenos Aires.

Sat Nov 4 Arrived at Buenos Aires International airport at 0730, we were transferred by Aerolineas free of charge to the Jorge Newberry domestic airport across town and flew to Iguazu at 1345, arrived there at 1600.

Picked up the Localiza car from within the airport and birded the short drive to Puerto Iguazu. The National Park and falls are an easy 20 minutes drive from here. We tried several mid range hotels on the main street, all of which were full. We eventually found a room at the Hotel Alexander opposite the bus station.

Sun Nov 5 All day in Iguazu National Park. We did the upper falls trail first, and then the lower falls trail and then the Macuco Trail. The falls are spectacular. The trails here were fairly busy but produced most of the day's birds including several Toco Toucans and hundreds of Great Dusky Swifts. The Macuco trail had fewer birds and was plagued by mosquitos, highlights there were 10 or so lekking White-bearded Manakins with loud noises resembling petrol driven chainsaws.

Mon Nov 6 We had intended to bird a marsh we had heard was good south of Iguazu off route 12. In the event we didn't get further than the Police roadblock near Wanda. One of our team had left his passport in the hotel (it was me!) and we were turned back. However we had noticed a roadside marsh 5kms back up route 12 so we spent a couple of hours there with Blue-winged Parrotlet, Ashy-tailed Swift, and Wattled Jacana etc.

We returned to Iguazu and birded the road into the park, as well as several side trails. Later we birded the riverside park and gardens in Puerto Iguazu. We had some good birds here including White winged Swallow, Blue-tufted Starthroat and several new Finches, Seedeaters and Tanagers.

Tue Nov 7 We spent the morning in the Park and along the riverside in Puerto Iguazu.

We then flew to Buenos Aires at 1245 arriving at 1435. We picked up our Hertz hire car and boldly set out through the city traffic. The road was blocked however by a major accident and we spent hours going round in ever widening circles trying to find a way out. It was with great relief that we eventually found route 3 and headed south through the night to the Valdez Peninsula, a distance of some 1300kms arriving there at 1100.

We booked into the Estancia del Sol in Puerto Piramedes after trying several other hotels that were full and then headed for Punta Delgado. Unfortunately this is a closed military area and can only be entered by organised groups, so we carried on up the coast road to the reserves at Puerto Valdez and Caleta Valdez.

At Puerto Valdez we felt as if we had walked onto the set of Wildlife on One. Elephant Seals and Fur Seals lay on the beach before us. Southern Right Whales spouted and breached out to sea and Dolphin and Kelp Gulls competed with Giant Petrels for airspace.

 In the afternoon a huge bank of sea fog rolled in and blanketed the coast and we had no option but to head back inland and bird the arid interior. Our reward was several Elegant-crested Tinamous, White-throated and Mourning Sierra Finch and Patagonian Mockingbird.

Wed Nov 8 Today we drove around the coast road calling at Puerto Valdez, Caleta Valdez and Punta Norte. Highlights included 10 or so Southern Right Whales, some with calves and a small pod of Orcas just offshore.

We had several Chubut Steamers near the Penguin colony at Caleta Valdez, and watched an American Kestrel mob a much larger Aplomado Falcon.

Thu Nov 9 This morning we saw several groups of Lesser Rhea including a male with 18 young along the central road through the peninsula. The coast road near Puerto Valdez produced a pair of Lesser Seedsnipe and two Darwin's Tinamous.

Then it was back to the coast including the cliffs at Puerto Valdez for Rock Shag and King Cormorant, and the rocky shore for all three Oystercatchers and Snowy Sheathbills.

Fri Nov 10 This was decision day, do we move south to Trelew and Punta Tomba or head back through Patagonia towards the Pampas. As there were more birds waiting in the north, that's the way we went.

We had a leisurely drive up to Bahia Blanca, wasting time searching for sites from the Where to watch book that didn't exist. We had hundreds of Burrowing Parrots along the way and some good wader watching on roadside pools south of Bahia Blanca.

Sat Nov 11 Another day of mechanised birding on the way to San Clemente. The Patagonian steppe gives way to the wet grassland of the Pampas. The change in habitat brought many new birds. Spotted Tinamous were common at the roadside, and the road between San Clemente and route 11 hosted several pairs of Southern Screamers. In the Pampas a stop at any likely looking pond produced good birding.

Sun Nov 12 The early part of the day was spent at Punta Rasa on both sides of the creek, first the south side with its tidal lagoons and sand dunes and at low tide a large expanse of sandy beach. At high tide Gulls, Skimmers, waders and Flamingos rest here.

The north side of the creek is the Punta complete with lighthouse. This area is now a pay to enter Theme Park. At US$7 each it's still worth a visit as long as there aren't too many visitors. We had three Whistling Herons at the point feeding on Fiddler Crabs.

A visit to the nearby harbour was rewarded with an Olrogs Gull seen cruising the creeks.

In the afternoon we again did the drive out to the Pampas along route 11. This time we had several groups of Greater Rheas, 20 Southern Screamers, 20+ Maguari Storks, 60 Snail Kites, 12 Long winged Harriers as well as many other Pampas specialities.

Mon Nov 13 We had an early visit to the south side of Punta Rasa. Among the Tern flock on the beach we saw 1 Royal, 10 Snowy crowned, 12 Cayenne and hundreds of Common Terns.

We then had a leisurely drive through the Pampas to Buenos Aires, and another nightmare for the navigator (me again). My excuse is that only the international airport is signposted. The local airport has a small sign over the door, or so it seemed.

The result of once again getting lost was that we had no time left for a visit to Costanera Sur, and also ended up in an OTT city centre 5* Hotel costing US$130 per night. At least we did the grand tour of the city.

Tue Nov 14   An early start and Costanera Sur at last, only it doesn't open till 0800, and that's not in the book either. We queued at the gate along with dozens of joggers and cyclists and were almost swept along when the gates were finally opened.

Once inside the best bit seemed to be the central path between the two large lakes that are actually within the park.

This area of reeds, Pampas Grass and scattered trees is off limits except for the footpath. We spent the morning eyeballing several Many-coloured Rush Tyrants, Pied water Tyrant, Masked Gnatcatcher, Black and rufous and Black capped Warbling Finch, Variable Antshrike etc.

The lakes at either side of the path held White-tufted , Pied billed and Great Grebe, Coscoroba and Black necked Swans, Red gartered, White winged and Red fronted Coot and several species of Duck.

All too soon we had leave for our 1510 flight to Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, arriving there at 1900 after a brief stop at Rio Gallegos.

After picking up our Avis hire car we again toured the likely looking hotels till we found the Cesar Hostel in the middle of town. They could let us have the room for two days only, but that gave us the option of moving north to Rio Grande for the next two so in we went.

Wed Nov 15 Spent all morning in the National Park, the afternoon up the glacier behind the town and the evening along the harbour. Just out of town on the way to the park we were straight in to groups of Upland and Ashy headed Geese.

At the entrance to the park the rangers provide a map and general information. The dirt roads are well maintained and it is easy to get around in a small front wheel drive car.

We had a noisy group of Austral parakeets near the park entrance, and then mostly birded around the campsites and around the police post.

At the campsite at Lago Roca we saw a pair of Spectacled Ducks flying across the lake, and 4 Andean Condors soared over the mountains in the distance.

Across the car park a wooded area close to the lake held several Thorn tailed Rayaditos and White throated Treerunners. A wishfull attempt at tapping on a tree with two stones a la Sir David Attenborough produced not one but three Magellanic Woodpeckers, two males and a female, you could have knocked me down with a feather.

The males began a frantic display spiralling around tree trunks and playing a sort of hide and seek. The female looked disinterested as they tried to out tap each other with the tip-tap we had just imitated.

We tore ourselves away from the park and drove to the ski lift in Ushuaia. The lift takes you to the scree slopes at the foot of the Martial glacier. From here we walked uphill to where the valley does a right hand turn, we saw 4 White bellied Seedsnipes here.

The harbour at Ushuaia holds both of the Steamers, Southern Fulmar, Black browed Albatross, White chinned Petrel, Chilean and Southern Skuas, South American and Antarctic Terns etc.

Thu Nov 16 We spent the morning in the National Park. Highlights included Austral Thrush, Austral Parakeet, Fire eyed Diucon and Chilean Swallow.

We arranged a cruise on the Luciano Beta to Habberton and the Penguin rookery for the afternoon. Five pairs of Gentoo Penguins are nesting in the Magellanic Penguin rookery and at least three nests can be seen from the top deck of the boat.

The trip cost US$65 each and sailed at 1430 and returned to Ushuaia at 2100. Out in the Beagle Channel, we saw 30+ Magellanic Diving Petrels at close quarters along with hundreds of Black browed Albatross and 30+ White chinned Petrels.

It rained the whole day. No time left so transferred to Hotel Maiten in downtown Ushuaia.

Fri Nov 17 An early start for the drive to Rio Grande. The road out of Ushuaia quickly deteriorates into a muddy potholed track that goes on for 50kms or so before it is again a metalled road.

The drive was largely uninteresting as was the oil town of Rio Grande. Once there the highlights were 2 Ruddy headed Geese near the police checkpoint just south of Rio Grande and a few Two banded Plovers on nearby pools along with two Magellanic Plovers. Two South American Snipe were seen on a roadside pool across from the Christian mission just north of town.

Sat Nov 18 We flew from Ushuaia at 0940 and arrived back at the domestic airport in Buenos Aires at 1400. We were transferred to the international airport and flew to Madrid at 2200.

Sun Nov 19 We arrived in Madrid at 1340 and connected with our flight back to Heathrow.

Species List

Plumbeous Kite
Surucua Trogon
Swallow-tailed Kite
Upland Goose

The following list of sightings has been produced using the list making facility of my Birdrecorder software.
The location given is the place where we first saw that species. The number is the total number seen for the trip.
Birds seen en route from one site to another are lumped in with the destination site.
Some of the most interesting or sought after birds have been given a short mention in the daily log.

Greater Rhea (Rhea americana)        
San Clemente   13

Lesser Rhea (Rhea pennata) 
Valdez Peninsula          10

Darwin's Nothura (Nothura darwinii)          
Valdez Peninsula          2

Spotted Nothura (Nothura maculosa)           
San Clemente   50

Elegant Crested Tinamou (Eudromia elegans)         
Valdez Peninsula          70

Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua)  
Tierra del Fuego            6

Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus)      
Valdez Peninsula          330

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)      
San Clemente   5

White-tufted Grebe (Rollandia rolland)       
San Clemente   35

Great Grebe (Podiceps major)
Valdez Peninsula          31

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris)
Tierra del Fuego            350

Antarctic Giant-Petrel (Macronectes giganteus)       
Valdez Peninsula          73

Southern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialoides)   
Tierra del Fuego            16

White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis)   
Tierra del Fuego            70

Magellanic Diving-petrel (Pelecanoides magellani)
Tierra del Fuego            30

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)   
Iguazu  196

Rock Shag (Phalacrocorax magellanicus)     
Valdez Peninsula          66

Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps)         
Valdez Peninsula          570

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
Iguazu  3

Whistling Heron (Syrigma sibilatrix)
San Clemente   8

Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)    
San Clemente   2

Great Egret (Ardea alba)       
Iguazu  114

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)  
Iguazu  65

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 
San Clemente   400

Striated Heron (Butorides striatus)    
Iguazu  12

Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Iguazu  12

Boat-billed Heron (Cochlearius cochlearia) 
San Clemente   2

Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari)    
San Clemente   76

Black-faced Ibis (Theristicus melanopis)       
Tierra del Fuego            43

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis (falcinellus) chihi)          
San Clemente   600

Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja)         
San Clemente   150

Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus (ruber) chilensis)           
San Clemente   156

Southern Screamer (Chauna torquata)        
San Clemente   26

Fulvous Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)       
San Clemente   100

White-faced Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
San Clemente   72

Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melanocorypha)           
San Clemente   66

Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba)        
San Clemente   75

Upland Goose (Chloephaga picta)     
Tierra del Fuego            240

Kelp Goose (Chloephaga hybrida)    
Tierra del Fuego            30

Ashy-headed Goose (Chloephaga poliocephala)       
Tierra del Fuego            270

Ruddy-headed Goose (Chloephaga rubidiceps)         
Tierra del Fuego            2

Flightless Steamerduck (Tachyeres pteneres)
Tierra del Fuego            240

White-headed Steamerduck (Tachyeres leucocephalus)       
Valdez Peninsula          2

Flying Steamerduck (Tachyeres patachonicus)         
Tierra del Fuego            10

Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis)      
Costanera Sur   1

Chiloe Wigeon (Anas sibilatrix)        
Valdez Peninsula          72

Speckled Teal (Anas flavirostris)       
Valdez Peninsula          25

Spectacled Duck (Anas specularis)    
San Clemente   2

Crested Duck (Anas specularioides)  
Valdez Peninsula          38

Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica)           
Valdez Peninsula          56

White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis)   
San Clemente   30

Silver Teal (Anas versicolor) 
Valdez Peninsula          62

Red Shoveler (Anas platalea)
San Clemente   30

Rosy-billed Pochard (Netta peposaca)
San Clemente   50

Lake Duck (Oxyura vittata)   
San Clemente   22

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)       
Iguazu  482

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)       
Iguazu  100

Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus)      
Tierra del Fuego            4

Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)   
Iguazu  20

White-tailed Kite (Elanus (caeruleus) leucurus)      
San Clemente   24

Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis)    
Iguazu  268

Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea)    
Iguazu  150

Long-winged Harrier (Circus buffoni)          
San Clemente   22

Rufous-thighed Hawk (Accipiter (striatus) erythronemius)    
Iguazu  2

Great Black-hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga)
Iguazu  1

Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris) 
Iguazu  4

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
San Clemente   1

White-tailed Hawk (Buteo albicaudatus)      
Valdez Peninsula          4

Southern Caracara (Caracara plancus)        
Valdez Peninsula          109

Northern Caracara (Caracara (plancus) cheriway)   
Iguazu  2

Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango)    
Iguazu  1156

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Valdez Peninsula          5

Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis)  
Valdez Peninsula          4

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Valdez Peninsula          1

Black-fronted Piping-guan (Pipile jacutinga)           
Iguazu  1

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrula martinica)      
Iguazu  1

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)    
Iguazu  11

White-winged Coot (Fulica leucoptera)        
San Clemente   160

Red-gartered Coot (Fulica armillata)           
San Clemente   40

Red-fronted Coot (Fulica rufifrons) 
San Clemente   22

Wattled Jacana (Jacana (spinosa) jacana)    
Costanera Sur   6

Magellanic Oystercatcher (Haematopus leucopodus)           
Valdez Peninsula          23

Blackish Oystercatcher (Haematopus ater)   
Valdez Peninsula          14

American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)     
Valdez Peninsula          58

White-backed Stilt (Himantopus (himantopus) melanurus) 
Valdez Peninsula          42

Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)        
Iguazu  144

American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica)         
San Clemente   100

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)    
San Clemente   200

Two-banded Plover (Charadrius falklandicus)          
Tierra del Fuego            4

Magellanic Plover (Pluvianellus socialis)     
Tierra del Fuego            2

South American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae)       
Tierra del Fuego            2

Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica)       
San Clemente   100

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)    
San Clemente   10

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)  
Valdez Peninsula          532

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
San Clemente   30

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis (hypoleucos) macularia) 
San Clemente   2

Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus)           
San Clemente   10

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)           
San Clemente   10

Sanderling (Calidris alba)    
San Clemente   10

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
San Clemente   2

White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)        
Valdez Peninsula          500

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) 
Valdez Peninsula          6

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)          
Valdez Peninsula          2

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis)    
San Clemente   1

Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)     
Valdez Peninsula          6

White-bellied Seedsnipe (Attagis malouinus)          
Tierra del Fuego            4

Least Seedsnipe (Thinocorus rumicivorus)   
Valdez Peninsula          2

Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis alba)     
Valdez Peninsula          70

Chilean Skua (Stercorarius (skua) chilensis)
Tierra del Fuego            96

Southern Skua (Stercorarius antarctica)       
Tierra del Fuego            90

Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus)     
San Clemente   10

Dolphin Gull (Larus scoresbii)           
Valdez Peninsula          216

Olrog's Gull (Larus (belcheri) atlanticus)     
San Clemente   2

Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)         
Valdez Peninsula          1782

Brown-hooded Gull (Larus maculipennis)    
San Clemente   521

Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)
San Clemente   10

Cayenne Tern (Sterna sandvicensis eurygnatha)       
San Clemente   20

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) 
Valdez Peninsula          28

South American Tern (Sterna hirundinacea)           
Tierra del Fuego            200

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)       
San Clemente   500

Antarctic Tern (Sterna vittata)           
Tierra del Fuego            420

Snowy-crowned Tern (Sterna trudeaui)        
Valdez Peninsula          50

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)     
San Clemente   240

Picazuro Wood-pigeon (Columba picazuro) 
Iguazu  440

Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata)       
Iguazu  261

Ruddy Ground-dove (Columbina talpacoti)  
Iguazu  11

Blue-crowned Parakeet (Aratinga acuticaudata)      
San Clemente   50

White-eyed Parakeet (Aratinga leucophthalmus)     
Iguazu  2

Burrowing Parakeet (Cyanoliseus patagonus)          
Valdez Peninsula          530

Maroon-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura frontalis)          
Iguazu  55

Austral Parakeet (Enicognathus ferrugineus)           
Tierra del Fuego            20

Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)         
San Clemente   400

Blue-winged Parrotlet (Forpus (passerinus) xanthopterygius)          
Iguazu  4

Scaly-headed Parrot (Pionus maximiliani)  
Iguazu  7

Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)       
Iguazu  6

Greater Ani (Crotophaga major)        
Iguazu  12

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
Iguazu  60

Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira) 
Iguazu  27

Tropical Screech-owl (Otus choliba)
Iguazu  1

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)
Valdez Peninsula          4

Sooty Swift (Cypseloides fumigatus) 
Iguazu  700

Great Dusky Swift (Cypseloides senex)         
Iguazu  1400

Grey-rumped Swift (Chaetura cinereiventris)
San Clemente   50

Ashy-tailed Swift (Chaetura andrei) 
Iguazu  10

Glittering-bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon aureoventris)     
San Clemente   2

White-throated Hummingbird (Leucochloris albicollis)      
San Clemente   1

Blue-tufted Starthroat (Heliomaster furcifer)           
Iguazu  1

Surucua Trogon (Trogon surrucura) 
Iguazu  3

Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquata) 
Tierra del Fuego            1

Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona)
Iguazu  5

Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) 
Iguazu  1

Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)     
Iguazu  2

Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus)           
Iguazu  2

Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)         
Iguazu  16

Green-barred Woodpecker (Colaptes melanochloros)           
Costanera Sur   3

Campo Flicker (Colaptes campestris) 
Iguazu  7

Pale-crested Woodpecker (Celeus lugubris) 
Iguazu  1

Blond-crested Woodpecker (Celeus flavescens)         
Iguazu  1

Cream-backed Woodpecker (Campephilus leucopogon)      
San Clemente   1

Magellanic Woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus)         
Tierra del Fuego            3

Short-billed Miner (Geositta antarctica)       
Tierra del Fuego            1

Dark-bellied Cinclodes (Cinclodes patagonicus)      
Tierra del Fuego            20

Grey-flanked Cinclodes (Cinclodes oustaleti)           
Tierra del Fuego            6

Bar-winged Cinclodes (Cinclodes fuscus)     
Tierra del Fuego            1

Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus)    
Iguazu  67

Thorn-tailed Rayadito (Aphrastura spinicauda)       
Tierra del Fuego            6

Wren-like Rushbird (Phleocryptes melanops)
San Clemente   2

Curve-billed Reedhaunter (Limnornis curvirostris)  
San Clemente   1

Straight-billed Reedhaunter (Limnornis rectirostris)           
San Clemente   1

Yellow-chinned Spinetail (Certhiaxis cinnamomea)
Costanera Sur   2

Short-billed Canastero (Asthenes baeri)       
Valdez Peninsula          1

Greater Thornbird (Phacellodomus ruber)   
Iguazu  1

Freckle-breasted Thornbird (Phacellodomus striaticollis)   
San Clemente   1

Firewood-gatherer (Anumbius annumbi)     
San Clemente   10

White-throated Treerunner (Pygarrhichas albogularis)      
Tierra del Fuego            8

Sandy Gallito (Teledromas fuscus)    
Valdez Peninsula          1

White-bearded Manakin (Manacus manacus)          
Iguazu  16

Large Elaenia (Elaenia spectabilis)   
Iguazu  4

Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster)
Iguazu  2

White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps)     
Tierra del Fuego            3

Small-billed Elaenia (Elaenia parvirostris)  
San Clemente   2

Sooty Tyrannulet (Serpophaga nigricans)    
San Clemente   6

Tufted Tit-tyrant (Anairetes parulus)
Tierra del Fuego            1

Many-coloured Rush-tyrant (Tachuris rubrigastra)  
Costanera Sur   3

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)          
San Clemente   19

Patagonian Tyrant (Colorhamphus parvirostris)       
Tierra del Fuego            2

Fire-eyed Diucon (Xolmis pyrope)     
Tierra del Fuego            3

White Monjita (Xolmis irupero)        
Valdez Peninsula          2

Chocolate-vented Tyrant (Neoxolmis rufiventris)     
Tierra del Fuego            1

Dark-faced Ground-tyrant (Muscisaxicola macloviana)      
Tierra del Fuego            7

Austral Negrito (Lessonia rufa)         
Tierra del Fuego            68

Spectacled Tyrant (Hymenops perspicillatus)
Valdez Peninsula          264

Black-backed Water-tyrant (Fluvicola (pica) albiventer)     
Costanera Sur   2

Yellow-browed Tyrant (Satrapa icterophrys) 
San Clemente   6

Long-tailed Tyrant (Colonia colonus)          
Iguazu  2

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)        
Iguazu  81

Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua)       
Iguazu  4

Three-striped Flycatcher (Conopias trivirgata)         
Iguazu  1

Streaked Flycatcher (Myiodynastes maculatus)        
Iguazu  1

Variegated Flycatcher (Empidonomus varius)          
Iguazu  7

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)           
Iguazu  17

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana)    
Iguazu  301

Brown-chested Martin (Progne tapera)         
Valdez Peninsula          30

Grey-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea)      
Iguazu  72

Southern Martin (Progne (modesta) elegans)
San Clemente   10

White-winged Swallow (Tachycineta albiventer)      
Iguazu  2

White-rumped Swallow (Tachycineta leucorrhoa)    
San Clemente   280

Chilean Swallow (Tachycineta (leucorrhoa) meyeni)
Tierra del Fuego            310

Blue-and-white Swallow (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)           
Valdez Peninsula          62

Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)           
Iguazu  50

Eurasian Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 
San Clemente   100

Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera)           
San Clemente   2

Short-billed Pipit (Anthus furcatus) 
San Clemente   20

Hellmayr's Pipit (Anthus hellmayri) 
Valdez Peninsula          30

Southern House-Wren (Troglodytes aedon musculus)          
Tierra del Fuego            22

Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus)     
Iguazu  160

Patagonian Mockingbird (Mimus patagonicus)        
Valdez Peninsula          60

White-banded Mockingbird (Mimus triurus)
Valdez Peninsula          11

Rufous-bellied Thrush (Turdus rufiventris)  
Iguazu  48

Austral Thrush (Turdus falcklandii)
Tierra del Fuego            20

Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas)  
Iguazu  14

Creamy-bellied Thrush (Turdus amaurochalinus)  
Iguazu  2

Masked Gnatcatcher (Polioptila dumicola)  
Costanera Sur   1

Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops)      
Iguazu  42

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)   
Valdez Peninsula          40

European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)     
San Clemente   2

Hooded Siskin (Carduelis magellanica)        
Iguazu  16

Black-chinned Siskin (Carduelis barbata)    
Tierra del Fuego            50

Masked Yellowthroat (Geothlypis aequinoctialis)    
Iguazu  13

Golden-crowned Warbler (Basileuterus culicivorus)
Iguazu  20

Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)          
Iguazu  1

Magpie Tanager (Cissopis leveriana)
Iguazu  2

Grey-headed Tanager (Eucometis penicillata)          
Iguazu  1

Sayaca Tanager (Thraupis sayaca)    
Iguazu  4

Diademed Tanager (Stephanophorus diadematus)    
San Clemente   2

Purple-throated Euphonia (Euphonia chlorotica)    
Iguazu  12

Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana)
Iguazu  2

Swallow Tanager (Tersina viridis)    
Iguazu  23

Red-crested Finch (Coryphospingus cucullatus)       
Iguazu  6

Grey-hooded Sierra-finch (Phrygilus gayi)  
Tierra del Fuego            1

Patagonian Sierra-finch (Phrygilus patagonicus)    
Valdez Peninsula          2

Mourning Sierra-finch (Phrygilus fruticeti) 
Valdez Peninsula          34

Yellow-bridled Finch (Melanodera xanthogramma) 
Tierra del Fuego            1

Common Diuca-finch (Diuca diuca)
Valdez Peninsula          12

Black-and-rufous Warbling-finch (Poospiza nigrorufa)      
Costanera Sur   10

Black-capped Warbling-finch (Poospiza melanoleuca)        
Costanera Sur   1

Wing-barred Seedeater (Sporophila americana)      
Iguazu  2

Double-collared Seedeater (Sporophila caerulescens)         
Iguazu  51

Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch (Oryzoborus angolensis)        
Valdez Peninsula          20

Blackish-blue Seedeater (Amaurospiza moesta)       
Iguazu  2

Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola)        
Iguazu  61

Grassland Yellow-finch (Sicalis luteola)      
San Clemente   20

Misto Yellow-finch (Sicalis luteola luteiventris)       
San Clemente   12

Patagonian Yellow-finch (Sicalis (olivascens) lebruni)        
Valdez Peninsula          70

Great Pampa-finch (Embernagra platensis)  
San Clemente   30

Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)      
Iguazu  381

Yellow-winged Blackbird (Agelaius thilius) 
San Clemente   90

Red-breasted Blackbird (Sturnella militaris)
San Clemente   10

Long-tailed Meadowlark (Sturnella loyca)   
Valdez Peninsula          314

Bay-winged Cowbird (Molothrus badius)      
Iguazu  17

Screaming Cowbird (Molothrus rufoaxillaris)          
Iguazu  40

Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis)       
Iguazu  272

Giant Cowbird (Molothrus oryzivorus)          
Iguazu  6

Red-rumped Cacique (Cacicus haemorrhous)           
Iguazu  200

Crested Oropendola (Psarocolius decumanus)          
Iguazu  30

Brown-and-yellow Marshbird (Pseudoleistes virescens)        
San Clemente   210

Scarlet-headed Blackbird (Amblyramphus holosericeus)     
San Clemente   4

Austral Blackbird (Curaeus curaeus)
Tierra del Fuego            1

Chopi Blackbird (Gnorimopsar chopi)          
Iguazu  1

Peter Nash - Visit Peters website - birds of south and central America


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