From the lush forests of the southern Yungas to the driest inter-Andean valleys in Salta, from a high Andean lake near the Bolivian border to a vast lowland salt flat in Cordoba, and from dense thorny woodland in the Gran Chaco to the inviting grassy slopes high in Tucuman, northwestern Argentina's incredible diversity of striking landscapes and habitats holds boundless promise for birders as well as a dazzling display of dramatic mountain scenery.
Like so many other Andean venues, northwestern Argentina offers an exciting and varied mix of birds both to seasoned South American birders and to those new to the southern Andes. By visiting a sampling of key habitats, we stand an excellent chance of finding virtually all of the many specialties of this region along with many widespread southern South American species in this stunningly beautiful country. Amidst the inviting Yungas forests, dense lowland thorn forest, stark inter-Andean valleys, and lush Andean grasslands, we'll search for the likes of Brushland Tinamou, Andean and James's (Puna) flamingos, Andean Condor, Red-faced Guan, Black-legged Seriema, Horned Coot, Chaco Owl, Red-tailed Comet, Sandy Gallito, Salinas Monjita, Rufous-throated Dipper, the endemic Tucuman Mountain-Finch, and Yellow-striped Brush-Finch while immersed in some of the most surprisingly beautiful scenery that South America has to offer.
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If you would like a longer birding holiday, some departures of this tour may be combined with:
SOUTHERN ARGENTINA: The Pampas, Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego
ITINERARIES • TOUR STATUS • DETAILS • SPACE REQUESTSITINERARIES • We issue a separate itinerary for each year, typically at least 9 months before that year's first departure. Most itineraries don't vary much year to year, but there may be small or rarely more substantive changes. A sample previous-year itinerary is usually available even if the one for your chosen departure is not. We do not require any deposit for provisional bookings until the itinerary for the departure is ready.
- 2022 sample (PDF)
- 2024 (PDF expected Jan 2024)
DEPARTURES • We have 1 departures currently scheduled through 2024, with details including limits, guides, fees, and space available listed below.
Oct 12-30, 2024
Guided by: Willy Perez & local guide
Tour Manager: Caroline Lewis
Tour Limit: 10
Status: Provisionally full; waitlist available - The itinerary has not been finalized for this tour. The trip has provisionally filled but, if you are interested, we can waitlist you for the trip. As we do not require deposits until the itinerary and price are finalized, we often have folks drop off a tour when the deposit is required, and so space opens up! Click below to be waitlisted for this tour with no obligation; if you are waitlisted, we will also notify you in case of an added departure of this tour.
Tour Fee: Fee TBD
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Enjoy looking through the 7 most recent Field Guides triplists for this tour linked below!