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Our adventure through Southern Argentina blends an extraordinary diversity of landscapes, habitats, and birds with comfortable accommodation and delicious food.
The lush grasslands of the Argentine Pampas, where our tour begins, support a diverse avifauna including Greater Rhea, South American Painted-Snipe, Hudson's Canastero, Bay-capped Wren-Spinetail, and Scarlet-headed Blackbird, among many others. To the south, in fabled Patagonia, the arid monte scrub of Rio Negro gives us a chance of uncovering special birds like the little-known Hudson's Black-Tyrant, the endemic Cinnamon Warbling-Finch, and the endemic Sandy Gallito. Deeper in coastal Patagonia, on the famed Valdez Peninsula, big pinniped colonies attract visitors like scavenging Snowy Sheathbills, skuas, and giant-petrels, and the seas shelter vital calving areas for the rare Southern Right Whale. At Punta Tombo the pebbly beaches glisten with thousands of Magellanic Penguins, their braying and flipper-waving display producing a semaphoric symphony at one of the largest such gatherings in the world. In the far south at Ushuaia, we'll seek those Tierra del Fuego specialties like the enormous Magellanic Woodpecker, Yellow-bridled Finch, and Austral Pygmy-Owl amidst the dense Southern Beech forests and lofty Andean peaks. An exciting, scenic boat trip on the Beagle Channel should yield numerous seabirds, nesting cormorants, gulls and terns, Kelp Geese, and Black-browed Albatrosses.
We'll finish in the picturesque town of El Calafate. Here, abutting the vast Patagonian steppe, Los Glaciares National Park plays home to one of the largest glaciers in the world and some of the most spectacular scenery in all of South America. Specialties like the White-throated Treerunner, Magellanic Tapaculo, and the unique Magellanic Plover (placed in its own family) number among our quarry. Join us for an unforgettable springtime in southern Argentina!
Select the KEY INFO tab or click here for our itinerary plus space requests, status, fees, limits, and guides for any departure.
"We have taken many tours with Field Guides and loved them all. Excellent--great birds, great guides, good accommodations, and good company. Office service was excellent." S.R., SOUTHERN ARGENTINA
If you would like a longer birding holiday, some departures of this tour may be combined with:
NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA: The Chaco, Cordoba & Northern Andes
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 Feb 2024)
DEPARTURES • We have 1 departures currently scheduled through 2024, with details including limits, guides, fees, and space available listed below.
Oct 29 - Nov 14, 2024
Guided by: Tom Johnson & Doug Gochfeld
Tour Manager: Caroline Lewis
Tour Limit: 12
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 3 most recent Field Guides triplists for this tour linked below!