Los Glaciares National Park and Tierra del Fuego
October to March
7 days from El Calafate
Day 1: Arrival at El Calafate. Explore wetlands and Patagonian steppes.
Day 2: Full day birding outing at Los Glaciares National Park for birding in beech forests and transitional areas.
Day 3: Birding in ponds at tablelands looking for the endemic hooded grebe and other specialities.
Day 4: During the morning we will bird-watch in Roca Lake and Punta Bandera. Fly to Ushuaia in the afternoon.
Day 5. Birds around the Martial Glacier and the Andean slopes. In the afternoon we will navigate the Beagle Channel to observe marine species and pelagic birds.
Day 6: A day in the forests, peat bogs and the coastline of the Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Day 7: Morning for observations around Ushuaia. Afternoon transfer to the airport. End of the trip.
Los Glaciares National Park in southern Patagonia, is one of the best places for birding due to the diversity and abundance of bird life in habitats such as austral beech forests, Patagonian steppes and wetlands, giving us the chance to spot species as the black-chested buzzard-eagle, Andean condors, Austral pygmy owls, Magellanic woodpeckers, least seedsnipes, upland and ashy-headed geese, Magellanic plovers, the white-crested elaenias, and Chilean flamingos.
We recommend you to combine this fascinating region with Tierra del Fuego, where we will add many marine and mountain species such as the kelp geese, the imperial and rock cormorant, the Magellanic diving-petrel, the black-browed albatross, the dolphin gull, ochre-naped ground-tyrant, Magellanic and gentoo penguins, white-bridled finch and many others.