In the southern part of the American continent, Argentina extends from the tropic of Capricorn to the cold of southern Patagonia. The imposing Andes Mountains range extends down the spine of South America and adds a further gamut of climates and vegetation types. In the north, exuberant montane or cloudforests, known as Yungas, climb the slopes to tree-line at the high desert plateaus, while the most beautiful temperate woods cloak the glacial landscapes of the southern reaches.

Vast savannahs and impenetrable thorny woods of the Gran Chaco occupy the north central region, giving way eastwards to the subtropical Atlantic rainforests where the famous Iguazú waterfalls spills into the Paraná River.

In the central part of Argentina, the well-known Pampas grasslands, give way to the desolate steppes of Patagonia in the distant south. To the east, the nutrient rich Atlantic Ocean harbours Southern Right Whales and thousands of albatrosses. Bird specialties of the area include the Elegant Crested Tinamou, the Band-tailed Eremobius, Patagonian Yellow-Finch as well as the endemic Chubut Steamer-Duck, White-throated Cacholote, Patagonian Canastero, Carbonated Sierra-finch and Rusty-backed Monjita.

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Showing the 45 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted

Target 19 - Looking for Lifers in and around Buenos Aires, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 6, 2004)

Parana River Delta and Costanera Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2001-02, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 5, 2004)
(with photos of Guira Cuckoo, Chalk-browed Mockingbird and others)

Argentina, 16th November - 10th December, 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)
(Iguazu, Buenos Aires, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego (including photos))

San Clemente and Punta Rasa, Argentina, January 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)
(wintering migrants and Pampas specialities)

Argentina (Patagonian and Southern Cone specialities), November - December 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)
(Sheathbill, Diving-Petrel, Magellanic Plover, Plantcutters and Rufous-throated Dipper)

The Cordoba Hills, Argentina 2003-04, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)

East and North-west Argentina, September - October 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (link created September 23, 2004)
(photo special)

Birding in the South-eastern Chaco Region, Argentina, January 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)
(Estancia Las Vizcacheras - in North-western entre Rios Province close to La Paz)

Villa de Merlo, Argentina, 2006, author Sergio Corbet (added September 21, 2006)

Birding the Pampas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 21, 2004)

Birding trip to South-western Brazil and North-eastern Argentina, October 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 21, 2004)
(photos of Surucua Trogon, American Kestrel, Plumbeous Kite and Black-fronted Piping Guan)

Southern Argentina - seeking some "Patagonian" specialties. , author Sergio Corbet (added October 19, 2012)
(Calafate, Magellanic Woodpecker, Magellanic Plover, Austral Rail, Hooded Grebe.)

NW Argentina from BA Nov-Dec 2014, author John van der Woude (link created October 10, 2016)

Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil - September 15th - 17th 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added November 1, 2004)

The Ibera Marshes, Argentina, author Sergio Corbet (added May 17, 2006)

Argentina October 2010, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created March 7, 2011)

North-western Argentina - November 1 - 20, 2016, author Keith Taylor (link created March 31, 2017)

Argentina - Renovated Birdwatching Lodge , author Martin H. Posadas (added March 29, 2018)
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Best Birds Watching Lodge, author Martin H. Posadas (link created March 29, 2018)
(Prov de Buenos Aires Argentina)

Argentina - February 2005, author Scott Bowers (link created March 2, 2011)

Argentina - Iguazu Hummingbird Garden, author Sergio Corbet (added June 6, 2005)

Argentina, Buenos Aires region, 13th - 17th June 2010, author Eric Molho (added June 26, 2010)
(Ceibas, Costanera Sur, Funarids)

North-west Argentina - 12 April - 11 May 2008, author Stephen Blaber (added June 1, 2008)
(Cordoba, Tucuman, Salta, Jujuy)

Argentina - 17 January 2004 – 14 February 2004, author Andre van Kleunen (added July 7, 2005)

Argentina, Falkland Islands and Chile - January 2013, author Michael Tanis (link created July 15, 2013)

Northeast Argentina - Aug-Sep - 2007 - Kini Roesler, author Seriema Nature Tours (link created July 15, 2009)
(Buenos Aires, Entre Rios, Ibera wetlands, Misiones, Iguazu, Iguassu, Ringed Teal, Saffron-cowled Blackbird, Black-and-white Monjita, Yellow Cardinal, Strange-tailed Tyrant, Black-fronted Piping-Guan)

Chasing Harriers - Argentina, December 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added January 8, 2005)
(Cinereous Harrier, Long-winged Harrier)

Southern Patagonia, Argentina - December 10th - 13th 2011, author Jim Holmes (added January 6, 2012)
(Strobel Plateau, El Calafate, Estancia La Angostura, Hooded Grebe and Austral Rail)

Argentina - North West, author Clayton Burne (link created January 21, 2013)
(San Jose de las Salinas, Tafi del Valle, Cafayate, Yala, Calilegua, Humahuaca, Abra Pampa)

Argentina, Ibera Marshes via Ituzaingo - January 2014, author Dustin Marsh (added February 7, 2014)
(Aplomado Falcon, Correndera Pipit, Spectacled Tyrant, Spotted Tinamou)

Argentina : Southern Patagonia, 25 December 2010 - 14 January 2011, author Catherine McFadden (added February 5, 2011)
(Tierra del Fuego, Santa Cruz, Hooded Grebe, Austral Rail, Ruddy-headed Goose)

Birding Argentina From Pampas, Patagonia to NW Argentina - October 2019, author Sandra Harding (added February 3, 2020)
(Puerto Deseado, Cabo Dos Bahias, Tierra del Fuego, Cafayate, Tawny-throated Dotterel, Sandy Gallito, Lark-like Brushrunner,)

Northern Argentina , Saturday 27 September - Sunday 12 October 2003, author The Travelling Naturalist (link created February 3, 2005)

Argentina, Uruguay, Falkland Islands and Chile - January 2010, author Douglas Faulder (added February 18, 2010)
(Cruise Ship Birding)

Argentina - January 2010, author Douglas Faulder (added February 18, 2010)
(Ceibas area, Entre Rios Province)

Ted Turner's estate in Patagonia, Argentina, author Susan Rhein (added February 15, 2006)
(Watching a wild flock of outrageously colored parrots against a backdrop of the spectacular Andean mountains takes your breath away.)

Argentina - North East , author Clayton Burne (link created December 3, 2012)
(Salto Encantado, Yaguarundi, Las Araucaria, Urugua-i, San Sebastian de la Selva, Karadya, Iguazu, Ibera Wetlands)

Otamendi Nature Reserve (near Buenos Aires, Argentina) - December 14, 2011, author Jim Holmes (added December 23, 2011)
(Straight-billed Reedhaunter)

Argentine Patagonia Oct-Nov 06, author Naturetrek (link created December 15, 2007)
(Peninsula Valdes, Glaciares National Park,southern Patagonia,Tierra del Fuego)

Patagonia and Iguazu Falls, Argentina - 9th - 28th November 2016, author Christopher Hall (link created December 10, 2016)

Please don't touch the Penguins, Argentina, 8th - 25th December 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added August 30, 2004)
(Black-headed Duck, Earthcreepers, Seedsnipe, Gallitos, Andean Condors, Reedhaunters)

Argentina, 24th February - 17th March 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added August 30, 2004)
(Moreno glacier and Iguazu)

Argentina - March 2nd - 25th 2014, author Keith Taylor (added April 3, 2014)

Argentina, Tierra del Fuego - Birding around Ushuaia over 6 days in March 2011, author Alec Earnshaw (link created April 22, 2011)
(Ushuaia, White-bellied Seedsnipe, Spectacled Duck, Patagonian Tyrant, Southern Fulmar, Magelanic Woodpecker)

Northwest Argentina - March 9th - 15th 2009, author Mike Nelson (added April 12, 2009)
(Jujuy, Yala, Rufous-throated Dipper, Puna Flamingo, Pozuelos, Yavi)