Birding Argentina From Pampas, Patagonia to NW Argentina - October 2019

Published by Sandra Harding (sandraharding234 AT gmail.com)

Participants: Sandra Harding, Ron Dowling, Nicolas Olejnik, Federico Mayano

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Introduction

We booked a 27 day tour with Trogon Tours (http://www.trogontours.com). The objective of this tour was to maximise potential new birds in Argentina for me. This required travelling widely to cover a range of habitats. I had birded in Chile. Ron had already birded in Argentina in the pampas and around Buenos Aires. The checklist we received suggested that potentially I could get about 150 new birds out of a trip list of 540. We left Brisbane, Australia on 30 September and arrived in Buenos Aires at 8 pm on Sept 30 where stayed the night at Lafayette hotel. It rained heavily in the night.

There were four internal flights (Buenos Aires to Comodoro Rivadavia, Bahia Blanca to Ushuaia, Ushuaia to Cordoba, Salta to Buenos Aires) which separated the trip into four sections.

Basic route

Day 1 to 5 Buenos Aires to San Clemente
Day 6 to 15 Comodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Deseado, Bahia Blanca
Day 16 to 19 Ushuaia and Rio Grande
Day 20 to 27 Cordobo, San Lorenzo, Salta

Costs in Australian dollars for two people including flights was around $46,000.

Buenos Aires to San Clemente

Our proposed itinerary was to be slightly different to what we had arranged. Nicolas informed us that the trip to the Rockhopper colony on Isla Pinguino on day 8 would not occur as the penguins had not all arrived on the island. Therefore, my suggestion is to have an earlier timing for this boat trip such as latter in the month or in November.

The first day was to Otamendi north of Buenos Aires where we birded in the morning-between showers. The Brown-and-yellow Marshbird and Black-and-rufous Warbling Finch were new. Cold wet conditions continued at Ceibas where we stayed at Rio de las Aves Lodge. This was in the north of Argentina and Ron and I were wondering what we had to look forward to as we went further south. The lodge grounds were good for birding including Brazilian Duck and Ringed Teal. We also found Silver Teal, Bare-faced Ibis (not as many as the White-faced Ibis) flying over, Giant Wood Rail, Tufted Tit-Spinetail, Freckle-breasted Thornbird, Brown Cacholote and Suiriri Flycathcer. We had restaurant style meals of steak and potato with mustard and chicken in cream sauce.

Our next hotel in La Plata City was City Bell with its lovely décor of old furniture and paintings but having dinner late (10 pm) made a late bedtime which was something we would have to get used to. I had gluten free bread for breakfast. There were lots of Eucalypt trees providing nesting habitat of the Monk Parakeets. It was still windy and cold but the sun was out. Driving with the pampas to the horizon, it was difficult to stay awake being so jet lagged. We stayed at Hotel Contanera on the beach at San Clemente. We birded at Punta Rasa which is good for waders and went to Canadon del Palenque at the mouth of Rio De La Plata. The transit van was leaking petrol and our driver, Favian had it repaired at lunch time. Nicolas was very knowledgeable about the fossils on the beach and found bones of a giant sloth and armadillo. Birds included Greater Rhea, Southern Screamer, Black-headed Duck, Pied-Billed Grebe, White-tufted Grebe, Snail Kite, Olrog’s Gull, Checkered Woodpecker, Chotoy Spinetail, and Sulphur-throated Spinetail and Long-tailed Reed Finch.

A late afternoon visit to Refugio de Vida Silvestre was good for water birds and Coypu but Ron had hoped for South American Painted-snipe. Our vehicle was not suited to the dirt road and overhead gate fixtures and it was also raining. I was taken by the number of horses, but of course this was normal for Argentina.

Day 5 was our flight from Buenos Aires domestic airport to Comodoro Rivadavia where we stayed at the Austral Hotel, a big hotel servicing the petroleum workers. We had paid Trogon Tours to have bags heavier than 15 kg for domestic flights however the upgrade was paid again by Nicolas. Richard, the driver here was a keen birder which was useful for spotting birds as we were driving.

Comodoro Rivadavia, Puerto Deseado, Bahia Blanca

Leaving the hotel at 9:30 am seemed late to us but this was the new birding routine. We took packed lunches and drove through beautiful stark patagonian scenery along the Atlantic coast. The South American Grey Fox is persecuted by farmers and a string of 60 foxes hung on a fence by the road. We saw South American Sea Lions on the beach and our first views of Juanacos. Arriving at Puerto Deseado we went to view the island in the estuary to see the colony of 10,000 Magellanic Penguins. A new bird for me was the Chocolate-vented Tyrant.

We were the first in the season to take the boat tour, Ecosafari Ria Deseado. The same company has the boat tour to Island Pinguino which is the one we were too early for. We visited the cliffs with roosting and nesting cormorants (Neotropic, Red-legged, Rock Shag and Imperial Shag) and Snowy Sheathbills. I needed my four layers of clothing plus raincoat, only 10-15 degs C and colder with the wind. The boat provided close up photography and views of Chilean dolphins. We were able to walk along the shoreline to see the penguins and were informed about the natural history of the area. Even though it was cold we could drive around the quiet roads looking for Tawny-throated Dotterels. This was a special bird for me, being a wader and one that I (and Dave my late partner) had hoped for before on other trips. Just at the last light, 5:30 pm we found them.

Generally, there is little walking around and birding is done from the car on the road verges. Access is restricted by privately owned land. It is pretty relaxed with no predawn starts and breakfast in the hotel. Very little exercise and rich food were not going to be good for our waistlines. Because we did not do the second boat tour, we drove to Reserve National Cabo Blanco north of Puerto Deseado. It was extremely windy and only 7degs C the previous night when we went out for dinner. On the drive we had good views of Patagonian Mara, Patagonian Dwarf Armidillo, more dotterels, Elegant Crested Tinamou, and Least Seedsnipe. There were lots deceased birds including penguins and cormorants on the stony beaches and more sea lions on the rocky headland making for an interesting area.

On leaving Puerto Deseado we dropped into the quarry for one last look for the Great Horned Owl, having checked it each time we had driven past the previous days. This time we were in luck and there were two Great Horned Owls (Magellanic) tucked up under the top ledge of the quarry cliff just as you would have hoped. Our next destination was Bahia Bustamante, where we stayed in a serene private owned lodge in the national park. Originally it was a small town of about 500 people who harvested algae. The dinner here was local lamb and quince and cheese for dessert, one of the best dinners. The lodge owners were very welcoming and we had the obligatory discussion about climate change in our respective countries. Walking around the foreshore we saw a pair of Chubut Steamer-Duck and some Lesser Rhea.

Lunch stop at the café at Camarones was a good choice, fresh local prawns and fried potatoes with the Italian speciality of a lemon liqueur as a treat. The café owner told us that a petroleum mining explosion had killed all the big fish leaving the prawn population to expand. Nicolas had the obligatory flan desert. We visited the Cabo Dos Bahias penguin rookery and then it was a 3 and half hour drive past Trelew to the seaside town of Puerto Madryn (2 nights) staying at the Peninsular Valdes hotel. The next few days were good for Burrowing Parrot, Band-tailed Earthcreeper, White-throated Cacholote, Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant and Patagonian Mockingbird.

The plan for day 11 was birding Peninsula Valdes but there would be nothing new for us so we looked in taller scrub for the Carbonated Sierra Finch with no luck, only seeing Mourning Sierra Finch. We saw at least 1000 Red Shovelers at the water treatment works (Lagoon Negro) and visited an Elephant Seal colony. The days were warmer to just over 20 degs C and my Spanish words now included Chingola for Rufous-collared Sparrow. We had a four-hour drive to Las Grutas (1 night) which was a very birdy area. Driving into the town Richard suddenly pulls up and we are all out of the car. A male Yellow Cardinal on the wire. Thank you, Richard. A Spotted Tinamou on a nest with eggs was located as we walked along on old railway line. About 50 kms out from Bahia Blanca (2 nights) towards Lake Chasico on a cold day, maximum of 15 degs C we found the Red-winged Tinamou which we had previously heard calling. A few hours were spent unsuccessfully looking for Pampas Meadowlark, scaring up many long-tailed ones in the process to try to look under the wing. Spot-winged Falconet is possible in this area.

Ushuaia and Rio Grande

Flying into Ushuaia we could see all the snow from previous days falls, it was cold but ok (so feeling a bit relieved). Without having lunch, I happily dived into a massive piece of chocolate cake at the café on the ski fields above Ushuaia. We gave Federico Mayano, our guide for this section of the trip, my wish list (11 species) and he informed us that he was still learning the birds but had got the gen from Esteban Daniels (estebandaniels@hotmail.com). We stayed at the hotel Tolkeyen for 2 nights then 2 nights in Rio Grande in hotel Rosada de los Sauces.

The first new bird was the White-throated Caracara at the rubbish tip near town. This was the only place we saw it. We spent the next day (Day 16) in the Sub Antarctic Andean Forest in the national park, no wind no cloud and lots of beautiful scenery. Fantastic view of the Rufous-throated Plover, a new bird (and a wader), feeding at the edge of a tidal lake. Picked up the Kelp Goose near Lapataia. We had lunch by the river, of gluten free bread roll, ham and cheese and coffee. Federiko had brought a thermos and coffee bags. We had been missing day time coffee, so were impressed. A quiet hammering allowed the Magellanic Woodpeckers to be found near the old camping ground.

Next day was our boat tour on the Beagle Channel so we wrapped ourselves in as much clothing as possible and the day was perfect with very calm conditions. It is a big cat “Massimo” with big windows but we could handle being outside the cabin for a short time. The first small islands had roosting Imperial Cormorants and sea lions, as we passed Ron found the Blackish Cinclodes on the back side!! Past Gable Island is Hammer Island where we got great views of the Gentoo Penguins and one King Penguin as well as Magellanic Penguins. This is where the boat turns around. Back at Ushuaia we had excellent views of a male and female Kelp Goose in the harbour. The afternoon was taken up with driving over the Andes to the steppe habitat of Rio Grande. We tried on snow shoes to look for the Austral Pygmy-Owl but it did not respond to calls.

In Rio Grande we were taken around by Lois, the local guide as well as Federiko. The weather had deteriorated to 10-12 degs C and windy so we mainly stayed in the car. Ruddy-headed Goose and Magellanic Plover were at Estancia Los Flamencos. It was too far to go for a chance of the White-bridled Finch. I got 6, of the potential 11, new birds for this section; Tierra del Fuego, can I justify another trip to southern Patagonia.

Cordoba, San Lorenzo, Salta

We landed in Cordoba from Ushuaia about 4:30 pm and headed to Laguna Mar Chiquita driving for about 2 hours through wheat fields with our new driver, Gabrielle and Nicolas. Hotel, Andaluke, (2 nights), in Miramar provided pleasant views of the lake. The scrubby vegetation surrounding the lake and nearby fields was good habitat and may become a national park. We were almost to shorts weather but I did not venture to swim in the lake, not summer yet. There many 100’s of Eared Dove feeding in the harvested fields and we managed to crawl into the thick vegetation to see the Olive-crowned Crescentchest, very nice bird. Also, in this area were Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper, Little Thornbird, White-fronted Woodpecker and Ultramarine Grosbeak. Ron and I couldn’t stop ourselves from identifying familiar weeds, many are so worldwide.

On day 21 we drove to Icho Cruz, west of Cordoba to bird the Cordoba Hills and arrived at our hotel, Hosteria Icho Cruz at lunchtime. Birding was delayed until the afternoon as it was too hot during the middle of the day. The hosteria established in 1945 was homely and picturesque. In the hills we located the Many-coloured Chaco Finch, Blue-tufted Starthroat, Chaco Earthcreeper and Lark-like Brushrunner. As we were driving from Icho Cruz in the morning, we were lucky to have a Black-bodied Woodpecker cross the road and it responded to taped calls.

Nicolas informed us of a birding friend living on a ranch north of Cordoba on route 22 (off route 94) where we would have a good chance of Spot-winged Falconet. The property will be set up as a wildlife and bird watching destination. We arrived at Chaco Serrano at 10:30 am and Gabrielle had the job of organising a barbeque. The father and son were great hosts and we were fed very well. Not only that, but in walking the property we had perfect views of a Spot-winged Falconet. We also saw Chaco Puffbird and Stripe-capped Sparrow.

After a night at Dean Funes we were back on the itinerary stopping at Salinas Grandes to see the Salinas Monjita and I saw a bird which could have been the Crested Gallito, tempting. On the way to Tafi del Valle we looked for the Rufous-throated Dipper, expecting to readily see it in the river by the road, however this turned out to be an expensive dip considering its restricted range. There was far too much activity by people picnicking along the river. A pair of Torrent Ducks with young were upstream and Purple-throated Euphonia and Golden-rumped Euphonia were added to the list.

In Tafi del Valle (2 nights) we stayed at Hotel La Guadalupe. The Andean Duck was not in the lake in town but I caught up with Hellmayr’s Pipet. Up into the cloud forest was highly successful with 5 new birds - Moreno’s Ground Dove, Slender-tailed Woodstar, White-browed Tapaculo, Plumbeous Tyrant, Yellow-striped Brushfinch. On the drive to Cafayate (1 night) we came across a Giant Hummingbird on a cactus flower. The afternoon birding was in an area of stunning scenery of contrasting red hills, bright green vegetation and blue sky and river and we were successful in our targets - Andean Duck and Sandy Gallito. A Little Blue Heron was a new bird for Nicolas’s Argentina list.

From Cafayate we drove to San Lorenzo (1 night) birded a couple of potential dipper spots but it was a weekend and there were crowds of people using all the publicly accessible spots on the river which seemed to be quite low in water level. Flight views of Tucuman Amazon were a bonus. By the end of the trip I was over steak and chips and my gluten free muesli was just about running out. The drive through Quebrada de las Conchas was spectacular no wonder the area is a tourist destination. On the last day of the tour we had a quick look at Huayco reserve where we had good views of Andean Slaty Thrush and Plush-crested Jay.

We had a free day in Buenos Aires on the 28th as we were not flying out until 9 pm. A trip to the parks in the city picked up Turquoise-fronted Amazon, Nanday Parakeet and White-eyed Parakeet as well as other species. Homeward bound we left Buenos Aires at 9 pm on 28 October and arrived home at 12:30 pm on October 30.

Using IOC 2019 taxonomy I got 75 new birds and a trip list (all seen) of 334 species.

Species Lists

Greater Rhea Rhea americana
Lesser Rhea Rhea pennata
Red-winged Tinamou Rhynchotus rufescens
Ornate Tinamou Nothoprocta ornata
Brushland Tinamou Nothoprocta cinerascens
Darwin's Nothura Nothura darwinii
Spotted Nothura Nothura maculosa
Elegant Crested Tinamou Eudromia elegans
Chaco Chachalaca Ortalis canicollis
Dusky-legged Guan Penelope obscura
Southern Screamer Chauna torquata
White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata
Coscoroba Swan Coscoroba coscoroba
Black-necked Swan Cygnus melancoryphus
Flying Steamer Duck Tachyeres patachonicus
Fuegian Steamer Duck Tachyeres pteneres
Chubut Steamer Duck Tachyeres leucocephalus
Torrent Duck Merganetta armata
Andean Goose Chloephaga melanoptera
Upland Goose Chloephaga picta
Kelp Goose Chloephaga hybrida
Ashy-headed Goose Chloephaga poliocephala
Ruddy-headed Goose Chloephaga rubidiceps
Brazilian Teal Amazonetta brasiliensis
Ringed Teal Callonetta leucophrys
Crested Duck Lophonetta specularioides
Silver Teal Spatula versicolor
Red Shoveler Spatula platalea
Cinnamon Teal Spatula cyanoptera
Chiloe Wigeon Mareca sibilatrix
White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis
Yellow-billed Pintail Anas georgica
Yellow-billed Teal Anas flavirostris
Rosy-billed Pochard Netta peposaca
Black-headed Duck Heteronetta atricapilla
Andean Duck Oxyura ferruginea
Lake Duck Oxyura vittata
Scissor-tailed Nightjar Hydropsalis torquata
Andean Swift Aeronautes andecolus
Glittering-bellied Emerald Chlorostilbon lucidus
Gilded Sapphire Hylocharis chrysura
White-throated Hummingbird Leucochloris albicollis
Speckled Hummingbird Adelomyia melanogenys
Giant Hummingbird Patagona gigas
Red-tailed Comet Sappho sparganurus
Blue-tufted Starthroat Heliomaster furcifer
Slender-tailed Woodstar Microstilbon burmeisteri
Guira Cuckoo Guira guira
Rock Dove Columba livia
Picazuro Pigeon Patagioenas picazuro
Spot-winged Pigeon Patagioenas maculosa
Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
Picui Ground Dove Columbina picui
Moreno's Ground Dove Metriopelia morenoi
Black-winged Ground Dove Metriopelia melanoptera
White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata
Giant Wood Rail Aramides ypecaha
Plumbeous Rail Pardirallus sanguinolentus
Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
Spot-flanked Gallinule Porphyriops melanops
White-winged Coot Fulica leucoptera
Andean Coot Fulica ardesiaca
Red-gartered Coot Fulica armillata
Red-fronted Coot Fulica rufifrons
Limpkin Aramus guarauna
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
White-tufted Grebe Rollandia rolland
Great Grebe Podiceps major
Silvery Grebe Podiceps occipitalis
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis
Snowy Sheathbill Chionis albus
Magellanic Plover Pluvianellus socialis
Magellanic Oystercatcher Haematopus leucopodus
Blackish Oystercatcher Haematopus ater
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
White-backed Stilt Himantopus melanurus
Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis
Andean Lapwing Vanellus resplendens
American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica
Collared Plover Charadrius collaris
Two-banded Plover Charadrius falklandicus
Rufous-chested Plover Charadrius modestus
Tawny-throated Dotterel Oreopholus ruficollis
Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana
Least Seedsnipe Thinocorus rumicivorus
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Sanderling Calidris alba
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
South American Snipe Gallinago paraguaiae
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Andean Gull Chroicocephalus serranus
Brown-hooded Gull Chroicocephalus maculipennis
Grey-headed Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus
Dolphin Gull Leucophaeus scoresbii
Olrog's Gull Larus atlanticus
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
South American Tern Sterna hirundinacea
Snowy-crowned Tern Sterna trudeaui
Chilean Skua Stercorarius chilensis
Brown Skua Stercorarius antarcticus
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus
Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides
Maguari Stork Ciconia maguari
Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Rock Shag Phalacrocorax magellanicus
Imperial Shag Leucocarbo atriceps
Bare-faced Ibis Phimosus infuscatus
Black-faced Ibis Theristicus melanopis
White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
Rufescent Tiger Heron Tigrisoma lineatum
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi
Great Egret Ardea alba
Whistling Heron Syrigma sibilatrix
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
Long-winged Harrier Circus buffoni
Cinereous Harrier Circus cinereus
Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis
Savanna Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis
Roadside Hawk Rupornis magnirostris
Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
Variable Hawk Geranoaetus polyosoma
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata
Chaco Puffbird Nystalus striatipectus
Toco Toucan Ramphastos toco
White-barred Piculet Picumnus cirratus
White-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes cactorum
Checkered Woodpecker Veniliornis mixtus
Green-barred Woodpecker Colaptes melanochloros
Andean Flicker Colaptes rupicola
Campo Flicker Colaptes campestris
Black-bodied Woodpecker Dryocopus schulzii
Magellanic Woodpecker Campephilus magellanicus
White-throated Caracara Phalcoboenus albogularis
Southern Crested Caracara Caracara plancus
Chimango Caracara Milvago chimango
Spot-winged Falconet Spiziapteryx circumcincta
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Grey-hooded Parakeet Psilopsiagon aymara
Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus
Scaly-headed Parrot Pionus maximiliani
Tucuman Amazon Amazona tucumana
Turquoise-fronted Amazon Amazona aestiva
Austral Parakeet Enicognathus ferrugineus
Burrowing Parrot Cyanoliseus patagonus
Nanday Parakeet Aratinga nenday
Mitred Parakeet Psittacara mitratus
White-eyed Parakeet Psittacara leucophthalmus
Common Miner Geositta cunicularia
Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper Drymornis bridgesii
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes angustirostris
Band-tailed Earthcreeper Ochetorhynchus phoenicurus
Chaco Earthcreeper Tarphonomus certhioides
Rufous Hornero Furnarius rufus
Scale-throated Earthcreeper Upucerthia dumetaria
Blackish Cinclodes Cinclodes antarcticus
Buff-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes fuscus
Cream-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes albiventris
Dark-bellied Cinclodes Cinclodes patagonicus
White-browed Foliage-gleaner Anabacerthia amaurotis
Thorn-tailed Rayadito Aphrastura spinicauda
Tufted Tit-Spinetail Leptasthenura platensis
Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail Leptasthenura aegithaloides
Little Thornbird Phacellodomus sibilatrix
Freckle-breasted Thornbird Phacellodomus striaticollis
Firewood-gatherer Anumbius annumbi
Lark-like Brushrunner Coryphistera alaudina
Short-billed Canastero Asthenes baeri
Austral Canastero Asthenes anthoides
Sharp-billed Canastero Asthenes pyrrholeuca
Sulphur-bearded Spinetail Cranioleuca sulphurifera
Stripe-crowned Spinetail Cranioleuca pyrrhophia
Brown Cacholote Pseudoseisura lophotes
White-throated Cacholote Pseudoseisura gutturalis
Yellow-chinned Spinetail Certhiaxis cinnamomeus
Chotoy Spinetail Schoeniophylax phryganophilus
Spix's Spinetail Synallaxis spixi
Pale-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis albescens
Sooty-fronted Spinetail Synallaxis frontalis
Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens
Rufous-capped Antshrike Thamnophilus ruficapillus
Great Antshrike Taraba major
Sandy Gallito Teledromas fuscus
White-browed Tapaculo Scytalopus superciliaris
Olive-crowned Crescentchest Melanopareia maximiliani
Small-billed Elaenia Elaenia parvirostris
Suiriri Flycatcher Suiriri suiriri
White-throated Tyrannulet Mecocerculus leucophrys
Tufted Tit-Tyrant Anairetes parulus
Sooty Tyrannulet Serpophaga nigricans
White-crested Tyrannulet Serpophaga subcristata
Straneck's Tyrannulet Serpophaga griseicapilla
Warbling Doradito Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris
Greater Wagtail-Tyrant Stigmatura budytoides
Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet Phylloscartes ventralis
Bran-colored Flycatcher Myiophobus fasciatus
Many-colored Rush Tyrant Tachuris rubrigastra
Cliff Flycatcher Hirundinea ferruginea
Euler's Flycatcher Lathrotriccus euleri
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
Scarlet Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
Austral Negrito Lessonia rufa
Plumbeous Tyrant Knipolegus cabanisi
White-winged Black Tyrant Knipolegus aterrimus
Spectacled Tyrant Hymenops perspicillatus
Yellow-browed Tyrant Satrapa icterophrys
Spot-billed Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola maculirostris
Dark-faced Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola maclovianus
White-browed Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola albilora
Cinnamon-bellied Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola capistratus
Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant Agriornis micropterus
Lesser Shrike-Tyrant Agriornis murinus
Fire-eyed Diucon Xolmis pyrope
Black-crowned Monjita Xolmis coronatus
White Monjita Xolmis irupero
Rusty-backed Monjita Xolmis rubetra
Salinas Monjita Xolmis salinarum
Chocolate-vented Tyrant Neoxolmis rufiventris
Black-backed Water Tyrant Fluvicola albiventer
White-browed Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca leucophrys
Cattle Tyrant Machetornis rixosa
Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus
Crowned Slaty Flycatcher Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
White-tipped Plantcutter Phytotoma rutila
Plush-crested Jay Cyanocorax chrysops
White-rumped Swallow Tachycineta leucorrhoa
Chilean Swallow Tachycineta leucopyga
Grey-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
Southern Martin Progne elegans
Brown-chested Martin Progne tapera
Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Masked Gnatcatcher Polioptila dumicola
Chalk-browed Mockingbird Mimus saturninus
Patagonian Mockingbird Mimus patagonicus
White-banded Mockingbird Mimus triurus
Brown-backed Mockingbird Mimus dorsalis
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Chiguanco Thrush Turdus chiguanco
Andean Slaty Thrush Turdus nigriceps
Rufous-bellied Thrush Turdus rufiventris
Austral Thrush Turdus falcklandii
Creamy-bellied Thrush Turdus amaurochalinus
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Correndera Pipit Anthus correndera
Hellmayr's Pipit Anthus hellmayri
Black-chinned Siskin Spinus barbatus
Hooded Siskin Spinus magellanicus
Black Siskin Spinus atratus
Purple-throated Euphonia Euphonia chlorotica
Golden-rumped Euphonia Euphonia cyanocephala
Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
Grassland Sparrow Ammodramus humeralis
Stripe-capped Sparrow Rhynchospiza strigiceps
White-browed Brushfinch Arremon torquatus
Yellow-striped Brushfinch Atlapetes citrinellus
Common Bush Tanager Chlorospingus flavopectus
White-browed Blackbird Leistes superciliaris
Long-tailed Meadowlark Leistes loyca
Variable Oriole Icterus pyrrhopterus
Screaming Cowbird Molothrus rufoaxillaris
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis
Austral Blackbird Curaeus curaeus
Scarlet-headed Blackbird Amblyramphus holosericeus
Greyish Baywing Agelaioides badius
Yellow-winged Blackbird Agelasticus thilius
Chestnut-capped Blackbird Chrysomus ruficapillus
Brown-and-yellow Marshbird Pseudoleistes virescens
Masked Yellowthroat Geothlypis aequinoctialis
Tropical Parula Setophaga pitiayumi
Brown-capped Whitestart Myioborus brunniceps
Red Tanager Piranga flava
Ultramarine Grosbeak Cyanocompsa brissonii
Yellow Cardinal Gubernatrix cristata
Red-crested Cardinal Paroaria coronata
Orange-headed Tanager Thlypopsis sordida
Sayaca Tanager Thraupis sayaca
Blue-and-yellow Tanager Thraupis bonariensis
Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota
Red Pileated Finch Coryphospingus cucullatus
Grey-hooded Sierra Finch Phrygilus gayi
Patagonian Sierra Finch Phrygilus patagonicus
Mourning Sierra Finch Phrygilus fruticeti
Ash-breasted Sierra Finch Phrygilus plebejus
Long-tailed Reed Finch Donacospiza albifrons
Common Diuca Finch Diuca diuca
Black-and-rufous Warbling Finch Poospiza nigrorufa
Ringed Warbling Finch Poospiza torquata
Black-capped Warbling Finch Poospiza melanoleuca
Greenish Yellow Finch Sicalis olivascens
Patagonian Yellow Finch Sicalis lebruni
Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola
Grassland Yellow Finch Sicalis luteola
Pampa Finch Embernagra platensis
Many-colored Chaco Finch Saltatricula multicolor
Greyish Saltator Saltator coerulescens
Golden-billed Saltator Saltator aurantiirostris
Band-tailed Seedeater Catamenia analis
Plain-colored Seedeater Catamenia inornata

Animals: Coypu, Juanaco, South American Sea Lion, Chilean Dolphin, Brown Hare, Green Lizard (Fitzinjerald), Tree Iguana, Brown Mussvrana, Patagonian Mara, Patagonian Dwarf Armidillo, South American Grey Fox, South American Fur Seal, Bottle-nosed Dolphin, Delfin Austral Dolphin, Large Hairy Armidillo, Southern Elephant Seal, Pampas Guinea pig, introduced beaver, introduced giant rat, introduced American mink