Join Naturalist Journeys for this exciting spring Argentina nature tour. Famous for its varied and dramatic landscapes, northwestern Argentina spans across an ever-changing scenery: snow-capped Andean peaks towering over golden puna grasslands and saline lakes, Monte desert clad in columnar cacti, luxuriant Yungas cloud forests cloaked in mosses and bromeliads, and thorny semi-arid Chaco filled with wildlife.

Due to this variety of habitats, there is an extraordinarily rich and diverse avifauna — many of which are some of the least known species in South America. It is in this region where you may see Black-legged Seriema running through thorny thickets, Rufous-throated Dipper bobbing about on rushing mountain rivers, James’s and Andean Flamingos dancing on high altiplano lakes, Red-tailed Comet glimmering as they feed on flowers, and Burrowing Parakeet chattering as they visit their cliff nest sites. Vicuñas and Guanacos still roam wilder areas.

In addition to our exploration of the natural history of the region on this Argentina birding tour, we also have opportunities to sample its many wines, as well as learn about its Incan and Spanish colonial past. Join us on this tour to northwestern Argentina and enjoy a splendid palette of birds set among landscapes that grip the imagination with an awesome sense of geologic time and place, many of which are World Heritage Sites.

This is an extraordinary birding trip with strong appeal to our serious birders that love exploring and are interested in geology and fascinating landscapes. This Argentina birding tour offers a great range of scenery and habitat with lots and lots of good birds. For even more birds with an unbeatable view, stay on for our extension to UNESCO World Heritage Iguazu Falls, whose storied birding trails happen to be in one of the most spectacular places in the world.

Tour Highlights

  • Search for unusual and spectacular hummingbirds such as Giant Hummingbird, Slender-tailed Woodstar, Andean Hillstar and the exquisite Red-tailed Comet among high Andean flowers
  • Explore the poorly known dry Chaco for lanky Black-legged Seriema, stoic Spot-backed Puffbird, melodic Many-colored Chaco Finch and more — a habitat well known for its rich and diverse dawn chorus
  • Marvel at the fiery sandstone cliffs of Humahuaca Canyon, naturally painted in various of shades of orange and red
  • Enjoy and learn about the rich wine making tradition of the area, particularly Malbecs and Torrontes
  • Watch for three species of flamingo in the high altiplano, among a special variety of waterfowl and shorebirds such as Andean Goose, Silvery Grebe, Andean Avocet, Giant Coot, and Puna Plover. Perhaps even spot a small heard of Vicuña!
  • Stay on for the post-tour extension to Iguazu Falls National Park, whose storied birding along the Macuco Trail and 101 Road will compete for your attention with the largest waterfall system in the world!

Trip Itinerary

Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary may occur to account for weather, road conditions, closures, etc. and to maximize your experience.

Tues., Mar. 4: Arrivals in Buenos Aires | Costanera Sur Nature Reserve

Flights to Argentina are typically overnight; be sure to book in time to reach Buenos Aires by midday. In the afternoon, we explore Costanera Sur Nature Reserve where we find many species of the Rio de la Plata estuary of Argentina, a region not visited on other parts of our tour. Over 300 species have been recorded at this reserve near the heart of bustling Buenos Aires! Although we do not hope to see anywhere near that many on a brief visit, we do hope to see some of the following iconic species: Black-necked Swan, Southern Screamer, Giant Wood-Rail, Many-colored Rush Tyrant, Spectacled Tyrant, and Glittering-bellied Emerald, just to name a few. We enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight where we have the chance to get to know each other.
Accommodations in Buenos Aires (D)

Wed., Mar. 5: Selva Montana Lodge

We have an early breakfast before transferring to the local airport for our two-hour flight to Salta. After arriving in Salta, we drive to Selva Montana Lodge near San Lorenzo in the Cordillera Oriental. Selva Montana, our lodge for the next two nights, averages 50 inches of rain per year (locally, up to 118 inches!). Mist swathes the forests and wreathes the cliffs most of the day during the summer wet season. We should find evergreen trees such as orco molle (a local giant that can reach 130 feet high) and a colossal species of laurel with trunks over six feet in diameter. The trees in this forest are festooned with epiphytes, including mosses, ferns, bromeliads, orchids, and begonias. Under the tall trees, there is a stratum of low trees and a dense understory of shrubs and grasses.

Welcome to the Yungas Cloud Forest ecoregion, the southernmost tract of Andean Cloud Forest! The cast of characters in these forests include the endearing Brown-capped Redstart, clownish Plush-crested Jay, impressive Cream-backed Woodpecker, and iridescent Fawn-breasted Tanager. This afternoon, we visit a small lagoon in a nearby private ranch for a good introduction to the local waterbirds including Coscoroba Swan, Rosy-billed Pochard, and Whistling Heron. We might spot a Red-legged Seriema or two patrolling the surrounding grasslands, while songbirds might include Golden-billed Saltator, Ultramarine and Black-backed Grosbeaks, and several species of warbling-finches. Enjoy cozy surroundings and dinner tonight at a typical peña where musicians play folk songs while we learn about delicious local food.
Accommodations at Hostal Selva Montana or similar (B,L,D)

Thurs., Mar. 6: Huaico Reserve | Salta City

In the early morning, we explore the Huaico Reserve, which protects part of the Yungas forest that carpets the San Lorenzo Mountain Ridge. The plant life here is something to behold! Here, we quietly explore the trails in search of an extensive variety of birds, including White-barred Piculet, Rusty-browed Warbling Finch, Fulvous-headed Brushfinch, and the incomparably beautiful Red-tailed Comet (arguably, one of the most beautiful of the world’s hummingbirds). The humid forests of this part of Argentina share an important connection with the Gran Chaco, and we should see several species that both ecoregions share, such as Scaly-headed Parrot, Great Rufous Woodcreeper, and Golden-winged Cacique. In the afternoon we visit colonial Salta city and the Archeological Museum of High Andes, where three perfectly preserved mummies of Inca children are on display. Many fine textiles, dolls, and feather decorations can also be seen. In the evening, we plan to visit the Huaico Reserve again to look for the localized Montane Forest Screech-Owl and cryptic Scissor-tailed Nightjar.
Accommodations at Hostal Selva Montana or similar (B,L,D)

Fri., Mar. 7: Santa Laura Mountain Pass | Yala River | Humahuaca

This morning, we drive northward along the ancient road crossing the Santa Laura forest where we have further chances for Red-legged Seriema and the very localized Huayco Tinamou. We reach the border with Jujuy and descend to Yala River where we hope to find Rufous-throated Dipper on the rocks and Torrent Duck in the rapids amid the fast-flowing water. This protected site is home to many other specialties of northwest Argentina and southern Bolivia, including Red-faced Guan, Brown-capped Tit-Spinetail, and Spot-breasted Thornbird. Huge cordilleras create deep valleys in this area, a favored habitat for large raptors such as Andean Condor and Black- chested Buzzard-Eagle. We may also see the endemic Rothschild’s Swift and the endangered Black-and-chestnut Eagle soaring on top of vertical ridges. Afterwards, we continue north to enter the Quebrada de Humahuaca, which follows the line of a major cultural route, the Camino Inca, along the spectacular valley of the Rio Grande. The valley was a major trade route over the past 10,000 years. It features visible traces of prehistoric hunter-gatherer communities of the Inca Empire (15th to 16th Centuries), and we visit some of the spectacular places such as the Sietecolores Mount in Purmamarca, the Painter's Pallet slope, and Uquia old church. This colorful ravine was recently declared a World Heritage Site due to the brilliant red and orange tones of the rocks among other special features. Late in the afternoon, we arrive at the village of Humahuaca, where we stay for three
nights at a comfortable hotel within walking distance of good restaurants offering homemade Andean cuisine.
Accommodations at Humahuaca (B,L,D)

Sat., Mar. 8: Humahuaca Canyon | Hornocal Mount

This morning we drive for about one hour to the impressive Hornocal Mount where the ancient inhabitants cultivated sacred maize in stonewall terraces that are still there! The birds here are quite special, too. Here, we search for the huge Giant Hummingbird, lovely Andean Hillstar, striking Andean Negrito, bizarre White-tipped Plantcutter, and many more. Dry ravines host some highly specialized ovenbirds such as Puna and Rufous- banded Miners, Rock and Straight-billed Earthcreepers, and Cream-winged and White-winged Cinclodes. Attractive songsters include Bright-rumped Yellow-Finch, Puna Yellow-Finch, and Black Siskin. Later, we drive down back into the canyon where expected species include Creamy-breasted Canastero, Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant, Black-hooded Sierra Finch among many others.
Accommodations at Humahuaca (B,L,D)

Sun., Mar. 9: Abra Pampa | Lake Pozuelos National Monument

We rise early today on an unforgettable journey into the Puna and High Andes, a semi-arid grassland and shrubland ecosystem. High-altitude lakes dot this region, each with varying levels of salinity and aquatic vegetation, which determine the abundance of waterfowl, waders, and flamingos. Many of these high elevation species are highly charismatic, especially the three species of South American flamingos — Chilean, Andean, and James’s — immortalized in documentary films by their synchronized, communal trots across these lakes as part of their courtship ritual. From Humahuaca, we drive north and westwards until reaching Lake Pozuelos, located high in a mountain-ringed basin with shallow brackish water at the northern corner of the altiplano on the border with Bolivia. Ornate Tinamou can be spotted crossing this solitary dirt track, sometimes with Andean Red Fox following it! We plan to reach Pozuelos by mid-morning and spend the rest of the day exploring this magnificent natural monument where we hope to find some of the most attractive Andean avifauna including Lesser Rhea, Mountain Caracara, Puna Plover, and a host of migratory shorebirds from North America. Mammals are also a feature here: Vicuña, the most elegant of the four South American camelids, can be seen running in small herds across the plains. At some point in the afternoon, we reluctantly leave the mountains and drive back to our hotel in Humahuaca.
Accommodations at Humahuaca (B,L,D)

Mon., Mar. 10: Humahuaca to Moldes

Today, we retrace our steps from Humahuaca Canyon to Salta, making several birding stops at different altitudes along the way. We will be looking for those species we might still be missing or want to get better views. These may include Gray-breasted Seedsnipe, Andean Hillstar, Variable Hawk, and many others. Dry ravines provide our best chances for Buff-breasted (Plain-breasted) Earthcreeper and White-winged Cinclodes, while shrubby slopes and gullies may yield sightings of Black-hooded Sierra Finch and d'Orbigny's Chat-Tyrant. Everywhere we turn today, the fantastic landscape of Humahuaca Canyon and the Yacoraite geological formation keeps us busy taking photographs and enjoying the grandeur of this land. We arrive in the early afternoon to our Hosteria in Moldes where we spend two nights.
Accommodations at Hosteria Cabra Corral in Moldes or similar (B,L,D)

Tues., Mar. 11: Chaco Forest of Juramento Canyon

After an early morning departure, we explore the dry Chaco ecoregion of northwestern Argentina, a hot and semi-arid area known for its rich variety and abundance of wildlife. The dawn chorus in this habitat should be memorable! The raucous calls of Chaco Chachalaca should contrast with the songs of Black-crested Finch and Many-colored Chaco Finch. We start birding right outside the town of Moldes, checking several sites for the elusive and lanky Black-legged Seriema. The Cabra Corral Reservoir should have various waterfowl familiar to us from Costanera Sur in Buenos Aires, such as Great Grebe and Rosy-billed Pochard. We soon reach the entrance of Juramento Canyon, where spectacular geological formations support seasonally wet transitional forests. In the drier brushland, we hope to see Brushland Tinamou, Crested Gallito, Ringed Warbling Finch, Stripe-backed Antbird, Greater Wagtail-Tyrant, Ultramarine Grosbeak, and many more. We drive slowly along the road, making several stops for short, exploratory walks into the habitat. In the afternoon, we retrace our steps back to the town of Moldes for a sumptuous dinner and a good rest.
Accommodations at Hosteria Cabra Corral or similar (B,L,D)

Wed., Mar. 12: Los Cardones National Park

After an early breakfast, we depart for a full-day excursion into Los Cardones National Park. The winding road eventually crosses a river and climbs up the Escoipe Canyon to about 10,000 feet, where Elegant Crested-Tinamou and Tawny-throated Dotterel occur. Short walks along vegetated gullies allow us to observe many of the smaller avian inhabitants, such as Gray-hooded Parakeet, Rock Earthcreeper, Maquis Canastero, and Rufous-bellied Mountain Tanager. Flowering tobacco bushes attract the amazing Red-tailed Comet and Sparkling Violetear. Later, we search for the scarce endemic Tucuman Mountain Finch as we walk along the trails in the dramatic scenery of the Enchanted Valley. As we near Nevado de Cachi, we drive along parts of an ancient Inca road with views of spectacular slopes of cardon grande cactus and towering peaks of the Andean ranges southwest of Salta. The park itself preserves a transitional area of the Argentine Monte ecoregion, dominated by thorn scrub and desert dotted by oases with Puna habitat. Andean Condor often soar over the ridges or just below us along deep valleys, while herds of Guanaco, the tallest South American camelid, wander across the landscape. We arrive to Cachi adobe village nestled on the border of the Calchaqui River where we take accommodation at a nice hotel for two nights, at the edge of the park.
Accommodations at Hotel Cachi or similar (B,L,D)

Thurs., Mar. 13: Calchaqui Valley | Los Cardones National Park

We devote the morning to birding the Monte scrub and agricultural areas surrounding the oasis of Payogasta, in the shadow of the imposing snow-capped Mount Cachi. Large flocks of noisy Burrowing Parakeet raid the crop fields, while pairs of White-fronted Woodpecker stand guard at the tops of cardon grande cactus. The long list of possibilities to see today include Cliff Flycatcher, Long-tailed Meadowlark, White-tipped Plantcutter, and many more. We aim to make several good stops where we may see three remarkable endemics: White-throated Cacholote, Sandy Gallito, and Steinbach’s Canastero. As morning turns to afternoon, we might revisit the high puna steppe of Los Cardones National Park where there is always a good chance of seeing the scarce Tawny- throated Dotterel running along in the short grass or the cryptic Gray-breasted Seedsnipe crouching quietly on patches of bare earth.
Accommodations at Hotel Cachi or similar (B,L,D)

Fri., Mar. 14: Las Flechas Canyon | Cafayate

This morning we plan to explore the surroundings of Seclantas, where there is an important tradition of creating ponchos, starting with the shearing of llamas and sheep, adding unique colors to the wool by boiling it with vegetables and minerals, and then fine artisanal weaving in wood telares. They sell ponchos, carpets, and other goods in their simple houses with the children joining in. We keep on heading south along the Calchaqui Valley in search of Sandy Gallito and White-throated Cacholote if views were not satisfying elsewhere. Other species we may see for the first time (or see again for better views or photos!) include Burrowing Parakeet, White-tipped Plantcutter, and the endemic Monte Yellow-Finch. Much of this area lies in a rain shadow, leading to a semi-desert habitat much like the area around Los Cardones National Park. This scenic road passes by historic places of colonial times such as Molinos, where we stop for a visit. It also crosses a remarkably photogenic place known as Quebrada de Las Flechas, where geological formations have created large mountain ridges shaped like arrow- points in different colors. In the afternoon, we reach the beautiful and peaceful town of Cafayate, the capital of the wine region in the northwest. The history of wine in the province of Salta in Argentina goes back to early colonial times when the first vines were brought by the Jesuits from the Canary Islands in the mid-seventeenth century. Today, the vineyards stretch along the provinces of Salta and Tucuman for over 3,500 hectares. In Cafayate, the “Torrontes” variety of grape produces a white wine with an intense aroma and fruity flavor. This variety, brought from Spain, has achieved a unique expression in Salta’s soil, becoming the flagship white grape of Argentina. We have fun and sample local foods and wines after our day afield.
Accommodations for two nights at a typical wine ranch (B,L,D)

Sat., Mar. 15: Quilmes | Cafayate

The Quilmes Indians were a strong group of the Diaguita nation who resisted the Inca domination protected by the escarpments to the west of the Santa Maria Valley. They also fought the Spanish conquistadors for many years and built up an amazing citadel of rocks at the base of the mountains. This fortress is still there — in Tucuman province — and protected by descendants of those brave ancestors. We plan to spend a couple of hours walking in the Quilmes ruins before heading south and up in elevation to yet another beautiful corner in Tucuman province, the slopes of Aconquija Mount. Our hotel maintains an organic garden to supply the kitchen with fresh vegetables, as well as several false tobacco trees, which attract Gilded Hummingbird and Glittering-bellied Emerald. The cuisine at our lodging is regional, ranging from famous Salta empanadas to Argentine steaks grilled to perfection. After dinner, there is an optional night outing in search of the enigmatic Chaco Owl.
Accommodations at a typical wine-ranch (B,L,D)

Sun., Mar. 16: Las Conchas Canyon | San Lorenzo

Today we drive northward along the spectacular Las Conchas Canyon. We plan to stop at several different rock formations, with names like the Castles, Devil’s Throat, the Amphitheater, the Frog, and the Obelisk. We also plan to take short walks exploring both dry Chaco and Monte semi-desert within the Calchaqui Valley — and this gives us a second chance at the hard-to-spot Black-legged Seriema! As we make our way along this scenic drive, we take opportunistic stops for birds such as tinamous, earthcreepers, or chachalacas. We arrive to San Lorenzo in time for the check-in at the Selva Montana lodge, have a drink and leave for a good farewell dinner at a nearby restaurant.
Accommodations at Hostal Selva Montana or similar (B,L,D)

Mon., Mar. 17: Salta | Flight to Buenos Aires for Departure or to Iguazu for the Falls Extension

Depending on our flight time, we enjoy some time this morning to explore the city or just relax at the hotel before heading to the airport. (B)

Iguazu Falls Post-Tour Extension

Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary may occur to account for weather, road conditions, closures, etc. and to maximize your experience.

Birding Iguazu Falls, Largest Waterfall System in the World

UNESCO World Heritage Iguazu Falls is one of the most spectacularly beautiful places in the world. Some 270 falls in all decorate a 1.7 mile stretch of Argentina’s northeast border with Brazil, enfolded in special national parks on either side. The park’s extensive train system takes us to many photo-friendly vantage points of the falls and to its storied birding trails, like the Macuco Trail and 101 Road, which pass through precious primary Atlantic Forest.

Mon., Mar. 17: Salta | Flight to Buenos Aires or Directly to Iguazu for the Falls Extension

Those opting for the extension travel on to one of the most beautiful places in the world, Iguazu Falls. Depending on airline schedules, we fly directly from Salta or through Buenos Aires.

Near the end of our flight, we may get our first glimpse of the falls from the plane! We certainly see extensive forests that beckon us to explore. After arriving at Iguazu, our local guide meets us at the airport, and we transfer to our accommodations at one of the hotels inside the Yriapu Reserve, right at the edge of Iguazu National Park. This afternoon we visit a private hummingbird garden, where at feeders we get close-up views of up to seven different species, including Black Jacobin, Planalto Hermit, Violet-capped Woodnymph, and more.
Accommodations for three nights at La Cantera Hotel or Selva de Laurel Lodge or similar, Iguazu (L,D)

Tues., Mar. 18: Birding at Iguazu Falls

We spend the morning birding the famous Macuco Trail of Iguazu National Park, in search of typical Atlantic Forest species such as Surucua Trogon, Rufous-capped Motmot, White-eyed Foliage-gleaner, and Spot-backed Antshrike, among many others — all among a list that easily exceeds 50 specialties! We enjoy a picnic lunch with a view of the falls, then explore in detail the Argentinean side of Iguazu, an international treasure shared with Brazil. We use the park’s train system, stopping at various viewpoints until we reach the most spectacular one: the Devil’s Throat. We walk the last section on a footbridge across the delta of the Iguazu River. During the walk, it is possible to spot White-winged Swallow flying over the river, Yellow-billed Cardinal singing from the reeds, wild Muscovy Duck, Anhinga, kingfishers, herons — and from the balcony at the Devil´s Throat, you can watch hundreds of Great Dusky Swift doing their acrobatic flight through the curtains of the falls to roost on the rocks behind the water. We walk both the upper and lower trails to immerse ourselves in this wonder.
Accommodations for three nights at La Cantera Hotel or Selva de Laurel Lodge or similar, Iguazu (B,L,D)

Wed., Mar. 19: Birding at Iguazu Falls

This area gives us a chance to experience the rainforest and birds of the Atlantic region, shared with Brazil and home to many spectacular species such as Magpie Tanager, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Greater Ani, and Rusty-breasted Nunlet. There are many sites to visit, and we explore more of the national park today, including the 101 Road, in search of many species like Tufted Antshrike, Ochre-collared Piculet, Southern Antpipit, Chestnut-bellied Euphonia, Green-headed Tanager, and others. We return to our hotel for a break and go back out as bird activity increases in the afternoon. Photographers may want more time just to be fascinated by the falls!
Accommodations for three nights at La Cantera Hotel or Selva de Laurel Lodge or similar, Iguazu (B,L,D)

Thurs., Mar. 20: Departures

There might be time for an early morning walk with some avian surprises right around the hotel grounds. Afterwards, we transfer from our hotel to the local airport in time to fly to Buenos Aires and connect with international flights home. (B)

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    Andean Flamingo

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    Costanera Sur Ecological Park

Cost of the Journey

The cost of the 14-day main tour is $5690 DBL / $6140 SGL per person. Tour price includes 13 nights’ accomodations, all meals as noted in the itinerary, transportation during the journey, professional guide services, park and other entrance fees, and miscellaneous program expenses. Tour cost does not include the two internal flights, personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks from the bar, and gratuities for luggage handling or other services. Cost of the Iguazu Falls extension is $1460 DBL / $1645 SGL per person. Tour cost does not include flight to Iguazu and back to Buenos Aires. The total cost of the three internal flights (extension included) is currently (10/6/2023) around $620 per person, but is subject to change. We will book these for you and add them to your invoice. Price is based on exchange rate on 10/4/23 and is subject to change if there is more than a 5% increase.

Travel Details

Please plan to make air travel plans only after the minimum group size has been met. We will send you a confirmation email as soon as the trip has been confirmed.

Arrival and Departure Airport: Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires

Arrival Details: Plan flights to arrive March 4, 2025 at your leisure. There is an optional afternoon birding outing with our guide on the afternoon of March 4.

Departure Details: Plan flight departures on March 17, 2025 after 9:00 PM.

Extension Departure Details: Plan flight departures on March 20, after 9:00 PM.

Travel Tips: If you arrive early to rest up from your travels, we can book an early night for you at our first night tour hotel, the Hotel Cyan Americas, at a cost of around $115/night. If you want to explore Buenos Aires, there are several interesting things to see near the hotel. The world renown National Museum of Fine Arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes) has over 12,000 pieces of artwork from both Argentinian and international artists. There are also several popular plazas, parks, and monuments in this area and it’s great for walking around if you want to stretch your legs after a long flight. This area is about a mile from the hotel and an easy 5 minute taxi ride or 30 minute walk.   

If you prefer to depart Buenos Aires the morning after the last day of the tour, we recommend the Posada de las Aguilas. The hotel is located 5 minutes from the Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) and they provide a free airport shuttle. 

Visa Requirement: US citizens do not require a visa for tourist visits of this length.


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  • Greg Butcher

    Greg recently retired as the Migratory Species Coordinator for U.S. Forest Service International Programs, working throughout the Western Hemisphere, and as Vice President for Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, serving on the Conservation and Citizen Science committees. He is currently a Board Member for BirdsCaribbean. For his Ph.D. in Zoology at University of Washington, he studied the coloration and behavior of Bullock’s Orioles. Greg studied ecology in Costa Rica with the Organization for Tropical Studies and has worked internationally for the past 20 years. Greg previously worked for the National Audubon Society, American Birding Association, Birder’s World magazine (sadly, now defunct), Partners in Flight, and Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He is a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society (AOS). He has been a birder since he was 11 and has birded in all 50 states and 47 countries.

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Ahead of Your Tour

  • Make sure your passport will be valid at time of entry until after the date of your scheduled return to the U.S. No Visas are required for U.S. citizens for stays of this tour's duration in Argentina. If you are from another country, please contact the Embassies of Argentina websites for guidelines.
  • Please check current CDC recommendations for travel to Argentina and consult with your doctor about general travel vaccinations you should have as precaution for travel. See the “Health and Inoculations” section below.
  • Travel insurance in case of serious medical emergency is strongly recommended. Full health coverage and repatriation is available through Allianz Travel Insurance.
  • Make your international flight reservations to and from Buenos Aires International Airport (Ezezia; EZE). We will reserve internal flights to and from Salta and for the extension to Iguazu Falls. Send a copy of your itinerary to the Naturalist Journeys office please.
  • Soft sided luggage/duffel bags are easiest for packing the vans. Pack essential medications in your carry-on luggage, as well as one day of clothing and optics in case of luggage delay.

Arrival into Buenos Aires (EZE)

Please note. If you are delayed in travel, please FIRST call the number of our local operator. As a backup, contact our office (both numbers are on your emergency contact list).

Welcome to Buenos Aires! Please plan to arrive to Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE) at your leisure on the first day of the tour. Upon arrival you will meet our local agent and be transferred to the hotel. Please note, rooms are not typically available until mid-day, so if you want a room immediately for an early morning arrival, you will need to request a night ahead (additional charge at the going room rate) to get in ahead of mid-day check-in.

We will coordinate your pick-ups close to your departure with operators and guides once we have all travelers completed travel information. Please make sure we have both your ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE information, so they can plan this. It is imperative that we have your correct TRAVEL information; we appreciate if you email us a copy of your flight reservation. They will check the internet for your updated flight information.

Please check the Travel Details section of this tour for additional information and updates.

Departures from Buenos Aires (EZE)

Please plan to depart after 9 PM from Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE) on the last day of the tour or extension. Allow time to connect by air from Salta (or from Iguazu Falls for the extension) that day. You must be at the airport about three hours ahead of your scheduled flight on this return.

We will provide transfers or arrange for taxis to the airport for all departures as needed for the departure day. The departure fee is now typically built into your airline fare.

Please check the Travel Details section of this tour for additional information and updates.

Passports, Visas & Documents

Information for U.S. citizens can be found at: (If you are from another country, please contact the Argentina embassy’s website for guidelines.)  It is always smart to check for changes 60-90 days before your tour departs, for changes to travel documentation requirements. 

Passport: You must have a passport that is in good condition and is valid upon entry until your scheduled return to the U.S. You should have at least one blank page per stamp. The blank pages need to say “Visas” at the top. Pages marked “Amendments and Endorsements” will not be accepted.

Visa: At the time of writing, a tourist visa is not required for US citizens for tourist visits of this length. You will need proof of a return ticket. The necessary documents will be distributed by your airline while in flight or provided for you upon arrival. We advise that you bring your eContact list of hotels for use at immigration as well.

As a precaution for lost or misplaced documents you carry on your person during travel, we highly recommend you keep hard and digital backup copies on your phone (either photo or PDF scan), as well as a hard copy left with your emergency contact at home. The recommended important documents to copy include, but are not limited to; your passport ID page, travel visa, the front and back of your credit card(s), the airline barcode on your luggage. This will greatly expedite getting new ones if necessary – we hope everyone will always keep travel documents close so that losing them will not be an issue.

General Health & Inoculations Information – Be Prepared!

We will share your health information with your guide. This information will be kept confidential but is very important as we want to be best prepared in case of medical emergency.

Vaccinations: Bring copies of your current vaccination records with you. At the time of writing, there were no required vaccinations to enter Argentina. However, the CDC recommends that all travelers be up to date with routine vaccinations and basic travel vaccines (such as Hepatitis A and Typhoid) before traveling to any destination. Please check with your doctor for recommendations at least 4-6 weeks before departing on your trip.  Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage for Argentina for other helpful and up-to-date information or reach them by phone at (800) CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).  

Prescriptions: It is a good idea to pack any meds you take regularly in your carry-on luggage.  Bring an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses. Bring an adequate supply of any prescription medications you use, a copy of the prescription and a list of generic names of your medicines as “back-up” in case it is necessary to purchase drugs while abroad. You’ll want to keep medications in their original, labeled containers. 

Allergies: To be prepared for environmental triggers to allergies or breathing difficulties, please bring your allergy and/or asthma medication(s).  If you have severe allergies talk to your doctor about carrying an EPI pen and notify your guides. It is also recommended to carry with you an up-to-date record of known allergies, chronic medical problems and Medic Alerts so that, if necessary, emergency treatment can be carried out without endangering your health.

Common Ailments: We recommend that you bring a travel-sized first aid kit and a supply of standard over-the-counter medications for common ailments (such as upset stomach, headache, motion sickness, diahhrea, minor scrapes, bug bites, etc.).  Altitude sickness can affect some and, if there is a concern, be prepared.

Weather & Climate

In general, the weather during your stay will range from cold to comfortable, with temperatures from the 30s°F in the Andes and to the low 80s°F in the lowlands, and rain and wind are always possible. Check your favorite weather website closer to your departure to better predict what the weather will be on your adventure. Temperatures at low elevations in Salta and at Iguazu Falls during the extension mostly range from mid-80s°F in the day to mid-60s°F at night. Temperatures in the Andes will be much cooler; night-time temperatures can be especially chilly. Rain is likely, so do have good rain gear; shoes with good tread and support are essential. We recommend dressing in layers, with a good wind-breaking layer that can do double duty as raingear. Our weather will be determined by altitude, so dressing in layers works perfectly for these conditions. Please bring warm enough clothing for the morning and evening temperatures at higher altitudes.

Food & Drinks

Menus at lodges and restaurants are varied, sustainably based on the wonderful local ingredients available, and delightfully prepared in a sanitary environment. Just use common sense, and ask for recommendations from your hotel or guide. Argentine cuisine can be amazing.

Tap water quality and access to clean drinking water varies from region to region. Bottled water will be available for field trips and drinking water is provided for you to refill a bottle. One of the many ways we strive to do our part for the environment is by trying to reduce our consumption of plastics; if convenient, we would appreciate it if you bring reusable water bottles. Your guide will let you know when bottled water is preferable.

Packing, Clothing & Laundry

Dress is very informal, and laundry services are available for a fee at our lodges. While some people will change for dinner, it is usually just to a drier or cleaner version of what they wore during the day.

Please, pack light. We are serious about this – we move around a lot. Please do not bring anything more than you must.

TRAVEL TIP: Imagine NOT getting your suitcase. Wear your most important shoes for the field and have one day’s clothing change (including a change of underwear!). And please do not pack any essential medications, or your vital optics, in your checked luggage!

Spending Money

The official currency in Argentina is the Argentinean peso; in Chile, it is the Chilean peso. We advise you carry a mix of different types of payments, such as cash, an ATM card, and a credit card.

For the current exchange rate, please refer to an online converter tool like or your bank. U.S. dollars in good, crisp condition (no rips or tears) are taken as a form of payment but shopping for smaller handicrafts may necessitate using local currency. If you plan to exchange cash in country (which often brings a better exchange rate than exchanging before you depart), bring large U.S. bills ($50 or $100) in good, crisp condition. You may also wire money to yourself (Western Union) and get an even better rate when you pick up your cash, though the line may be long.  If you are open to using a cueva (cambio), you can research "blue dollar" exchange rates at ahead of time. Ask your local tour guide or hotel for recommendations for where to find the best exchange rates.

When using a local ATM to withdrawal cash, keep in mind that it will dispense local currency, but know that it might only accept cards from local banks or not allow cash advances on credit cards. Many U.S. banks charge a fee of $1 - $5 each time you use a foreign ATM. Others may charge you a percentage of the amount you withdraw. Check with your bank before departure. You must become familiar with how to use your ATM card and PIN number ahead of the journey. 

We suggest you have more than one card available, if possible. You may want to bring more than one brand of card (VISA and Mastercard are commonly accepted; American Express is less common). You can use credit cards at lodges to pay your bar and gift tabs. Not every shop will accept every card. Some smaller shops and restaurants, or taxis require cash, so it is always a good idea to ask before making a purchase. Also, we recommend that you advise your bank or credit card company that you will be traveling abroad to avoid questions, card freezes, or charges. If you have a choice of cards, bring one with no foreign exchange fees.

Traveler’s checks are not widely accepted. They can be difficult to exchange. We do not advise you use them.


Expect the normal tipping protocol to apply for your hotel maids and bar service. If at the end of the tour, you would like to show our appreciation to your guides, tipping is entirely appropriate but at your discretion. We hope that you will be pleased with all professional services. Gratuities for group meals are included. For your birding tour guide, we suggest $10-$15 per day per guest. Note that if there is more than one guide, this can be split among them.

Cell Phones & Internet Service

If you plan on using your cell phone on this trip, please check with your wireless provider to see if your phone and service will work in your destination country. Ask for “international roaming” to be activated on your phone. Or you can buy a local SIM card at the airport and insert this in your mobile phone (just make certain your phone can accept one).

If your phone can connect to Wi-Fi, you may be able to make voice and video calls free of charge. Please contact your cell phone provider for further details. Another option if you have access to Wi-Fi, is to use smartphone apps like Skype, WhatsApp, or Viber to send text messages, make voice calls, or video calls. Many smartphones, tablets, or laptops come with one of these apps pre-installed, or you can download for free. If bringing a laptop or tablet, get a good dustcover to protect it at all times.

Make sure if you do NOT want to use your cell phone that you turn off your cellular data. You could incur huge charges if you are not on Wi-Fi. Putting your phone in airplane mode if you mainly use it for photos will save the battery as well.

Your hotels and most local restaurants provide Wi-Fi at least in their common areas. Although it is generally a reliable service, it can be affected by adverse weather conditions due to the remote locations.

Please refrain from taking or making cell phone calls in the vehicles when traveling with other passengers unless it appears to be an emergency. This disrupts other guests; plan on cell phone call use on your own time.


The standard voltage in Argentina is 220 Volts, alternating at 50 HZ. If you travel to Argentina with a device that does not accept 240 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Most modern appliances now convert for you but check that your cord has a box on it to do so or is labeled to do so. Power plugs and sockets in Argentina are types C and I. You will need a power plug adapter. For more information:


Argentina is on Argentina Time (one hour ahead of New York) and does not observe daylight savings time. Check before leaving home for your conversion.


Please contact Naturalist Journeys by email at clientservices@naturalistjourneys or telephone at our office: (520) 558-1146 or toll free: (866) 900-1146 if you have any questions. Many thanks for traveling with us and we hope you enjoy your journey!


Pace & Protocols +

Pace of the Tour & What to Expect You will receive a Schedule-at-a-Glance and list of Read more

Pace of the Tour & What to Expect

You will receive a Schedule-at-a-Glance and list of hotels (our eContact List) a few weeks before your departure. This will serve as an outline for each day and alert you to any recent changes made in the schedule or to our hotels, if needed.

Our journeys are set up to follow the rhythm of nature. Our focus is on birding and nature; we offer full, well-planned field days and often get up early for that magical time around dawn. We generally follow the published itinerary, but we stay flexible to the weather, wildlife opportunities and the interests of the group. Your guide will keep you apprised of the next day’s schedule at each evening meal, noting what to bring and what to prepare for. Questions and/or concerns are welcome.

The pace of our Naturalist Journeys tours is moderate; to fully participate you should be able to get in and out of vehicles several times a day, and walk 1-3 miles over uneven terrain. It is important to participate with a flexible attitude as adjustments may be made in our schedule to make the most of our time in the field or for other purposes at your guide's discretion. We are not a “listing” bird company that drills down on target species, but at times we do wait for those special species unique to the places we visit. During the day, we take time to stop for photos and for educational opportunities to learn about conservation projects, landscapes, and geology. We appreciate other taxa as well as birds, with mammals often the biggest draw but plants and butterflies are also very popular. Our clients often lend their own expertise to the mix.

We like to make meals a fun and memorable part of the experience, too. Breakfasts are often at hotels, and we carry snacks, fruit, and water in the vans each day. Lunches are a mix of picnics in the field (weather dependent) and a chance to dine with locals at small cafes and restaurants. For dinner, we pride ourselves in our homework to keep up with the best choices for dining, choosing restaurants with atmosphere that specialize in local foods. On occasion we keep dinner simple to go back out in the field for sunset wildlife viewing or night walks. In some remote locations, our choices are limited. If you are tired, room service for dinner may be an option you can choose.

Naturalist Journeys International Trips: Guide Role

Naturalist Journeys supports ecotourism and the development of excellent local guides. Once we know our international partners and guides well, we can send out small groups working directly with these trusted partners, adding a Naturalist Journeys guide to assist the local expert when we have a group of 6-7 or more. This helps us keep your costs down while retaining tour quality. The local guide is your main guide. You can expect your Naturalist Journeys guide to be well-researched and often they are experienced in the destination, but their role is not to be primary, it is to help to organize logistics, help you find birds, mammals, and interesting other species in the field, keep reports, help facilitate group interactions, and to keep the trip within Naturalist Journeys' style. Local guides live in the countries we travel to, know the destinations intimately, and are often the strongest force for conservation in their countries. They open many doors for us to have a rich experience.


Smoking is not permitted in any vehicle or in any situation where the group is participating in an activity together, such as a vehicle excursion or a guided walk. Please respect all designated smoking areas at hotels and restaurants.


As a courtesy to each other, we ask that all travelers please rotate seating. On international trips we may all be in one small bus, on some trips we are in vans, particularly the roomy Sprinter Vans when available. Some areas require us to be in smaller 4-wheel drive or safari vehicles. Rotation allows you to sit with different drivers and alternate front and back seating.

Photo Release & Sharing

We take many group photos and will share photos with the group. And after your tour, we will organize a chance to share photos via Dropbox or Google Photos. Please note that this is our policy and if you prefer to be excluded, we need to know ahead of your tour.

By registering for this tour, you agree to grant to Naturalist Journeys and its authorized representatives’ permission to record on photography film and/or video, pictures of my participation in the tour. You further agree that any or all of the material photographed may be used, in any form, as part of any future publications, brochure, or other printed materials used to promote Naturalist Journeys, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.

Travel Insurance

You are traveling in remote areas. Naturalist Journeys strongly recommends you have full medical and evacuation insurance from a company such as Allianz, for all international travel. If you do not have medical coverage or evacuation coverage on your existing travel insurance policy or for some reason elected not to take that out, we advise getting an evacuation plan with Global RescueWorld Nomads, Medjet, Allianz (they can do evacuation only) or a similar company. These plans are typically $300-$400 for a year for multiple destinations. This coverage may be a part of a larger Travel Insurance policy but can also be purchased on its own.


Please contact Naturalist Journeys by email at or telephone our office: (520) 558-1146 or toll free: (866) 900-1146 if you have any questions. Many thanks for traveling with us and we hope you enjoy your journey.


Packing List +

Please Pack Light! Soft luggage is much easier for us to pack than a more rigid Read more

Please Pack Light!

Soft luggage is much easier for us to pack than a more rigid hard sided piece, so if you have the choice, please use your soft luggage.  Be sure to have your name and address on the inside of the bag, as well as on the luggage tag on the handle.  It is our hope that you can pack in one checked suitcase that does not exceed 45 pounds.  If lighter, all the better! Be sure to pack your personal medication, airline tickets, passport, binoculars, camera, and other essential items in your carry-on bag. You will want a day pack for field trips, so this is an ideal carry-on. Please reconfirm your airline’s baggage weight and size restrictions about a week or so before departure.

Dress is comfortable and informal throughout the trip. Dressing in layers is the best way to be comfortable. Lightweight long sleeve shirts and long pants make ideal field clothing as they are more protective from sun and vegetation.  But if you like to wear shorts, by all means bring some.  Also, choose clothing you don’t mind getting dirty or muddy and things that are comfortable and easy to launder. Loose clothing discourages insects and is very cool.

Note on clothing colors and insect repellent: We recommend muted colors of tan, brown, khaki, grey or green, as they are spotted less easily than white or bright colors, though camouflage clothing is not recommended, and in some countries, not legal to wear. It is possible to purchase field clothing permeated with insect repellent such as the Craghoppers Insect Shield collection. Another approach is to purchase Permethrin spray (online or from REI) to treat your field clothing and socks before your departure.

Our highest altitude is at a 10,000-foot pass, so it will be chilly. It could get into the 30s°F at night. Average daytime temperatures for March at low elevations are low 80s°F, with night temperatures in the 60s°F. Rain is likely, so do have good rain gear; shoes/boots with good tread and support are essential. We recommend dressing in layers, with a good wind-breaking layer that can do double duty as raingear. Our weather will be determined by altitude, so dressing in layers works perfectly for these conditions.

Clothing & Gear

  • Lightweight long pants, 2-3 pair
  • Lightweight long sleeve shirts, 2-3 (if open buttons, may be layered with short- sleeved or sleeveless t-shirt to keep cool in the lowlands). Loose fitting keeps you cool.
  • T-shirts, short-sleeved or equivalent (1-2)
  • Personal underclothing (consider what dries quickly if you plan to wash) and nightclothes
  • Socks – lightweight and easy to wash and dry, and long enough to tuck your pants to help protect from chiggers in the lowlands
  • Comfortable walking shoes (such as tennis shoes) and lightweight hiking boots – 2 pair. Please note that forest trails will be on uneven terrain and may be muddy – bring shoes with good support and firm grip tread.
  • Field vest (optional) a great source is Big Pockets
  • Good quality raincoat and pants (recommended) or poncho
  • Fleece jacket or sweater for Andes evenings
  • Comfortable clothes for evening (a cleaner version of your field clothes)
  • Comfortable sandals or light shoes for evenings, travel days
  • Hat with broad brim; warm hat for the Andes
  • Scarf, light gloves, light hat for cold evenings (you want to go owling!)
  • Bandana (optional, great for cooling off when hot and sweaty)
  • Bathing suit if you enjoy swimming

Equipment & Miscellaneous

  • Airline tickets or e-ticket verification
  • Passport, visa (if required), travel insurance info, money & credit cards.
  • A secure pouch to carry the items above on your person at all times (such as a secure, under-clothing document pouch)
  • As a backup: copies of all the above (phone and/or paper) packed in a separate location than on your person, plus a set given to your emergency contact at home as a backup. For passport, copy of the  ID and entry stamp pages.
  • Small daypack to carry gear while hiking and in vehicles
  • Walking stick (optional but recommended if you have one)
  • Umbrella – compact and not brightly colored
  • Flashlight or headlamp with fresh batteries (important – cabins may be up the hill from our dining areas). Make sure this is in good working order. Extra batteries.
  • Alarm clock (yes, you’ll hopefully be inspired to get up early!) If you use your phone for this, learn how to turn off data roaming.
  • Sunscreen/lip balm with SPF
  • Sunglasses with neck strap
  • Insect repellent (something containing DEET, and sulphur powder or equivalent for chiggers)
  • Toiletry articles: shampoo and conditioner, dental supplies, razor, emery boards, hairbrush/comb, tweezers, hand lotion, feminine hygiene, deodorant, pain reliever
  • Sink stopper, soap for hand laundry (the new detergent sheets are super handy!)
  • Binoculars (a hotel shower cap is great to cover these when it is raining)
  • Spotting scope and tripod (optional – guide will have them)
  • Camera and extra batteries, digital chips etc., lens cleaning supplies and your instruction
  • manual. Do a good check for all this before leaving, battery chargers may be hard to find! (optional)
  • Adapters for three prong electronic equipment
  • Water bottle (can easily be bought in the airport and refilled daily). We love the Life Steam bottles that have an internal filter, making it possible to fill from the tap and be safe – VERY handy!
  • Notebook or journal and pen (optional)
  • Field guides (optional)
  • Small bottle of antibacterial hand soap/hand sanitizer
  • Washcloth (optional)
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Rechargeable power bank (optional)
  • Steri-Pen or other UV water treatment device to help cut down on the use of plastic bottles (optional)


WE DO NOT RECOMMEND TRAVELING WITH PRECIOUS OR VALUABLE JEWELRY – don’t tempt anyone and don’t bring things you’d regret losing - your mind will be at ease!

Medical & First Aid Items

  • Heath insurance and vaccination information (kept in personal pouch with other travel documents)
  • Personal medication (and copy of vital prescriptions, including glasses)
  • Motion sickness preventatives if likely to be needed on bus, van, drives, etc.
  • Personal first aid kit including medications for general and stomach ailments (Imodium or Lomotil, antihistamine cream or tablets, eye drops, Band-aids etc.)
  • Foot powder, lotions, general “comfort” items
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses or contacts
  • Altitude sickness medication (optional)
  • Covid test kit, at least 3 per person
  • Masks (for any sign of respiratory illness by any person on the tour – no one wants a cold, flu or Covid)

Donations & Gifts

We enjoy interacting with local people. Why not bring a small photo album or load your tablet with some photos of your life to share? Or some small lightweight gifts – hair ties, costume jewelry, memory sticks or flash drives, etc.  Be creative here.  Also for kids, school supplies – marking pens, activity cards such as number cards, small notebooks, and pencils are a big hit, we can surely find a home for these in the smaller rural villages. Children’s books are a treat, especially if they are in Spanish.

Guides at the lodges are often isolated. They always enjoy a current newspaper, nature magazine, and books. If you have an old USA field guide you are not using, these are great for them to see some of the migrants and birds from another area.


Suggested Reading List +

There are many titles of interest for Argentina; the following are a few that we Read more

There are many titles of interest for Argentina; the following are a few that we have enjoyed that can get you started.

Top Picks

Merlin App – Argentina. A phone-based birding app from Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology. Before departing the U.S., download the app for free, then from within the app, download the “pack” for Argentina.

Birds of Northern South America: An Identification Guide

General Reading

Yutopian: Archaeology, Ambiguity, and the Production of Knowledge in Northwest Argentina

The Argentina Reader: History, Culture, Politics

Field Guides

Birds of Argentina and the South-West Atlantic

Field Guide to the Birds of Chile

Birds of Chile - A Photo Guide

Natural History

A Wildlife Guide to Chile.

Formation of the Andes (Web Resource)

History & Culture

Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America

The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War: Fascism, Populism, and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Argentina

Latin American Spanish Phrasebook & Dictionary


The Whispering Land

The Highest Andes: A record of the first ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the exploration of the surrounding valleys

Your guide will also have a selection of reference books and materials for participants to share. As an Amazon Associate, Naturalist Journeys earns from qualifying purchases, and may get commissions for purchases made through links on this page at no added cost to you.


Useful Links +

Learn more about your destination at these external websites, carefully researched for you. Read more



“21 Things That Argentina is Known & Famous For” – Article Hey Explorer Magazine

Buenos Aires

Salta City


Abra Pampa


Nature, Wildlife & Biology

Birding Argentina

Birding Checklists

Species database for Argentina –

Andean Condor

“Argentavis, the Largest Flying Bird, Was A Master Glider” – Article National Geographic

The Wildlife Diaries – An Interesting Blog Post about Wildlife in Argentina

Conservation, Parks & Reserves

Aves Argentina

“Why is rewilding Argentina ‘essential for our survival’?” – Article

“Boosting Innovation For Conservation And Local Development In Argentina” – A World Bank Article

Status of Argentina’s Climate Action Plan – Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Submission

Costanera Sur Reserve

Huaico Private Reserve

Lake Pozuelos National Monument

Los Cardones National Park

Geology & Geography

Geology of Argentina and the Andes

Geography of Argentina

Printable Color Map of Argentina

Free, printable maps of Argentina – 8 regions

Hornocal Mountain Range

Gran Chaco (Dry Chaco Ecoregion)

Calchaquí Valleys (also contains geography of Las Conchas canyon)

Quebrada de Las Flechas

History & Culture

History of Argentina

Argentine Cuisine

Culture of Argentina

Quilmes People

Speaking Spanish in Argentina

Post Tour Extension to Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu National Park (UNESCO)

Species of Iguazu National Park -

Helpful Travel Websites

Buenos Aires Airport / Ezeiza (EZE)

National Passport Information Center

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

U.S. Department of State International Travel Information - Argentina

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Argentina

Canada Travel Advice & Advisories – Argentina

Travel Health Pro (UK) – Argentina

ATM Locator

Electricity and Plugs - Argentina

Date, Time, and Holidays - Argentina

Photo credits: Banner Photos: Assorted Flamingos by Peg Abbott; Plush-crested Jay by Peg Abbott; Guanaco by Peg Abbott; Burrowing Parrots by Peg Abbott; Cardones National Park by Peg Abbott; Blond-crested Woodpecker by Peg Abbott; Andean Flicker by Peg Abbott; Birding Puna Habitat by Peg Abbott; Vicunas by Peg Abbott; Iguazu Falls by Bud Ferguson; Guira Cuckoos by Greg Smith; Rosy Pochard by Peg Abbott.


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