Birdwatching Argentina Tour – Tierra del Fuego

Day 1: Rio Grande

Arrival at the local airport. Transfer to the hotel.

In the afternoon

Half day Tour to the northern grassland of Tierra del Fuego, one of the best areas to see the Ruddy-headed Goose. At the zone beside the Atlantic coast, the birding of several birds will be possible. The box lunch will be provided. Overnight in Rio Grande. The dinner is not included. Total number of kilometers for this day: 150.

 

Birds:

Ruddy-headed Goose, Rufous-chested Dotterel, Two-banded Plover, Tawny-throated Dotterel, Bird’s Sandpiper, Least bellied Seedsnipe, Common Miner, Short-billed Miner, Chocolate-vented Tyrant, Cinnamon-billied Ground-Tyrant, Greenish Yellow–Finch, etc.

Day 2: Rio Grande

The breakfast provided by the hotel.

Transfer to Ushuaia travelling through different landscapes: grassland with sheep farming, lagoons inhabited by waterfowl, the wide transition area with sceneries of peat bogs and low deciduous Beech Forest. After Fagnano and Escondido Lakes, the crossing of the Fuegian Andes takes place. On the way we will make some stops to see different species of birds.

The box lunch will be provided. Overnight in Rio Grande. The dinner is not included. Total number of kilometers for this day: 230.

 

Birds:

Black-face Ibis, Coscoroba Swan, Black-necked Swan, Kelp-Goose, Ashy-headed Goose, Upland Goose, Flighless Steamers-Duck, Crested Duck, Yellow-billed Pintail, Speckled Teal, Chiloe Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, Red Shoveler, Andean Condor, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Southern Caracara, Chimango Caracara, American Kestrel, White-winged Coot, Red-gartered Coot, Southern Lapwing, Blackhish Oystercatcher, Magellanic Oystercatcher, Magellanic Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Whimbrel, Hudsonian Godwit, Sanderling, Bird’s Sandpiper, South American Snipe, Wilson’s Phalarope, Chilean Skua, Dolphin Gull, South American Tern, Austral Parakeet, Austral Canastero, Austral Negrito, Correndera Pipit, Austral Blackbird, Long-tailed Meadowlark, etc.

Day 3: Ushuaia

The breakfast provided by the hotel.

In the morning

Birding tour to Martial Glacier area. Reaching the High Andes vegetation, several species of birds can be seen. Passing the timberline there is a good chance to see the White-bellied Seedsnipe (habitat 600 / 900 over see level). The lunch box is not included.

Birds:

White–bellied Seedsnipe, Gray-flancked Cinclodes, Buff-winged Cinclodes, Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant, Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant, Austral Thrush, Yellow-bridled Finch, Black-chinned Siskin, etc.

In the afternoon:

Boat tour in the Beagle Channel up to the Magellanic Penguin colony. Different kinds of marine birds will accompany us throughout the trip. Return and overnight in Ushuaia. The dinner not included. Duration: 6 hours.

Birds:

Black-browed Albatross, Southern Giant Petrel, Southern Fulmar (spring), Magellanic Diving-Petrel, King Penguin (rare), Magellanic Penguin, Gentoo Penguin, Rock Cormorant, Imperial Cormaorant, Flightless Steamer-Duck, Snowy Sheathbill, Chilean Skua, Dolphin Gull, South American Tern, Blackish Cinclodes (rare), etc.

Day 4: Ushuaia

The breakfast provided by the hotel.

Birding tour to the Tierra del Fuego National Park where Giant Woodpeckers, Ibis and other birds can be seen at the Southern Beech Forests the coastal areas offer also the birding of some seabirds like Kelp Geese and Steamer Ducks.

Overnight is in Ushuaia. The lunch box will be provided. The dinner is not included. Duration: 8 hours. Total number of kilometers for this morning: 60.

Birds:

Great Grebe, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Flying-Steamer Duck, Spectacled Duck, Andean Condor, Chilean Hawk, Plumbeous Rail, Magellanic Horned Owl, Austral Pygmy–Owl, Ringed Kingfisher, Magellanic Woodpecker, Dar-bellied Cinclodes, White-throated Treerunner, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, Magellanic Tapaculo, Austral Negrito, Patagonian Tyrant, Fire-eyed Diucon, White-crested Elaenia, Tufted Tit-Tyrant, Patagonian Sierra-Finch, Black-chinned Siskin, etc.

Day 5: Ushuaia

The breakfast provided by the hotel. Transfer to the local airport. End of our services.

Included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch boxes where indicated
  • Accommodation
  • Drinking water
  • Private Transport
  • Full time service of bilingual guide
  • Entrances & permissions for National Park & Reserves
  • Transfers as listed
  • Tours & activities as listed

 

Not Included:
  • Dinner
  • Internal Flights.
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance

 

Pricing:

Net cost per Person on a double basis, US$2096

5 Days
Summary:

Tierra del Fuego

Description:

This Birdwatching Argentina tour has been designed for bird watching enthusiasts to gain access to the vast range of birdlife in Tierra de Fuego.

Departs:

Every Day

FROM US$ 2396

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