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Birdwatching

Bird lovers from all over the world come to Esteros del Ibera hoping to see some of the world's rarest species

Birdwatching in Argentina - Best Time
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Phillip Capper

Argentina is often called a birdwatching paradise as it's home to a thousand bird species observed here all year round. One of the best birding areas is Esteros del Ibera—the second largest marshland in Latin America. Its water bodies cover an area of ​​more than 30,000 hectares, its marshes cover 52,000 hectares, and islets about 260,000 hectares. This ecosystem gives life to more than 300 species of birds, including rare birds such as greater rheas, huayco tinamous, southern screamers, kelp geese, yellow-billed teals, hooded grebes, and many, many others. You can take local guides to explore the Carlos Pelegrini reserve—pristine wetlands rich in jungle flora and fauna.

The diversity of the landscape allows you to visit the Esteros del Ibera during any season. Generally, April to December is recommended as the best time, excluding extremely hot and humid summer. All the same, summer offers the best chances to see migrating birds and to enjoy the blooming flora of the region.

Birds of Esteros del Ibera area
Birds of Esteros del Ibera area
Birdwatching in Argentina - Best Season

Besides Ibera Wetlands, bird lovers will be delighted to discover the Iguazu Waterfalls area, Buenos Aires, particularly Costanera Sur Nature Reserve, Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia, and other birding spots across the jungles of the north, and the tundra of the south.

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