Our bird for the month is one that comes from a family of just five. Not only is it a pretty little songster, but the Rufous-throated Dipper is also the most range-restricted of its family. Endemic to restricted areas of the eastern slopes of the Andes, they can be found along stretches of cool, clean water. Sadly, changes in water management have resulted in a decline in the population resulting in them being classified as Vulnerable.
The great news for you though, is that if you want to tick one of these delightful little birds, we target them on our tour to Northern Argentina where you have the opportunity to also look for other range-restricted species. We bird a wide selection of habitats including, but not limited to, Yungas Cloud Forest, Atlantic rainforest, Pampas, scrubland and Chaco, allowing us to seek out every endemic and near endemic that the region has to offer!
Some other specials that you can hope to see include Burrowing Parrot, Black-fronted Piping Guan, Giant Wood Rail, Strange-tailed Tyrant, Sandy Gallito, White-browed Tapaculo, Steinbach’s Canastero, White-throated Cacholote, Cinnamon Warbling Finch, Tucuman Mountain Finch and Yellow-striped Brush Finch amongst other great birds.
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Northern Argentina – Comprehensive Birding Tour 2016
27 Sep – 17 Oct (21 days) USD6,550 per person sharing