Our tour of northeast Argentina focusses predominantly on the province of Misiones. Here we will search the last remnants of San Pedro’s native Araucaria Forest and visit one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world, the gargantuan Cataratas del Iguazú (Iguazú Falls)! The beautiful Atlantic forests in the area still hold specials like Black-fronted Piping Guan, Canebrake Groundcreeper, Araucaria Tit-Spinetail and Vinaceous-breasted Amazon. We then move across to the extensive Esteros del Iberá for some remarkable wetland birding at one of the largest marshland ecosystems in the country. Seedeaters are among the most special and well represented families here and headline species include the recently described Iberá Seedeater and others such as Marsh, Chestnut and Dark-throated while additional specials such as Strange-tailed Tyrant, Ochre-breasted Pipit and Black-and-white Monjita are highly localised targets. Our tour concludes with visits to El Palmar National Park and Ceibas where we will be on the careful lookout for the scarce Glaucous-blue Grosbeak, South American Painted-snipe, Curve-billed and Straight-billed Reedhaunters, Ash-colored Cuckoo and Saffron-cowled Blackbird.

*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour Facts Top Birds
Vinaceous-breasted Amazon; Black-fronted Piping Guan; Araucaria Tit-Spinetail; Stripe-backed Bittern; Strange-tailed Tyrant; Lesser Grass Finch; Saffron-cowled & Scarlet-headed Blackbirds; Black-capped Donacobius; Ibera, Marsh, Tawny-bellied, Dark-throated, Rufous-rumped, Rusty-collared, Double-collared & Chestnut Seedeaters; Warbling & Crested Doraditos; Chicli Spinetail; Grey & Black-and-white Monjitas; Short-billed Canastero; Straight-billed & Curve-billed Reedhaunters; Diademed & Guira Tanagers; Sword-tailed Hummingbird; Chestnut-bellied Euphonia; Surucua Trogon; Red-ruffed Fruitcrow; Blue Manakin; Plush-crested Jay; Great Dusky Swift; Toco & Green-billed Toucans; Saffron & Spot-billed Toucanets; Spot-backed Antshrike; Black-billed Scythebill; Southern Antpipit; Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper; Dusky-tailed & Bertoni’s Antbirds; Maroon-bellied Parakeet; Ochre-breasted Pipit; Glaucous-blue Grosbeak; South American Painted-snipe; Ash-colored Cuckoo.
Top Mammals
Azara's Capuchin; Black-and-gold Howler Monkey; Grey Brocket; Marsh Deer; Capybara; Southern River Otter; Jaguarundi; South American Coati; Azara's Agouti; Argentine Plains Viscacha; Coypu.
Habitats Covered
araucaria forest, interior atlantic forest, rainforest, woodland, lagoons, wetlands, marshlands, rivers, streams
Expected Climate
hot and humid in the lower lying regions, moderate to cold when exposed at Ibera, strong winds can be expected at times
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
mostly relaxed
Ease of Birding
moderate with some tricky species
Other Attractions
spectacular scenery, incredible Iguazú falls, pristine & little-explored wilderness, great cuisine, super-friendly people
Photographic Opportunities
good to excellent
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Bobby Wilcox was a very capable and congenial leader. Our group consisted of birders of all levels of expertise. Bobby did his very best to make certain everyone got the opportunities they needed to have a very positive experience.

Bobby Wilcox is an excellent guide in every way.

Peter Kaestner was completely committed to getting every bird possible on both tours. He was sensitive to all the needs of the participants and worked tirelessly on what could have been potentially serious limitations to the logistics. Getting the chauffeur/vehicle company to recognize the needs of a birding tour was difficult. And because of lack of flexibility in overtime use of the driver and deviations from an original itinerary, Peter had to work hard to make sure we had opportunities for every bird regardless. He was uncommonly successful in achieving these results.

Peter is an excellent guide! He’s very friendly and did an excellent job is solving an problem that came along. PLU, He knows the birds well and would help us key in on the differences. I will go with him again! Pablo was our local guide and did a phenomenal job as well.

This was an excellent tour and Peter did a very good job. He made the transition from birder/lister to tour guide very well. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and personable. I also liked that he allowed the tour participants to provide input and vote on any potential itinerary modifications and provided us with the information needed to make decisions. All good.

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