Our North West Patagonia Extension takes in two scenically stunning National Parks. We shall begin our tour at Los Alerces National Park; founded to protect its namesake, the Alerce forest which contains trees dated at more than 3000 years old! We shall then proceed north to Argentina’s oldest National Park; Nahuel Huapi. Set against the Chilean border, we shall spend our time birding a multitude of habitats, with a particular focus on the Valdivian and Araucarian Forests such desirable species as Magellanic Woodpecker, Chucao Tapaculo, Black-throated Huet-huet, Austral Pygmy Owl, Lesser (Magellanic) Horned Owl, Austral Parakeet, White-throated Treerunner, Austral Thrush, Chilean Pigeon and Rufous-tailed Plantcutter.
Magellanic Woodpecker, Chucao & Magellanic Tapaculos, Black-throated Huet-huet, Austral Pygmy Owl, Lesser (Magellanic) Horned Owl, Austral Parakeet, Black-faced Ibis, White-throated Treerunner, Austral Thrush, Chilean Pigeon and Rufous-tailed Plantcutter, Ashy-headed & Upland Geese, Great Shrike-Tyrant, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, Patagonian Sierra Finch, Andean Condor, Flying Steamer Duck, Green-backed Firecrown, Des Murs’s Wiretail, Patagonian Tyrant.
High Andean lakes and rivers, Valdivian temperate rain forests, Araucarian Forests, Patagonian steppe, Altoandino and Andino-Patagónico
Variable depending on altitude, from warm days to very cold nights.