NE Argentina with Washtenaw Audubon Society
Please consider joining Washtenaw Audubon Society this upcoming August 2023 for a birding adventure to the amazing country of Argentina! We will spend two weeks exploring the northeastern corner of the country, its various habitats and its huge array of birds and other wildlife. (Sunday, August 6-Saturday, August 19)
We start in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires and end at the magnificent Iguazu Falls. There are many habitats we will explore: the Atlantic coast, tropical rainforest, pampas grasslands and the Ibera wetlands (one of the largest in the world; here we will also be birding by boat). Highlights: the flightless Rhea, almost 20 species of waterfowl not found in North America, the large Jabiru stork, 10 types of herons and 4 species of ibis, over 35 species of raptors, many beautiful and colorful parrots, the Great Dusky Swift (that braves the power of Iguazu Falls to roost behind them), trogons, motmots, more than 12 species of hummingbird, 5 species of toucan (including the Toco Toucan, the world’s largest and arguably most famous), over 70 species of flycatchers (!), antbirds, manakins, colorful jays and tanagers, the giant cowbird and many, many more. In addition to the birds, good numbers of mammals will be seen, from herds of capybaras to troops of monkeys. There will be numerous caimans and, if we are lucky, we could also see an anaconda.
The trip is limited to 7 people, so if you would like to join the tour, please contact Bryn Martin by email ASAP. (If curious for more details: pricing, detailed itinerary, complete checklist of birds or any general questions, please email Bryn Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.)