The Species

the envornment

The scrublands of our area represent an unlimited source of endemic birds that are able to be spotted all the time. Among the significant variety of them there are some singular attractions like the Lark-like Brushrunner, Little Thornbird, Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper, Brown Cacholote, White-naped Xenopsaris, Yellow-throated Spinetail, Stripe-crowned Spinetail, Short-billed Canastero, Chotoy Spinetail and Tufted Tit-spinetail.

vermillon flycatcher

Vermillon flycatcher

white monjita

White monjita

red crested cardinal

Red crested cardinal

blue and yellow tanager

Blue and yellow tanager

The plains give you the opportunity to observe the Greater Rhea which is the Argentinean cousin of the African ostrich. This environment also lets you see the close relatives of Rhea: the Red-winged Tinamou and the Spotted Nothura.

greater rhea

Greater rhea

common tinamu

Common tinamu

rufous collared sparrow

Rufous collared sparrow

southern lapwing

Southern lapwing

Given that this area features swamps and marshlands nearby the Uruguay river it has plenty of water bodies all over the place so aquatic species are very profuse too with many interesting species like the Roseate Spoonbill, the Wood Stork, Maguari Stork and Southern Screamer. Ducks as Brazilian teals, White cheek whistling ducks, Speckled teals, Silver teals, Yellow billed pintails are just a few of the waterfowl species that our customers can spot in this kind of environment.

southern screamer

Southern screamer

yellow billed pintails

Yellow billed pintails

roseate spoonbill

Roseate spoonbill

snowy egret

Snowy egret

Regarding raptors, this fine destination is also excellent for them with some prominent species like the Savanna Hawk. Other birds available are the Striped Cuckoo, Scissor-tailed Nightjar, Nacunda Nighthawk, White-fronted Woodpecker, White Woodpecker, Great Antshrike and Yellowish Pipit. It's also a very good site for Monjitas, such as the Gray Monjita, the fairly common White Monjita and the Black-crowned Monjita mainly noticeable in winter time.

gray hawk

Gray hawk

southern caracara

Southern caracara

aplomado falcon

Aplomado falcon

chimango caracara

Chimango caracara

What it is very rare and spectacular at the same time is to behold the high volume doves’ roosts at the brushy area of this location which are really peculiar and none of the other bird watching companies of the country can deliver: we watch literally millions of Eared doves (Zenaida auriculata) at sunrise flying out of where they nest or we watch them flying back to the roost at sunset.

eared doves

To see this amazing flight worth the trip by itself but if you are looking for not common species in Argentina, another highlight of a tour to this area would be an encounter with the endangered Black-and-white Monjita, or with the wonderful and also endangered Saffron-cowled Blackbird.

Any ornithologist, naturalist or conservationist would be in heaven among all these different birds.

Other threatened species that can be found, mainly during summer time are the seedeaters. The most singular of them are the Dark-throated Seedeater, Tawny-bellied Seedeater, Chestnut Seedeater, Rufous-rumped Seedeater and Marsh Seedeater. Another unusual visitor to this area during the hot months of the year is the Upland Sandpiper that is also going down in its population.

dove

Dove

spotted pigeon

Spotted pigeon

monk parakeets

Monk parakeets

snail kite

Snail kite

chalk browed mockingbird

Chalk browed mockingbird

cattke egret

Cattke egret

plumbeous rail

Plumbeous rail

neotropical cormarant

Neotropical cormarant

black chested buzzard eagle

Black chested buzzard eagle

common snipe

Common snipe

burrowing owl

Burrowing owl

brazilian teal

Brazilian teal

cayenne tern

Cayenne tern

fork tail fly catcher

Fork tail fly catcher

rufous billed thrush

Rufous billed thrush

great kiscadee

Great kiscadee

silver teal

Silver teal

white face whistling duck

White face whistling duck