Birding Iguazu

Spectacular rainforest and waterfalls

4 days / 3 nights
Birding in Argentina's most diverse ecosystem: the Atlantic forest.
Expect: 250-300 species, good accommodation, easy to moderate terrain, some long drives, warm to hot climate.
Trip report and wildlife checklist available.
Departures anytime from January to December.


The Argentine province of Misiones holds the world’s largest block of “Interior Atlantic Forest”; the habitat with the highest biodiversity in the country, together with the famous Iguazú Falls. Birding around the falls is phenomenal, and the pristine forests of nearby reserves add an extra set of species. Once in Puerto Iguazú, the gardens of the hotel will serve as a great introduction to the local birds. The fantastic Iguazú falls await us for the next day, which will be spent in the National Park. A number of trails give access to the forest, and the boardwalks provide the best possible views of the falls.

Bananaquit, Hernan Rodriguez Goni Violet-capped Woodnimph 2, Hernan Rodriguez Goni Chestnut-bellied Euphonia, Hernan Rodriguez Goni

The forest here is laden with bromeliads, orchids and other epiphytes. Five species of toucans and other stunners such us Surucua Trogon, Blue-winged Parrotlet, Chestnut-bellied Euphonia, Blue-naped Chlorophonia and Green-headed TanagersSolitary Tinamou, Black-fronted Piping-guan, Spot-backed Antshrike, and Red-ruffed Fruitcrow also occur here. The view of the “Devil’s Throat”, the “epicenter” of the falls, is truly amazing, and is topped with thousands of Great Dusky Swifts that fly overhead. Mammals are also an attraction here: Brown Capuchin monkey, South American Coati, Guianan Squirrel, Red Brocket Deer and Azara's Agouti are likely to be found.

In town, we will visit the “hummingbird garden” with feeders that attract up to 10 species at any given time, and as many as 100 individuals flying around!

Green-headed Tanager, Hernan Rodriguez Goni Blue Dacnis, Hernan Rodriguez Goni Iguazu falls, Hernan Rodriguez Goni
Iguazu Falls © German Pugnali | Seriema Nature Tours - The iguazu falls, one of the world's natural travel wonders and a world heritage site!
Birding Iguazu © German Pugnali | Seriema Nature Tours - A well designed network of trails takes you right there...
Blond-crested Woodpecker © German Pugnali | Seriema Nature Tours - Amazing birds like this woodpecker can be seen while walking some of the numerous trails of the national park
Yellow winged Cacique © Hernan Rodriguez Goni | Seriema Nature Tours This is a relatively common Atlantic Forest denizen.
Black-fronted Piping-Guan © German Pugnali | Seriema Nature Tours - This endangered and secretive species can be seen in the area of the falls.
Black-throated Trogon © German Pugnali | Seriema Nature Tours - Two species of trogons live in the forest of iguazu.
Magpie Tanagers © German Pugnali | Seriema Nature Tours - Several species of colorful birds such as tanagers, toucans and parrots inhabit iguazu.
White-eared Puffbird © German Pugnali | Seriema Nature Tours - This is one of the species we can see while birding in semi open areas.
Butterflies, Iguazu © German Pugnali | Seriema Nature Tours - Iguazu is also an excellent place for butterflying...
Lasaia agesillas © German Pugnali | Seriema Nature Tours - Black-patched Metalmark is a common butterfly species in Iguazu.
Orchids, Iguazu © German Pugnali | Seriema Nature Tours - nearly 100 species of orchids had been recorded in iguazu
Hummingbird Feeders, Iguazu © German Pugnali | Seriema Nature Tours - In town, we visit a garden with hummingbird feeders, where one can have very good views of up to 10 species
Black-throated Mango © German Pugnali | Seriema Nature Tours - This species attends the hummingbird feeders regularly.
Devil's Throat, Iguazu Falls © Hernan Rodriguez Goni | Seriema Nature Tours - the epicenter of the falls!

Departure details

Upon Request
Argentina / Brazil
Pto Iguazu / Pto Iguazu
  • Day 1
    Arrive in Puerto iguazu (Argentina) or Foz do IguaÃu (Brazil).
    Transfer to the hotel in Argentina.
    Afternoon birding near the hotel.
  • Day 2
    Iguazà National Park and waterfalls
  • Day 3
    Birding Iguassu & hummingbird garden
  • Day 4
    Morning excursion to the Brazil side of the falls [or walk on a trail near the hotel if brazilian visa is missing].
    Transfer to airport.

  • (The sites described and itinerary can change slightly. Contact us for complete details, or for customizing this tour)
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