Southern Argentina Part II

Southern Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego

8 days / 7 nights
Amazing landscapes and superb birding at the "end of the world": Mountains, steppes, woodlands and seaside habitats.
Expect: 150-200 species, good accommodation, cold and humid to mild and windy climate, easy to moderate terrain, some long drives on rough roads and remote areas home of the specialties and endemics of the far south.
Trip report and wildlife checklist available.
Departures anytime from October to March.
Can be combined with tour Southern Argentina part I.


The vast plains of Patagonia have dazzled naturalists since the earliest times of exploration. Nowadays, the birders are equally fascinated by these scenic landscapes and their special birds. Santa Cruz province is famed for its windswept and barren plateaus. These are home to a number of local bird species that are highly sought after. Among these are the endangered Hooded Grebe and the Austral Rail. The former has been described in 1974 by Maurice Rumboll, and the later was recently rediscovered by other members of our team. Other unique birds from this remote side of the world are Patagonian Tinamou, Ruddy-headed Goose, Austral Canastero and Magellanic Plover.

Magellanic Woodpecker by Lars Petersson Hooded Grebe by Santiago Imberti Ruddy-headed Goose, by Santiago Imberti

The island of Tierra del Fuego provides a perfect contrast, for here we visit the dense Southern Beech forests, home to the Austral Pygmy-Owl, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, White-throated Treerunner and the fabulous Magellanic Woodpecker. Water birds occur here and some specialties are the Spectacled Duck, Ashy-headed Goose, Fuegian Steamer-Duck, Dolphin Gull and Chilean Skua. The trip finishes up with a visit to the high timberline habitats where Yellow-bridled Finch and White-bellied Seedsnipe occur. These areas combine some of the most interesting birds of Argentina with breathtaking countryside, making this a wonderful birding trip.

This tour can be combined with "Pampas and Northern Patagonia".

Patagonian Tinamou by Lars Petersson Lesser Horned-Owl, by Lars Petersson Andean Condor, by Hernan R Goni

Departure details

Departures Anytime from October to March
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Space Available
  • Day 1
    Costanera Sur Nature Reserve - Fly to Ushuaia from Buenos Aires (or from Trelew if coming on Southern Argentina Part I)
  • Day 2-3
    Tierra del Fuego
  • Day 4
    El Calafate & El Chalten
  • Day 5-6
    Patagonia steppes and Strobel plateau
  • Day 7
    Santa Cruz coast
  • Day 8
    Fly to Buenos Aires - End of trip.

  • (The sites described and itinerary can change slightly. Contact us for complete details, or for customizing this tour)
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  • Trip Report S Argentina 2017 noviembre 2017

  • Trip Report S Argentina 2018 noviembre 2018