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Argentina

Argentina is 3800 Km from top to bottom, sub-tropic in the north and sub-antatartic in the south. It goes from high Andes in the west to ocean in the east. The result is an increadibly diverse climate as well as flora and fauna and for us in particular bird diversity. Alicia was born here so  we have travelled there several times to visit family. Our latest trip was January 2024 and while visiting family we did a lot of birding and will show some of the images here by location.

Yungas

The Yungas was our first stop. It is a unique area just east of the Andes and varies from dry forest at lower levels to sub-tropical forest at mid-levels and cloud forest at the highest levels. As such it is the most biodiverse region of Argentina. We stayed with Alicia's sister Silvia and husband Carlos at their nature reserve Ecoportal de Piedra (facebook page). They get birders visiting from all over the world and during our stay we collected more than 150 bird Species. Below are some of the more interesting ones.

Puna

When you travel north from Jujuy city you climb very rapidly into the Andes mountains. Eventually you enter the Puna a high altitude plateau that can be 3500meters or higher. This results again in different resident species. Following are some images we captured in the Puna or during our drive there.

Mendoza

Mendoza is known for its wine production. We were mainly visiting family but did walk through the park and see a few interesting birds.

Patagonia

Our last stop was to visit Alicia's brother in Comodoro Rividavia. While there we rented a car and drove 3 hours south to a small town called Puerto Desiado. This is primarily a fishing town and few tourists go here. However, we had seen tours offered by Los Vikingos and wanted to spend time with the Rockhopper Penguins. We were not disappointed. The company was first rate and a very good value. We got to see everything we wanted to see.

Previous visit

As I stated earlier we have visited Argentina previously. These are some of our prvious visits.

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