November 4th – November 22th, 2018
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Guides: Thomas Plath, Pablo Jost (driver/guide)
Cost: approx. $6500.00 CAD
Tour Duration: 18 days
Tour Starts/Ends: Buenos Aries
Enjoy northwestern Argentina’s endemic and range-restricted birds of subtropical Yungas forest, the cactus habitats of Monte, high-elevation puna lakes featuring thousands of water birds, and the specialty-rich “La Impenetrable” or Chaco scrub forest, in a relaxed fun way. Expect a lot of incredibly beautiful and diverse rock formations and mountain vistas while searching for the avifauna and wildlife of northwestern Argentina.
The tour begins and ends at Tucuman in a large circular route beginning at the varied habitats of Taffi de Valle, then swinging north through geologically diverse and scenic habitats passing through Cafayate, Cachi to the Bolivian border, than south to the famous Caliguela NP and specialty-rich Chaco area of Joaquin V. Gonzales.
Participants will be rewarded with a large number and diversity of South American bird families and species, including some of its most spectacular birds: Lesser (Darwin’s) Rhea, Elegant-crested Tinamou, Red-faced Guan, Rufous-thighed Kite, Black-faced Ibis, James’s and Puna Flamingo, Horned Coot, Puna Plover, Andean Avocet, Black-legged Seriema, Dark Brown Swift, Blue-tufted Starthroat, Red-tailed Comet, Spot-winged Falconet, Golden-collared Macaw, Tucuman and Burrowing Parrot, Green-cheeked Parakeet, Little and Scissor-tailed Nightjar, Chaco and Buffy-fronted Owl, Toco Toucans, Ocellated Piculet, White and White-fronted Woodpeckers, Black-bodied and Cream-backed Woodpecker, Great Rufous Woodcreeper, Buff-breasted, Rock and Straight-billed Earthcreeper, Giant Antshrike, Black-capped Antwren, White-throated Antpitta, Slaty Elaenia, Andean and Cinereous Black-Tyrant, Lesser and White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant, Greater Wagtail-Tyrant, Sandy Gallito, Olive-crowned Crescent-chest, Maquis and Steinbach’s Canastero, Lark-like Brush-runner, Crested Gallito, Rufous-throated Dipper, Hellmayr’s Pipit, Ultramarine Grosbeaks, Fulvous-headed and Yellow-striped Brush-Finch, Many-coloured Chaco-Finch, Black-crested Finch, Cinnamon, Rusty-browed and Black-and-Chestnut Warbling-Finch, Tucuman Mountain-Finch.