Argentina - 17 January 2004 – 14 February 2004

Published by Andre van Kleunen (avankleunen AT yahoo.com)

Participants: André van Kleunen, Jan Bisschop, Arnout Linckens, Roland van der Vliet

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Hooded Grebe
Hooded Grebe
Magellanic Plover
Magellanic Plover
Olrogs Gull
Olrogs Gull
Magellanic Woodpecker
Magellanic Woodpecker
White-bellied Seedsnipe
White-bellied Seedsnipe
Hooded Grebe
Hooded Grebe

Contents

1. Introduction
2. General information
(a) Travel in Argentina
(b) Vaccinations
(c) Money, accommodation and food
(d) Climate
3. Birdwatching
(a) Info about birdwatching locations in Argentina
(b) Bird guides
(c) Bird identification literature
4. Itinerary
5. Visited sites
6. Iguazú, Misiones province
7. Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos province
(a) Costanera Sur
(b) Otamendi, Ceibas, Gualeguaychú
(c) Bahía Blanca
8. Santa Cruz province, southern Patagonia
9. Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
10. El Calafate - San Julían (plus Strobel Plateau and Estancia el Angostera)
11. San Julían - Magellan Strait
12. Tierra del Fuego
(a) Beagle Channel
(b) El Paso Garibaldi
(c) Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
(d) Martial Glacier
(e) Road to Estancia Harberton and Estancia Moat
(f) Ushuaia Dump
13. Northern Patagonia: Chubut and Río Negro province
(a) Trelew and surroundings
(b) San Antonio de Oeste
(c) Península Valdés
14. Bird checklist

Introduction

This is a report on our birdwatching trip to Argentina from 17 January till 14 February 2004. We spent almost three weeks in Patagonia, from Tierra del Fuego in the south to Península Valdés in the north. Also, we made a three-day trip to Iguazú in Misiones province in northern Argentina. The remaining days were spent in Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos province.

Birding was great and we saw most (near)endemic and threatened bird species. Iguazú was an exception to this however as bird activity was quite low. During the trip we saw a total of 381 bird species, including 10 endemics, 12 near-threatened, 7 vulnerable, and 1 endangered species. Unfortunately we didn’t see Orcas on Península Valdés (another goal of this trip), but we did enjoy observations of sea lions and elephant and fur seals and 5 species of cetaceans. Also, we witnessed a strong northward passage of Patagonian migrant birds on Península Valdés. As travelling in Argentina proved to be easy, pleasant and affordable, we warmly recommend this country as a birdwatching destination.

In the following we give an extensive review of the visited locations and observed bird species. Although far from complete, some information is included about travelling and birdwatching in Argentina too.

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General information

Travel in Argentina

All major Argentinean cities and tourist-destinations have domestic airports with generally good flight-connections. We made reservations in advance for six internal flights with Aerolineas Argentinas and paid c 700 Euro for these tickets together. The flights were adequate. Night busses are an alternative: they are cheaper, friendlier to the environment and offer comfortable seats. Bear in mind that it may be necessary to make the bus reservations some days in advance and that you’ll probably loose some time travelling between destinations (compared to flying).

We frequently used taxi-transport in cities and also for birdwatching around Iguazú. They were good and affordable. In Ushuaia and Trelew we reserved rental cars at AVIS via internet (costs for car rental: c 60 Euro per day for a middleclass car). AVIS offered good service when our car had a broken petrol pipe near Trelew. The car was transported to a garage and repaired the same day, paid by AVIS. Road conditions are generally reasonable. In particular in Patagonia there are a lot of gravel roads, where loose pebbles may be a problem: a pebble hit our front window when a car passed. We had to pay AVIS 70 Pesos for the star/crack in the window.

Vaccinations

We didn’t need any vaccinations. However, we can imagine that some are recommended for a longer stay in the rainforests around Iguazú.

Money, accommodation and food

We paid with Argentinean Pesos and sometimes with US Dollars. We obtained cash money from cash dispensers. In a few cases they were out of order or didn’t accept Mastercard debit cards. Some hotels and the rental cars were paid by Credit card. Due to the devaluation of the Peso and the favourable rate of the Euro to US$, prices were generally low for NW-Europeans. During our stay one Peso was equivalent to 0.28 Euro. Total price of the trip, including all expenses, was 2800 Euro per person.

We generally stayed in affordable accommodation, prices varying between 5-50US$ per bed per person per night. Most accommodations were reasonable to good, except for Estancia del Sol in Puerto Pyramides (which wasn’t that good). For budget-travellers in Trelew, we recommend hotel Riadavia at the road with the same name.

Food is generally good. Although meat dishes (asados) are popular, most restaurants have a wide choice of Italian food, tortillas and, in particular in coastal areas, good seafood. Take into account that restaurants open late for diner, often after 8.30pm. Gas stations sell sandwiches (always with meat) and drinks.

Climate

During our stay weather was hot and humid in Iguazú and Buenos Aires. We had some heavy showers during our stays in Buenos Aires. It was hot and arid in northern Patagonia. Temperature was more temperate in southern Patagonia (10-20 degrees Celcius). In general the weather was good in southern Patagonia, although it was sometimes windy there and we also had a few showers.

Birdwatching

Argentina is a huge country with a wide variety of habitats and birdspecies, most of them restricted to the southern cone of South-America. Covering them all will take you probably two months. We concentrated on the (near-)endemics and threatened species of Patagonia. Apart from those we wanted to see some species restricted to the pampa grasslands and espinal woodland in north-eastern Argentina and Uruguay. As we also wanted to experience some tropical birding in Atlantic rainforest, we visited Iguazú in northern Argentina. We left the Chaco endemics in the northwest and Andean/north-western Patagonian specialities for a future trip.

We think one can see all Patagonian and pampa/espinal specialities during a four week trip. It is better to include Iguazú in a trip to south-eastern Brazil and combine north-western Argentina with the adjacent Andes in a separate two- or three-week trip.

Info about birdwatching locations in Argentina

Links to over 50 trip reports on birdwatching in Argentina on the worldwide web can be found on www.Eurobirding.com. We also used the trip report by Nick Gardner. It is relatively old but gives good site descriptions. In addition, Where to watch birds in South America (Wheatley 2000) describes all important birdwatching locations in Argentina.

Bird guides

Santiago Imberti, imbertis@ar.inter.net
Santiago is specialised in southern Patagonian species. He has reliable stake-outs for target species like Hooded Grebe, Austral Rail and Magellanic Plover. He guided us for six days. We made a tour from El Calafate via Strobel Plateau, Estancia el Angostera and San Julían to Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes. Santiago arranges transport (big 4wd with trailer) and accommodation. We had a very successful trip with him and saw all specialities.

Hernán Casañas, hercbw@arnet.com.ar, tel. 54 3548 452578 (Argentina)
Hernán is specialised in endemics and specialities of Argentina. He guided us one day north of Buenos Aires and showed us many specialities of this region.

Bird identification literature

We used:
Ridgley R.S. and Tudor G. 1989. The Birds of South America. Volume 1 The Oscine Passerines. University of Texas press, Austin, Texas.
Ridgley R.S. and Tudor G. 1994. The Birds of South America. Volume 2 The Suboscine Passerines. University of Texas press, Austin, Texas.
The standard for South American songbirds. We only used copies of the plates. Note that not all species are depicted.

De la Peña M. and Rumboll M. 1998. Collins Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of southern South America and Antarctica. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., London. This book is often considered as the standard for a birdwatcher visiting Argentina; it contains plates of all Argentinean bird species, and distribution maps. The plates however lack details and in some cases even contain mistakes. It proved to be impossible to identify some species, using this book alone. Beware also that some of the distribution maps contain errors.

Jaramillo A., Burke, P. and Beadle, D. 2003. Birds of Chile. Christopher Helm, London.Good quality modern field guide. Most Patagonian and Andean species are covered in this field guide, but it lacks distribution maps for Argentina.

Narosky T. and Yzurieta D. 1987. Birds of Argentina and Uruguay. A field guide. Vazuez Mazzini, Buenos Aires. Old fashioned field guide with rather poor plates. Descriptions and distribution maps are better than in the Collins checklist.


Itinerary

17-1 KLM flight Amsterdam – São Paulo, connecting TAM flight São Paulo – Buenos Aires (BA)
18-1 Costanera Sur, Aerolineas Argentinas (AA) flight BA – Córdoba – Puerto Iguazú (Misiones), Jardin de los Picaflores, nightbirding outside Puerto Iguazú
19-1 Parque Nacional Iguazú (Macuco trail, waterfalls)
20-1 Route 101 to Brazil, Parque Nacional Iguazú (Macuco trail)
21-1 Parque Nacional Iguazú (Macuco trail), AA flight to BA, Costanera Sur
22-1 with Hernán Casañas to: Reserva ir. Otamendi, Ceibas, Gualeguaychú (Entre Ríos)
23-1 AA flight BA – Trelew – El Calafate (Santa Cruz) – with Santiago Imberti around Lago Argentino
24-1 Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
25-1 El Calafate – Strobel Plateau – Estancia el Angostera
26-1 Estancia el Angostera – Gobernador Gregores – San Julían
27-1 San Julían – Río Gallegos
28-1 Río Gallegos – Magellan Strait at Cabo Vírgenes
29-1 Río Gallegos, AA flight to Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)
30-1 Ushuaia (Beagle Channel to Estancia Harberton)
31-1 Ushuaia (Garibaldi Pass, Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego)
1-2 Ushuaia (Martial Glacier, Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego)
2-2 Ushuaia to Estancia Moat
3-2 Ushuaia (Garbage dump), AA flight to Trelew (Chubut)
4-2 Trelew (pond at bus station), to halfway Punta Tombo, Gaiman
5-2 Trelew – Punta Tombo – San Antonio de Oeste
6-2 Las Grutas – Bahía Blanca (BA province)
7-2 Bahía Blanca – Las Grutas
8-2 San Antonio de Oeste – Puerto Pyramides (Península Valdés)
9-2 Valdés; Punta Norte, Punta Pardelas, Puerto Pyramides
10-2 Valdés; Punta Cantor, Punta Norte, Puerto Pyramides
11-2 Puerto Pyramides – Puerto Madryn – Trelew
12-2 AA flight to BA, Costanera Sur
13-2 Costanera Sur, TAM flight to São Paulo, connecting KLM flight to Amsterdam
14-2 arrival at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

Sites visited in Argentina
Figure 1. Overview map of Argentina with visited locations

Visited sites

In this section general information about the locations visited by us is presented, followed by some notes about our trip.

Iguazú, Misiones province

Site info

Parque Nacional Iguazú, famous for its spectacular waterfalls, is situated in Misiones province at the convergence of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. It is one of the few locations in Argentina with easily accessible Atlantic rainforest. Bird specialities of the area include: Black-fronted Piping-Guan, Helmeted Woodpecker, Bertoni’s Antbird, Spotted Bamboowren, Southern Bristle-Tyrant, Sao Paulo Tyrannulet and Blackish-blue Seedeater.

Puerto Iguazú is a small town c 15 km from the National Park (NP). It is accessible by plane (direct flight 1h, 50min.) and bus from Buenos Aires. It has plenty of accommodation. We stayed in hotel Paquita, opposite the taxi- and busstation. Our room was basic but descent. We paid 60 pesos for a room for four.

We used taxies to get around. There is also a cheap bus connection c twice an hour between Puerto Iguazú bus station and the NP. It is possible to stay in the park in the expensive Hotel Sheraton Internacional Iguazú Resort.

The NP opens at 8 am. Entrance fee is 30 pesos (50% discount for the second consecutive day). We didn’t get permission to enter earlier, because of safety reasons. We heard rumours that there had been trouble with a puma and that access to the trails is denied even for guests staying in the Sheraton Internacional Iguazú Resort during the closing times of the NP.

There are two forest-trails: Yacaratia and Macuco trails. They are signposted in the park. A tourist-train brings you to the trails and boardwalks leading to the waterfalls. Wheatley (2000) mentions a good trail for Black-fronted Piping-Guan along the river near the train station “La Garganta del Diablo”. This trail can however not be reached anymore.
We did not visit the Brazilian side. Crossing the border is said to be easy. There is one good trail there: the Poco Preto trail where Helmeted Woodpecker is possible. The trail is only accessible with a guided tour organised by a local tour-company (e.g. macucosafari@foznet.com.br).

A park guard recommended us to watch birds along route 101 to Brazil, leading through degraded Atlantic rainforest. From Puerto Iguazú, follow the road to the airfield and near there, turn left on a dustroad; the turnoff is marked by a small police post.

A good option to spend the hot afternoon hours is El Jardin de los Picaflores at Calle Thays Belgrano in Puerto Iguazú. The friendly owners have created a nice bird-friendly garden with some hummingbird feeders. Access was free.

If one is not interested in the waterfalls one should consider visiting Arroyo Uruguai, a few hours driving from Puerto Iguazú (sorry, we don’t have more accurate directions). According to some Argentinean ornithologists Atlantic forest species are easier there than in Iguazú.

Trip notes

We spent four days in the Iguazú area (18-21 January). Most birdwatching related activities were concentrated on the Macuco trail in the NP; we made three visits to this trail. However the area did not fulfil our expectations; most forest was secondary and birdactivity was generally low. One is not allowed to enter the park and walk on the trails before eight am and birdactivity had already dropped at nine. Some of the nicest species seen by us: Toco Toucan, Rusty-breasted Nunlet, Black-throated and Surucua Trogon, White-shouldered Fire-eye, White-bearded and Swallow-tailed Manakin, Short-tailed Antthrush, Chestnut-bellied Euphonia and Ultramarine Grosbeak.

We visited the impressive waterfalls twice and saw large flocks of Great Dusky Swifts from the viewpoint at “Garganta del Diablo” waterfall. Also there: White-winged and Black-collared Swallows. In the fields to the right of the main entrance of the park we saw Blue Ground-Dove, Grey-headed Kite, Epaulet Oriole and Lesser Seedfinch.
One morning we birded the unpaved route 101 to Brazil. The road leads through degraded rainforest along the park borders. Additional species seen here were amongst others: Robust and Yellow-fronted Woodpecker, Chestnut-eared Aracari, King Vulture and Magpie, Black-goggled and Swallow Tanagers.

We made one afternoon visit to El Jardin de los Picaflores. Here we saw Planalto Hermit, Black-throated Mango, Glittering-bellied and Versicolored Emerald, Violet-capped Woodnymph and Gilded Hummingbird. The friendly owners are very interested in birds and even took us to the forests nearby Puerto Iguazú on a night-trip, where we spotted Tropical Screech-Owl and Common Potoo.

Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos province

Costanera Sur

Site info

This marsh area, bordering the Río Plata is situated on the edge of Buenos Aires within walking distance from the town centre. This is a prime birdwatching location in Argentina and can easily be visited when one has a part of a day to spare in Buenos Aires. The ponds harbour a high diversity of waterfowl. Specialities are: Black-headed Duck, Spot-flanked Gallinule, South American Painted-Snipe and Stripe-backed Bittern, while Bay-capped Wren-Spinetail and Curve-billed Reedhaunter have also been recorded in the marsh vegetation.

We arranged accommodation at both the international and national airport: the luxurious Hotel Broadway at the Avenida Corientes (70 US$ a double, including breakfast and transport from the airport). On another occasion we stayed in Hotel Orly at Paraguay (same price). From these hotels in the city centre, it is a thirty minutes walk to Costanera Sur. There are two entrances to the park: at Calle Brasil and Viamonte. A part of the reserve can be overviewed from a boulevard and most waterfowl species can be seen from here (e.g. Black-headed Duck). For species living in the reed and scrub vegetation it is better to walk the trails in the park. Unfortunately the park only opens at 8 am (till 7 pm). It is closed during and after heavy rainfall as the trails may be flooded (which happened to us twice). Entry is free. It is a popular recreation area, especially by joggers.

Trip notes

We visited the park four times (each time when we had some hours to spare in Buenos Aires: 18 and 21 January and 12 and 13 February). We saw most waterfowl species from the boulevard outside the park-boundaries. During our visits the marsh near the entrance at the Viamonte was richest in species, with amongst others Black-headed Duck, Plumbeous and Spotted Rail and Spot-flanked Gallinule. We made one visit to the trails in the park during a hot afternoon on 12 February. Additional species seen from the trails: Collared Plover, Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, Ash-colored Cuckoo, Black-capped Warbling-Finch and Rusty-collared Seedeater. A Canadian birdwatcher who had a permit to enter the reserve at dawn, told us he saw South American Painted-Snipe on several occasions in shallow pools in the park.

Otamendi, Ceibas, Gualeguaychú

Site info

Reserva Ing. R. Otamendi is situated in an area with wet pampas and some gallery forest in the north-eastern part of Buenos Aires province. Bird specialities include: Curve-billed and Straight-billed Reedhaunter and Diademed Tanager.

The farmland and espinal woodlands near Ceibas and near Gualeguaychú in Entre Ríos province are good locations for Entre Ríos specialities like: Black-and-white Monjita, Brown Cachalote, Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper and Saffron-cowled Blackbird.

Trip notes

Hernan Casañas guided us in the above-mentioned areas on 22 January on a long day trip from Buenos Aires. He did a great job by showing us a dazzling number of hard-to-see and hard-to-identify species, and also most specialities. Otamendi produced amongst others: Giant Wood-Rail, Long-winged Harrier, Curve-billed and Straight-billed Reedhaunter and Diademed Tanager. Near Ceibas and Gualeguaychú we observed Greater Rhea, Spotted Nothura, Southern Screamer, Ringed Teal, Nacunda Nighthawk, Rufous-sided Crake, Chaco Suiriri, Small-billed Elaenia, Brown Cachalote, White and Black-and-white Monjita, White-naped Xenopsaris, White-winged Becard, Little Thornbird, Firewood-gatherer, Rufous-capped Antshrike, Scimitar-billed and Narrow-billed Woodcreeper, Long-tailed Reed-Finch, Saffron-cowled Blackbird and Black-and-yellow Marshbird.

Bahía Blanca

Site info

Bahía Blanca is a middle-sized town located in southern Buenos Aires province. The pampas northwest of town harbour the only known Argentinean population of Pampas Meadowlark. It can be found in authentic pampas grassland in the surroundings of Bahía Blanca. Another localised species, Olrog’s Gull, can be found in the tidal marshes and on the tidal flats southwest of town. We found this area by accident: coming from Viedma we saw a tidal area just southwest of Bahía Blanca. We took a right turn on a minor road that ended at a jetty.

Bahía Blanca has plenty of accommodation. We stayed one night in the decent hotel Residencial del Sur in the town centre (32 Pesos for a double). We visited the nearby birdwatching locations by car.

Trip notes

As we had some days left during our stay in Chubut province, we decided to try for Olrog’s Gull and Pampas Meadowlark near Bahía Blanca on 6 and 7 February. On the way to Bahía Blanca (coming from San Antonio de Oeste) we saw a coastal area with marshes, tidal flats and a jetty just southwest of Bahía Blanca. Here we found White-cheeked Pintail, Olrog’s Gull and Snowy-crowned Tern. The next morning we checked the numerous Long-tailed Meadowlarks in authentic pampas grassland northwest of Bahía Blanca for Pampas Meadowlark and found several. In nearby fields, we also observed a family of White-winged Mockingbirds and a distant flock Upland Sandpipers and many American Golden Plovers.

Santa Cruz province, southern Patagonia

Site info

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

This national park with the famous Perito Moreno glacier is c 75 km west of El Calafate in south-western Patagonia. The southern beech forest in the park is the domain of Chilean Flicker, Magellanic Woodpecker, Austral Parakeet, Chilean Hawk, Magellanic Horned Owl, Austral Pygmy-Owl, Rufous-tailed Hawk, Andean Condor, White-crested Elaenia, Rufous-tailed Plantcutter, Dark-bellied Cinclodes, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, White-throated Treerunner, Andean Tapaculo, Patagonian Sierra-Finch and Austral Blackbird. Adjacent Lago Argentino is a good location to watch Patagonian waterfowl, like Upland Goose, Spectacled Duck, Flying Steamerduck, Chilean Wigeon and Magellanic Oystercatcher.

El Calafate-San Julían (plus Strobel Plateau and Estancia el Angostera)

Vast remote steppes dominate the landscape here. Bird specialities from this landscape are Lesser Rhea, Elegant-crested and Patagonian Tinamou, Grey-breasted and Least Seedsnipe, Tawny-throated Dotterel, Andean Condor, Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant, Patagonian Negrito, Short-billed Miner, White-throated Cachalote, Mourning Sierra-Finch and Patagonian Yellow-Finch. The remote Strobel Plateau is THE locality for Hooded Grebe (at least on their breeding grounds, shallow ponds with red milfoil). The nearby Estancia el Angostera is an oasis in the dry steppes. The rare endemic Austral Rail can be found here in rush marshes.

San Julían – Magellan Strait

On the Atlantic coast in southern Patagonia the following species can be seen: Snowy Sheathbill, American and Blackish Oystercatcher, Chilean and Southern Skua, Imperial, Rock and Red-legged Cormorant, Magellanic Penguin, Southern Giant Petrel, Manx, Great and Sooty Shearwater and Black-browed Albatross. The inland steppes, wetlands and lakes host species like Ruddy-headed Goose, Hudsonian Godwit, Wilson’s Phalarope, Magellanic and Two-banded Plover, Rufous-chested Dotterel, Chilean Flamingo, Austral Canastero, Band-tailed Earthcreeper and Black-throated Finch.

Trip notes

Santiago Imberti was our guide for a six-day trip (23-28 January) in Santa Cruz province along the sites for all southern Patagonian birdspecialities. We started at El Calafate airport (4h, 20 min flight from Buenos Aires via Trelew) where we met Santiago who had arranged transport (4WD) and decent accommodation for the whole trip.

We immediately went birdwatching around El Calafate and Lago Argentino where we became familiar with the more common Patagonian birds like Upland Goose, Flying Steamerduck, Least Seedsnipe, South American Snipe, Magellanic Oystercatcher, South American Tern, Chilean Flamingo, Black-faced Ibis, Andean Condor, White-crested Elaenia, Fire-eyed Diucon, Great and Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant, Spot-billed and Cinnamon-bellied Ground-Tyrant, Patagonian Negrito, Rufous-tailed Plantcutter, Scale-throated Earthcreeper, Dark-bellied Cinclodes, Lesser and Cordilleran Canastero, Grey-hooded Sierra-Finch and Austral Blackbird. We stayed the night in El Calafate in Cabañas Nevis.

Next day we searched for the southern beech forest specialities in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Santiago had good stake outs for Chilean Flicker, Magellanic Woodpecker, Magellanic Horned Owl and Austral Pygmy-Owl. Only Andean Tapaculo was less cooperative and it took some efforts to get good views of this species. We found Spectacled Duck along forest shores of Lago Argentino. In the afternoon we visited the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier.

The following day we had a long ride to the Strobel Plateau through deserted Patagonian steppes. We saw many new species like Lesser Rhea, Tawny-throated Dotterel, Rufous-tailed Hawk, Cinnamon-bellied Ground-Tyrant, Short-billed Miner, Mourning Sierra-Finch, Patagonian Yellow-Finch and some out of range Greater Yellow-Finches. Around 6 pm we arrived at the Strobel Plateau at a shallow pool with a lot of waterfowl species, amongst which c 16 Hooded Grebes, of which several pairs had young! After a long stay at the Hooded Grebes we went to nearby Estancia el Angostera for the night. Although the owners originally are farmers, they nowadays regularly receive tourists to let them experience Patagonian life. We had a great barbecue there with a windspeed of 7 Bft! The rush marshes near the farm are good for Austral Rail. We tried for the species early in the following morning and after some hours we got excellent views. We saw Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant in the same area. After breakfast at the farm we had a long drive to San Julían on the Atlantic coast, during which we saw amongst others Patagonian Tinamou, Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant and White-throated Cachalote.

Next morning we visited a small seal lion colony north of San Julían. We had good birding here too: Snowy Sheathbill, Blackish Oystercatcher, King/Imperial, Rock and Red-legged Cormorant and in the scrub Band-tailed Earthcreeper. In the afternoon we saw Magellanic Plover at a roadside pool between San Julían and Río Gallegos; also here a Red Phalarope, apparently constituting the third record of the province. Other small pools along the road to Río Gallegos contained Wilson’s Phalarope, Hudsonian Godwit and Cinnamon Teal. On the final day of the Santiago-trip we made an excursion to Magellan Strait at Cabo Vírgenes. Birding in the steppes and pools along the road produced: Ruddy-headed Goose (at the Benetton farm), Rufous-chested Dotterel, Austral Canastero and Black-throated Finch. Seawatching from Cabo Vírgenes was rewarded with a swimming-by immature Macaroni Penguin, a rarity in Argentina!

We had a great tour with Santiago and we managed to see 129 species, including all southern Patagonian birdspecialities; it was a trip-record for Santiago.

Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego forms the most southern tip of South America. It is separated from the mainland by the Magellan Strait and is partly Chilean and Argentinean territory. A lot of species from the Patagonian mainland, in particular the species from the southern beech forest, and seabirds can be seen here as well. Specialities are Kelp Goose, Flightless Steamerduck, Torrent Duck, Rufous-legged Owl, White-bellied Seedsnipe, Dolphin Gull, White-throated Caracara, Gentoo Penguin, White-chinned Petrel and Yellow-bridled Finch, while rarities include Fuegian Snipe, King Penguin and Blackish Cinclodes.

Ushuaia, the main town in the Argentinean part of Tierra del Fuego can be accessed by plane (Aerolineas Argentinas) from Buenos Aires and several towns in Patagonia, for instance from Río Gallegos (50 min. flight) like we did. Alternatively, one can take a ferry from Punta Arenas in Chile.

Ushuaia is a tourist town with plenty of accommodation. However we did have difficulties to find a hotel that was not fully booked. Eventually we found a room in the comparatively cheap, but basic hotel Residencial Fernandez (90 pesos per night for a room for four). We rented a car at the AVIS office at the airport. Except for the Garibaldi pass and Estancia Harberton and Moat, birdwatching locations are rather close to Ushuaia and can be accessed by taxi as well.

Beagle Channel

Site info

The scenery is beautiful and a lot of seabirds, cetaceans and mammals can be seen during a boat trip on this channel. Several boat tours on the Beagle Channel leave from the harbour in Ushuaia, where one can also book trips. We recommend the long nine- hour boat trip to Estancia Harberton and back, via the penguin colony on Harberton Island. We took the catamaran Marian from the company Tolquien and paid 140 pesos per person. The boat and the trip were comfortable (due to calm weather). We made stops at colonies of South American Sea Lions and Fur Seals and cormorants (Imperial and Rock) as well as the penguin colony on Harberton Island. Among the numerous Magellanic Penguins, small numbers of Gentoo Penguin breed. If you are lucky you can see a rare species among them. The boat makes a stop at the historic Estancia Harberton.

Trip notes

During the trip on the Beagle Channel on 30 January in calm weather we saw seabirds like Sooty Shearwater (numerous), Black-browed Albatross, Southern Giant Petrel, Magellanic Diving-Petrel and Wilson’s Storm-Petrel. Other bird species we observed were Flightless Steamerduck and Grey-flanked and Dark-bellied Cinclodes, and White-throated Caracara and Andean Condor at Estancia Harberton. Our bonus was an immature King Penguin on Harberton Island! Observed cetaceans were Burmeister’s Porpoise and Commerson’s Dolphin.

El Paso Garibaldi

Site info

This is a location for White-bellied Seedsnipe and Yellow-bridled Finch. This pass is on the road from Ushuaia to Río Grande, 50 km from Ushuaia. On the left side of the road is a viewing point over a lake, where one can park the car. Just before this viewing point there is a dirt road to the left. After a few 100m we left the dirt road and searched about a route through the southern beech bushes up to the scree slopes above the treeline (c 30 min walk).

Trip notes

We spent one morning here on 31 January and found a White-bellied Seedsnipe with its downy young high up on the slopes in an area with scree and snow patches. Other species observed here were Dark-faced and Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant and Grey-flanked Cinclodes.

Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego

Site info

This reserve is situated c ten km southwest of Ushuaia, along the Beagle Channel. The entrance fee is 12 pesos per person. The mature southern beech forest is good for Magellanic Woodpecker, Rufous-legged Owl and White-throated Treerunner and other species restricted to southern beech forest (see Los Glaciares section). Spectacled Duck can be seen on the lakes in the park. Torrent Duck is possible on the Río Pipo.

Trip notes

We made three visits to the park (31 January, twice, and 1 February). We saw amongst others Rufous-legged Owl (at night) and White-throated Treerunner. We missed Torrent Duck.

Martial Glacier

Site info

This mountain reserve is just north of Ushuaia. The easiest access is with a cableway north of Ushuaia (7 pesos per person). This area is comparable to El Paso Garibaldo, although it can be crowded with people. Specialities are White-bellied Seedsnipe and Yellow-bridled Finch.

Trip notes

We made one morning visit to the area on 1 February. We saw a family of Yellow-bridled Finch along the trail a few 100m from the upper cableway station.

Road to Estancia Harberton and Estancia Moat

Site info

These remote estancias are some hours driving east of Ushuaia along the Beagle channel. They are accessible by car over a dirt road. It leads through mature southern beech forest and some bogs, where the rare Fuegian Snipe may occur.

Trip notes

We visited the area on one occasion (2 February). Seawatching at a naval post at the far end of the road past Estancia Moat was rewarded with sightings of Minke Whale, Dusky and Peale’s Dolphin. We saw Spectacled Duck, Magellanic Woodpecker and Chilean Hawk at a bog and its bordering forest c 13 km east of the junction to Estancia Harberton.

Ushuaia Dump

Site info

The new dump is in the eastern side of town between the road to Río Grande and the Beagle Channel. It is a reliable location for White-throated Caracara.

Trip notes

We made one visit to the dump on 3 February and saw the caracara. It is a good location for bird photographers as many seabirds (ducks, Southern Giant Petrel, gulls, Chilean Skua) roost near or at the dump and are rather tame.

Northern Patagonia: Chubut and Río Negro province

Trelew and surroundings

Site info

Trelew is the main city in Chubut province. It can be accessed by plane as we did from Ushuaia (2h flight). We rented a car at AVIS, which has offices at the airport and in the towncentre. We recommend hotel Riadavia (45 pesos for two double rooms) at the street of the same name. They offer clean rooms with bathroom.

The pond next to the bus station in Trelew are good for waterfowl, while the Chubut valley near Gaiman c 20 km from Trelew is good for Burrowing Parrot. Punta Tombo is famous for its huge colony of Magellanic Penguin. It is c 130 km south of Trelew and can be accessed by car over a dirt road. Entrance fee is 15 pesos per person. Except for large numbers of Magellanic Penguin one can see Chubut Steamerduck and Southern Giant Petrel here. White-winged Black-Tyrant and Patagonian Canastero can be seen in the scrub along the access road to Punta Tombo.

Trip notes

We checked the pond near the busstation in Trelew for White-cheeked Pintail on 4 February. We didn’t find any among the large numbers of common duck species. In the evening we went to the Chubut Valley near Gaiman. Although we found some occupied burrows in the cliffs alongside the road, we only had distant glimpses of Burrowing Parrot.

We made one morning visit to the penguin colony at Punta Tombo on 5 February (an attempt the day before failed halfway because of car problems). A small part of the vast colony is accessible for the public. Here one can have close encounters with Magellanic Penguins. On the sea we saw 5 Chubut Steamerducks. The access road to Punta Tombo leads through dry Patagonian scrub. We made some stops for Patagonian Canastero and comparatively easily found this species. Another species we observed along this road is White-winged Black-Tyrant.

San Antonio de Oeste and surroundings

Site info

Although not the most scenic part of Argentina the scrub in Río Negro province is visited by most birdwatchers for endemics like Hudson’s Black-Tyrant, Yellow Cardinal and Carbonated Sierra-Finch. San Antonio de Oeste is a small dull town, c 300 km north of Trelew. One can find accommodation here (e.g. Hotel Orieza: 45 pesos a double) or in the nearby tourist resort Las Grutas (where all accommodation was occupied due to summer holidays during our visit). The coastal scrub directly south of Las Grutas should be good for Hudson’s Black-Tyrant and Sandy Gallito.

The other birdwatching hotspot is the taller scrub along the road to Viedma c 40 km from San Antonio. The famous location for Yellow Cardinal at Estancia Laguna del Monte had burnt down (however another team still found Yellow Cardinals in the garden of the estancia in January).

Trip notes

We visited the coastal scrub near Las Grutas twice, on 6 and 7 February. In general bird-activity was very low here, and we observed Short-billed Canastero, Greater Wagtail-Tyrant, Blue-and-yellow Tanager and Ringed Warbling-Finch.

We tried for Yellow Cardinal at km 1110 in the evening of 5 February. We ingressed the scrub on the east side of the road and found two Yellow Cardinals. Other species seen here on 5 and 8 February: Spot-winged Dove, Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant (unfortunately observed by only one of us), Black-crowned Monjita, White-tipped Plantcutter, Cordilleran Canastero and Carbonated Sierra-Finch.

On the way back to San Antonio de Oeste we saw several flocks of Burrowing Parrots. There was a big roost opposite Hotel Petit along the main entrance road to San Antonio.

Península Valdés

Site info

Península Valdés is situated c 50 km north of Trelew. It protrudes c 100 km into the Atlantic Ocean. It is a great location to watch sealife like sea lions, sea elephants, Orcas and Southern Right Whales. For entrance of the Península one has to pay a fee of 25 pesos per person. Puerto Pyramides is the only village on the Península. It offers some accommodation. We stayed in Estancia del Sol and paid 92 pesos for a poor four-persons room. Whalewatching trips leave from Puerto Pyramides. Southern Right Whales can be seen from May to December.

Most of the needed bird species can be seen close to Puerto Pyramides at the junction to Punta Norte in blooming scrub patches: Short-billed Pipit and Rusty-backed Monjita. We saw Lesser Shrike-Tyrant in the same habitat along the road to Punta Pardelas. Darwin’s Nothura was observed along the road somewhere east of Puerto Pyramides. Shorebirds and seabirds can be seen on Isla de los Pajaros, including Snowy Sheathbill.

Punta Norte is the location to watch Orcas passing by or, in February-April, beaching, while hunting for sea lion pups. During a visit with off-shore wind we observed a strong bird migration: more than 12000 birds during a four-hour count (a short note has been published in Cotinga 23: 86-87, 2005).

Trip notes

We arrived on Península Valdés in the late afternoon of 8 February. First stop was at Isla de los Pajaros close to the park entrance, with Snowy Sheathbill, American Oystercatcher and Arctic Skua. The following two days were mainly spent on Punta Norte, waiting for Orcas. They didn’t turn up. The first pod of the season had been seen swimming by three days earlier. The sea lion pups at the colony were small and hardly left the beach, so weren’t a likely prey for the Orcas yet. Chances to see Orcas probably grow when one visits the area towards the end of the month or in March. During our stay on Punta Norte on 9 February we were entertained with a massive movement of Patagonian migrant birds, predominantly Patagonian Negritos. We recorded c 12000 of them during a four-hour count. The phenomenon was probably caused by the off-shore wind, as the next day with wind from sea, we hardly noticed bird migration. On the 10th the Orca-watch was combined with a visit to the sea elephant colony at Punta Cantor. Most scrub species were found on visits to blooming scrub near Puerto Pyramides on 9 and 10 February: Short-billed Pipit, Rusty-backed Monjita and Lesser Shrike-Tyrant.

Austral Pygmy Owl

Yellow-bridled Finch

Species Lists

Greater Rhea (Rhea americana) near-threatened
- 4 birds on farmland near Puerta Beca (Gualeguaychú) in Entre Ríos province on 22-1

Lesser Rhea (Pterocnemia pennata) near-threatened
- 39 birds between La Leone and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 85 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- 7 birds between San Julían and Río Gallegos at the Coy River crossing on 27-1
- 10 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- 10s daily on Península Valdés between 8 and 11-2

Darwin's Nothura (Nothura darwinii)
- 1 bird along the road from Puerto Pyramides to Punta Tomba (Península Valdés) on 9-2

Spotted Nothura (Nothura maculosa)
- 1 bird near Ceibas on 22-1
- 4 and 2 birds between Viedma and Pedro Luro respectively on 6 and 7-2

Elegant Crested-Tinamou (Eudromia elegans)
- 2 birds at Trelew airport on 23-1
- 7 birds near San Julían on 27-1
- rather common between Trelew and Punta Tombo between 4 and 6-2
- rather common on Península Valdés between 8 and 11-2

Patagonian Tinamou (Tinamotis ingoufi)
- 17 birds east of Gobernador Gregores between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1

Southern Screamer (Chuna torquata)
- 2 birds on a pool just north of the bridge across the Río Parana on RN12 on 22-1
- 8 birds near Ceibas on 22-1

Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, 12 birds there on 21-1 and 4 on 12-2
- 30 birds in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2

White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
- 30 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1 , and 20 birds there on 21-1

Andean Duck (Oxyura ferruginea)
- 20 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1

Lake Duck (Oxyura vittata)
- 6 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, and 40 birds there on 12-2
- 10 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 10 birds on pond near bus station Trelew on 4-2

Black-headed Duck (Heteronetta atricapilla)
- 1 male at Costanera Sur on 18-1 , and one female there on 21-1

Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melancoryphus)
- common at Costanera Sur
- rather common in Patagonia between Trelew and Río Gallegos on fresh water lakes
- 9 birds flying by over dry scrub near San Antonio de Oeste on 8-2

Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba)
- common at Costanera Sur
- rather common in Patagonia on fresh water lakes

Upland Goose (Chloephaga picta)
- common in southern Patagonia (Santa Cruz province) between 23 and 28-1
- rather common on Tierra del Fuego between 30-1 and 2-2

Kelp Goose (Chloephaga hybrida)
- at least 10 birds daily along the Beagle Channel and in Ushuaia harbour between 29-1 and 3-2
Ashy-headed Goose (Chloephaga poliocephala)
- 20 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 2 birds at Ushuaia airport on 29-1
- 2 birds along Río Pipo (Tierra del Fuego NP) on 31-1 and 1-2
- 30 birds along Beagle Channel on 2-2

Ruddy-headed Goose (Chloephaga rubidiceps)
- 9 birds (groups of 3 and 6) between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1

Flightless Steamerduck (Tachyeres pteneres)
- 10 birds in Ushuaia harbour and on the Beagle Channel on 30-1
- 3 birds in Tierra del Fuego NP on 1-2
- 15 birds between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2
- 4 birds at rubbish dump Ushuaia on 3-2

Chubut Steamerduck (Tachyeres leucocephalus) near-threatened endemic
- 5 birds (3 ad. + 2 imm.) at Punta Tombo on 5-2

Flying Steamerduck (Tachyeres patachonicus)
- 10 birds in El Calafate area, including Lago Argentina, on 23 and 24-1
- 2 birds on Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 2 birds near Ushuaia on 2-2 and 5-2

Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)
- 3 birds flying by at entrance of Iguazú NP on 19-1

Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys)
- 2 birds on a pool just north of the bridge across the Río Parana on RN12 on 22-1

Brazilian Duck (Amazonetta brasilliensis)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 13-2

Chiloe/Southern Wigeon (Anas sibilatrix)
- common on fresh water lakes/ponds in southern Patagonia (Santa Cruz province), for instance 1000 birds on Lago Argentina on 23-1
- 4 birds near Ushuaia on 3-2
- several birds on pond near bus station Trelew on 4-2

Crested Duck (Anas specularioides)
- rather common in both fresh water wetlands and coastal areas of Patagonia

Spectacled Duck (Anas specularis) near-threatened
- 2 birds on Lago Argentina in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 4 birds in bog area between Estancia Harberton and Estancia Moat on 2-2

Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)
- 1 male on a pool just north of the bridge across the Río Parana on RN12 on 27-1

Red Shoveler (Anas platalea)
- 1 male + 1 female at Costanera Sur on 18-1 and 21-1, and 1 bird there on 12-2
- 10 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1 and 24-1
- 4 birds between San Julían and Río Gallegos on 27-1
- 50 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- 50 birds on pond near bus station Trelew on 4-2
- 2 birds in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2

White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis)
- 7 birds in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2

Speckled Teal (Anas flavirostris)
- 10 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, and 40 birds there on 21-1 and several on 12-2
- 20 birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- common in southern Patagonia (Santa Cruz province) between 23 and 29-1
- common on Tierra del Fuego between 1 and 4-2
- 3-4 birds in Bahía Blanca area on 6 and 7-2
- 3-4 birds on Península Valdés on 8 and 10-2
Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica)
- 4 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, and several birds there on 12-2
- rather common in southern Patagonia (Santa Cruz province) between 23 and 28-1
- rather common on Tierra del Fuego between 1 and 4-2
- 5-10 birds in Bahía Blanca area on 6 and 7-2
- 3 birds on Península Valdés on 10-2

Silver Teal (Anas versicolor)
- 10-30 birds at Costanera Sur
- 6 birds in El Calafate area on 25-1
- 10 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julián on 26-1

Rosy-billed Pochard (Netta peposaca)
- common at Costanera Sur
- 5 birds in El Calafate area on 25-1
- 10 birds between San Julián and Río Gallegos on 27-1
- 20 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- 10 birds on pond near bus station Trelew on 4-2
- 80 birds flying by at Punta Pardelas (Península Valdés) on 9-2

Ochre-collared Piculet (Picumnus temminckii)
- 2 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1 and 21-1
- 3 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Yellow-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes flavifrons)
- 2 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

White-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes cactorum)
- 1 bird near Ceibas on 22-1

Checkered Woodpecker (Picoides mixtus)
- 3 birds near Ceibas on 22-1

White-spotted Woodpecker (Veniliornis spilogaster)
- 1 bird in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Chilean Flicker (Colaptes pitius)
- 4 birds in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1

Green-barred Woodpecker (Colaptes melanochloros)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, and 2 birds there on 12-2 and 1 on 13-2
- 1 bird near Ceibas on 22-1

Campo/Field Flicker (Colaptes campestris)
- 1-3 birds at/near Costanera Sur on 18-1, 21-1, 12-2 and 13-2
- 1-4 birds seen daily in/near Iguazú NP between 19 and 21-1
- 5 birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 1 bird between Las Grutas and Bahía Blanca on 6-2
- 5 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

Robust Woodpecker (Campephilus robustus)
- 2 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Magellanic Woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus)
- 4 birds in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 3 birds in bog area between Estancia Harberton and Estancia Moat on 2-2

Chestnut-eared Toucanet (Pteroglossus castanotis)
- 3 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)
- seen daily in small numbers in/around Iguazú NP between 19 and 21-1

Rusty-breasted Nunlet (Nonnula rubecula)
- 1 bird at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1

Black-throated Trogon (Trogon rufus)
- 1 and 2 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on respectively 19 and 21-1

Surucua Trogon (Trogon surrucura)
- 5 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1
- 2 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquata)
- 2 birds near waterfall La Garganta del Diablo (Iguazú NP) on 19-1

Ash-colored Cuckoo (Coccyzus cinereus)
- 1 bird at Costanera Sur on 18-1

Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
- 2 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19 and 21-1
- 2 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Greater Ani (Crotophaga major)
- 20 birds near waterfalls in Iguazú NP on 19-1, and 1 bird there on 21-1

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
- 5-10 birds at Iguazú NP between 19 and 21-1
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 22-1

Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira)
- common in/near Costanera Sur
- 2 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1
- common north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 5 birds between Trelew and Bahía Blanca on 6-2
- 5 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

White-eyed Parakeet (Aratinga leucophthalma)
- 4 birds in Iguazú NP on 19-1
- 2 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Burrowing Parrot (Cyanoliseus patagonus)
- 2 birds at nesting location west of Gaiman (near Trelew) on 4-2
- 100+ birds flying to roost near San Antonio de Oeste on 5 and 8-2
- 10 birds between San Antonio de Oeste and Bahía Blanca on 6-2
- 2 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

Maroon/Reddish-bellied Parakeet (Pyrrhura frontalis)
- 3 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Austral Parakeet (Enicognathus ferrugineus)
- 5 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 30 birds in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 2-3 birds at Tierra del Fuego NP on 31-1 and 1-2
- 10 birds between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2

Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)
- common at Costanera Sur and Buenos Aires
- common north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 10 birds between San Antonio de Oeste and Bahía Blanca on 6-2

Blue-winged Parrotlet (Forpus xantopterygius)
- 15 birds in Iguazú NP on 19 and 20-1

Scaly-headed Parrot (Pionus maximiliani)
- 2 birds near entrance of Iguazú NP on 19-1
- 2 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Great Dusky Swift (Cypseloides senex)
- 100 birds (group) at waterfall La Garganta del Diablo (Iguazú NP) on 19-1, with 20-30 birds there on 20 and 21-1

Grey-rumped Swift (Chaetura cinereiventris)
- 5 birds at Iguazú NP on 19-1, and 5 birds there on 20-1

Ashy-tailed Swift (Chaetura andrei)
- 30 birds at Puerto Iguazú on 18-1, and 1 bird there on 19-1

Planalto Hermit (Phaethornis pretrei)
- 1 bird in El Jardin de los Picaflores (Puerto Iguazú) on 18-1
- 1 bird at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1

Black-throated Mango (Anthracothorax nigricollis)
- 20 birds in El Jardin de los Picaflores (Puerto Iguazú) on 18-1

Glittering-bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon aureoventris)
- 3 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, and 5 birds there on 12-2
- 10 birds in El Jardin de los Picaflores (Puerto Iguazú) on 18-1
- 1 bird in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1
- 3 birds at Otamendi on 22-1
- 4 birds near Ceibas on 22-1

Violet-capped Woodnymph (Thalurania glaucopis)
- 5 birds in El Jardin de los Picaflores (Puerto Iguazú) on 18-1

Gilded Hummingbird (Hylocharis chrysura)
- 1 bird at Costanera Sur on 18-1
- 15 birds in El Jardin de los Picaflores (Puerto Iguazú) on 18-1
- 1 bird in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1
- 1 bird at Otamendi on 22-1

Versicolored Emerald (Amazilia versicolor)
- 30 birds in El Jardin de los Picaflores (Puerto Iguazú) on 18-1

Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina)
- 1 female in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Tropical Screech-Owl (Otus choliba)
- 5 birds (2 seen, 5 heard) near Puerto Iguazú on 18-1 (responding to tape at night)

Magellanic Horned Owl (Bubo magellanicus)
- 1 bird in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1

Rufous-legged Owl (Strix rufipes)
- 1 bird seen and heard in Tierra del Fuego NP on 31-1 (responding to tape at night)

Austral Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium nanum)
- 1 bird at Los Glaciares NP on 24-1

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)
- 5 birds near Gualeguaychú on 22-1
- 2 birds in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2
- 10 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus)
- 1 bird seen and heard near Puerto Iguazú on 18-1 (responding to tape at night)
- 1 bird seen at daytime in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
- 10 birds over Puerto Iguazú (at dusk) on 18-1

Nacunda Nighthawk (Podager nacunda)
- 4 birds near Ceibas (at dusk) on 22-1

Spot-winged Pigeon (Columba maculosa)
- 1 bird at Gualeguaychú on 22-1
- 1-3 birds near San Antonio de Oeste on 5 and 6-2

Picazuro Pigeon (Columba picazuro)
- common in Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos provinces

Pale-vented Pigeon (Columba cayennensis)
- 2 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata)
- common in all visited areas, although absent in Tierra del Fuego
- 91 birds migrating past Punta Norte (Península Valdés) between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2.

Ruddy Ground-Dove (Columbina talpacoti)
- rather common at Puerto Iguazú and surroundings between 18 and 21-1
- common north of Buenos Aires on 22-1

Picui Ground-Dove (Columbina picui)
- 2-3 birds at Puerto Iguazú and surroundings between 19 and 21-1
- common north of Buenos Aires
- common in northern Patagonia (Chubut and Río Negro provinces)
- several birds in Buenos Aires on 12-2

Blue Ground-Dove (Claravis pretiosa)
- 1 bird at Hotel Sheraton Internacional Iguazú Resort (Iguazú NP) on 19-1
- 2 birds at entrance of Iguazú NP on 20-1

White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
- 1 bird north of Buenos Aires on 22-1

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
- 1 bird at Costanera Sur on 18-1, and 3 birds there on 21-1
- 4 birds at Otamendi on 22-1
- 2 birds on a pool just north of the bridge across the Río Parana on RN12 on 22-1

Rufous-sided Crake (Laterallus melanophaius)
- 1 bird seen and many heard at Otamendi on 22-1 (responding to tape during daytime)

Austral Rail (Rallus antarcticus) - vulnerable
- 9 birds (1 seen, 8 heard) in rush marshes at Estancia el Angostera on 26-1

Giant Wood-Rail (Aramides ypecaha)
- 1 bird at Otamendi on 22-1
- 3 birds on a pool just north of the bridge across the Río Parana on RN12 on 22-1
- 1 bird at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Spotted Rail (Rallus maculatus)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 21-1

Plumbeous Rail (Rallus sanguinolentus)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1 , and 4 birds there on 21-1
- 1 bird in Tierra del Fuego NP on 1-2
- 1 bird in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
- common at Costanera Sur
- 1 bird near Puerta Beca (Gualeguaychú) in Entre Ríos province on 22-1

Spot-flanked Gallinule (Porphyriops melanops)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 21-1
- 2 birds near Puerta Beca (Gualeguaychú) in Entre Ríos province on 22-1

Red-gartered Coot (Fulica armillata)
- common at Costanera Sur
- 10 birds between between San Julían and Río Gallegos on 27-1
- several birds on pond near bus station Trelew on 4-2
- several birds in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2

Red-fronted Coot (Fulica rufifrons)
- common at Costanera Sur

White-winged Coot (Fulica leucoptera)
- common at Costanera Sur
- rather common on lakes in southern Patagonia (Santa Cruz province) between 23 and 26-1
- several birds in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2
- 2 birds on beach of Punta Norte (Península Valdés) on 10-2

White-bellied Seedsnipe (Attagis malouinus)
- 2 birds (ad. + imm.) at Garibaldi Pass (Tierra del Fuego) on 31-1

Least Seedsnipe (Thinocorus rumicivorus)
- 3 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 100 birds between La Leone and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 50 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- 10 birds between San Julían and Río Gallegos on 27-1
- 20 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- 2 birds near San Antonio de Oeste on 6-2
- 47 birds migrating past Punta Norte (Península Valdés) between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2
- 1-2 birds on Península Valdés on 10 and 11-2

South American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae)
- 1 bird at Costanera Sur on 21-1
- 1 bird near Puerta Beca (Gualeguaychú) in Entre Ríos province on 22-1
- 5 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1 (G p magellanica)
- 1 bird between San Julían and Río Gallegos on 27-1 (G p magellanica)
- 4 birds in bogs between Estancia Harberton and Estancia Moat on 2-2 (G p magellanica)

Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica)
- 1 bird on a pool just north of the bridge across the Río Parana on RN12 on 27-1

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)
- 19 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
- 1 bird near Puerta Beca (Gualeguaychú) in Entre Ríos province on 22-1
- 2 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- 10 birds on a pool just north of the bridge across the Río Parana on RN12 on 27-1
- 2 birds on pond near bus station Trelew on 4-2
- common in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2
- 2 birds on Península Valdés on 10-2
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
- 20 birds on a pool just north of the bridge across the Río Parana on RN12 on 27-1
- 1 bird on pond near bus station Trelew on 4-2
- common in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2
- 4 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2
- 10 birds on Península Valdés on 10-2

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
- 7 birds at Costanera Sur on 21-1, and 1 bird there on 12-2

Sanderling (Calidris alba)
- 100 birds at Punta Norte (Península Valdés) on 9 and 10-2

White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)
- 7 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 20 birds between San Julían and Río Gallegos on 27-1
- 300 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- several birds on the Río Gallegos mud flats on 29-1
- 1 bird on kelp in Beagle Channel on 30-1
- 422 birds migrating past Punta Norte (Península Valdés) between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2

Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)
- 100 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 20 birds between El Calafate and Estancia el Angostera on 25-1
- 20 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- 50 birds between San Julían and Río Gallegos on 27-1
- 10 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- several birds on the Río Gallegos mud flats on 29-1
- 2 birds at Punta Tombo on 5-2
- 13 birds migrating past Punta Norte (Península Valdés) between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2

Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)
- 3 birds on a pool just north of the bridge across the Río Parana on RN12 on 27-1

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)
- 1 bird (winter plumage) between San Julían and Río Gallegos on 27-1 , apparently the third record for Santa Cruz province

Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)
- common at Costanera Sur as well as wetlands north of Buenos Aires

Snowy Sheathbill (Chionis alba)
- 3 birds in small sea lion colony north of San Julían on 27-1
- 10 birds at Isla de los Pajaros (Península Valdés) on 8-2

Magellanic Plover (Pluvianellus socialis) near-threatened
- 1 bird on gravel shore of roadside pond between San Julían and Río Gallegos on 27-1

American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)
- 1 bird in small sea lion colony north of San Julían on 27-1
- a total of 20 birds seen in coastal areas of Península Valdés between 8 and 10-2

Blackish Oystercatcher (Haematopus ater)
- 5 birds in small sea lion colony north of San Julían on 27-1
- 8 birds during Beagle Channel boat trip on 30-1
- 4 birds coastal area between Estancia Harberton and Estancia Moat on 2-2
- 2 birds at Punto Tombo on 5-2
- maximum of 30 birds on Península Valdés on 8 and 9-2

Magellanic Oystercatcher (Haematopus leucopodus)
- 10 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 200 birds in coastal area near San Julían on 27-1
- rather common in Ushuaia harbour and along Beagle Channel between 29-1 and 2-2

White-backed Stilt (Himantopus melanurus)
- 5 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1 and 10 birds on 21-1 and 2 there on 12-2
- 2 birds on a pool just north of the bridge across the Río Parana on RN12 on 22-1
- 10 birds on pond near bus station Trelew on 4-2
- 50 birds in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6 and 7-2

American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica)
- 50 birds in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2
- 100 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Two-banded Plover (Charadrius falklandicus)
- 10 birds on shores of roadside pond between San Julían and Río Gallegos on 27-1
- 3 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- 26 birds migrating past Punta Norte (Península Valdés) between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2

Rufous-chested Plover (Zonibyx modestus)
- 6 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1

Tawny-throated Dotterel (Oreopholus ruficollis)
- 50 birds between La Leone and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 3 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- 10 birds near San Julían on 27-1
- 1 bird near Trelew on 4-2
- 2 birds between Las Grutas and Bahía Blanca on 6-2

Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
- common in particular near wetlands in Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos provinces (V c lampronotus)
- rather common in Patagonia with the exception of Península Valdés where we did not observe the species (southern Patagonian birds belong to V c fretensis: a probable split)

Southern Skua (Catharacta antarctica)
- 1 bird at sea at small sea lion colony north of San Julían on 27-1
- 1 bird on Magellan Strait at Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- several birds during Beagle Channel boat trip on 30-1
- 1 bird at sea near Estancia Moat on 2-2
- 10 birds at Punta Tombo on 5-2

Chilean Skua (Catharacta chilensis)
- 1 bird at sea at small sea lion colony north of San Julían on 27-1
- common during Beagle Channel boat trip on 30-1
- common at rubbish dump Ushuaia on 3-2

Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)
- 2 birds at Isla de los Pajaros (Península Valdés) on 8-2
- 3 birds at Punta Norte (Península Valdés) on 10-2

Dolphin Gull (Larus scoresbii)
- common in Ushuaia harbour and on/along Beagle Channel
- 10 birds at Punta Tombo on 5-2
- 2 birds at Isla de los Pajareos (Península Valdés) on 8-2

Olrog's Gull (Larus atlanticus) vulnerable endemic
- 3 birds in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2

Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)
- common in all visited areas, except in Iguazú area

Brown-hooded Gull (Larus maculipennis)
- common in all visited coastal areas, except for Tierra del Fuego (only one bird at rubbish dump on 3-2), but also on inland lakes in Patagonia

Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)
- 2 birds flying by at sea at Las Grutas on 6-2

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima)
- 10 birds at sea at Las Grutas on 6-2
- 10 birds at Isla de los Pajaros (Península Valdés) on 8-2
- 20 birds at Punta Norte (Península Valdés) on 9 and 10-2

Cayenne Tern (Sterna eurygnatha)
- 1 bird at Punta Tombo on 5-2
- 20 birds at Isla de los Pajaros (Península Valdés) on 8-2
- 50 birds at Punta Norte (Península Valdés) on 9 and 10-2
- 10 birds near Puerto Pyramides on 11-2

South American Tern (Sterna hirundinacea)
- 2 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 40 birds at sea near San Julían on 27-1
- 100 birds on Magellan Strait at Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- common in coastal areas of Tierra del Fuego, including Beagle Channel,
- common in coastal areas of Península Valdés

Snowy-crowned Tern (Sterna trudeaui)
- 1 bird at coastal marsh at jetty near Bahía Blanca on 6-2
Grey-headed Kite (Leptodon cyanensis)
- 1 bird at entrance of Iguazú NP perched in tree top on 19-1

Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
- 10 birds in Iguazú NP between 19 and 21-1
- 1 bird at Costanera Sur on 21-1, and 2 birds there on 12-2
- 1 bird north of Buenos Aires on 22-1

White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)
- 1 bird at Otamendi on 22-1
- 2 birds near San Antonio de Oeste between 5 and 8-2

Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea)
- seen daily in Iguazú NP with a maximum of 15 birds on 19-1

Long-winged Harrier (Circus buffoni)
- 4 birds at Otamendi on 22-1

Cinereous Harrier (Circus cinereus)
- rather common in southern Patagonia (Santa Cruz province) between 23 and 28-1
- 2 birds between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2
- 2 birds near Trelew on 4-2
- 1 bird near Las Grutas on 6-2
- 1 bird in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2
- 1 bird near San Antonio de Oeste on 8-2

Chilean Hawk (Accipiter chilensis)
- 2 birds (imm.) in bog area between Estancia Harberton and Estancia Moat on 2-2

Savanna Hawk (Heterospizias meridionalis)
- 2 birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1

Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)
- 10 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 3 birds in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 1 bird in Tierra del Fuego NP on 1-2
- 1 bird over coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2

Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris)
- common north of Buenos Aires on 22-1

Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
- 1 bird near Ceibas on 22-1

Red-backed Hawk (Buteo polyosoma)
- 5 birds between La Leone and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 5 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- regularly in northern Patagonia (Chubut and Río Negro provinces) between 4 and 11-2

Rufous-tailed Hawk (Buteo ventralis)
- 2 birds between La Leone and Strobel Plateau on 25-1

White-throated Caracara (Polyborus albogularis)
- 1 bird at Estancia Harberton on 30-1
- 3 birds at rubbish dump Ushuaia on 3-2

Southern Crested Caracara (Polyborus plancus)
- 2 birds in/near Iguazú NP on 19-1
- several birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 10s seen in southern Patagonia (Santa Cruz Province) between 23 and 29-1
- 2-5 birds seen daily on Tierra del Fuego between 30-1 and 3-2
- several birds seen near Trelew on 4-2
- several birds near Las Grutas and San Antonio de Oeste on 6 and 7-2
- 1 bird at Trelew on 11-2

Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango)
- 1-3 birds at Costanera Sur on 18 and 21-1 and 12-2
- 1 bird seen daily in Iguazú NP or surroundings on 19 and 20-1
- common north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 10 birds in El Calafate area on 23 and 24-1
- 10 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- rather common on Tierra del Fuego between 30-1 and 3-2
- common in northern Patagonia between Trelew and Bahía Blanca between 4 and 10-2, but not observed on Península Valdés

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
- 1 bird in Buenos Aires on 18-1
- 1 bird near Ceibas on 22-1
- 15 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 10 birds in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 2 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- 1 bird near San Julían on 27-1
- 1 bird in Río Gallegos on 29-1
- 1 bird near Ushuaia on 2-2
- rather common in northern Patagonia between Trelew and Bahía Blanca between 4 and 8-2
- 2 birds migrating past Punta Norte (Península Valdés) between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2
- 1 bird on Península Valdés on 10-2

Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis)
- 4 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- 3 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
- 1 bird at Costanera Sur on 21-1
- 1 bird near San Julían on 27-1
- 2 birds near Trelew on 4-2

White-tufted Grebe (Rollandia rolland)
- common at Costanera Sur
- 10 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 2 birds near San Julían on 27-1
- 1 bird at Estancia Harberton on 30-1
- 1 bird between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2
- 30 birds on pond near bus station Trelew on 4-2
- common in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca
- 20 birds at Isla de los Pajaros (Península Valdés) on 8-2

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1
- 2 birds in salt marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2

Great Grebe (Podiceps major)
- 1 bird at Costanera Sur on 18 and 21-1, and 10 birds there on 12-2
- 3 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 5 birds Patagonian steppe lakes between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 24-1
- 30 birds at sea near San Julían on 27-1
- 30 birds on Magellan Strait at Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- rather common on Beagle Channel and in Ushuaia between 29-1 and 3-2
- 2 birds near San Antonio de Oeste on 5-2
- 3 birds on sea at Las Grutas on 6-2
- several birds along the coast of Península Valdés between 8 and 11-2

Silvery Grebe (Podiceps occipitalis)
- 15 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 20 birds on lake at Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 2 birds between San Julían and Río Gallegos on 27-1
- 10 birds on pond near bus station Trelew on 4-2
- 5 birds on sea at Las Grutas on 6-2
- 1 bird along the coast of Península Valdés on 10-2

Hooded Grebe (Podiceps gallardoi) near-threatened endemic
- 16 birds on lake at Strobel Plateau, including at least 3 pairs with young, on 25-1

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
- 10-20 birds in Iguazú NP on 19 and 20-1

Neotropic/Olivaceous Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
- rather common at Costanera Sur on 18 and 21-1 and 12-2
- 10-15 birds at Iguazú NP on 19 and 21-1
- several seen north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 1 bird between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 10 birds between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2
- 2 birds near Las Grutas on 6-2
- 1 bird in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2
- rather common along the coast of Península Valdés between 8 and 11-2

Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps)
- 25 birds in/around San Julían on 27-1
- 100 birds on Magellan Strait at Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- common on Beagle Channel between 29-1 and 3-2
- several birds at Punta Tombo on 5-2
- rather common along the coast of Península Valdés between 8 and 11-2

Rock Shag (Phalocrocorax magellanicus)
- 2 birds in small sea lion colony north of San Julían on 27-1
- 50 birds during Beagle Channel boat trip on 30-1
- 1 bird between Estancia Harberton and Estancia Moat on 2-2
- 30 birds along the coast of Península Valdés on 8 and 9-2

Red-legged Cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardi) near-threatened
- 100 birds in small sea lion colony north of San Julían on 27-1

Whistling Heron (Syrigma sibilatrix)
- 4 birds at Otamendi on 22-1
- 3 birds on a pool just north of the bridge across the Río Parana on RN12 on 22-1
- 1 bird in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2

Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)
- 1 bird at Otamendi on 22-1
- 4 birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 1 bird at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
- 3 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, 20 birds there on 21-1, and also seen on 12-2
- 1 bird at Iguazú NP on 20-1
- several birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- several birds in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2
- 10 birds at Isla de los Pajaros (Península Valdés) on 8-2

Great Egret (Egretta alba)
- rather common at Costanera Sur
- 5 birds in Iguazú NP on 19-1, and 15 birds there on 20-1
- common north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 10 birds at Isla de los Pajaros (Península Valdés) on 8-2

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
- 6 birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 20 birds between Trelew and Bahía Blanca on 6-2
- 1 bird in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

Striated Heron (Butorides striatus)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, 5 birds there on 21-1 and 3 on 12-2
- several birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1

Rufescent Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
- 1 bird (imm.) at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
- 3 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, and 5 birds there 21-1
- 1 bird in Iguazú NP on 19-1, and 3 birds there 20-1
- several birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 2 birds at the coast of San Julían on 27-1
- rather common on Tierra del Fuego, in particular in Ushuaia harbour, between 29-1 and 2-2
- 10 birds in coastal scrub near Las Grutas 6 and 7-2
- 1 bird at Puerto Pyramides on 9-2

Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) near-threatened
- 10 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 15 birds at Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- at least 100 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- 200 birds between San Julían and Río Gallegos on 27-1
- 25 birds on pond near bus station Trelew on 4-2, and 2 birds there on 12-2
- 15 birds in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2
- 50 birds at Isla de los Pajaros (Península Valdés) on 8-2

Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus)
- 4 birds flying by at Costanera Sur on 21-1
- 2 birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 3 birds on pond near bus station Trelew on 4-2

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)
- 6 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, and 5 birds there on 21-1
- common north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 20 birds in coastal marshes near Bahía Blanca on 6-2

Black-faced Ibis (Theristicus melanopis)
- 10 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 5 birds between La Leone and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 9 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- 2 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- 4 birds between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)
- 1 bird at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
- common in/around Iguazú NP between 18 and 21-1

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
- at least 5 birds in/around Iguazú NP on 19 and 20-1
- 1 bird near Ushuaia on 31-1 and 3-2
- 1 bird at Martial Glacier (Ushuaia) on 1-2
- 20 birds near Trelew on 4-2
- common between San Antonio de Oeste and Bahía Blanca
- 1 bird on Península Valdés on 9 and 10-2

Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) near-threatened
- 10 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 3 birds in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 2 birds during Beagle Channel boat trip on 30-1
- 2 birds at Garibaldi Pass (Tierra del Fuego) on 31-1

King Vulture (Sacroramphus papa)
- 1 bird above roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)
- 5 birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1

Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari)
- 1 bird just north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 1 bird flying over near Ceibas on 22-1

King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus)
- 1 bird (imm.) moulting in penguin colony on Isla Harberton (Beagle Channel) on 30-1

Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) near-threatened
- 13 birds in breeding colony on Isla Harberton (Beagle Channel) on 30-1

Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) vulnerable
- 1 bird (imm.) together with 2 Magellanic Penguins in Magellan Strait at Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1 , a major rarity on mainland Argentina

Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) near-threatened
- 3 birds at sea harbour San Julían on 27-1
- 50 birds in Magellan Strait at Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- 500 birds during Beagle Channel boat trip on 30-1
- at least 5000 birds at Punta Tombo on 5-2
- common on Isla de los Pajaros (Península Valdés) on 8-2
- 2-3 birds at Punta Norte (Península Valdés) on 9 and 10-2

Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus) vulnerable
- 20 birds at sea in/near San Julían on 27-1
- common in Ushuaia harbour and on Beagle Channel
- 10 birds at Punta Tombo (one killing a Magellanic Penguin) on 5-2
- 10 birds at sea near Isla de los Pajaros (Península Valdés) on 8-2

Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus)
- 100 birds passing by on Magellan Strait at Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- common on Beagle Channel and around Ushuaia between 30-1 and 3-2, for instance 100s during boat trip on 30-1

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)
- 1 bird passing by at sea at small sea lion colony north of San Julían on 27-1
- 50 birds passing by on Magellan Strait at Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1

Great Shearwater (Puffinus gravis)
- 3 birds passing by on Magellan Strait at Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- 1 bird passing by Punta Norte (Península Valdés) on 9-2

Magellanic Diving-Petrel (Pelecanoides magellani)
- 10 birds passing by on Magellan Strait at Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- 40 birds during Beagle Channel boat trip on 30-1

Wilson’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)
- 2 birds during Beagle Channel boat trip on 30-1

Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophrys)
- 20 birds at sea at small sea lion colony north of San Julían on 27-1
- 50 birds passing by on Magellan Strait at Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- 50 birds during Beagle Channel boat trip on 30-1
- 1 bird at sea between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2
- common at sea from Ushuaia rubbish dump on 3-2
- 1 bird flying by at Punta Norte (Península Valdés) on 9-2

Grey-hooded Flycatcher (Mionectes rufiventris)
- 1 bird (male) Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19 and 21-1

Sepia-capped Flycatcher (Leptopogon amaurocephalus)
- 1-2 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19 and 21-1

Rough-legged Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias burmeisteri)
- 1-2 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) between 19 and 21-1

Greenish Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias virescens)
- 2 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 20-1

Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet (Camptostoma obsoletum)
- 1 bird near Ceibas on 22-1

Southern Scrub-Flycatcher (Sublegatus modestus)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Chaco Suiriri (Suiriri suiriri)
- 1 bird near Ceibas on 22-1

Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster)
- 2 birds at entrance of Iguazú NP on 20 and 21-1

White-crested Elaenia (Elaenia albiceps)
- 5 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- common in Los Glaciares NP
- 1 bird between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 10 birds at Garibaldi Pass (Tierra del Fuego) on 31-1
- common in Tierra del Fuego NP

Small-billed Elaenia (Elaenia parvirostris)
- 4 birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1

Lesser Elaenia (Elaenis chiruiquensis)
- 1 bird at entrance of Iguazú NP on 20 and 21-1

Sooty Tyrannulet (Serpophaga nigricans)
- 5 birds at Otamendi on 22-1

White-crested Tyrannulet (Serpophaga subcristata)
- 1 bird at Otamendi on 22-1
- 4 birds at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Greater Wagtail-Tyrant (Stigmatura budytoides)
- 3 birds in coastal scrub near Las Grutas on 6-2, and 4 birds there on 7-2

Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes flavirostris)
- 1 bird near San Antonio de Oeste on 8-2

Tufted Tit-Tyrant (Anairetes parulus)
- 4 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 1 bird in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 1 bird near Gaiman (near Trelew) on 4-2
- 3 birds near San Antonio de Oeste on 5-2, and 2 birds there on 8-2

Many-colored Rush-Tyrant (Tachuris rubrigastra)
- 2 birds in rush marshes at Estancia el Angostera on 26-1

Warbling Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris)
- 1 bird at Otamendi on 22-1

Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes ventralis)
- 2 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 20-1

Eared Pygmy-Tyrant (Myiornis auricularis)
- 2 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19 and 21-1

Yellow-olive Flycatcher (Tolmomyias sulphurescens)
- 1 bird at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19 and 21-1

Bran-colored Flycatcher (Myiophobus fasciatus)
- 10 birds at Otamendi on 22-1

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
- 6 birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 1-2 birds near San Antonio de Oeste between 5 and 8-2
- 3 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

Fire-eyed Diucon (Xolmis pyrope)
- 5 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 4 birds between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2

Black-crowned Monjita (Xolmis coronata) endemic
- 2 birds near San Antonio de Oeste on 6-2

White Monjita (Xolmis irupero)
- 10 birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 5 birds near San Antonio de Oeste on 5-2
- 1 bird at San Antonio de Oeste on 8-2

Black-and-white Monjita (Heteroxolmis dominicana) vulnerable
- 2 birds near Gualeguaychú on 22-1

Rusty-backed Monjita (Neoxolmis rubetra) endemic
- 2 birds at junction to Puerto Madryn, near Puerto Pyramides on 9-2, and 1 bird there on 10-2

Chocolate-vented Tyrant (Neoxolmis rufiventris)
- 4 birds on Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 1 bird between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- common between San Julián and Río Gallegos on 27-1
- 2 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- 5-10 birds between Trelew and Punta Tombo on 3 and 4-2
- 1 bird near San Antonio de Oeste on 5-2 , and 4 birds there on 8-2
- at least 100 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2
- 22 birds migrating past Punta Norte (Península Valdés) between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2

Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant (Agriornis montana)
- 3 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 25-1

Great Shrike-Tyrant (Agriornis livida)
- 1 bird in El Calafate area on 23-1

Grey-bellied Shrike-Tyrant (Agriornis microptera)
- 1 bird in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 1 bird between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 6 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- 2 birds between Trelew and Punta Tombo on 4-2
- 1 bird near San Antonio de Oeste on 5 and 8-2
- 1-3 birds near Las Grutas on 6 and 7-2
- 10 birds on Península Valdés on 9-2

Least Shrike-Tyrant (Agriornis murina) endemic
- 2 birds near Punta Pardelas (Península Valdés) on 9 and 10-2

Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola maculirostris)
- 2 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1

Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola macloviana)
- 3 birds at Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 1 bird between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 30 birds at Garibaldi Pass (Tierra del Fuego) on 31-1

Cinnamon-bellied Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola capistrata)
- 1 bird in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 3 birds between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 2 birds near San Julían on 27-1
- 1 bird near Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1

Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola flavinucha)
- 5 birds at Garibaldi Pass (Tierra del Fuego) on 31-1
- 2 birds at Martial Glacier (Ushuaia) on 1-2

White-winged Black-Tyrant (Knipolegus aterrimus)
- 1 male between Trelew and Punta Tombo on 5-2

Spectacled Tyrant (Hymenops perspicillatus)
- 4 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 1 bird between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 10 birds in rush marshes at Estancia el Angostera on 26-1
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Patagonian Negrito (Lessonia rufa)
- common in southern Patagonia (Santa Cruz province)
- several birds along Beagle Channel on 29 and 30-1
- common between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2
- fairly common between Trelew and San Antonio de Oeste between 4 and 8-2
- fairly common on Península Valdés between 9 and 11-2; a remarkable record of 12021 birds migrating past Punta Norte between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2

Pied Water-Tyrant (Fluvicola pica)
- 3 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1

Yellow-browed Tyrant (Satrapa icterophrys)
- 1 bird at entrance of Iguazú NP on 21-1

Long-tailed Tyrant (Colonia colonus)
- 1 bird in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa)
- common in/near Costanera Sur
- 2 birds in/near Puerto Iguazú on 21-1
- common north of Buenos Aires on 22-1

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)
- 1 bird at Puerto Iguazú on 18-1
- 2 birds at entrance of Iguazú NP on 21-1
- 10 birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 3 birds at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savanna)
- 4 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, and common there on 12-2
- common in and near Iguazú NP
- common in northern Patagonia (Chubut, Río Negro and southern Buenos Aires provinces) between 4 and 8-2

Crowned Slaty-Flycatcher (Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus)
- 5 birds near Ceibas on 22-1

Streaked Flycatcher (Myiodynastes maculatus)
- 1 bird at Otamendi on 22-1

Piratic Flycatcher (Legatus leucophaius)
- 1 bird in Iguazú NP on 21-1

Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)
- 10 birds in/near Iguazú NP on 20-1, and 2 birds there on 21-1

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulpuratus)
- common in Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos provinces
- common in/near Puerto Iguazú
- fairly common in northern Patagonia (Chubut, Río Negro and southern Buenos Aires provinces), between 4 and 8-2

White-naped Xenopsaris (Xenopsaris albinucha)
- 1 male and 1 female near Ceibas on 22-1

White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychoterus)
- 1 male near Ceibas on 22-1

Black-crowned Tityra (Tityra inquisitor)
- 1 bird in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

White-tipped Plantcutter (Phytotoma rutila)
- 5 birds near San Antonio de Oeste on 5-2
- 2 birds in coastal scrub near Las Grutas on 6-2, and 1 bird there on 7-2

Rufous-tailed Plantcutter (Phytotoma rara)
- 2 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 1 bird in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 1 bird between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1

Swallow-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia caudata)
- 1 bird heard Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1 and 20-1, and 1 male seen there on 21-1

White-bearded Manakin (Manacus manacus)
- 1 male at lek Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1, 4 birds there on 20-1 and 1 on 21-1

Rufous-capped Antshrike (Thamnophilus ruficapillus)
- 1 male at Otamendi on 22-1

Plain Antvireo (Dysithamnus mentalis)
- 5 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1, and 2 birds there on 20-1 and 3 on 21-1

Rufous-winged Antwren (Herpsilochmus rufimarginatus)
- 10 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1, and 2 birds there on 20 and 21-1

White-shouldered Fire-eye (Pyriglena leucoptera)
- 1 male and 1 female at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1

Common Miner (Geositta cunicularia)
- 2 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- common between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 1 bird on Península Valdés on 10-2

Short-billed Miner (Geositta antarctica)
- 10 birds between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 1 bird between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1

Scale-throated Earthcreeper (Upucerthia dumetaria)
- 3 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 1 bird between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- fairly common near San Antonio de Oeste and Las Grutas between 5 and 8-2
- 3 birds on Península Valdés on 9-2, and 1 bird there on 10-2

Bar-winged Cinclodes (Cinclodes fuscus)
- 1 bird between San Julían and Río Gallegos on 27-1
- 1 bird between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- fairly common in Ushuaia harbour and along Beagle Channel on 29 and 30-1
- 30 birds at Garibaldi Pass (Tierra del Fuego) on 31-1
- 2 birds at Río Pipo (Tierra del Fuego NP) on 1-2
- 2 birds between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2
- 1 bird at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Grey-flanked Cinclodes (Cinclodes oustaleti)
- 1 bird during Beagle Channel boat trip on 30-1
- 5 birds at Garibaldi Pass (Tierra del Fuego) on 31-1
- 2 birds at Martial Glacier (Ushuaia) on 1-2

Dark-bellied Cinclodes (Cinclodes patagonicus)
- 2 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 3 birds in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 5 birds during Beagle Channel boat trip on 30-1
- 1 bird in Tierra del Fuego NP on 31-1, and 4 birds there on 2-2

Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus)
- common in Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos provinces
- common in/around Puerto Iguazú
- 1 bird near Trelew on 4 and 5-2
- 1 bird near San Antonio de Oeste on 8-2

Thorn-tailed Rayadito (Aphrastura spinicauda)
- 2 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- common in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- common in Tierra del Fuego NP between 31-1 and 2-2

Tufted Tit-Spinetail (Leptasthenura platensis)
- 2 birds near Ceibas on 22-1

Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail (Leptasthenura aegithaloides)
- 3 birds between Trelew and Punta Tombo on 4-2
- 5 birds near San Antonio de Oeste on 5-2
- 1 bird on Península Valdés on 9-2

Chotoy Spinetail (Schoeniophylax phryganophila)
- 4 birds near Ceibas on 22-1

Chicli Spinetail (Synallaxis spixi)
- 2 birds at Otamendi on 22-1

Sulphur-bearded Spinetail (Cranioleuca sulphurifera)
- 2 birds at Otamendi on 22-1

Stripe-crowned Spinetail (Cranioleuca pyrrhophia)
- 2 birds near Ceibas on 22-1
- 1 bird near San Antonio de Oeste on 5-2

Lesser Canastero (Asthenes pyrrholeuca)
- 1 bird in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 1 bird between Trelew and Punta Tombo on 4-2
- 2 birds in coastal scrub near Las Grutas on 8-2

Short-billed Canastero (Asthenes baeri)
- 2 birds near Ceibas on 22-1
- 2 birds in coastal scrub near Las Grutas on 7-2, and 1 bird there on 8-2

Cordilleran Canastero (Asthenes modesta)
- 5 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 2 birds near San Antonio de Oeste on 5-2

Patagonian Canastero (Asthenes patagonica) endemic
- 1 bird between Trelew and Punta Tombo on 4 and 5-2

Austral Canastero (Asthenes maculicauda)
- 3 birds at Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1

Little Thornbird (Phacellodomus sibilatrix)
- 2 birds near Ceibas on 22-1

Freckle-breasted Thornbird (Phacellodomus striaticollis)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1
- 2 birds near Puerta Beca (Gualeguaychú) in Entre Ríos province on 22-1

Wren-like Rushbird (Phleocryptes melanops)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 21-1
- 3 birds at Otamendi on 22-1
- 1 bird in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 6 birds in rush marshes at Estancia el Angostera on 26-1

Curve-billed Reedhaunter (Limnornis curvirostris)
- 6 birds at Otamendi on 22-1

Straight-billed Reedhaunter (Limnoctites rectirostris) near-threatened
- 1 bird at Otamendi on 22-1

Firewood-gatherer (Anumbius annumbi)
- 1 bird near Puerta Beca (Gualeguaychú) in Entre Ríos province on 22-1

Band-tailed Earthcreeper (Eremobius phoenicurus) endemic
- 1 bird near San Julían on 27-1
- 2 birds near San Antonio de Oeste on 5-2

Brown Cacholote (Pseudoseisura lophotes)
- 2 birds near Ceibas on 22-1

White-throated Cacholote (Pseudoseisura gutturalis) endemic
- 1 bird between Estancia el Angostera and Gobernador Gregores on 26-1

Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner (Philydor lichtensteini)
- 2 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19 and 20-1, and 4 birds there on 21-1
- 3 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Black-capped Foliage-gleaner (Philydor atricapillus)
- 5 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1, and 2 birds there on 20-1

Plain Xenops (Xenops minutus)
- 1 bird at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 21-1

White-throated Treerunner (Pygarrhichas albogularis)
- 2 birds in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 1 bird in Tierra del Fuego NP on 31-1

Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper (Drymornis bridgesii)
- 2 birds near Puerta Beca (Gualeguaychú) in Entre Ríos province on 22-1

Narrow-billed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes angustirostris)
- 3 birds near Ceibas on 22-1

Lesser Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes fuscus)
- 1 bird at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1

Short-tailed Antthrush (Chamaeza campanisona)
- 1 bird at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1

Magellanic Tapaculo (Scytalopus magellanicus)
- 1 bird in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1

Rufous-crowned Greenlet (Hylophilus poecilotis)
- 1 bird at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 20-1

Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops)
- 3 birds at Puerto Iguazú on 18-1
- 20 birds at waterfall La Garganta del Diablo (Iguazú NP) on 19-1
- 1 bird in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Rufous-bellied Thrush (Turdus rufiventris)
- common in Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos provinces
- 2 birds at Iguazú NP on 21-1

Austral Thrush (Turdus falcklandii)
- 20 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 5 birds El Calafate/Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 10 birds between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 5 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julián on 26-1
- 2 birds at/near Garibaldi Pass (Tierra del Fuego) on 31-1
- 5 birds in Tierra del Fuego NP on 1-2
- 10 birds between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2

Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas)
- 1 bird at Puerto Iguazú on 18-1
- 2 birds in Iguazú NP on 19 and 21-1

Creamy-bellied Thrush (Turdus amaurochalinus)
- common at Otamendi on 22-1

Eurasian Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
- common in Buenos Aires/Costanera Sur

Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus)
- common in Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos provinces
- common in/around Iguazú NP
- common in northern Patagonia (Chubut, Río Negro and southern Buenos Aires provinces)
- 2 birds at Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

Patagonian Mockingbird (Mimus patagonicus)
- 2 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 1 bird between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 1 bird between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- 2 birds between San Julían and Río Gallegos on 27-1
- 2 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1

White-banded Mockingbird (Mimus triurus)
- 5 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

Grass/Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)
- 1 bird in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 2 birds at Estancia el Angostera on 26-1
- 5 birds between Estancia Harberton and Estancia Moat on 2-2

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
- common at Costanera Sur/Buenos Aires
- 2 birds in Iguazú NP on 19 and 21-1
- 2 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1
- common in El Calafate/Los Glaciares NP on 23 and 24-1
- several birds in Río Gallegos on 29-1
- several birds seen on Tierra del Fuego on 31-1 and 2-2
- several birds in/near San Antonio de Oeste/Las Grutas between 5 and 8-2

Masked Gnatcatcher (Polioptila dumicola)
- 3 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, 1 bird there on 21-1 and 5 on 12-2
- 3 birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1

White-winged Swallow (Tachycineta albiventer)
- 2 birds at waterfall La Garganta del Diablo (Iguazú NP) on 20-1

White-rumped Swallow (Tachycineta leucorrhoa)
- 20 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1
- 10 birds at Otamendi on 22-1

Chilean Swallow (Tachycineta leucopyga)
- common in both northern and southern Patagonia (including Tierra del Fuego)
- a noteworthy record of 1576 birds migrating past Punta Norte (Península Valdés) between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2

Southern Martin (Progne modesta)
- 3 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, and several there on 12-2
- 3 birds near Trelew on 4-2
- 10 birds near Las Grutas on 6 and 7-2
- 10 birds breeding at Puerto Pyramides on 8-2
- 3 birds migrating past Punta Norte (Península Valdés) between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2

Grey-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea)
- 1 bird at Costanera Sur on 18-1, and several there on 12-2

Brown-chested Martin (Phaeoprogne tapera)
- common north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 2 birds at Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Blue-and-white Swallow (Nothichelidon cyanoleuca)
- common in/around Iguazú NP between 18 and 21-1
- 2 birds at Otamendi on 22-1
- rather common in southern Patagonia (Santa Cruz province) between 23 and 29-1
- 1 bird between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2
- common near Trelew and San Antonio de Oeste on 4 and 5-2
- several birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2
- 28 birds migrating past Punta Norte (Península Valdés) between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2
- 2 birds on Península Valdés on 10-2

Black-collared Swallow (Atticora melanoleuca)
- 1 bird at waterfall La Garganta del Diablo (Iguazú NP) on 19-1

Tawny-headed Swallow (Stelgidopteryx furcata)
- 5 birds at Otamendi on 22-1

Southern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)
- several birds in/around Iguazú NP between 19 and 21-1
- 2 birds at Otamendi on 22-1

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
- 1 bird at Otamendi on 22-1
- 21 birds migrating past Punta Norte (Península Valdés) between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
- common in most villages/cities all over Argentina

Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera)
- 1 bird at Otamendi on 22-1
- 3 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 2 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- 20 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- 2 birds between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2
- 5 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

Short-billed Pipit (Anthus furcatus)
- 6 birds at junction to Puerto Madryn, near Puerto Pyramides on 9-2, and 10 birds there on 10-2

Hooded Siskin (Carduelis magellanica)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, and 10 birds there on 12-2
- common north of Buenos Aires on 22-1

Black-chinned Siskin (Carduelis barbata)
- common in southern Patagonia (Santa Cruz province)
- common on Tierra del Fuego

Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
- common in Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos provinces,
- common in southern Patagonia (Santa Cruz province)
- common on Tierra del Fuego between 31-1 and 2-2
- common in northern Patagonia (Chubut, Río Negro and southern Buenos Aires provinces)

Grassland Sparrow (Ammodramus humeralis)
- 1 bird at Costanera Sur on 18-1
- 20 birds at San Antonio de Oeste on 7-2

Yellow Cardinal (Gubernatrix cristata) endangered endemic
- 2 birds near San Antonio de Oeste on 5-2
- 1 bird (in cage) in Las Grutas on 6-2

Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, and 3 birds there on 12-2
- common north of Buenos Aires on 22-1

Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1

Tropical Parula (Parula pitiayumi)
- 1 bird in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Masked Yellowthroat (Geothlypis aequinoctialis)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1
- 2 birds at Otamendi on 22-1

Golden-crowned Warbler (Basileuterus culicivorus)
- 3 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19 and 21-1
- 1 bird in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
- 10 birds in El Jardin de los Picaflores (Puerto Iguazú) on 18-1
- 2 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Chestnut-vented Conebill (Conirostrum speciosum)
- 2 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1
- 5 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Magpie Tanager (Cissopis leveriana)
- 1 bird in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus)
- 3 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1
- 2 birds at Iguazú NP on 21-1

Black-goggled Tanager (Trichothraupis melanops)
- 1 bird in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1
- 4 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 21-1

Red-crowned Ant-Tanager (Habia rubica)
- 8 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 18-1, and 1 bird there on 20 and 21-1

Sayaca Tanager (Thraupis sayaca)
- 4 birds in El Jardin de los Picaflores (Puerto Iguazú) on 18-1
- 3 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1
- 1 bird in Iguazú NP on 21-1

Blue-and-yellow Tanager (Thraupis bonariensis)
- 2 birds in coastal scrub near Las Grutas on 6 and 7-2

Diademed Tanager (Stephanophorus diadematus)
- 2 birds in gallery forest at Otamendi on 22-1

Violaceous Euphonia (Euphonia violacea)
- 5 birds in Iguazú NP on 19-1
- 5 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Chestnut-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia pectoralis)
- 1 male at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 21-1

Blue Dacnis (Dacnis cayana)
- 2 birds in El Jardin de los Picaflores (Puerto Iguazú) on 18-1
- 1 bird at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1
- 4 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Swallow Tanager (Tersina viridis)
- 5 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Red-crested Finch (Coryphospingus cucullatus)
- 5 birds at entrance of Iguazú NP on 19-1, and 5 birds there on 21-1
- 5 birds in roadside forest along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Grey-hooded Sierra-Finch (Phrygilus gayi)
- common in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 10 birds in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- common between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 1 bird between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1

Patagonian Sierra-Finch (Phrygilus patagonicus)
- 1 male in Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 3 birds at Garibaldi Pass (Tierra del Fuego) on 31-1
- 6 birds at Martial Glacier (Ushuaia) on 1-2
- 3 birds between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2

Mourning Sierra-Finch (Phrygilus fruticeti)
- 10 birds between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- common at Estancia el Angostera on 26-1
- common between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- common in northern Patagonia (Chubut, Río Negro and southern Buenos Aires provinces) between 5 and 10-2

Carbonated Sierra-Finch (Phrygilus carbonarius) endemic
- 1 ad. male, 5 female/imm. near San Antonio de Oeste on 5-2, and 1 bird there on 6-2
- 4 birds in coastal scrub near Las Grutas on 8-2
- 5 birds migrating past Punta Norte (Península Valdés) between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2

Canary-winged/Black-throated Finch (Melanodera melanodera)
- 4 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1

Yellow-bridled Finch (Melanodera xanthogramma)
- 1 male and 1 female with 3 fledged young on Martial Glacier (Ushuaia) on 1-2

Long-tailed Reed-Finch (Donacospiza albifrons)
- 5 birds at Otamendi on 22-1

Common Diuca-Finch (Diuca diuca)
- 5 birds in/near Los Glaciares NP on 24-1
- 10 birds between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 2 birds between Estancia el Angostera and San Julían on 26-1
- rather common in northern Patagonia (Chubut and Río Negro provinces) between 4 and 9-2

Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch (Poospiza nigrorufa)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 18-1, 1 bird there on 21-1 and 4 on 12-2
- 5 birds at Otamendi on 22-1

Black-capped Warbling-Finch (Poospiza melanoleuca)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Ringed Warbling-Finch (Poospiza torquata)
- 4 birds in coastal scrub near Las Grutas on 6-2

Patagonian Yellow-Finch (Sicalis lebruni)
- 20 birds between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1
- 2 birds between Río Gallegos and Cabo Vírgenes on 28-1
- 110 birds migrating past Punta Norte (Península Valdés) between 10:45 and 14:45h on 9-2
- several birds on Península Valdés on 10-2

Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola)
- 2 birds in Costenera Sur on 18-1 and 12-2
- 10 birds in/near Puerto Iguazú between 18-1 and 21-1
- common north of Buenos Aires on 22-1

Greater Yellow-Finch (Sicalis auriventris)
- 5 birds between El Calafate and Strobel Plateau on 25-1

Grassland Yellow-Finch (Sicalis luteola)
- 1 bird at Otamendi on 22-1
- 10 birds near San Antonio de Oeste on 8-2

Great Pampa-Finch (Embernagra platensis)
- 10 birds north of Buenos Aires on 22-1
- 20 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina)
- 1 male near entrance of Iguazú NP on 19-1

Rusty-collared Seedeater (Sporophila collaris)
- 1 male and 1 female at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Double-collared Seedeater (Sporophila caerulescens)
- common at Costanera Sur on 18-1 and 12-2
- 1 bird in Iguazú NP on 19-1, and 2 birds there on 20 and 21-1

Lesser Seed-Finch (Oryzoborus angolensis)
- 2 birds at entrance of Iguazú NP on 21-1

Golden-billed Saltator (Saltator aurantiirostris)
- 1 bird near Ceibas on 22-1
- 4 birds in coastal scrub near Las Grutas on 6-2, and 1 bird there
on 7-2

Ultramarine Grosbeak (Cyanocompsa brissonii)
- 1 bird at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1

Red-rumped Cacique (Cacicus haemorrhous)
- 4 birds at Macuco trail (Iguazú NP) on 19-1
- 30 birds (nesting tree) along route 101 outside Iguazú NP on 20-1

Epaulet Oriole (Icterus cayanensis)
- 2 birds at entrance of Iguazú NP on 20-1
- 3 birds at Iguazú NP on 21-1
- 2 birds at Otamendi on 22-1
- 3 birds at Costanera Sur on 12-2

Saffron-cowled Blackbird (Xanthopsar flavus) vulnerable
- 4 birds near Puerta Beca (Gualeguaychú) in Entre Ríos province on
22-1

Yellow-winged Blackbird (Agelaius thilius)
- 5-10 birds at Costanera Sur on 18 and 21-1 and 12-2
- 5 birds at Otamendi on 22-1
- 10 birds in El Calafate area on 23 and 26-1

Pampas Meadowlark (Sturnella defilippi) vulnerable
- 4 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

Long-tailed Meadowlark (Sturnella loyca)
- common in southern Patagonia (Santa Cruz province) between 23 and
28-1
- at least 50 birds in Bahía Blanca pampas on 7-2

- common in northern Patagonia (Chubut, Río Negro and southern
Buenos Aires provinces) between 4 and 11-2

Brown-and-yellow Marshbird (Pseudoleistes virescens)
- 15 birds near Puerta Beca (Gualeguaychú) in Entre Ríos province on
22-1

Austral Blackbird (Curaeus curaeus)
- 15 birds in El Calafate area on 23-1
- 30 birds between Ushuaia and Estancia Moat on 2-2

Screaming Cowbird (Molothrus rufoaxillaris)
- 5 birds in Buenos Aires on 18-1
- 1 bird in Iguazú NP on 19-1, and 4 birds there on 20-1

Bay-winged Cowbird (Molothrus badius)
- 2 birds at Costanera Sur/Buenos Aires on 18-1, and 10 birds there
on 1