Chancaní - Pampa de Achala - Miramar de Ansenuza - San Javier, Córdoba - Salinas Grandes - San Javier, Santa Fe

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Our trip focuses on the birds and culture of central and western Argentina. We are going to match five regions in a perfect combination of beautiful landscapes, great birding, and exquisite food. Traveling across Central Argentina allows us to see impressive sceneries of the country: the mountains and the Sierran Chaco forest, Salt flats of Salinas Grandes, Mar Chiquita Lagoon and marshes, and swamps on the Parana River. This tour is perfect to take as an extension from another tour, or to “clean up” your Argentine endemics list.

 

ITINERARY:

 

1st day: From Cordoba to San Javier (Córdoba)

Morning arrival at Córdoba airport - Travel for 2 hours and arrive to Pampa de Achala - birding during the morning - transfer to La Matilde lodge - Dinner and night in La Matilde lodge.

Specialties: Cinclodes - Olrog’s Cinclodes - Sierran Meadowlark. 

 

2nd day: San Javier (Córdoba)

Breakfast at the lodge - full birding day in San Javier and surroundings - dinner and night in La Matilde lodge.

 

3rd day: From San Javier (Córdoba) to Villa del Totoral 

Birdwatching in San Javier - drive to Chancaní (birding in between) - Night in Casablanca lodge -  Optional Owling in Dean Funes.

Specialties: Black-bodied Woodpecker - Scimitar-billed Woodcreeper - Green-barred Woodpecker - Lark-like Brushrunner -  Red-tailed Comet - Olive-crowned Crescent-chest.

 

4th day: From Villa del Totoral to Miramar (Córdoba)

Drive to San Jose de las Salinas - Birding in Salinas (7 am till 10 am) - Transfer to Ansenuza (birding, dinner and Owling) - Night in El Mistolar Hotel.

Specialties: Salinas Monjita - Red Tailed Comet - Black-bodied Woodpecker - Olive-crowned Crescentchest - Straneck's Tyrannulet - Chaco Eagle.

 

5th day: Miramar (Córdoba)

Breakfast at El Mistolar Hotel - full birding day in Miramar - navigation in Laguna Mar Chiquita - night in El Mistolar Hotel.

 

6th day: From Miramar (Córdoba) to San Javier (Santa Fe) 

Birding in Ansenuza (7:30-10am) - Transfer to Santa Fe - stops for birding in between the 4 hours drive - Dinner and night in Cuatro Soles lodge.

Specialties: Chilean Flamingo - Andean Flamingo - James's Flamingo - Dot-winged crake - Two-banded Plover - South American Painted-snipe - Dinelli's Doradito.


7th day:  San Javier (Santa Fe)

Safari Birding navigation at 7am - afternoon birding in Arrozales -  Dinner at the lodge - Owling - Night at Cuatro Soles Lodge.

Specialties: Heron - Rails - Storks - Tawny-bellied Seedeater, Dark-throated Seedeater - Rufous-rumped Seedeater - Double-collared Seedeater - Rusty-collared Seedeater.


8th day: From San Javier (Santa Fe) to the Airport

Morning breakfast - Birding day - Transfer to the airport for flight back home.

 

*This is a customizable tour. Contact us for more information

*Season: September - March


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ENDEMIC SPECIES

Spot-winged Falconet - Crested Hornero - Córdoba Cinclodes - Olrog's Cinclodes - Sierran Meadowlark - Back-bodied Woodpecker

TARGET SPECIES

Black-legged Seriema - Spot-winged Falconet - Crested Gallito - Crested Hornero - Black-crested Finch - Cinnamon Warbling-finch - Córdoba Cinclodes - Olrog's Cinclodes - Black-billed Shrike-tyrant - Sierran meadowlark - Plumbeous Sierra-finch - Ash-breasted Sierra-finch - Chilean Flamingo - Andean Flamingo - James's Flamingo - Dot-winged crake - Two-banded Plover - South American Painted-snipe - Dinelli's Doradito - Red Tailed Comet - Black-bodied Woodpecker - Olive-crowned Crescentchest - Straneck's Tyrannulet - Chaco Eagle - Salinas Monjita - Pinnated Bittern - Scarlet-headed Blackbird - Lined Seedeater - Tawny-bellied Seedeater - Double-collared Seedeater - Rusty-collared Seedeater - Bearded Tachurí - White-headed March-tyrant - Yellow-breasted Crake - Ash-throated Crake

LODGING

Casablanca / La Loma and La Matilde: Enjoy the comfort of these accommodations where you can relax and unwind.

TRANSPORTATION

You will be picked up at the lodge and taken to the birding areas. Our professional guides will make sure you have the best experience birding and getting to know our appreciated culture.

FLIGHTS IN/OUT

Book your flights with us and our associates.

We believe that traveling should be a hassle free experience to be able to make great memories! 

We and our associates in the flight business are going to help you find the best deals at the moment. Don't worry about it.

Airports:

The main airport in Buenos Aires is EZEIZA you will probably have to make a connection with AEROPARQUE airport (also in Buenos Aires) and fly to Cordoba airport: PAJAS BLANCAS where you will be picked up by one of our guides.


WHAT TO WEAR

Birds are very sensitive to colors like: white, red, yellow, pink and bright colors. For that reason, we suggest to bring khaki colors like green and brown. Don't forget your sunglasses for the salinas birding!

If you are a birdwatcher you should bring your binoculars. Your tour guide will have a monocular for long distances, mainly in Miramar de Ansenuza and Pampa de Achala. If you are a bird photographer, bring your camera. 

INCLUDED

Accommodations on a twin/double room basis - Transfers to and from de birding areas - Birding tours - Breakfast at the lodge - Lunch at the birding tour - Dinner at the lodge - Guided tours in English including entrance fees (if needed)

 

 

NOT INCLUDED

International and domestic airfares - Anything not stated on Included Services - Gratuities - Early/late check-out - Room service - Visa fees/services - Other personal items or services not mentioned.

OPTIONAL

Breakfast before check in - Lunch after check out - Transfer to and from the airport - Additional tours, extra activities or excursions.