Argentina Birds and Butterflies
Greetings Everyone!

We have just returned from Buenos Aires and Iguazu falls in northern Argentina. I have updated the website and photo gallery page if you would like to see parts of the tour.

Our trip to Northern Argentina is one of our most mellow and relaxing trips and on the next trip we will visit Buenos Aires, Uruguay, Misiones province of Argentina, Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Paraguay. Argentina is a wonderful country to visit. Iguazu Falls and the surrounding jungle is an amazing paradise for birds, wildlife, butterflies and flowering plants. Check the website for photos from Iguazu

Our trip to Southern Argentina travels all the way to Tierra del Fuego and the "Ends of the Earth", where you will find penguins and other amazing birds, wildlife and glacier capped mountains. We will spend a few days in Ushuaia, which is only 500 miles from the tip of Antarctica. Check the website for photos from Tierra del Fuego .

Our trips to Argentina are "on demand", meaning that we don't put them on the schedule until it is requested. And the first people to request a tour get to choose the dates, based on our availability. So, when do you want to go? You can choose either a 10-day trip to the north to visit Iguazu or a 10-day trip to the south to Tierra del Fuego. Or, you can combined the tours and travel the length of Argentina from the north in Misiones to the southern most point in Tierra del Fuego for a total of 19 amazing days!

The name Argentina means "made of silver" in Italian . Spanish explorers arrived in the early 1500's and Buenos Aires was initially founded in 1536 by Pedro de Mendoza. Argentina has a population of 36.2 million and the capital city of Buenos Aires with 15.6 million in the metro area is nearly half of the total population. Buenos Aires means “good air” or “fair winds” in Spanish.

Argentina is a country of extreme and abundant diversity. Argentina's highest mountain is Aconcagua 22,831 feet and is the highest peak in the western hemisphere. The lowest point is Laguna del Carbón at -344 feet and is the lowest point in the western hemispheres. The north–south distance is 2,300 miles and the climate varies greatly; ranging from subtropical in the north to polar in the south. The weather is affected by the extreme changes in elevation, longitude and the warm Brazil ocean current and the cold Falklands current. Iguazu Falls includes 275 individual falls, making it the largest waterfall grouping in the world. It is a must see for everyone. 

Argentina belongs to one of the largest ecosystems in the world with the greatest bio-diversity. Here are the stats: 15 continental life zones, 3 oceanic life zones including the Antarctic region, 9,372 vascular plant species, 1,052 bird species, 375 mammal species, 338 reptile species and 162 amphibian species. Argentina has 30 national parks helping to protect and preserve these habits and ecosystems for all life.

Buenos Aires is famous for the Tango, a musical genre and accompanying dance. The golden age of the Tango was from 1930 to mid-1950s and still today it is one of Argentina's international cultural symbols. Our last evening event in Buenos Aires will be to visit a Tango show.

You can find the itinerary with more details here:

You can find the list of birds that we have seen on this tour here:

What time of year to visit?

Iguazu: You can visit the north anytime of year for birds and wildlife.

Tierra del Fuego: The south definitely has a winter and summer season.

National Bird: Rufous Hornero
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Great Food and Great People
Argentina is famous for its Parrillas, which are open fire grills
Buenos Aires city parks
Colonia del Sacramento Uruguay, a short ferry ride from Buenos Aires
Dusky Swifts at Iguazu Falls nest behind the falls and cliffs of Iguazu
Orange-barred Sulfur Butterflies, there are an abundance of butterflies at Iguazu
Friendship Bridge spanning Brazil and Paraguay, a short walk (or drive) across
Great Dusky Swift
Plush-crested Jay
Travel Dates & Information
  • Travel Dates: When are you available to go?
  • Group Size: 4 person Minimum
  • Trip Length: 10 days or 19 days for the grand "North to South" tour.
  • Rates: Check website for rates for each tour.
  • Rates include: Domestic transfers, lodging, breakfast, lunch, dinner, scheduled group tours, entrance fees & Allianz travel medical insurance.
  • Not included: International airfare, customs & immigration fees and visas, alcohol, trip cancellation insurance. 
Argentina has over 1,052 bird species in total including 16 endemic bird species. 
Pictured are the Red-Crested Cardinal and the Green-headed Tanager
Argentina Photo Gallery
Endemic Dinelli's Doradito 
Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur
Downtown Buenos Aires
Street Tango
Southern Screamer
Turquoise Emperor Butterfly
Great Dusky Swifts at Iguazu
Capuchin Monkey
Birding Iguazu
Iguazu Falls
South American Coati
Howler Monkeys
Julia Butterfly Dryas iulia
Toco Toucan
Selva de Laurel Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil
Iguazu Falls includes 275 individual falls, making it the largest waterfall grouping in the world
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Video: Iguazu Falls, Argentina
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International Travel Tours
We are expanding our tours in Asia and Europe
New Tours for 2020 and 2021
  • Sarawak, Borneo: Birding and wildlife viewing, including orangutans
  • Sri Lanka: The best and most relaxing bird tour you will ever experience
  • Nepal: Birding the fantastic Himalayas and a great cultural experience
  • Mongolia: Birding the high steppes and staying in traditional "Gers" for lodging
  • Korea: Winter birding to view cranes and migrants
  • India: Birding for vegetarians, great culture and great food

Our favorite places and tours that will continue to be on the schedule
  • Iceland: Great tours in May, the best New Year's Eve trip ever, and a special winter tour
  • Sweden: Christmas tour, Southwest Sweden and the Åland Islands for mid-summers'
  • Tallinn, Estonia for New Year's celebration and great winter birding
  • Nicaragua: Our all time favorite place for birding and traveling anytime of year
  • Taiwan: A very special place for birding and one of our favorites
  • Colombia: Birding the Andes and/or the Amazon and having a lot of fun
  • Argentina: Birds and butterflies or Penguins and Glaciers

In the United States
  • Santa Fe Birding and Opera Festival
  • Chicago Lyric Opera and Urban Birding
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Kaiyote & Ed
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