Birdwatching in Tierra Del Fuego National Park

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Experience Tierra Del Fuego National Park

The Best Birdwatching In Tierra Del Fuego

This full or half-day tour is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the Tierra Del Fuego National Park. Joined by our experienced, naturalist guide, this is a unique opportunity to spot dozens of bird species in both a forest and peat bog habitats. Enjoy ceremonious mountain views, ancient forests, and glimpses of the Beagle Channel coastline. Seek an impressive list of birds, including many endemic species, on this half or full-day trip from Ushuaia.

Highlights

Our locally-recognized, birder and naturalist guide, with over 20 years of experience in the area, will help you make the most of your birdwatching adventure.

Small-group tours of Patagonia allow the flexibility to take advantage of everything that the park has to offer.

Observe the massive Magellanic woodpecker in a Nothofagus forest and if you are lucky you may spot a condor soaring majestically above the Andes Mountains.

Photographic opportunities are guaranteed as you marvel at the natural beauty of southern Patagonia.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

Price

Half-day US$90 USD per person
Full-day US$110 USD per person


Departure time

08:00


Meeting point

Your hotel or accommodation


Availability

Daily on request, mid-October through late-March


Duration

Half-day / full-day


Group size

Min 4, max 7


Difficulty level

Light walking in a forest setting


Included

  • Specialist birding guide
  • Transportation and hotel pickup and dropoff
  • Bird watching equipment (books, binoculars, spotting scope and other materials to identify birds)
  • Lunch (full-day)

Not included

  • National Park entrance fee (approximately US$5) 
  • Snacks
  • Lunch (half-day)

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Water bottle 
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars

Staff

 English and Spanish speaking naturalist guide


Dietary requirements

If you have special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to your tour so that arrangements can be made. All meals may be made vegetarian and we are almost always able to accommodate vegan and gluten-free visitors.


About the weather

The weather in Ushuaia can change by the minute! Please be ready for all types of weather and note that our itinerary may change due to the conditions.

Trip Overview

We’ll pick you up at your hotel bright and early and travel west in our comfortable van towards Tierra Del Fuego National Park. Arriving at the park’s entrance, you’ll hit the trail with your local birder and naturalist guide who has over 20 years of experience in the area. We supply all the bird watching equipment you will need for this Patagonia expedition.

The day’s schedule will remain flexible to give your small group the highest possibility of spotting even the most evasive species. We’ll walk wild trails through Patagonia’s iconic Nothofagus, southern beech-dominated forests. Occasional condors soar above the Patagonia mountains overhead, we’ll also keep our eyes peeled for birds of the forest. We might spot the Austral parakeet, Austral pygmy-owl, Magellanic woodpecker, thorn-tailed rayadito, white-throated treerunner, fire-eyed diucon, tufted tit-tyrant, white-crested elaenia, Patagonian tyrant, Chilean swallow, Austral thrush, Patagonian Sierra-finch, or even a black-chinned siskin.

Emerging from the forest you will feel the landscape change as we enter the historic peat bogs. There we will be on the lookout for black-necked swan, great grebe, upland goose, ashy-headed goose, crested duck, flightless and flying steamer-duck, spectacled duck, southern lapwing, South American snipe, white-throated caracara, southern caracara, chimango caracara, and black-chested buzzard-eagle.

Tierra del Fuego National Park is destined to captivate you. Throughout the day, we’ll change location by van multiple times, visiting a variety of habitats. We will also explore Bahia Lapitia at the end of the highway and the effective end of the world. All that moving around means that we will never be far from a bathroom if we need one! After an exciting day of birdwatching in Argentina, we’ll get back into our cosy van and bring you back to your hotel.

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