Birding trip report Buenos Aires province Oct 2000

Part 2. Pictures of sites. See also part 1 for text & maps.

John van der Woude, The Netherlands -

Buenos Aires as seen from the Costanero Sur nature reserve at its doorstep.

Marshy lake of the Costanero Sur reserve bordering Buenos Aires city. Many good wetland species, ranging from Black-necked Swan and Black-headed Duck to Wren-like Rushbird and Straight-billed Reedhaunter. Also some woodland species.

Yellow Iris marsh, moist pastures and woodlands make an interesting mixed habitat at Atalaya, near Magdalena, about 50 km SE of Buenos Aires along the coast of the Rio de la Plata. Giant Woodrail was walking in the pasture a few m beyond the irises. Other species at this spot: Variable Antshrike, Gilded Hummingbird, Small-billed Elaenia, Curve-billed Reedhaunter, Chicli Spinetail, Yellow-browed Tyrant, Rufous-sided Crake.

The rough pastures of Campo del Tuyu, West of San Clemente in the most eastern point of Buenos Aires province. This is along road 11. Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Plumbeous Rail, and many others in the pastures, Bay-capped Wren-Spinetail, Freckle-breasted Thornbill, Sooty Tyrannulet etc. in the reed marshes and shrub near the road.

Coastal marsh near General Lavalle West of San Clemente, along the same road 11. Black-necked Swan visible. Many other species around, see main text. A bit further on we had Stripe-backed Bittern.

Mud nest of Rufous Hornero.