We travel to Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego
by ferry to search for birds in the area around Porvenir, capital of the
Tierra del Fuego Province, looking for the enigmatic Magellanic Plover.
We visit the spectacular Bahía Lomas to see amazing concentrations of
Hudsonian Godwit and Red Knots. On the extension we visit briefly Rio
Grande in Argentina, and from there drive to Ushuaia where we plan to
stay for two nights. During this birding trip we visit Martillo Island
and will also explore the Mount Martial and the Lapataia National Park.
the Tierra del Fuego
- Otway Sound -
First Narrows (Strait of Magellan)
Magellanic Penguin colony at Seno Otway
to continue towards the First Narrows where we will overnight.
Lesser Rhea, Magellanic Penguin,
Two-banded Plover, Rufous-chested Dotterel, Magellanic Oystercatcher,
Chilean Skua, Least Seedsnipe,
Black-throated Finch, Chocolate-vented Tyrant.
(B, L, D)
Day 2: First Narrows
- Cerro Sombrero.
Birding around the
area. Transfer to
terminal to sail breafily across the Straits of Magellan and land in
Tierra del Fuego Island.
to Bahia Lomas for spectacular views of high concentrations of northern
Box lunch en route. Overnight at Hosteria Tunkelen.
Coscoroba Swan, Ruddy-headed Goose,
Hudsonian Godwit, Red Knot, Two-banded Plover, Short-billed Miner,
Guanacos, Patagonian Grey Fox.
(B, L, D)
Cerro Sombrero –
Drive through the pampas birding. Lunch in
restaurant at Porvenir.
Transfer to ferry for crossing the
First Narrows to Tierra del Fuego Island. Magellanic Horned Owl
Dinner and overnight
Hosteria Yendegaia. Black-faced Ibis,
Goose, Magellanic Plover,
Owl (B, L, D)
Porvenir – Punta Arenas.
Return to Punta Arenas (overnight in
Punta Arenas) or extension to Argentine Tierra del Fuego.
Extension to Tierra del Fuego (Argentina)
5 days, 4 nights
Meet: Cerro Sombrero
November to February
Day 1: Cerro Sombrero (Chile) – Rio Grande
to Rio Grande. Box lunch en route. Dinner and overnight in Rio Grande.
Ruddy-headed Goose, Black-faced Ibis, Chocolate-vented Tyrant.
Day 2: Rio Grande – Ushuaia.
Visit to lagoon near town and later transfer to Ushuaia. Box lunch
en route. Dinner and overnight at Ushuaia. Magellanic Plover, Ashy
Day 3: Ushuaia – Mount Martial – Martillo
Island – Ushuaia. During the morning hiking excursion to Mount El
Martial. During the afternoon boat trip to Martillo island. Dinner and
overnight in Ushuaia. Magellanic Penguin, Common Diving-Petrel,
Day 4: Full day Parque Nacional Lapataia.
Box Lunch. Night excursion. Dinner and overnight at Ushuaia. Magellanic
Woodpecker, Rufous-legged Owl.
Day 5: transfer to Ushuaia airport for
flight to Punta Arenas - Buenos Aires or Calafate.
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