Buenos Aires, Argentina 29 Sep-6 Oct 2009

Kathryn Purdy and I went down to Buenos Aires for a week of vacation, and though it wasn't a nature trip we did some birding in gardens around town and the Ecologica Preserva, which is a huge wetland complex on the edge of town. Unfortunately it was very dry in there when we were there, but we had fun anyway. Here are the best bird shots from the trip...

Shots from 2 Oct are from in town gardens (Botanical Garden, Japanese Garden, Park lakes, and zoo), shots from 4 Oct are from the Ecological Preserve. If you run your cursor over the image you can get the date.

Top row is signage for the Ecological Reserve.

Three shots of the coastal part of the reserve, and lower right is a shot of the only wet area at the reserve right now.

White-tufted Grebe

  Neotropic Cormorant

Rosy-billed Pochard

Gray-necked Wood-Rail

Red-gartered Coot

White-winged Coot

Picazuro Pigeon

Not really sure about the one at bottom right...

Eared Dove

Canary-winged Parakeet

Monk Parakeet

  Black-hooded Parakeet

Guira Cuckoo

Rufous Hornero

Golden-breasted Woodpecker

Narrow-billed Woodcreeper

Cattle Tyrant

  Great Kiskadee

  White-rumped Swallow

Masked Gnatcatcher

Rufous-bellied Thrush

Chalk-browed Mockingbird

Blue-and-yellow Tanager

Golden-billed Saltator

  European Starling

Red-crested Cardinal

Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch

  Rufous-collared Sparrow

  Chestnut-capped Blackbird

Yellow-winged Blackbird

Shiny Cowbird

Bay-winged Cowbird

House Sparrow


  Guniea Pig

  A darner called Rhionaeschna bonariensis

  Unknown turtle

A few at the zoo...

  Snow Leopard. Hopelessly out of place and wrong but magnificent nonetheless.

  Jaguar. See above.


  Patagonian Cavy or Mara. A little like a bad science experiment!





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