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Bird Watching Workshop in the Huaico Reserve
Search for iconic forest birds in the spectacular Huaico and Lagunita Reserves. A professional guide will explore the area with you, helping you to spot some of Latin America's most elusive and colourful bird life.
The trip is suitable for all ages and abilities as there is only light walking involved. Anyone interested in discovering about Argentina's abundance of bird life will truly enjoy this wonderful full day tour.
You will be picked up from your hotel after an early breakfast. The tour begins with a short drive to the Huaico Natural Reserve located just 15 minutes outside of the city of Salta. You'll spend around three hours in the reserve, walking along well maintained trails and keeping your eyes open for the 220 different bird species that call this reserve home. Popular sightings include parrots, tanagers, hummingbirds, furnariids and antshrikes. Of course, the birds you do see will strongly depend on the time of year as well as weather conditions so sightings of particular birds are never certain. By midday, you will reach the raptor's watch deck from where you can stand and observe Andean Condors and the Black and Chestnut Eagle.
After a picnic-lunch in the heart of the reserve, you will drive towards the Sianca Valley to another protected wetland where birds can be found in their thousands. Waterfowl, Rosy-billed Pochard, White-cheeked and Brown Pintails, Speckled and Cinnamon Teals, Brazilian and Lake Ducks, White-faced Ibis, White-tufted and Pied-billed Grebes, Spot-flanked Gallinule, Coots, Herons and Storks can all be found here. The areas vegetation is a great habitat for a number of other birds as well including Red-legged Seriema, Whistling Heron, Red-crested Cardinal, Lined Seedeater, Black-and-Chestnut Warbling-Finch, Golden-billed Saltator and many others.
In the late afternoon, you will be driven back to your hotel for some well earned rest.
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