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OUTINGS

Distance from downtown Buenos Aires: 15 km (10 miles).

Within town and in the nearby outskirts, you can get good diversity of birds, being a great introduction for Argentine birdlife. Visiting 2 spots: public university grounds (named Ciudad Universitaria) and Vicente López Reserve.

Urban Reserves frequently seen birds: herons, coots (up to 3 species), teals and ducks, rails (Plumbeous, Rufous-sided Crake, Gray-necked Wood Rail). Raptors (two Caracaras, Roadside and Bay winged Hawk), doves and pigeons, parrots and parakeets (several species from northern Argentina naturalized in town), Guira Cuckoo, Golden Breasted and Checkered Woodpecker, Glittering Bellied Hummingbird, Narrow-billed Woodcreeper, “park” birds (Monk parakeet, Rufous-bellied and Creamy-bellied Thrush, Rufous Hornero, Chalk Browed Mockingbird, Great Kiskadee, Cattle Tyrant), Masked Gnatcatcher, cowbirds and blackbirds (Shiny, Baywinged and Screaming Cowbirds, Eapulet or Variable Oriole, Solitary Black Cacique), Red Crested Cardinal, etc.

Extension to Ribera Norte Reserve: On short notice can be offered an optional 2 hours extension to visit this nice spot with a marsh and a patch of thick forest. Not available in advance as the reserve is closed to public very frequently because of muddy trails (after rains or high tides).

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