If you are planning to travel to Argentina and are a big fan of birds, then Ibera Wetlands tours should be at the top of your to-do list. The Ibera Wetlands are a swampy haven for bird watching from every angle. These marshlands offer one of the best spots for a nature-lover’s Argentina vacations. With an overwhelming variety of species, including more than 300 species of birds, Ibera is one of the best destinations for people looking to get a little bit closer to the Argentine wildlife.
You can discover the wild side of Argentina with Ibera Wetlands tours. You’ll start out with a trip to Posadas in Missions, where you will be guided to a local estancia near the popular Ibera Wetlands. Esteros de Iberá are the second largest wetlands in the world and are also one of the biggest fresh water reservoirs on the continent. Upon arrival to this more secluded destination for Argentina vacations, you will be greeted by locals and explore the typical gaucho environment of northeastern Argentina. Whether by boat, by horseback, or by foot, you’ll want to grab your binoculars and your camera and start exploring this incredible nature reserve.
The wetlands are home to an incredible variety of wildlife, including over 300 bird species, 85 mammals, 45 amphibians, and 35 reptiles. Some of the animals the region is most known for are caiman, swamp deer, and the capybara. Of course, bird watching is an absolute must on Ibera Wetlands Tours. Try and spot the greater Rhea, a bird that is similar to an ostrich but smaller in size. There are also many herons, stork’s, eagles, woodpeckers, kingfishers, humming birds, magpies, thrushes and a variety of ducks and other native birds. You might even catch a glimpse of the Green-Winged Macaw, an animal being reintroduced to the wetlands after 200 years of absence from Argentina. The best time for bird watching in Ibera is between September and April when many birds pass through the wetlands as part of their annual migration.
We recommend at least a few days to explore these fascinating wetlands. You’ll find that no matter how long you stay, there’s always more wildlife to discover in Ibera. If you’re interested in seeing this natural wonder, contact Ibera Wetlands tours experts at Say Hueque to start planning your trip today!
By Lauren Pringle