El Chaltén

Birdwatching in El Chaltén

Length: to be agreed
Grade of difficulty: Easy
Experience required: No experience necessary.
Season: October to April
Group size: 1 to 4 people
Ratio: 1 Guide : 4 Pax


The wealth and diversity of landscapes surrounding El Chaltén make it a fantastic destination for bird lovers.

The National Park Los Glaciares has, according to the last census, 10% of the species found in Argentina, this signifies 1% of the world’s species. What is also important are the birds endemic and special to the area, and that are highly regarded, like the Andean Condor, the black chested buzzard eagle, the torrent duck, the austral parakeet (the most southerly in the world), the Magellanic woodpecker (the largest of the Americas), to name but a few.

The aquatic birds that we can spot are flamingoes, black necked swans, ducks, geese and grebes.

The steppe gives us the possibility of spotting the speedy but flightless rhea, amongst other species.

Walk Patagonia offers the possibility of combining birdwatching with fantastic photo safaris in the hands of specialised guides. This can all be tailor made to fit your needs according to interests and time. Please ask

  • Programme details
  • Requirements:
  • No previous experience is necessary.
  • Includes:
  • Mountain Guide(AAGM/EPGAMT-APN) specialized in Birdwatching & Nature interpretation.
  • Transport at your disposal (as contracted in each programme).
  • Meals: Hot drinks. (Optional - pack lunches or others).
  • Doesn’t include:
  • Personal equipment (check recommended Kit List).
  • Porters (for back packs, tripods, etc),
  • Alcoholic drinks or fizzy drinks.
  • Insurance.
  • Gratuities.
  • Anything not mentioned in the programme.
  • Kit list:
  • Small back pack.
  • Water.
  • Warm hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Fleece.
  • Gloves.
  • Sun block.
  • Trekking boots.
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Security and Conservation of the Environment

All of our programmes are with small groups to minimise impact on Nature.

We never tire of showing the natural beauty that surrounds us

Laguna Capri. Trekking from El Chaltén. Los Glaciares National Park.

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El Chaltén - Santa Cruz - Patagonia – Argentina
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