Soft hike around this gorgeous lagoon in Lanin National Park, just a few minutes away from San Martín de los Andes. The trail is part of Huella Andina a net of trails that connect the different national parks of the Andean Patagonia. Along the way we will go through several environments: open areas of transition from steppe to forest with prevalence of shrubs and grasslands, Patagonian forest patches and meadows and aquatic environments in the lagoon and its surrounding areas. On each of them we can observe different bird species. Among them we can find several Patagonia endemics, such as ashy-headed geese, black-faced Ibis, Chilean flicker, thorn-tailed rayadito, white-throated tree-runner, chucao tapaculo, black-throated huet-huet, white-crested elaenia, Patagonian sierra-finch and fire-eyed diucon. If the weather is good we will enjoy a picnic by the lagoon.TARGET SPECIES: Ashy-headed Goose, Black-faced Ibis, Chilean Flicker, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, White-throated Tree-Runner, Chucao Tapaculo, Black-throated Huet-huet, Magellanic Tapaculo, Des Mur’s Wiretail, Patagonian Sierra-Finch, Fire-eyed Diucon, Chilean Pigeon, Rufous-tailed Plancutter, Tufted Tit-Tyrant, Patagonian Tyrant, Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail.
On this private birdwatching tour you will have a first hand wetland experience. We will start our adventure heading out in our 1978, fully restored Volkswagen Westfalia camper van. By being a small group, we will be able to access the wetlands secret spots and increase our chances to see more birds. We have the Many-colored rush tyrant spot, where it comes down to the ground foraging for insects just a couple of meters away from our sitting position. You will have the chance to see hundreds of different bird species, visit all of the three lagoons and even catch a boat ride
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Euler's Flycatcher, Lathrotriccus euleri, is a small passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds in South America east of the Andes from Colombia and Venezuela south to Bolivia and Argentina, and on the islands of Trinidad and formerly also Grenada. This species is named for the Swiss ornithologist Carl Euler. In appearance, it closely resembles the Empidonax flycatchers, and was formerly placed in that genus, but differs in anatomical and molecular characters. Euler's Flycatcher is on average 12.7 centimetres long and weighs 10 11 grams. The upperparts are olive-brown with darker brown wings and two dull buff wing bars.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yellow Tyrannulet, Capsiempis flaveola, is a very small passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds from Nicaragua south to northeastern Argentina and southeastern Brazil. It is the only member of the genus Capsiempis, but its taxonomy is uncertain, and it has been allocated to at least three other genera in the past. This species is found in thickets, forest and streamside edges, dense second growth, and bushy pastures or clearings. The cup nest is made of plant fibre and grass blades, decorated outside with moss. It is placed 2-7 m high in a tree, shrub, or maize plant. The typical clutch is two white eggs, usually umarked or with very light rufous speckles.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Rufous Mourner, Rhytipterna holerythra, is a small passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds from southwestern Mexico to northwestern Ecuador. It was formerly believed to be a cotinga, but well-supported anatomical evidence has shown it to be related to tyrant flycatchers of the genera Myiarchus, Sirystes and Casiornis. The Rufous Mourner is 20 cm. long and weighs 40 g. Its plumage is entirely rufous, brighter on the underparts, and with darker brown wings. The base of the bill is pink or horn-coloured. The call is a drawling way teeer and the song is wee hi hi weeur-weeur-weeur. This bird is found in lowlands and foothills up to 1200 m altitude in wet forests, adjacent old second growth, semi-open areas and shady plantations. The Rufous Mourner is seen alone, in family groups or as part of a mixed-species feeding flock. It perches on a twig from which it sallies forth to catch large insects and caterpillars and many seeds and fruit. Usually, the food is taken in flight.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yellowish Flycatcher, Empidonax flavescens, is a small passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds in highlands from southeastern Mexico south to western Panama. This species is found in cool mountain forest, especially at the edges and in clearings, and in second growth and bushy pastures. It breeds from 800 m to nearly 2500 m altitude. The deep cup nest is made of plant fibre and mosses, and placed 2 4.5 m high in a crevice in a tree trunk or earth bank. The typical clutch is two or three white eggs, marked with pale rufous speckles. Incubation by the female is 14 15 days to hatching, with another 17 days to fledging. The Yellowish Flycatcher is 12.5 cm long and weighs 12 g. Its upper parts are olive-green and the underparts are yellow with an ochre tint to the breast. The wings are blackish with two buff wing bars. It has a white eye ring broadening into a small triangle behind the eye. Sexes are similar, but young birds are browner above and paler yellow below. The call is a thin seeep and the dawn song is a rapid repeated seee seee chit.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Ochre-naped Ground-tyrant (Muscisaxicola flavinucha) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family, the tyrant flycatchers, specifically the ground-tyrants. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. Its natural habitats are temperate grassland and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. The Ochre-naped Ground-tyrant breeds in the Andes from the southern Peru border to the western border of Tierra del Fuego.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Elaenia flavogaster, is a small bird of the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds from southern Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula through Central and South America as far as northern Argentina, and on Trinidad and Tobago. Adults are 16.5 cm long and weigh 24g. They have olive-brown upperparts, a white eye ring, a bushy divided crest and a white crown patch in the parting. The throat is pale and the breast greyish, with pale yellow lower underparts. The call is a nasal breeer, and the song is a wheezing zhu-zhee-zhu-zhee. This is a common bird in semi-open woodland, scrub, gardens and cultivation. The Yellow-bellied Elaenia is a noisy and conspicuous bird which feeds on berries and insects. The latter are usually caught from mid-air after the bird sallies from a perch, and sometimes picked up from plants. The species will also join mixed-species feeding flocks on occasion, typically staying quite some distance up in the trees
The Pelzeln's Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus inornatus) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. It is endemic to Brazil. The tyrant flycatchers (Tyrannidae) are a family of passerine birds which occur throughout North and South America. They are considered the largest family of birds on Earth, with more than 400 species. They are the most diverse avian family in every country in the Americas, except for the United States and Canada. As could be expected from a family this large, the members vary greatly in shape, patterns, size and colours. Some Tyrant flycatchers superficially resemble the Old World flycatchers. They are members of suborder Tyranni (suboscines) that do not have the sophisticated vocal capabilities of other songbirds.