Sterling Wildlife Biology with Seriema Tours

Birding in Argentina

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Monk Parakeet  © John Sterling 2010

World Famous Birding Destinations:

San Clemente de Tuyo, Pelagic Trip, Buenos Aires, Ibera Marshes and Iguazu Falls; with optional extension to northeastern Argentina on the "Road of Endemics".

October 27 to November 9 2013  with extension to November 16.  See the exciting itinerary.

Experience the incredible birdlife with: leader John Sterling and Argentine guide Diego Monteleone of Seriema Tours.

Expect: 350-400 species on main tour, good accommodation, easy to moderate terrain, some long drives, warm to hot climate.

Guira Cuckoo  © John Sterling 2010
$ 4.600 for double occupancy room

$ 650 for single occupancy room supplement

extension to NW Argentina

$ 2,300 for double occupancy room

$ 250 for single occupancy room supplement

The price includes:
All meals,

Snacks and beverages during outings,
Airport group transfers,
Transportation to all the birding spots,
Boat ride in Ibera,
Entrance fees to parks and preserves, and

Professional local bird guide service.

The price does not include:
international airfare or domestic airfare for two flights within Argentina (AR 2788 and AR1721) (~$400) on main tour, or on extension (AR 2472 and AR 2499).

Tips to locals guides and drivers,
Medical, travel and luggage insurance,
Personal items such as telephone calls, internet, laundry, extra ala cart dishes apart from normal meals, and
Airport transfers apart from main group.

Black-fronted Piping-Guan
German Pugnali © Seriema Nature Tours

During the southern "austral" early summer season in November, the North American migrants will have arrived on their wintering grounds, and the breeding season will be in full swing for the fancy resident birdsWe will start in the Pampas region with open country marsh, grassland and coastal birds.  Then we'll bird in dry woodlands and remnant riparian forests before we depart for the huge wetland complex known as the Ibera Marshes. After a few days, we'll head north to Iguazu Falls for rainforest birding and spectacular views of the world famous falls.  


German Pugnali © Seriema Nature Tours


Limited to 8 participants or 10 with third guide added.

Ratio of participants to guides in the field 4:1 or better.

Spaces are limited, so contact John Sterling as soon as possible for reservations or additional information at or 530 908-3836.

A deposit of $1,000 is required to secure your reservation and needs to be sent to Sterling Wildlife Biology, 26 Palm Ave., Woodland, CA 95695. 

Robust Woodpecker
German Pugnali © Seriema Nature Tours

Red-crested Cardinal  © John Sterling 2010

Southern Screamer   © John Sterling 2010

Silver Teal  © John Sterling 2010


About the Leaders
John Sterling had conducted tropical bird research for many years as a staff avian ecologist for the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in southern Mexico and Peru, and his other experience includes stints as a resident naturalist in the Amazon Basin in southeastern Peru, as a tour leader in Costa Rica and Ecuador, and as a field ornithologist on many expeditions in Peru, Ecuador, Mexico and Costa Rica.  In 2010, he traveled to Argentina and Colombia.  While in Argentina, John discovered and photographed the first South American record of a Eurasian Curlew!

John has spent years birding in tropical ecosystems and has accumulated a wealth of experience and knowledge on tropical bird identification, ecology and conservation.  He enjoys sharing his knowledge of these fascinating birds.

Diego Monteleone has been birding since childhood and is a top guide in Argentina working for Seriema Nature Tours.  He spent a day with John last January around the Buenos Aires region when Diego impressed him with his knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for birds.

Saffron-cowled Blackbird
Hernan Rodriguez Goni
  © Seriema Nature Tours

Olrog's Gull  © John Sterling 2010

Campo or Field Flicker  © John Sterling 2010

Snowy-crowned Tern   © John Sterling 2010