South American Birdwatching
South American Birdwatching is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding activities you can do. It’s not just about spotting a rare species either; the beauty and wonder of birds in their natural habitat will bring new perspectives to your visit to Latin America.
“South American Birdwatching: A Paradise for Avian Enthusiasts
The continent’s vast wetlands and pastures are a birdwatcher’s paradise. The Pantanal is a country-sized area of wetlands and cattle ranches in Brazil, where you can see macaws, spoonbills, ibis and hummingbirds in abundance. In the Andes, the awe-inspiring Andean Condor soars overhead in search of carrion, and in Ecuador’s cloud forests you can see Toucans and Quetzals in their natural habitat. And in Argentina, the Ibera wetlands are a place to encounter Torrent and Green-fronted Lancebills fluttering over the water’s surface and a mysterious and curious Andean Cock-of-the-Rock with its fan-shaped crest and low guttural croak.
One third of the world’s bird species live in South America and it’s easy to understand why, with a great diversity of life zones from north to south and from low to high altitude. This means that there are many more species to discover than anywhere else.
To help you get the most out of your birding trips to South America, we have compiled a list of our favourite guides to this region. These guides cover the different habitats that you’ll find in South America and will help you to get the most out of your experience there.