I was fortunate to spend some weeks in Patagonia and I am very excited about sharing some of the photos I made with you. There is a lot to show but I would like to start with water birds because they were the first wildlife we saw after arriving to our first destination in Southern Argentina: El Calafate.
El Calafate is a small town on the shores of Lake Argentino and all flights arrive to its small airport. Tours to nearby El Chaltén, Perito Moreno Glacier and other awesome places depart from this tourist destination.
We stayed at a waterfront hotel and spend some hours watching the water birds in the lake shores and nearby ponds. There is a Nature Reserve called Laguna Nimitz where you can see many species but, at the end of the Summer, most remaining birds were actually just in front of our place…
Swans might be common for many of you but there are none in Costa Rica and they were a highlight for our birding. The Black-necked Swan might be a novelty though. The same could be said about the Chilean Flamingos which could need a second glance to be recognised as a different species.
I hope you will enjoy this first pictures from our trip and I promise you I will post many more photos soon!