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San Luis

White-Browed Blackbird
White-browed Blackbird Sturnella superciliaris ©James Lowen Website

San Luis is a province of Argentina located near the geographical center of the country (on the 32º South parallel). Neighboring provinces are, from the north clockwise, La Rioja, Córdoba, La Pampa, Mendoza and San Juan.

The province has low sierras in the north neighboring the Pampas, and another such system on the west with the Guayaguas, Cantanal, Quijadas and Alto Pencoso Sierras, typical of the Cuyo region. In the central and souther part of the province flatlands predominate, and, at the centre there is a depression that forms the Pampa de las Salinas great salt lake.

Even though the weather of the province is temperate to arid, there are numerous areas with milder microclimates, such as Villa de Merlo, where the land is fertile and the air less dry because the eastern slope retains the humidity of the Atlantic Ocean.

The main rivers of the province are the Conlara and Quinto, and the border rivers of Desaguadero River and Salado River.



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Number of Species

Number of bird species: 380

As at July 2016

Useful Reading

Books, CDs, DVDs etc.

See the main Brazil page for guides etc. covering the whole country…


Abbreviations Key

Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas


Satellite View

Sierra de las Quijadas National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas) is a national park in Argentina, in San Luis Province. It was established in 1991…

Guides & Tour Operators

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Guide - Sergio Gonzalez


I am a guide to bird watching in Argentina in the province of San Luis…

Trogon Tours

Tour Operator

Trogon Tours is the official nature travel company of Birding Argentina, the leading birding and nature specialists for southern South America since 2001… Birding Trips are available to ALL provinces!

Trip Reports


Trip Report Repository

CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.

Other Links

Aves de la Region Pampeana


Una mañana, en la primavera del año 2000, estaba desayunando en la cocina de casa como todos los días antes de ir a trabajar. La cocina da al parque del fondo y me llamó la atención el "concierto" de una cantidad de pájaros que no podía identificar. Desde luego podía ver a alguno de ellos y a otros los escuchaba de lejos…