Río Negro

Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis ©James Lowen Website
Birding Río Negro

Río Negro is a province of Argentina, located at the northern edge of Patagonia. Neighboring provinces are from the south clockwise Chubut, Neuquén, Mendoza, La Pampa and Buenos Aires. To the east lies the Atlantic Ocean. Río Negro covers 203,013 km2 (78,383 sq. miles), extending from the Atlantic to the Cordillera of the Andes, to the north of 42°S.The Río Negro River runs along a wide transverse depression, the middle part of which is followed by the railway which runs to the settlement of Neuquén at the confluence of the rivers Limay and Neuquen. In this depression are several settlements, among them Viedma, the capital of the Río Negro territory, Cipolletti, General Conesa, Choele Choel and General Roca. To the south of the Río Negro the Patagonian plateau is intersected by the depressions of the Gualicho and Maquinchao, which in former times directed the waters of two great rivers (now disappeared) to the gulf of San Matias, the first-named depression draining the network of the Collon Cura and the second the Nahuel Huapi lake system. In 42°S there is a third broad transverse depression, apparently the bed of another great river, now perished, which carried to the Atlantic the waters of a portion of the eastern slope of the Andes, between 41° and 42°30;S.

Number of Species
  • Number of bird species: 365

    (As at May 2019)
  • COA Bariloche

    The Birdwatching Club of Bariloche is a group of people who enjoy birds and promote their contemplation. It organizes general, group and individual outings for those who wish to enter this wonderful world and join a dissemination and conservationist task.

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  • NP Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

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    The national park is dominated by the high mountain chain of the Andes, many lakes, rapid rivers, waterfalls, snow-clad peaks, glaciers and extensive forests. It is bordered by Chile on its western side. Avifauna reported include Magellanic Woodpeckers, Green Austral Parakeets, geese, ducks, swans, Blue-eyed Cormorants, Andean condors Vultur gryphus and Green-backed Firecrowns Saphonoides sephaniodes…
Guides & Tour Operators
  • 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
Other Links
  • Aves de Bariloche

    Fotografias y comentarios de aves de Bariloche y sus alrededores. [Photographs of, and commentaries on the birds of Bariloche and its environs]
  • Federico de Maio - avesViedma

    Bird watching in Viedma, province of Río Negro, and other sites of ornithological interest in Patagonia Argentina.
  • Jose Gimenez - Observando Aves en Bariloche

    Blog dedicated to the observation of birds in Bariloche

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