San Luis

White-browed Blackbird Sturnella superciliaris ©James Lowen Website
Birding San Luis

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.

Number of Species
  • Number of bird species: 380

    (As at May 2019)

Abbreviations Key

  • NP Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas

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    The location of the national park in the Chaco – Monte ecotones entails the presence of representative species of both biomes. Chaco species such as the gray brocket, Chacoan mara, blue-crowned parakeet and Argentine boa coexist with characteristic species of the Monte, such as the pink fairy armadillo, sandy gallito and Darwin's tree iguana, among others. About 270 vertebrate species are found in the park.
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

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