Santa Fe

Yellow-billed Cardinal Paroaria capitata ©James Lowen Website
Birding Santa Fe

Santa Fe is a province of Argentina, located in the center-east of the country. Neighboring provinces are from the north clockwise Chaco (divided by the 28th parallel south), Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, and Santiago del Estero. Together with Córdoba and Entre Ríos, the province is part of the economico-political association known as the Center Region.Santa Fe’s most important cities are Rosario (population 908,000), the capital Santa Fe (369,000), Rafaela (83,000), Villa Gobernador Gálvez (74,000), Venado Tuerto (69,000), Reconquista (66,000), and Santo Tomé (58,000).

Most of the province consists of green flatlands, part of the humid Pampas, bordering to the north with the Gran Chaco region. There are low sierras to the west. The north has higher temperatures, with an annual average of 21 °C and precipitations of up to 1,100 mm in the east, decreasing towards the west, where there is a distinctive dry season during the winter. The south presents lower temperatures, and slightly less precipitations.The main river, and connection to open sea through the Río de la Plata is the Paraná River. There are also other tributaries to the Paraná including the Salado del Norte, the Carcarañá and the Arroyo del Medio. The plain lands tend to be flooded after heavy rains due to the growth of the Paraná and Salado rivers.

Number of Species
  • Number of bird species: 447

    (As at May 2019)
Useful Reading

  • Guía para la Identificación de Aves de Iguazú: Y Otras Áreas de Misiones

    | By Tito Narosky & Juan Carlos Chebez | Vazquez Mazzini Editores | 2002 | Paperback | 127 pages, 68 plates with colour photos; colour photos, b/w line drawings, 1 colour map | Spanish Text with English Bird Names | ISBN: 9789879132043 Buy this book from
Guides & Tour Operators
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