Tierra Del Fuego National Park – Birds

I spent a tantalizing three hours inside the Park the morning of December 29th before setting off to Antarctica from Ushuaia.  Saturated with Southern Beech woods, mountains and lakes, this national park is a treasure trove of scenery and wildlife. It is large area of over 160,000 acres.  I hope to come back for much longer one day.  I was lucky enough to get glimpses of several new bird species including the Upland or Magellan Goose, and the beautiful Buff-necked Ibis.

park1Male Upland Goose calling to the female and baby on land

park2Female and young Upland Goose grazing on land by the lake

park3Female Upland Goose responding to the male

park4The Upland Goose family swimming away

park8Great Grebe sitting on large mound nest in the lake

park9There were lots of Black-necked Swans on the lakes. They were hard to get close to.

park10This is as close as I could get to a Black-necked Swan, however, I was very excited to see these magnificent swans in the wild.

park5Rufous Collared Sparrow

park15 park16More Rufous Collared Sparrows

park14Buff-Necked Ibis

park11Buff-Necked Ibis in flight

park6The Buff-necked Ibis were very beautiful

park13

park12I was sad to leave this lovely place.

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14 Responses to Tierra Del Fuego National Park – Birds

  1. Corralena says:

    Beautiful! Some amazing birds! So happy you got to see them. 🙂

  2. Jet Eliot says:

    Wow, what a beautiful park, thank you for the lovely photos. Especially like the buff-necked ibis….

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  4. Michael says:

    Beautiful birds, I like the male Upland Goose picture! 🙂

  5. Carmen Mandel says:

    Ah, my homeland Nigella. Especially touching to see these local beauties. Great pictures, thank you!

  6. mk says:

    Beautiful, especially I like the female Upland Goose.

  7. Wonderful pictures always good to see birds in there natural habitat.

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