Private Birdwatching in Iguazu National Park

  • Private Excursion
  • English Speaking Guides
  • Half Day Tour (AM)
  • Optional: Argentinean Side of the Falls
From USD: 290

Special Outings for Bird Watching Lovers!

Special outings for bird watching lovers in different environments of the Iguazú National Park, with a Spanish / English ornithologist guide with the appropriate equipment (binoculars, telescope, bird guide, check list and recordings of the singing of more than 300 species). Observation of rare and / or difficult sighting species. Each passenger should bring their own equipment (not mandatory).

Duration:

AM

Cancellation Policy:

72hs Cancellation Policy

Availability:

Every day

Starting Time:

5:30am

Finishing Time:

7:00am

Pick Up and Drop Off:

"From Your Hotel " -

 "From Your Hotel"

Language:

Spanish, Portuguese, and English Speaking Guide

Maximum Group Size:

Minimum Booking:

2

Birding Route

It starts very early in the morning, approximately at 05 am. We drive towards the Iguazu Falls National Park, where we arrive shortly before dawn. We walk the trails of the reserve, appreciating its varied and rich flora; while we make the sighting of numerous species of birds, distinguishing their songs, colors and characteristic habits. Returning around 12 pm. Alternatively, and depending on the season and weather conditions, the activity can be carried out within the Iguazu National Park, to see the Falls.

Flora and Fauna

The park’s vegetation cover is rich and varied. Among the most significant species are: Palo Rosa, palmito, black laurel, yellow laurel, anchico, white guatambú, white parrot, cedar, guayubira, tacuarembó and chachi bravo, among others.

The park’s fauna includes 77 species of mammals, of which slightly less than half present some degree of threat. Among them are examples of anta or tapir, two species of wild pig: the collared peccary and the lipped peccary, two deer: American Mazama and Mazama nana, the vinegar fox, the giant otter or choker wolf, two tiger cats or tiricas: Leopardus wiedii and Leopardus tigrinus, the ounce cat, the jaguar and the yurumí.

The large area of the park, its good state of preservation and the varied environments that compose it are the habitat of dozens of bird species (some with threat of extinction). They have been observed specimens of harpy, Macuco, yacutinga, saw duck, Brazilian tawny owl, cejudo orejerito, ojirrojo, small-breasted black- breasted cockerel, espinero del monte, creamy-bellied pearlite, among many others. Songbirds are widely represented. The presence of the dancers green (Piprites chloris), olive (Schiffornis virescens) and blue (Chiroxiphia caudata) has been recorded; the big ones (Tityra cayana) and small (Tityra inquisitor); the anambé greenish (Pachyramphus viridis), chestnut (Pachyramphus castaneus), common (Pachyramphus polychopterus) and large (Pachyramphus validus), among dozens of other varieties. The reserve is home to a multitude of insects, among which colorful butterflies stand out. Among them, those commonly known as common almonds (Heliconius erato), porá (Morpho helenor), malachite (Siproeta stelenes), eighty (Diaethria candrena), spotted velvet (Catonephele numilia), febo (Phoebis sennae) and protester (Aphrissa) have been observed.

  • Transfers in 4x4 vehicles from and to Hotel at Puerto Iguazu or Foz do Iguazu included.
  • Includes specialist ornithologist English Speaking Guide. ornithologist guide with the appropriate equipment (binoculars, telescope, bird guide, check list and recordings of the singing of more than 300 species). He can borrow the equipment to the passenger, but we also recommend to bring your own binoculars in case you have ones.
  • Food or drinks
There's no optionals available for this excursions. Let us know if you need anything on your booking.

If for any reason, you decide to cancel the activity or excursion, the cancellation conditions specified in the product description or in the voucher will be valid.

In the event that the cancellation conditions in the product description do not differ, the provider of tourist services will charge you the following cancellation fees:

  • a. Up to 72 hours before the start of the activity: full refund (again we indicate that in certain specific cases the term may differ from this general policy)
  • b. After 72 hours before the start of the activity: no refund.

What are the timings?

Schedule may change according to the season (between 5.30 and 7.00 am).

Duration: 4 hours. Can be combined with Visit to Iguazu National Park (Arg)

Important Information.

The tour could be done in the Iguazu National Park (Argentinean Side) or Urugua-í National Park. This will depend of the weather and in which one the guide thinks will be better to visit that day.

Keep in mind, that in the Iguazu National Park, you won´t visit the Falls, the tour is done in another trail, but you can stay after the tour inside the Park to visit the Falls.

It has a minimum of 2 passengers to confirm the tour.

What Our Travelers Says

February 24, 2019

Kate Mac

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Birding and visiting The Argentina side.

"We wanted to go birding in Iguazu Falls and arranged a half day trip ahead of arrival through Carlos. It was great! We saw Toucans and over 40 different species! After several hours, including a stop for tea or water and a bun, our birding guide, Martin, took us to the park entrance. He showed us the best way to view the park - lower circuit first then the train to the upper circuit. We really appreciated seeing the falls from below before seeing them from the top. Park entrance and transport back to our hotel had been arranged by Carlos so it was a worry free experience. Our Merit Hotel in Iguazu Falls had been booked by Carlos and was reasonably priced and included a decent continental breakfast. It was a long day but well worth it! Carlos had thought of everything! Another day we changed our arrangements to the Brazil side -we visited the Bird Park (Das Aves) and a heli ride after the falls and Carlos was again very helpful on short notice. He arranged our transport back to take us to the airport for a late afternoon flight. Perfect!!

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