Rufous-tailed Plantcutter in Patagonia

The road from El Chalten leads to the northern area of ​​the Los Glaciares National Park. On a slope, you first go through the valley of the Río de las Vueltas to Lago del Desierto. The area of ​​the Los Glaciares National Park around Lake Desierto is Patagonia at ist BEST. When you arrive at… Continue reading Rufous-tailed Plantcutter in Patagonia

Common Diuca-Finch and White-throated Cacholote near Perito Moreno/ Patagonia

A Common Diuca-Finch (Diuca diuca), sits on a fallen trunk of a Lenga Beech tree (Nothofagus pumilio) and is very nice to photograph. I already had a new twitch in my birdlist at the “campsite”, and I was able to report it quite unexpectedly. It is clearly recognizable by the white, black-framed chin, a White-throated… Continue reading Common Diuca-Finch and White-throated Cacholote near Perito Moreno/ Patagonia

Huet-huet: observation in Patagonia

Patagonia is a country of contrasts. Patagonia, the storm-swept south end of the South American continent, does not only captivate nature photographers. The further south you go and the narrower the continent, the wider and more endless the landscape seems to become. Suddenly, rugged mountains protrude from the plain like fangs. Scraps of cloud hunt… Continue reading Huet-huet: observation in Patagonia

Chucao Tapaculo in Patagonia

A thicket of bamboo, ferns, mushrooms and moss in the interior of the forests of Patagonia offers many animals hiding places. The king of the forests is the Chucao Tapaculo (Scelorchilus rubecula), a small bird with an artistic and loud reputation typical of the rainforests of southern Chile. However, normally it lives very hidden and… Continue reading Chucao Tapaculo in Patagonia