Ushuaia Argentina - at the end of the World

We arrived in Ushuaia, Argentina which is at the end of the World and stepped out of the
airport to be greeted by beautiful scenery. Towering,dramatic snow covered peaks rising
straight out of the sea! A real wow location.

We quickly settled into our hotel, complete with an amazing view over the harbour and the
snow covered mountains beyond.

Harbour views at Ushuaia

We were here ahead of a Tropical Birding Tour that we are guiding so that we could find the
birds and locations we would be visiting with our guests arriving in a weeks time.
Ushuaia is a stunning location with friendly locals and great food, we are right at home here.

We began our exploration in the nearby National Park and we are very happy to report that we
found the main target species - Magellanic Woodpecker, a huge woody !
The scenery here was equally spectacular and seeing Andean Condors soaring over the Andes
was just breathtaking!

We also headed north to a very different area near Rio Grande where flat grasslands and coast
were a real contrast to the mountains.

Grasslands and coast near Rio Grande

Again we found the big target bird-Magellanic Plover. A wonderful wader rather Turnstone like
in shape with wonderful bright pink legs !

Magellanic Plover - photo by Tropical Birding

Other highlights here included beautiful Least Seedsnipe and thousands of waders.
We are now back in Ushuaia ready to show our guests this amazing place and it's
equally amzing birds.

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