ARAUCARIA PROVINCIAL PARK & LIST 

ARGENTINA

SAN PEDRO, MISSIONES (Compass)

00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 

Protected/registered status 

Best Time for visit (19th June, 2005)

 

Birding Site Guide

This is a great little park with some excellent species, easily seen. San Pedro is reached by bus from Iguazu or Posadas although as it is far from the main highway, the number of services are few. It can also be reached by taking a bus from either of the previous towns to El Dorado and by more regular buses from there. There is a cheap and nasty hotel (American Hotel) just 2 blocks up the hill from the terminal. The reserve is reached walking the other way along the main street and turning right onto Calle #####. The small entrance to the reserve is at the end of this road. At the end of the path is the warden's house where you should register. There is only 1 trail which is about 1km long leading right from the house and I saw Azure Jay along here. It is also possible to explore some other roads by heading straight on from the warden's house and up a small hill. Turn right onto the dirt road and then first left. This trail has many Araucaria trees and is where I saw Vinaceous Parrot and Araucaria Tit-Spinetail. I saw 40 species including 8 lifers. 

 

Species seen 

  • Tataupa Tinamou Crypturellus tataupa
  • Picazuro Pigeon Patagioenas picazuro
  • White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  • Maroon-bellied Parakeet Pyrrhura frontalis
  • Pileated Parrot Pionopsitta pileata
  • Vinaceous Parrot Amazona vinacea Endangered
  • Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
  • Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
  • Scale-throated Hermit Phaethornis eurynome
  • White-eared Puffbird Nystalus chacuru
  • White-spotted Woodpecker Veniliornis spilogaster
  • Campo Flicker Colaptes campestris
  • Araucaria Tit-Spinetail Leptasthenura setaria Near-threatened
  • Rufous-capped Spinetail Synallaxis ruficapilla
  • Gray-bellied Spinetail Synallaxis cinerascens
  • Tufted Antshrike Mackenziaena severa
  • Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens
  • Plain Antvireo Dysithamnus mentalis
  • Blue Manakin Chiroxiphia caudata
  • Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet Phylloscartes ventralis
  • Eared Pygmy-Tyrant Myiornis auricularis
  • Long-tailed Tyrant Colonia colonus
  • Sirystes Sirystes sibilator
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  • Rufous-bellied Thrush Turdus rufiventris
  • Pale-breasted Thrush Turdus leucomelas
  • Creamy-bellied Thrush Turdus amaurochalinus
  • Azure Jay Cyanocorax caeruleus Near-threatened
  • Plush-crested Jay Cyanocorax chrysops
  • Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis
  • Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus
  • White-rimmed Warbler Basileuterus leucoblepharus
  • White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus
  • Black-goggled Tanager Trichothraupis melanops
  • Sayaca Tanager Thraupis sayaca
  • Red-crested Finch Coryphospingus cucullatus
  • Blackish-blue Seedeater Amaurospiza moesta Near-threatened
  • Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola
  • Green-winged Saltator Saltator similis
  • Red-rumped Cacique Cacicus haemorrhous
  • House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced


Other Fauna 

A total of -- species of mammals. 


There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Flora 

Author: Charles Hesse

 

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