ENTRE RIOS (Compass)

00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 

Protected/registered status 

Best Time for visit (8th June, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

This reserve is near the El Palmar National Park and both are between the towns of Colon and Concordia. Either of these towns can be used as a base to visit these parks and are both about 50km away which takes just over an hour on a bus. The buses are fewer from Colon so we chose to stay in Concordia from where we took the 8am bus. It is possible to actually stay at Aurora del Palmar Reserve in renovated train carraiges. Apart from Greater Rheas which are easy to see, birding was not so good although the palm forests were interesting and there were man mammal tracks. I saw 31 species including 2 lifers. 

Species seen 

  • Greater Rhea Rhea americana Near-threatened
  • Whistling Heron Syrigma sibilatrix
  • Great Egret Ardea alba
  • Brazilian Teal Amazonetta brasiliensis
  • Long-winged Harrier Circus buffoni
  • Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
  • Chimango Caracara Milvago chimango
  • American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  • Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana
  • Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis
  • South American Snipe Gallinago paraguaiae
  • Picazuro Pigeon Patagioenas picazuro
  • Spot-winged Pigeon Patagioenas maculosa
  • Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata
  • White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  • Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus
  • Guira Cuckoo Guira guira
  • White Woodpecker Melanerpes candidus
  • Green-barred Woodpecker Colaptes melanochloros
  • Campo Flicker Colaptes campestris
  • Rufous Hornero Furnarius rufus
  • Brown Cacholote Pseudoseisura lophotes
  • White-crested Tyrannulet Serpophaga subcristata
  • Cattle Tyrant Machetornis rixosus
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Chalk-browed Mockingbird Mimus saturninus
  • Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava
  • Red-crested Finch Coryphospingus cucullatus
  • Great Pampa-Finch Embernagra platensis
  • Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
  • Epaulet Oriole Icterus cayanensis

Other Fauna 

A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse