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Region (Compass)

00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 

Protected/registered status 

Best Time for visit (15-16th May, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

We mainly visited Necochea as Rockhopper Penguins have been seen at the beach at Costa Bonita 16km east of the city centre. Necochea is a large town with good access and many palces to stay. We stayed at a hotel on Avenida 62 called Hote Sanchoza??? (28 pesos for double). The nearby river had several interesting species along its banks, including White-necked Stilts and Bare-faced Ibis. From the river mouth to Costa Bonita are beaches with Snowy-crowned Terns and rocky coastline with many Olrog's Gulls and Snowy Sheathbills. There is a local bus from the centre to Playa Quequen but none to Costa Bonita in low season. I saw 38 species including 4 lifers. 

Species seen 

In all --- species of bird have so far been recorded. 

Other Fauna

A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse