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OTAMENDI (Compass)

00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 

Protected/registered status 

Best Time for visit (June, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

Otamendi is easily reached by public transport from Buenos Aires. Take a train towards Juarez and change lines and get off at Otamendi station. Cross the tracks and follow a gravel road along towards a river about 5km away. This road has ditches and some reeds next to it and had Curve-billed Reedhaunter, Wren-like Rushbird, Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant and Scarlet-headed Blackbird just in the first few hundred metres on the left. Further along were some trees on the right next to some water that had Diademed Tanager and Red-rumped Warbling-Finch. Back at the station head the other way and through a passage over a mall hill and a few hundred metres further along to the entrance to the national park. In the park there were 2 trails with a few interesting birds including Stripe-crowned Spinetail, Masked Gnatcatcher and Hepatic Tanager and there was a look out over a lake far away with Black-necked Swans. People have been mugged near the station and caution should be taken not to show any overt signs of wealth. I saw 39 species including 4 lifers. 

Species seen 

Other Fauna 

A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse