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Protected/registered status

Best Time for visit (23rd-24th June, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

This is an excellent park reached from the town of Wanda, about 40 minutes south of Puerto Iguazu. A bus going along Route 14 leaves the terminal at about 7am for the town of Andresito and can drop you at the entrance. Near the terminal there is only 1 place to stay and it is called 'El Solar' hospedaje but is not well-known. Facing the terminal, take the road to the left and go about 3 blocks along to the end of the road where the hospedaje is facing you. It is 10 pesos per person. It may also be possible to stay at the park which would of course be better. Check in with the guards when you arrive andd they will direct you to the 2 trails which are both excellent. I saw 74 species including 12 lifers. 

Species seen 

  • Brown Tinamou Crypturellus obsoletus
  • Rufescent Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma lineatum
  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa
  • Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
  • Southern Caracara Caracara plancus
  • Spot-winged Wood-Quail Odontophorus capueira
  • Picazuro Pigeon Patagioenas picazuro
  • Gray-fronted Dove Leptotila rufaxilla
  • Maroon-bellied Parakeet Pyrrhura frontalis
  • Scaly-headed Parrot Pionus maximiliani
  • Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
  • Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  • Gray-rumped Swift ? Chaetura cinereiventris
  • Scale-throated Hermit Phaethornis eurynome
  • Black-throated Trogon Trogon rufus
  • Surucua Trogon Trogon surrucura
  • Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata
  • Red-breasted Toucan Ramphastos dicolorus
  • Ochre-collared Piculet Picumnus temminckii
  • White-spotted Woodpecker Veniliornis spilogaster
  • Blond-crested Woodpecker Celeus flavescens
  • Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus
  • Robust Woodpecker Campephilus robustus
  • Rufous-capped Spinetail Synallaxis ruficapilla
  • White-browed Foliage-gleaner? Anabacerthia amaurotis Near-threatened
  • Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner? Philydor rufus
  • Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner Philydor lichtensteini
  • Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus
  • Scaled Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes squamatus
  • Spot-backed Antshrike Hypoedaleus guttatus
  • Tufted Antshrike h Mackenziaena severa
  • Variable Antshrike Thamnophilus caerulescens
  • Plain Antvireo Dysithamnus mentalis
  • Bertoni's Antbird Drymophila rubricollis
  • Rufous Gnateater Conopophaga lineata
  • Green Manakin Chloropipo holochlora
  • Blue Manakin Chiroxiphia caudata
  • Yellow Tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola
  • White-crested Tyrannulet Serpophaga subcristata
  • Sepia-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus
  • Southern Bristle-Tyrant Phylloscartes eximius Near-threatened
  • Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet ? Phylloscartes ventralis
  • Bay-ringed Tyrannulet Phylloscartes sylviolus Near-threatened
  • Eared Pygmy-Tyrant ? Myiornis auricularis
  • Drab-breasted Bamboo-Tyrant Hemitriccus diops
  • Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher ? Todirostrum plumbeiceps
  • Yellow-olive Flycatcher ? Tolmomyias sulphurescens
  • White-throated Spadebill Platyrinchus mystaceus
  • Long-tailed Tyrant Colonia colonus
  • Cattle Tyrant Machetornis rixosus
  • Sirystes Sirystes sibilator
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  • Rufous-bellied Thrush Turdus rufiventris
  • Pale-breasted Thrush Turdus leucomelas
  • Creamy-bellied Gnatcatcher Polioptila lactea Near-threatened
  • Plush-crested Jay Cyanocorax chrysops
  • Rufous-crowned Greenlet Hylophilus poicilotis
  • Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis
  • Tropical Parula Parula pitiayumi
  • Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus
  • White-rimmed Warbler Basileuterus leucoblepharus
  • Chestnut-headed Tanager Pyrrhocoma ruficeps
  • Guira Tanager Hemithraupis guira
  • Ruby-crowned Tanager ? Tachyphonus coronatus
  • Black-goggled Tanager Trichothraupis melanops
  • Red-crowned Ant-Tanager Habia rubica
  • Fawn-breasted Tanager Pipraeidea melanonota
  • Chestnut-bellied Euphonia Euphonia pectoralis
  • Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana
  • Blackish-blue Seedeater Amaurospiza moesta Near-threatened
  • Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
  • Green-winged Saltator ? Saltator similis

Other Fauna 

A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse