1 day, 1/2 day
Duration
4WD
Vehicle
Wild
Wild

One of the main birding spots near from Asunción, Arroyos y Esteros is a great place to enjoy birds if you are in Asunción, and just have a half day or a full day to go for nature.

It´s wetlands and grasslands are ecosystems that give opportunities to see many waterbirds, such as Limpkin, Wood and Maguari Storcks, Jabiru, Brazilian Teal, White-faced and Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, and a good number of Egrets and Herons. It´s also home for many specialties of the wetlands, such as White-headed Marsh Tyrant, Scarlet-headed Blackbird, Long-tailed Reed Finch and Black-capped Donacobius.

Scarlet-headed Blackbird at Arroyos y Esteros
Scarlet-headed Blackbird at Arroyos y Esteros. Alberto Esquivel
Black-capped Donacobius at Arroyos y Esteros. Alberto Esquivel

Arroyos & Esteros is also an IBA (Important Bird Area), as recognized by Guyra Paraguay (BirdLife International´s partner). Some of the bird species that makes Arroyos & Esteros an important site for conservation, are Bearded Tachuri, Stranged-tailed Tyrant, Marsh Seedeater and Dark-throated Seedeater. Many of this bird species

are usually found during the tour, as some of them are migratory species. It is also one of the best sites to find a recently described Seedeater, the Ibera Seedeater (Sporophila iberaensis).

Bearded Tachuri at Arroyos & Esteros. Alberto Esquivel

Tour fee per person:

Tour1 pax2 paxs3 paxs4 paxs
Half day220180170150
Full day320250230210

 

INCLUDED
A breakfast served in the field; lunch during a full day tourdrinking water and one soft drink;
ground transportation;all costs of local guides;
entrance fees for reserves that are part of the itinerary;

 

A Half Day Tour at Arroyos & Esteros

Starting early in the morning, we will pick up you at the hotel or starting point, and will directly go to Arroyos & Esteros (100 km from Asunción; 1 hour and 40 min aprox).

During three to four hours at Arroyos & Esteros, expect to see about 50 to 70 bird species, and enjoy the nature of its wetlands.

Chestnut-eared Aracari at San Bernardino. Alberto Esquivel

A Full Day Tour: Arroyos & Esteros / San Bernardino

After enjoying a morning day at Arroyos & Esteros, we will visit the city of San Bernardino (a popular summer city of Paraguay, with the Ypacaraí lagoon as its main attraction). After lunch we will continue birding at San Bernardino and the Ypacaraí National Park. During part of the afternoon, we could add many other bird species to our list. Chestnut-eared Aracari, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Blue-crowned Trogon and Streamer-tailed Tyrant are some of the specialities that we could find during the tour.

Female of Unicolored Blackbird at San Bernardino – Alberto Esquivel

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