Rufous Hornero - Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur, Buenos Aires
Atop our hotel in Buenos Aires
Double-collared Seedeater (F)
Red-crested (Brazilian) Cardinal
On the road in our rental car
Our loop (CCW) was restricted to the northern part of the country, and bumped against the borders of four other countries: Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia.
Rio Parana north of Zarate
Green-barred Woodpecker (F)
First sighting of a Capybara - Parque Nacional El Palmar
Parque Nacional El Palmar, looking into Paraguay
Streaked Flycatcher - Parque Nacional El Palmar
In the campground at Laguna Ibera
Best restaurant in town (about the only restaurant in town), Laguna Ibera
Green-barred Woodpecker - Laguna Ibera
Pearly-vented Tody Tyrant
Howler Monkey (imm.)
Howler Monkey - Laguna Ibera
Cayman - Laguna Ibera
Gilded Hummingbird (F)
Howler Monkey with a bad attitude
Capybara enjoying a mudbath
Red-crested Cardinal (Juv.)
Ringed Kingfisher - Corrientes Province
Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Corrientes Province
A typical room in a hosteleria - Corrientes Province, NE Argentina
At the Chevy Garage getting a smashed side window replaced - Posadas
Great little restaurant on the way to Iguazu Falls
Our accomodations, Puerto Iguazu
At Iguazu Falls, the most extensive in the world
A very small section of the extensive falls
Cool lizards overlook the falls
Hiking one of the many pathways at Iguazu Falls
Looking into Brazil, Iguazu Falls
Walkways, Iguazu Falls
Unknown species of snake eating a rather large frog.
Toco Toucan - Iguazu Falls
Resting in the tropical heat and humidity
American Anhinga doing his "balance fish on nose" trick. Don't try this at home.
Lynn getting wet at another viewpoint for the Falls
The Falls stretches for miles as the Rio Parana flows over a vast plateau of rock.
A friendly Plushcrest Jay
These Iguanas were up to 5' in length
White-faced Ibis - Corrientes Province
Snail Kite + Maguari Stork, Corrientes Province
Great Rufous Woodcreeper
Golden-winged Cacique at nest
A trail, Chaco NP
Viewpoint, Chaco NP
Another huge Iguana
Sunrise, leaving Chaco NP headed west.
Chaco Chachalaca - E. Salta Province
Parque Nacional Calilegua
Accomodations, Quebrada Humahuaca
Village under construction, Quebrada Humahuaca
The Tropic of Capricorn! 23° 26′ 22″ south of the Equator. This monument points directly at the sun at noon on the Summer Solstice.
The village of Humahuaca
Giant Hummingbird. This is the largest hummingbird in the world. It is only 3cm smaller than the American Robin.
La Caldera, Salta Province. At last a good restaurant and accomodations. It had been a while.
Our hosteleria, La Caldera.
On the road to Cafayate, Salta Province
Burrowing Parrot. They live in colonies resembling those of the North American Prarie Dog.
Roadside stop, Salta Province
The menu outside a typical little family-owned "restaurant"
Salta Province. Looks a lot like southern Arizona, but on close inspection, the cacti are all totally different.
Local children & baby llama. It's hard to decide which are cuter.
Looking for Condors - El Infernillo
Dwellings, El Infernillo area
Burrowing Owl picking beetles out of cow dung. Our food was slightly better.
A road-side picnic in the only shade for miles. Temperature 103F.
Fresh, ripe, cheap watermelon.
Talampaya National Park. Looks like northern New Mexico!
Sand storm, Talampaya NP. Looks even more like New Mexico.
Valle Fertil area, San Juan Province
The road from Chepes to Chancani Reserve
Blue-and-yellow Tanager - Chancani Reserve
Brown Cacholote - Chancani Reserve
Best restaurant in town - Chancani
Taking in the night life, Chancani
Many-colored Chaco Finch
Cordoba Province near Villa Dolores
Quebrada del Condorito (Valley of the Condors). We were here specifically to find condors.
Camp, Quebrada del Condorito National Park
Carrying the camera the 7 miles out to the viewpoint. We did this two days in a row.
Red-tailed Comet - Cordoba Province
Crested Caracara - Quebrada del Condorito, Cordoba Province
Viewpoint for the condors.
Andean Condor (Juv.)
Adult Andean Condor
Roadside Hawk (imm.)
Back in Buenos Aires
Eating at one of the best steak houses (Parillas) in the world. If you don't have meat here, you are missing the point.
One of the chefs at the Parilla (Grill).
Wandering the waterfront, Buenos Aires
Beginning the dreaded flight home - Buenos Aires Airport.
Toronto Airport. Snow, wind, cold. Quite the contrast.
Finally back in San Diego, picking up our car.