We specialize in planning and operating customized birding ecotours in Puerto Madryn and the Península Valdés region. Whether you come on a cruise ship or on your own, we will gladly organize the trip according to your travel expectations, what species you wish to see, and your desired traveling pace. So, custom private birding tours offer the freedom to design an itinerary around your specific needs.
We will explore the steppe, canyons, shores, lakes and more ecosystems, searching for a wealth of specialties of Eastern Patagonia. Including: Patagonian Canastero (endemic), White-throated Cacholote (endemic), Carbonated Sierra-finch (endemic), Rusty-backed Monjita (endemic), Band-tailed Earthcreeper (endemic to Patagonia), Scale-throated Earthcreeper, the amazing Rufous Hornero (Argentina's national bird), Elegant Crested Tinamou, Greater Wagtail-tyrant, Burrowing Parrots, Argentine Ruddy Duck, Steamer Ducks, among several others.
Unfortunately, many bird species are globally threatened. As good stewards of the earth, it is our responsibility to help protect them and their habitats. Birding Puerto Madryn actively takes part in this mission by supporting the following NGOs through donations and memberships (10% of our income is spent in bird conservation):
Our tours are for a limited number of participants (up to 3) in order to minimise the impact on the environment and the birds. We also adhere to and insist on ethical birding conduct and that's why we strictly stick to the American Birding Association's Principles of Birding Ethics.
BIRDING GUIDE & PROFESSIONAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER
Join Argentinean birding guide and professional wildlife photographer, Agustín Esmoris, on a custom tour in Eastern Patagonia.
Agustín has led hundreds of professional birding and nature tours throughout Patagonia and Central Argentina.
Agustin will customize your private tour to meet your needs, whether you spend one day in the field or several for a more comprehensive tour.
Agustin's passion and love for wildlife comes through in his photography which has appeared in publications including: magazines, calendars and books by National Geographic, Natural History Magazine, Lynx Edicions, etc.
Photographer Portfolio: http://www.PatagoniaPhotos.com
Agustin knows the local endemics —and where to find them— like the back of his hand. As an ear birder on my home turf, I especially appreciated how he could zero in on the slightest sound. And on top of it all, he’s a super-friendly guy. It’s an unbeatable combination."
Thank you for a wonderful day birding in the Puerto Madryn and Trelew area. Your knowledge of the local habitats and birds to be found in each area was extensive and enabled us to see some really great birds, with very good views of many. I enjoyed seeing some nesting birds and the Burrowing Parrot wall. You worked very hard to find the endemic birds in the area and other specialities. I really appreciate your efforts. I got 23 new birds for my trip list."
I visited Puerto Madryn as my final destination in my travel to Antarctica, Chile and Argentina. Before heading back home and booked a full day with Agustin. In 6 weeks I saw a total of 124 species, while on a single day with Agustin I saw 73 species. Agustin is very knowledgable about the area and its birds, and knows with almost pinpoint precision where to find them. It was very interesting to see the nesting sites of the Rufous Hornero, Burrowing Parrot, Turkey Vulture, Chimango caracara and Southern Crested Caracara. I would have never found these on my own and there lies Agustin's added value. He did his best to accomodate my wishes and the day was a very pleasant experience. I would recommend his services to anyone that wants to go birding in the rich and diverse area around Puerto Madryn."
I did "long one day" birding with Agustin Esmoris. We started the day with Golfo Nuevo area - the coast near Puerto Madryn and subsequently visited the valley area. We birded at diverse habitats - canyons, cliffs, lakes, and so on. Even though the day was less than perfect, it rained most of the time, at times bit heavy, we continued birding and managed to spot the expected species at each location. Agustin has intimate and up-to-date knowledge of the area which is very crucial for visiting birders like me who have limited time (in my case I only had a day at Puerto Madryn). This was my first time birding not just in Argentina but in neotropical region. It was fun and interesting to compare and contrast habits and behavior of "old world" species and that of neotropics. Thank you Agustin for a very rewarding birding day!"