Dates: Nov 2, 2023 – Nov 16, 2023
Uruguay: rich avian and habitat diversity in a small territory.
Enjoy, at a great price, a 15-day small group (6-8 person) trip that includes every national park and the majority of the country’s IBAs (Important Bird Areas). Birding With Me is a woman-owned and operated company. Florencia Ocampo, a biologist, started “Birding With Me” over 10 years ago.
This tour is led by fully bilingual Uruguayan birding expert Rafael Tosi. This tour is also designed to show you less-seen Uruguayan lifestyles and food, where you will get a sense of how people live in different parts of the country, and have an opportunity to get to interact with local people.
Uruguay is a small country in the Southern Cone of South America that enjoys a temperate climate very similar to our own. It is approximately 375 miles long both from north to south and from east to west. In spite of this tiny territory, it contains many different environments: the Pampas, the Atlantic Forest, savannas, wetlands, ocean coasts, countless water courses, grasslands, ravines, several hill ranges, palm tree forests, and many others. This richness of landscapes results in a great diversity of bird species that can be seen easily, in a short time and traveling short distances.
The territory is also an important feeding and breeding destination for many migrant species, including in November (Austral Spring) birds on migration to southernmost areas of South America and South American birds coming to nest in Uruguay.
On this tour you will visit the most important hot spots in the country for birdwatching. Two of the principal 13 destinations on this tour were recently explored by scientists: Rincón de Franquía and Paso del Centurión. These are relatively new protected areas where biologists have only recently begun to research the flora and fauna. Many new bird species have been recorded in these areas in the last 3 years.
By the end of the tour, we hope to see over 250 bird species.
Total Uruguay Cost Structure:
8 guests @ US $2,800 per person, based on double room occupancy.
7 guests @ US $3,000 per person, based on double room occupancy.
6 guests @ US $3,200 per person, based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement @ US $200 (limited availability).