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How is the birding?

Birding is wonderful in Latin America with an immense number of species in the Amazon rainforest (1,300 bird species, accounting for one-third of all bird species in the world) including 30 species of parrots and a variety of large and highly colorful macaws and toucans. The Galapagos Islands is home to Charles Darwin's famous finches as well as massive concentrations of sea and shorebirds, majority of them endemic only to the islands. Patagonia counts almost 500 bird species including the region's largest vulture, the majestic Andean condor as well as the rhea (ostriches and emus' South American cousins) while Antarctica hosts six different species of penguin, including the iconic emperor and king penguins. Most of the continent is covered by a selection of excellent field guides (detailed information provided upon booking).

All of our partners are renowned for emphasizing more than just the 'big mammals', and all the guides we use are very familiar with birdlife in their particular areas, while some are bird experts in their own right.

Latin America is a year-round birdwatching destination.