I was in Buenos Aires last week for a tremendous conference. With many excellent speakers (and me!) and the usual amazing hospitality that anyone who has visited Argentina will have received.
I promised the participants that I would put my powerpoint presentations on the blog for their edification and delight. So here they are.
This was my third time in Buenos Aires, but it was the first time I had visited the “Costanero Sur”, this is a nature reserve not 5 minutes from downtown, where I took my camera and was able to photograph Capybara, like this guy below:
I also photographed numerous birds that I had never seen before, in the 2 hours or so we were in the park.
I have put some of the photos on a page, under photos, named “Argentinian birds”, they include a photo which I took within a few minutes of arriving there, with a Wattled Jacana in the middle, and behind, a capybara and several coots (probably Andean Coots) I unfortunately wasn’t able to get closer to the Jacana. Before leaving I was treated to the sight of a flock of noisy Nanday Parakeets being chased across the sky by a Caracara, a common bird of prey here.
There were also pair of southern screamers, presumably a male (somewhat larger with a slightly longer crest) and a female. You can see all of them here if you wish.