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Mar Chiquita Reserve


This reserve lies near the town of Mar Chiquita, 400 km south of Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Notable Species

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Birds you can see here include:

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Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

This town is a few kilometers away from the city of Mar del Plata, a major coastal town of Buenos Aires province. You could hire a car in Buenos Aires and drive to Mar Chiquita or first fly to Mar del Plata and hire a car there.

At Mar Chiquita you'll find hotels and restaurants. Beware in summer because it'll be full of tourists looking for sunning at the coast or fishing possibilities.

Contact Details

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External Links

Both the following are in Spanish only:

Content and images originally posted by Fritz73


Fritz73's review

I visited this reserve last weekend. These were the birds I saw:

--- Rheidae --- Greater Rhea --- Podicipedidae --- White-tufted Grebe Pied-billed Grebe --- Phalacrocoracidae --- Neotropic Cormorant --- Ardeidae --- White-necked Heron Whistling Heron Great Egret Snowy Egret Cattle Egret --- Ciconiidae --- Maguari Stork --- Threskiornithidae --- White-faced Ibis Roseate Spoonbill --- Phoenicopteridae --- Chilean Flamingo --- Anhimidae --- Southern Screamer --- Anatidae --- Coscoroba Swan Yellow-billed Pintail Yellow-billed Teal Red Shoveler Cinnamon Teal White-cheeked Pintail Silver Teal Rosy-billed Pochard Black-headed Duck --- Accipitridae --- White-tailed Kite Long-winged Harrier Cinereous Harrier Roadside Hawk Red-backed Hawk --- Falconidae --- Southern Crested-Caracara Chimango Caracara Aplomado Falcon American Kestrel --- Haematopodidae --- American Oystercatcher --- Recurvirostridae --- South American Stilt --- Charadriidae --- Southern Lapwing Black-bellied Plover American Golden Plover Two-banded Plover Semipalmated Plover --- Scolopacidae --- Greater Yellowlegs Lesser Yellowlegs Ruddy Turnstone Pectoral Sandpiper White-rumped Sandpiper Hudsonian Godwit --- Laridae --- Kelp Gull Olrog's Gull Gray-hooded Gull Brown-hooded Gull Snowy-crowned Tern Common Tern Cayenne Tern Sandwich Tern Royal Tern Black Skimmer --- Columbidae --- Picazuro Pigeon Spot-winged Pigeon Rock Dove Eared Dove --- Psittacidae --- Monk Parakeet --- Cuculidae --- Guira Cuckoo --- Strigidae --- Burrowing Owl --- Trochilidae --- Glittering-bellied Emerald --- Alcedinidae --- Ringed Kingfisher --- Picidae --- Field Flicker Green-barred Woodpecker --- Furnariidae --- Rufous Hornero Firewood-gatherer Red-capped Wren-Spinetail Hudson's Canastero Tufted Tit Spinetail --- Tyrannidae --- Austral Negrito Spectacled Tyrant Cattle Tyrant Great Kiskadee Tropical Kingbird Fork-tailed Flycatcher Vermilion Flycatcher Sooty Tyrannulet White-crested Tyrannulet Small-billed Elaenia --- Hirundinidae --- Barn Swallow Gray-breasted Martin Brown-chested Martin White-rumped Swallow --- Troglodytidae --- Sedge Wren House Wren --- Mimidae --- Chalk-browed Mockingbird --- Turdidae --- Rufous-bellied Thrush --- Emberizidae --- Double-collared Seedeater Grassland Yellow-Finch Saffron Yellow-Finch Rufous-collared Sparrow Great Pampa Finch --- Fringillidae --- Hooded Siskin --- Icteridae --- Shiny Cowbird Grayish Baywing Brown-and-yellow Marshbird White-browed Blackbird --- Ploceidae --- House Sparrow --- Sturnidae --- Crested Myna


  • Lots of seabirds
  • shorebirds and ducks


  • Many fishers some of them hunting birds with cages