We begin this adventure in the Argentine Pampas. The Pampas hold a fifth of the country's population (and were the childhood stomping grounds of the revolutionary Che Guevara) but, most importantly to us, they are a magnificent wetland and grassland habitat. Many North American breeding shorebirds pass their non-breeding season months here, and it's a great spot to find a good number of specialty birds. Several larger birds are easily observed in these grassy plains, including Southern Screamers, Greater Rheas, and Maguari Storks (like the ones pictured here).
[photo © guide George Armistead]
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