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Iguazu Falls, Argentina (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Map of Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops) Argentine Black-and-white Tegu (Salvator merianae) Western Collared Spiny Lizard (Tropidurus catalanensis) Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail (Aramides saracura) Double-collared Seedeater (Sporophila caerulescens) Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus)
Black-patch Bluemark ( Lasaia agesilas) Lindas Emperor (Doxocopa linda) Moncholo (Steindachneridion melanodermatum) Iguazu Damselfly (Argia sp) Great Dusky Swift (Cypseloides senex) Green-headed Tanager (Tangara seledon)
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima) Coenus Sailor (Dynamine coenus) Agathina Emperor (Doxocopa agathina)

A bunch of waterfalls


Antarctica and Argentina

11/20/2021: After the itinerary for our trip to Antarctica was shortened (coronavirus), we decided to use the extra five days to check out Iguazu Falls once and for all. Everyone wants to say Iguazu is the greatest waterfall or maybe it is Mosi oa Tunya Falls in Southern Africa.

Now that I have been to both, I can say without question that Mosi (Victoria Falls) is the more impressive waterfalls location. Iguazu is very impressive as well and will take the silver medal.

There, I said it.


11/24/2021: Driving through the national park on the way to the airport.

Previous Visit (Puerto Iguazu: 11/20/2021)
Next Visit (Puerto Iguazu: 11/21/2021)

Species Recorded (47)

Birds ( 38 )

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Neotropic Cormorant - Nannopterum brasilianum

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Swallow-tailed Kite - Elanoides forficatus
Plumbeous Kite - Ictinia plumbea
Snail Kite - Rostrhamus sociabilis

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Crested Caracara - Caracara plancus
Yellow-headed Caracara - Daptrius chimachima

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail - Aramides saracura

Limpkin ( Aramidae )
Limpkin - Aramus guarauna

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Southern Lapwing - Vanellus chilensis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Eared Dove - Zenaida auriculata

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Squirrel Cuckoo - Piaya cayana

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Great Dusky Swift - Cypseloides senex
White-collared Swift - Streptoprocne zonaris

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Planalto Hermit - Phaethornis pretrei

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant - Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer
Short-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus ferox
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus savana

Cotingas ( Cotingidae )
Black-crowned Tityra - Tityra inquisitor

Manakins ( Pipridae )
Swallow-tailed Manakin - Chiroxiphia caudata

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
White-winged Swallow - Tachycineta albiventer

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Plush-crested Jay - Cyanocorax chrysops

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Creamy-bellied Thrush - Turdus amaurochalinus
Pale-breasted Thrush - Turdus leucomelas

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Chalk-browed Mockingbird - Mimus saturninus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Southern Yellowthroat - Geothlypis velata

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Double-collared Seedeater - Sporophila caerulescens
Green-headed Tanager - Tangara seledon
Swallow Tanager - Tersina viridis

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Red-rumped Cacique - Cacicus haemorrhous
Giant Cowbird - Molothrus oryzivorus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Red-crested Finch - Coryphospingus cucullatus
Chopi Blackbird - Gnorimopsar chopi


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