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Los Glaciares National Park - El Chaltén, Argentina (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Los Glaciares National Park - El Chaltén, Argentina

Map of Los Glaciares National Park - El Chaltén, Argentina

Fitz Roy, Laguna de los Tres Orchid, Parque National Los Glaciares Orchid, Parque National Los Glaciares no_caption Cerro Torre, Parque National Los Glaciares
Austral Pygmy Owl, Parque Los Glaciares

El Chaltén National Park is also known for Fitz Roy, and its set of granite spires. The park also has alpine, scrub, grassland, and forested areas. There are several high-altitude lakes, and there is a swift flowing river of glacial melting.



2/5/2005: Four days in the park. Hiking to Cerro Solo on the south end of the park (day hike), then two nights backpacking to the Lagunas de Los Tres. We also visited an estancia to the north of the Lagunas de Los Tres as a day trip from our campground. Finally, we hiked back to town with a detour to the Laguna Torre lake and glacier. Hard hiking, but not so bad if you stash your packs for the hike to Laguna Torre.

Previous Visit (El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier: 2/4/2005)
Next Visit (Cueva de los Manos: 2/10/2005)

Species Recorded (13)

Birds ( 13 )

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Black-faced Ibis - Theristicus melanopis

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Andean Condor - Vultur gryphus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Eared Dove - Zenaida auriculata

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Austral Parakeet - Enicognathus ferrugineus

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Austral Pygmy-Owl - Glaucidium nana

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Chilean Flicker - Colaptes pitius

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Gray-flanked Cinclodes - Cinclodes oustaleti

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant - Agriornis montanus
White-crested Elaenia - Elaenia albiceps
Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant - Muscisaxicola maclovianus

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Austral Thrush - Turdus falcklandii

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Rufous-collared Sparrow - Zonotrichia capensis


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