Birds of the Gulf San Jorge

Posted October 20, 2017

On 22-07-2017, together with members of COA Ñamco Golfo San Jorge and the secretariat of Tourism of Comodoro Rivadavia, we conducted a birding trip. It was organized as part of the activities proposed for the winter holidays in conjunction with both institutions. It was carried out at high tide at which the birds are resting and despite some wind gusts could be observed thirty different species in most cases with a good amount of individuals. The areas covered were from Laguna del Puerto located in the center of Comodoro Rivadavia to the lighthouse of Caleta Cordova.

Juvenile heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) observed in Plaza Soberanía a few blocks from Laguna del Puerto .

Sleeping. Panoramic Laguna del Puerto. Coscorobas (Coscoroba coscoroba) . Southern flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) subadults and crestal ducks (Lophonetta specularioides) . Flock of bark ducks (Anas flavirostris) and duck crestón (Lophonetta specularioides) . Biguáes (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) . With seagulls (Larus dominicanus) . Gulls cooks (Larus dominicanus) and gray gull (Leucophaeus scoresbii) bridal plumage.

With an antarctic pigeon (Chionis alba) .

Coscorobas (Coscoroba coscoroba) and seagulls capucho café (Chroicocephalus maculipennis) i>.

Mix of birds in flight.

White heron (Ardea alba) .

With crested ducks (Lophonetta specularioides) , coscoroba (Coscoroba coscoroba) , seagulls capuchin coffee (Chroicocephalus maculipennis) and gray gull (Leucophaeus scoresbii) winter plumage.

Photographs taken in km 5.