San Sebastian de la Selva

view from lodge – San Sebastian de la Selva
  • San Sebastian de la Selva
  • Urugua-í Provincial Park – R101 access
  • Urugua-í Provincial Park  Uruzú access

Visits to San Sebastian are often combined with stops at the two access points to Urugua-í Provincial Park, R101 and Uruzú, as we pass them on the way to the reserve.

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Ocellated Bamboowren

San Sebastian is home to a feast of birds.  Some, like Common Tody Flycatcher, Scaled Dove and Masked Water Tyrant are not seen anywhere else in Argentina .

From the lodge we can see Short-tailed Nighthawks swoop down to drink at dusk.  Behind, the forest is bustling with Rusty-breasted Nunlet, Ochre-faced Tody Flycatcher,  Robust Woodpecker and Black-throated Trogon.  The plaintive cry of Collared Forest-Falcon at dawn may alert us to the presence of this elusive raptor and benches have been thoughtfully placed for observation of Red-ruffed Fruitcrow and Plovercrest leks..

Other speciality birds here are Ocellated Bamboowren, Variegated Antpitta, Speckle-breasted Antpitta and down at the feeders,  Yellow-browed Woodpeckers together with Plush-crested Jays, Violet-capped Woodnymph and Blackish Rail.


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