"Nature & Relax"

Bird life

There are more than 180 species, like the “gaviota Cocinera” (kind of gull), “Cisnes de cuello negro” (blanck neck swan), the “Garza Blanca” (White heron), or the “Pinguino de Magallanes” (Magallanes penguin). The “Isla de los Pajaros” (Bird Island) is an exceptional place for the conservation of all of these species.

Gaviota Cocinera
To many argentines, the name of this seagull is a synonymous of beaches and ports. The “Gaviota Cocinera” is one of the most frequent coastal birds in the country. As well as other marine birds, it has an outstanding flight capacity, even at windy places. It is white with black wings, and it goes alone or in groups seeking food (carrion, eggs or young of other animals). These gulls build their nest with vegetables and feathers.

Pingüino de Magallanes (Magallanes Penguin)
This shore receives every year huge groups of penguins that leave the sea life for a while to build their nests and breed their young. There are more than 40.000 active nests of this specie. In general, they choose areas that are close to the sea or have an easy access to it, like in the shores of the Penguin Island or the Bird Island, in front of Puerto Deseado. From September to the end of the summer in March, these amusing “child birds” take advantage of the natural protection of this places and show their black little backs with white front, as an attraction to the tourists; birds that don’t fly but swim with the ability of a fish.

Garza Blanca (White Heron)
It is easy to find them next to revers, lakes and lagoons, at the shores of the sea and even on the trees. The hay white feathers and have a slender shaped body making a beautiful contrast with the landscape, alone or in groups.

Black Neck Swan
Its head and neck is black, and the white “mask” that surround its eyes, goes to the back of its neck, the rest of the feathers are pure white, these birds own real beauty, and they swim in the water wonderfully. When they come out of the water, their walk is funny, clumsy, because of their short legs. And, up in the sky, they form triangles when flying in group, great for sightseeing.