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Fauna

Photographers in season of Whales and Orcas

God breeds them ...and Puerto Piramides brings them together! Whale Watching season creates intense seasonal activity y Puerto Piramides and Peninsula Valdes. Waiting during the offseason for the whales to arrive and the possibility of navigating Golfo Nuevo in their presence wakes the adventurous appetite in all of us. Either by large Catamaran, small boat, orRead More

What is the best time to see whales in Puerto Piramides?

In September, October, and November, Puerto Piramides becomes the fundamental base for whale watching. Whales, depending on whether they are mothers with offspring, males or females without breeding, have different behaviors. The females that calved, they are observed with the calf, much more skinny than when they arrived and the bigger and daring pups, they beginRead More

The Guanaco, in Peninsula Valdes and Patagonia

The Guanacos (Lama guanicoe), are mammals, relatives of llamas belonging to the order of the camelids, they carry with humility the title of being the largest terrestrial vertebrates of Patagonia. This beautiful animal species was before the arrival of the white man, a fundamental ally for the survival of the indigenous people who inhabited Patagonia,

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Cormorant: Imperial – Rock – Neotropic

Imperial Cormorant Along the entire coast of continental Patagonia, the imperial cormorant is a species almost piscivorous but also feeds on marine invertebrates such as cephalopods, crustaceans, and polychaetes. The Imperial Cormorant consumes a large proportion of pelagic and demersal fishes such as anchovy, hake and some species of mackerel and uses a broad range

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Southern Giant Petrel

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The Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus) This special bird has an incredibly aerodynamic shape. The distance between the tips of the extended wings reaches 6.5 ft ( 2 m ) An adult male can weigh up to 11 lb ( 5 kg ) The family feature is the nostril, located in the upper beak in the form ofRead More

Shoveler

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The Shoveler (Anas platalea) you can see it in Valdes Peninsula. While lives from Tierra del Fuego to the Mesopotamian region (Entre Rios and Corrientes) is not easy to find in this area. It is found in fresh or brackish water and can be seen occasionally on the sea coast. The male has a particularly

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Choique

The Choique is a Patagonian symbol. Source of inspiration for stories and legends, the rhea is so present in folklore as in all the paths in Patagonia. It is a large, herbivorous, flightless bird. They use their soft wings as stabilizers and are fast runners. It is one of the two “American ostriches”, but unlike

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Wildlife Calendar in Peninsula Valdes

Marine WildlifeRight Whale More than 2,000 southern right whales visit Peninsula Valdes. Between April and June, they begin to arrive and leave by the end of December. Peninsula Valdes is considered the largest maternity in the world for this species and other marine mammals. Magallanic Penguin More than 500,000 Magellan penguins arrive every year inRead More

Whale Maternity in Puerto Madryn, El Doradillo

The weeks prior to the launching of Whale Watching Season, the amount begins to be more numerous in the 2 gulfs that form the Peninsula Valdes. Daily the number of whales in Puerto Madryn and the entire coast, up to Puerto Piramides is increasing. Whale watching in El Doradillo beach of Puerto Madryn The fallRead More

When is the best time to see Whales in Peninsula Valdes?

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The whale season in Penisula Valdes is sooooo long. It begins in mid-April and ends in late December. The fauna is free to do what it wants, but it is incredible how its behavior obeys natural forces that tell it when to arrive and when to leave. It is possible that at the beginning ofRead More

Punta Loma Wildlife Reserve

Sea Lions encounter by sea and land On the 29th of September, 1967 the Nature Reserve at Punta Loma was established. This was the first nature reserve to be established in Chubut and just 10.5 mi ( 17km ) from Puerto Madryn, its two observation platforms allow for the unobtrusive observation of Sea Lions. Punta LomaRead More

Conservation of the El Doradillo Protected Natural Area

Since 2005, María Cabrera is the head of Conservation of the Protected Natural Area El Doradillo. During the shore whale watching season peak from these privileged beaches, we take the opportunity to have a conversation with her. What is the Protected Area El Doradillo all about? The aim of creating a protected natural area at El DoradilloRead More

How to Reach El Doradillo from Puerto Madryn

The protected area finds its starting point at the coastal geographic feature known as Punta Arco, located about 12.5mi ( 20 km ) from Puerto Madryn. It spreads through an area parallel to the coast covering 1.9 mi ( 3 km ) wide and about 16 mi ( 25 km ) long, including Punta Ameghino, the popular dwelling place forRead More

Guides of Peninsula Valdes

Guides of Peninsula Valdes Marine and bird fauna In these Guides of Peninsula Valdes that I publish next, you can know in detail about each animal of sea and land that visits this region of the Argentine Patagonia. Del Nomade Eco Hotel introduces you a guide about the most important marine species that inhabit our waters ofRead More

Commerson’s dolphins

Dolphin watching from Playa Union - Rawson. Length Adult: up to 9 ft ( 2.70 m ) Newborn: 31 in ( 80 cm ) Weight Adult: 154 lb ( 70 Kg ) Newborn: 13.2 lb ( 6 kg ) They are considered coastal dolphins, although they have been observed more than 100 miles offshore. In the Argentine coast, theyRead More

When can whales be seen in Puerto Madryn?

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The cycle begins when they appear at these coasts between the end of April and the beginning of May The whales chose this coast near Puerto Madryn, as the most crowded nursery. Dozens of mothers arrive on this coast, to be with their young, the first months of life. Since the first one is usually seenRead More

Magellanic penguins

The Patagonian coast has many penguins throughout the extension. They vary in a number of members and species. Within Peninsula Valdes, there are 7 colonies of Magellanic penguins. the best known are two, one immense and the other small. The first is the penguin colony of San Lorenzo Ranch 46.6 mi ( 75 km ) fromRead More

Seagull and the attack to the Whales

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It can measure up to 60 centimeters in length, the body is white and the wings black. Gulls are present all over Patagonia, extending to Tierra del Fuego and beyond, as far south as the Falkland Islands, South Atlantic Islands, and Antarctica. They lay up to three eggs, nest and return to the same areaRead More

Brown Hooded Gull

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The Brown Hooded Gull (Larus maculipennis) gets its name for an obvious reason. Standing at approximately 35cm this bird has a distinct dark-brown head, combined with white and grey plumage over the rest of its body and dark plumage on the tips of its wings and tail feathers. Its beak, feet, and legs are red. According

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South American Tern

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The South American Tern is one of the 3 species of terns that nest on the coast of Argentina and is found in Peninsula Valdes. It is rather more difficult to observe that the kelp gull because it has a small population size. The breeding season begins in December and you will be able to

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