Fauna Calendar

Peninsula Valdes Wildlife

Marine Wildlife

From the ocean, on land and in the air, our fauna share our World with us, leaving behind harmony and new life in an ecosystem as fragile as the young creatures, born in this great maternity ward which is the Peninsula Valdes.

 Right whale

Whale Peninsula Valdes Argentine PatagoniaBetween May and December, more than 2.000 Southern Right Whales visit our shores to breed and raise their calves. Embark on an unforgettable experience by observing them in their natural habitat. Increase your knowledge by reading something about their behavior, physiognomy, and food.

Magallanic Penguin

Penguin in Punta Tombo Argentine Patagonia Valdes PeninsulaMore than 500.000 Magellanic penguins visit Peninsula Valdes and allow us to observe them very, very closely.  Each year in late August, early September males start arriving, then females. Males renovate nests used in previous years.

South American Sea Lion 

Sea Lions peninsula valdes - Argentine Patagonia One of the largest inhabitant species of the Peninsula Valdes coast, tender yet fierce, strong yet fragile, sea lions attract the attention of all visitors of Puerto Piramides.

Orca  (Killer Whale)Orca Argentine Patagonia Valdes Peninsula   

The orcas, also known as a killer whale, are the largest of the dolphin family. They are found in all the oceans of the world, but only in Peninsula Valdes will you see them hunting with the most extraordinary technique in wildlife: the intentional stranding.

Elephant Seal - Peninsula Valdes Argentine Patagonia

 Southern elephant seals

By remaining quiet and concealed in the countryside of the Peninsula, you can become more familiar with these large pinnipeds and feel the peace which emanates from them.

Dolphin Peninsula Valdes Wildlife Argentine Patagonia

Dusky Dolphin

Also known as Fitz Roy Dolphin, the dusky dolphin gives splashes of magic and mischief in the calm waters of the gulf. Feel the energy of man’s best friend in the sea.

Peninsula Valdes Birds

Peninsula Valdes offers a wide variety of coastal environments, ideal for breeding and feeding of various species of birds. You can see flocks of flamingos and many birds guarding the mythical Bird Island.Bird watching Peninsula Valdes Argentine Patagonia

  • Imperial Cormorant
  • Choique
  • Neotropic Cormorant
  • Flamingo Austral
  • Great Egret
  • Variable Hawk
  • Elegant Martin

Land Fauna

  • Guanaco Patagonico Valdes Peninsula Argentine PatagoniaArmadillo
  • Lama Guanaco
  • Grey wolf
  • Mara – Patagonic rabbit


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Virtual Guides
Del Nomade Eco Hotel introduces you a guide about the most important marine species that inhabit our waters of Nuevo Gulf . Majestic southern right whales, stunning orcas, restless sea lions, giant elephant seals and friendly tireless dolphins. .. all of them live from the shores of the small town of Puerto Piramides and other parts of the peninsula.

Another guide, this time about some birds species inhabitants in Valdes Peninsula, Argentine Patagonia. This is just a sample of the dozens of species you’ll find in our region.


Valdes Peninsula  Wildlife Calendar Argentine Patagonia
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Valdes Peninsula Wildlife Calendar Argentine Patagonia
New life in an ecosystem as fragile as the young creatures, born in this great maternity ward which is Peninsula Vañdes. 1100 Right Whales, 500.000 magallanic penguin, orcas, sea elephants, sea lions, 180 species of birds. the mythical Bird Island are part of this Natural Reserve.
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