Huechahue is ideal for birdwatching. We are uniquely situated within easy striking distance of a number of different ecological areas: the high Patagonian steppe, grasslands, wetlands and various forests (cypress, southern beech and the endemic araucaria, more commonly known in English as the monkey puzzle tree). Each of these offers a different range of bird species.
Approximately 200 species have been registered in the area, and quite a few of these can be seen on the estancia itself. There is a rocky outcrop close by where condors can regularly be seen circling at dusk and waiting each morning for the thermals to build up. Only a few minutes away is the well-known Collón Curá valley, where a number of raptor species and many water fowl (including flamingoes) can easily be seen.
We can usually arrange for local birdwatchers to accompany guests on walks or visits to other nearby birding sites.
Photos: Martin Eayrs