This blog is about my backpacking adventures in South America
Parque das Aves
After leaving Esquel, I made my way to Puerto Iguazú, stopping briefly in the cities of Bariloche and Mendoza. The Iguazu Falls straddle the Brazilian-Argentine border and are accessed by tourists from national parks on either side, each offering a different perspective.
Before seeing the falls themselves I visited the bird park (Parque das Aves) on the Brazilian side. It is home to nearly 150 different species of ‘exotic’ birds, many of which have been rescued by the park, having no longer been able to survive in the wild.
Below is a selection of some of my favourite photos from the park. I went to quite a bit of trouble to find out the names of each species of birds featured, so I could caption them correctly. Enjoy!