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Strange Tails

We're delighted to have a strong population of strange-tailed tyrants at the reserve. So much so that we've adopted these beautiful and endangered birds as the symbol of the Trust

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Birds of the Esteros del Ibera

The biodiversity of birds in particular in this area is remarkable, and it is easy to see relatively rare species up close.  In general humans are not perceived as threats by the species here, in particular by the resident birds.

At the last count it was estimated that there are 328 different species of bird that either live here or migrate through, and that is not counting sub-species and morphs.  We have mostly good quality photos of 244  (and increasing) of these birds in our gallery.  Some of the photos of the rarer birds are of a lesser quality but I have included them if the bird is recognisable rather than leave them out.   There are at least 8 endangered bird species in the Esteros del Ibera and I have seen and photographed them all since April 2010.  We also now have some good photos of the (VU) Ochre-breasted Pipit which appeared at the reserve after the devastating drought of 2012.  In September 2017 we saw a female example of the endangered Black & white Monjita at Reserva Don Luis, in the south.

I have done my best to identify the following birds but errors can be made and I would be grateful if you would inform me on the 'Contact page'  if you disagree with any of my identifications. 

All of the photos below were taken by Miranda Collett.

You are welcome to use my photographs provided you credit them to the Collett-Trust.


Sickle-winged nightjar; Ant and termite hills are a favourite roost for these small Nightjars.

Eleothreptus anomalus


On this page the birds are in alphabetical order according to their english names.  If you go to the taxonomic bird list all the birds that we have photographed in the Ibera marshes appear in their correct taxonomic order.  This will be easier for non-english speakers and the majority of birders should prefer this method.

Please let me know if you find any errors at


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