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Laguna Nimez Reserve

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Av. Kirchner y N.L.Alem | Av Costanera N C Kirchner 2075, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
+54 2902 49-5536
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Ingles:Laguna Nimez Nature Reserve is an IBA Important Bird Area. There is a variety of 80 species of birds, both Patagonian residents and migrators between waterbirds, landbirds, shore birds and birds of pray. It has an important nesting reed area, patagonin steppe bushes, wetland and lake shore.We offer information and maps in 6 different languages, interpretation path around the 2 lagoons with signs with pictures of birds, viewpoints, walkways and two hides or blinds for wonderfull birdwatching. Takes from 1 to 3 hours visit. Bird field guides, binoculars, water and toilets on site.Entrande fee helps management, conservation and education.Espanol:Laguna Nimez es una sitio AICA, Area Importante para la Conservacion de las Aves. Alberga una gran diversidad de aves residentes patagonicas y migratorias, son alrededor de 80 especies entre aves acuaticas, terrestres, playeras y de presa. La Reserva tiene diferentes ambientes, humedal, arbustos de la estepa patagonica, costa de Lago, pastizal y una importante zona de nidificacion en juncales.Ofrecemos informacion y mapas en 6 idiomas para recorrer el sendero interpretativo con carteles con fotos de las aves, miradores y 2 refugios observatorios. La visita tiene una duracion de entre 1 y 3 horas.En el ingreso tenemos disponibles Guias de campo para la identificacion de las aves, binoculares, agua potable y sanitarios.La entrada contribuye al manejo de conservacion, ecoturismo y educacion de esta Reserva Natural Municipal, administrada por la Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral UNPA.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Av. Kirchner y N.L.Alem | Av Costanera N C Kirchner 2075, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was totally flooded when we visited. It sounded like (and looked like) it could have been really interesting, but thanks to flooding caused by the a large piece of ice falling off of the glacier, there was nothing to see. Not sure when this...More

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a bad review. It is just to say that, due to high water levels the park isn't really visitable. When the water level is lower it should be a good place to visit, especially for bird watching enthusiasts.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wetland and bird area is located right in town along the edge of the lake. You can see some of the area from the public sidewalk, but going into the reserve gets you much closer to the birds. There are many viewing points and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went the day before our tour started. Spent 3 hours. Didn't realize our tour would go there again the next day but were just glad the tour did because it is such a great place to see birds. Spent another 3 hours and it didn't...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This was a nice walk and by taking our time and looking carefully at times spotted about 20 species of bird. We had a pair of binoculars, a good zoom on the camera and paid a few dollars extra for a guide leaflet to the...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A well run little reserve with very friendly people. Saw lots of bird life and nice views of the lake.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

so much diversity in a small area, if you are a bird watcher it is a must, I lost count of all the species of birds, pleasant place to have lunch, well marked path, this is a local group trying hard to protect and educate...More

1  Thank Lorna S
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We had a great time at Laguna Nimez! I was skeptical that a small reserve could really entice the diversity of birds they claimed (over 70), but boy was I wrong! The path takes well over an hour to do justice to it and is...More

1  Thank Debra L
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This wetlands preserve is great to visit. The views of nature are breathtaking and the birding is excellent.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Very nice little walking spot. Very tranquil and peaceful. I was hoping to see Flamingos but they weren't there - perhaps because it was mid day. I was happy to pay the $10 if it supports the park.

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UteBloke
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Response from MorphetN | Reviewed this property |
We were very lucky with a calm day and reflections on the lake !! Mornings probably preferable but the water birds will be there at any time really. Also a nice 2 --3 km walk / stroll around whatever time of the day. Summer... More
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Phoebe P
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I think that it was 150 Argentinian Pesos
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