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Laguna Nimez Reserve
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USD 70.60*
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El Calafate City Tour
Ranked #25 of 59 things to do in El Calafate
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 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.

Thank WillTheWombat
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

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 platforms along the trails and signs with information. We rented a pair of binoculars at the entrance to the reserve. We saw black necked swans, baby and adult flamingos, red gartered coots, hawks and much more. We were able to get really close to some of the birds. It was a an interesting place, and we spent much more time than we planned to. There is an admission charge but it is run by a University and not a for-profit business. There are restrooms at the entrance of the reserve. If it is a sunny day, be sure to use some sunscreen.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

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 feel like too much. Nice signs posted with pictures of the species if you don't have a guide. Even better with a guide. Saw dozens of different bird species. To see flamingos in flight is fascinating after American zoos where all they do is stand. Go early in day if you can - local dogs disrupt the birds in the afternoon. In the morning we saw a grey fox. Definitely worth the admission price.

1  Thank ReyNardG
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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 various species. Don't expect this to be a bird park with them all close to you - but behind netting. Due to the high level of the lake (February) part of the walk was flooded and closed so we couldn't complete the loop but had to back track the way we came.

Thank Howard B
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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.

1  Thank Rossland58
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