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Laguna Nimez Reserve

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Av. Kirchner y N.L.Alem, El Calafate, 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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Av. Kirchner y N.L.Alem, El Calafate, Argentina
+54 2902 49-5536
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place to see local birds. Amazing view to the argentine lake and mountains on the background. The best place for a run in the city and a great place to contemplate the sunset.

Thank Andrea Y
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The place is beautiful and allows u to see a lot og different birds 💗 ideal to take some lunch with u and sit there for hours☺

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Really not much to see and we were told that it would be a nice walk alongside the lake, but it was not as most of it was on paved streets and not really near any nature.

1  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Birders, this is a great spot, very accessible, good trail and blinds, easy flat walking, informational signs. Good illustrated bird list/brochure can be purchased at the entrance. We were there in April, evening and morning and saw over 25 species, including short-eared owl.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Going down perpendicular to the main Libertadores avenue, after a couple of km you get to the water front, the Lago Argentino. Walking towards the right (this means having the water on you left and the town to the right) you reach an encircled area...More

2  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We were strolling along the beach one morning as we'd spotted flamingos from the window of our cabin & noticed a gate to enter the bird reserve. Turns out we'd come through the back and therefore did not have to pay the entrance fee. We...More

2  Thank TravellingOrange
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Nice walking activity while in Calafate to start connecting with the region. Many different kind of birds meet at this lagoon. Among the more colorful are the pink flamingos that were many when we visit it. It takes around an hour and a half to...More

Thank tica11
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Saw a lot of different kinds of birds in this reserve in the different ecosystems represented. Some parts of the trail were underwater the day we visited,so we couldn't get very close to a group of flamingos. But all the other birds made it worth...More

Thank Rorinho
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We walked to the Reserve from our hotel Xelena . Had a wonderful time exploring and enjoying the views. Saw many flamingos up close. Many other birds were spotted as well. Highly recommend if you have extra time and love the outdoors.

Thank Sawsan S
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

A nice reserve with a 2.5km loop walk and lots of interpretive signage - and birds of course! Lovely on a sunny day and we saw flamingos!

Thank greengreenjelly
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Response from Candace W | Reviewed this property |
El Calafate is very small, so yes, you can walk to the reserve. I'm sure hotel staff will be able to provide directions & a map. My friend and I went there for a relaxing day after the glacier. It's well worth the walk... More