Argentina: Laguna Blanca National Park

Laguna Blanca National Park protects the pristine wilderness in the western Argentina in the province of Neuquen, an expanse of desert-like landscape of the Patagonian Steppe and a large lagoon that is an important birding ground. The lake hosts a large population of the endangered black-necked swans and several other species (over 100 different ones). The landscape is fantastic in its austerity of yellow and black colors, interestingly enough there are over 50 species of various grasses encountered in the steppe surrounding the Laguna Blanca. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the swans as access to the shoreline was restricted due to birdflue.