I went to Cordoba at the end of September 2015 [for a teacher’s conference], and managed to stay on for a couple of days to do some birding. In fact there were plenty of birds on the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba‘s campus [where the conference was held], and in the nearby Parque Sarmiento.
When the conference was over I rented a car. The first day I drove up to the Pampa de Achala, stopping in small towns and exploring the highways and byways between Villa Carlos Paz and El Condor. On the whole this was a good day’s birding. I spent the night in the town of Tanti, a delightful place with great places to eat and drink, although a little quiet out of season.
The second day was not so good. I had three places to visit, of which one [Reserva los Chorillos] was closed and another [la Cueva de los Pájaros] was a disappointing tourist rip off. I’ll say no more about either of these.
The third place was good though, not least because they had cold beer and a friendly biologist who shared my beer and helped me find my way around. This was the Reserva Cerro Blanco, highly recommended out of season but probably rather crowded and noisy when the tourists arrive.
I didn’t keep a tally of the [very many] species I saw, but I did log ten lifers. I was able to photograph these to at least registration level and include them here more or less in the order taken. I saw a few more new birds that I was unable to either photograph or identify, thus setting myself up for a return visit.