Fauna

The charm of penguins in the Patagonia: discovering the life of these birds in their natural habitat

Punta Tombo is one of the most important natural reserves in Argentine Patagonia and one of the main tourist destinations for those who want to discover the life of penguins in their natural habitat. Located on the Atlantic coast of Chubut Province, this reserve is home to the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world, with over one million individuals.

During the breeding season, which starts in September and ends in February, visitors have the opportunity to observe how penguins build their nests, mate, and raise their chicks. It is an impressive sight to see these animals move across the land with their characteristic gait and dive into the sea in search of food.

Undoubtedly, Punta Tombo is a place that every nature lover should visit at least once in their lifetime to experience the beauty and diversity of Patagonian fauna.

Photos taken in November.

What is the best time to visit Punta Tombo?

August or September: you can appreciate the arrival of males and females, territorial fights, and the building of nests.
October: time of egg incubation. Between 30 and 45 days.
November: births and first care for chicks.

An exciting excursion with sea lion pups
¿Flamingos in Patagonia?