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Address: Av. Kirchner y N.L.Alem, El Calafate, Argentina
Phone Number: 54- 2902-495-536
Description: Ingles:Laguna Nimez Nature Reserve is an IBA Important Bird Area. There is...
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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Flamingos and icebergs in the same park! (My brain hurts)

Very easy to walk to from the centre of El Calafate. There are beautiful views of the lake, and we saw many birds, including flamingos. The paths are clearly marked & easy to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Very easy to walk to from the centre of El Calafate. There are beautiful views of the lake, and we saw many birds, including flamingos. The paths are clearly marked & easy to walk, and there are lots of signs that tell you names of the birds. It can be windy, so dress warm, and I would recommend binoculars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We spent a few hours here - about a 10 minute walk (or so) from the center of town. Nice bird specimens and quite a relaxing time. Well worth a side trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

As the place is not consider as a main attraction for tourist in El Calafate, we didn't expected so much, but we were surprise to find a great maintenance place with many kinds of birds. the flamingos were not the main attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was a perfect setting for a nice walk and bird watching on a cool afternoon in El Calafate. It is a short walk from the main avenue. I can't remember the exact entrance fee now (My husband and I visited last month and I have already forgotten) but I remember we got a great discount as it was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Even thou it is close to the town, the reserve is super quite and you can really enjoy a nice walk by the lagoon side while watching some birds (including austral flamingos). The total distance is around 3 KM, and it's really worth doing it if you have 1.5 hours extra in El Calafate without any booked activity

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

we were disappointed at the amount of birds but it was a nice stroll and a good thing to support. We heard that there are many more flamingoes at other times of the year and although we did see some they were too far away to photograph

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Visited in the late afternoon. Light was great and the birdlife prolific. Got shots of flamingos, and lots of other bird life. Well worth the time just to explore and be part of the landscape.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Relaxing stroll. There were many birds. Beautiful scenery. I loved all the different bird calls. There was a bathroom before you start. My shoe got a little muddy walking through the lagoon. They had an English self guilded tour brochure that was interesting and helpful. It took us about 2 hours because we walked slowly admiring the birds and beauty.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Such a nice place to spend a few hours while you're waiting for a bus or have spare time in El calafate. About a twenty minute walk from the town centre with nice and helpful staff and informative brochures in multiple languages. There are lots of birds, including flamingos, and you have additional access to the very pretty coast of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love a sunny day connected with nature. I saw a fox, different style of birds, a lovely walking day. Go slowly to see the birds and preserve the nature. Is a beatuful place ,simple but full of surprises.

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