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Penguins in April? Punta Tombo, Peninsula Valdes

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Penguins in April? Punta Tombo, Peninsula Valdes

We are creating an itinerary for a 2-week visit to Argentina/Chile. Penguins are a must or else postpone to next year. From B Aires we fly to Trelew for a day trip to either Punta Tombo or Peninsula Valdes. Please advise if these are open in April, which is best, and if it is is possible to see Penguins at either location.

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1. Re: Penguins in April? Punta Tombo, Peninsula Valdes

Hi,

Most penguins only come ashore to breed. They breed in Spring/ summer. Many will have returned to the sea by April.

You need to check which kind of penguins are at each place you mention, and what time of year they are ashore. October to March would probably be better.

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2. Re: Penguins in April? Punta Tombo, Peninsula Valdes

I've visited where you want to go 2x. The Magellaic penguns are what you find there and they come to shore to nest late November/early December and are done by mid March. April will be way too late.

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