Argentina Duck Species

There are 14 Argentina duck species commonly encountered. A few more South American duck species are far less common. Argentina is a very large country. Some species are more abundant is some regions than in others, and some species use highly specific habitats.  The most common species of Argentina ducks are Rosy-billed Pochard, Fulvous Whistling duck, White-faced Whistling Duck, Yellow-billed Pintail, White-cheeked Pintail, Red Shoveler, Brazilian Duck, Speckled Teal, Ringed Teal, Silver Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Chiloe Wigeon, Black-headed Duck. Other Argentina duck species not as ubiquitously found across all parts of Argentina are the Southern Black-bellied Whistling Duck, South American Knob-billed Duck, and Masked Duck. There have even been instances that Blue-winged Teal were taken while duck hunting Argentina.

While many first-time guests want to put their hands on as many new species as possible, others favor programs with high densities of hard-charging, decoying rosy-billed pochards. Most hunters are vacationing and simply want to experience the tremendous waterfowl flights, steaks and camp atmosphere for which Argentina is famous. For about 2 decades, Argentina duck hunting has been’s chief specialty. Working with a hand-selected collection of long-time proven outfitters, we have the perfect Argentina duck hunt for everyone. Choose among duck-only or duck-dove-perdiz combination programs.

The following videos describe common Argentina duck species in greater detail:

Ramsey Russell gives a full run-down of Argentina duck species taken during Las Flores Argentina Duck Hunt and Rio Salado Argentina Duck Hunt. Pay close attention, because there are also a couple unusual specimens!


Discussing a typical line-up of Argentina ducks with Will Brantley, Editor, Field & Stream during a hunt at our most-popular Argentina Duck Hunt (Las Flores):


Nobody but nobody owns and commands rosy-billed pochards like our long-time outfitter at our most-popular Argentina duck hunt (Las Flores).  Here’s how they expertly work those rosy-billed pochards into the decoys:


Located in some of the wildest and unspoiled duck country in South America, our remote Argentina duck hunting adventure (Rio Salado), is host to a full spectrum of Argentina duck species.  Here, Ramsey discusses an array of Argentina ducks:


And here’s another round of Argentina duck species described by Ramsey, for good measure.