This city is the second farthest south inhabited village on the planet Earth, it is called the end of the road as, Argentina Route 3, ends a little west of the city. It was founded in 1884, except that when it was founded, 300 people already lived there as British missionaries had come 15 years earlier. It is hard to know what is anti-British propaganda and what is real in Argentina. The Argentines still claim the Malvinas are theirs despite the fact that they lost a war over them and almost all of the residents of the Falklands voted to stay British. The Argentines claim the vote was rigged and have signs like this on busses, in the airport, on the roads, in the stores, and on the schools
It had rained in this southern terminus of America for something like 50 days. It was 48 degrees as it was always 48 degrees here in the summer, before winter comes in a month or so and they get three feet of snow. For us, the weather cleared and it made for great birding. We spent 48 hours searching the few miles of roads and hiking the trails in the park here which at the few vistas was ran over with buses of day trip tourists from cruise ships. We met lots of European youth on Patagonia hikes and camping trips but on the trails we found not a single human. This was great as it didn't take us very long to find one of the most sought after birds in the Americas...the Magellanic woodpecker. In fact, we saw three.
We then stumbled upon the local hummer, a green-backed firecrown, which when I heard the chirp, made me think, a hummer...here...? But then we finally saw it and got a photo.