The Andes near Santiago 2018-06-19T15:23:56+00:00

The Andean Mountain Near Santiago

Our destination will be the Andean range near the city of Santiago. We will explore the Natural Sanctuary of Yerba Loca and will continue higher to reach the areas of Farellones and Valle Nevado. This will be the perfect place to look for two hummingbirds of Central Chile: White-sided Hillstar and the Giant Hummingbird, as some other specialties and endemics as the Chilean Tinamou, Crag Chilia, Tapaculo, Mustached Turca and the Andean Condor. While we ascend to higher altitude we will spot different species of Ground-Tyrants and Miners. On the return, if time allows us, we will visit a very rich wetland a few kilometers north from Santiago, to close the day looking for some waterfowl and migrants that spend the northern winter in this area.

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Some of the species that can be found in this trip: Giant Hummingbird, White-sided Hillstar, Chilean Tinamou, California Quail, Spot-billed Ground Tyrant, White-browed Ground Tyrant, Cinerous Ground-tyrant, Great-shrike Tyrant, Grey-hooded Sierra Finch, Band-tailed Sierra Finch, Scale-throated Earthcreeper, Rufous-banded Miner, Creamy-rumped Miner, Burrowing Owl, Magellanic Horned Owl, among others.

Destionations: Farellones, Batuco Wetlands and Yerba Loca Sanctuary
Length: 1 full day.
Difficulty Level: Low, we could reach over 2.000 mts / 6.500 ft a.s.l.
Guide: Bilingual Naturalist guide expert in birdlife with International Wilderness First Responder Certification
Activities: Birdwatching, Photo Opportunity, Soft Walk

Accommodation, transportation and others included: Private ground transportation, protected areas entrance fees.

Meals: Box Lunch

Minimum of passengers: This trip is guaranteed to depart with a minimum of two participants. Maximum 8 participants

Birdschile privileges small hotels with high standard of quality but not luxury hotels or big chains we support local business and communities.

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Equipment required: Sun-hat and sunscreen, comfortable shoes, warm clothes for high altitude, bottles for water.

Equipment included: Literature, field guide, birds check list, spotting scope. Extra set of binoculars available upon request. Window seat guaranteed during land transportation.

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Activity Status

Available