Birding Chiloe, 2 Days
An adventure in the north of Chiloé island
An adventure in the north of Chiloé Island that begins early in the morning visiting the Caulín bay, a Bird´s Sanctuary with a lot of coastal and land birds. We will then navigate to see the Penguin Colony in Puñihuil, with two species of penguins that have their breeding spring-summer colony in the island: the Magellanic and the Humboldt penguins.
The next morning, our first step will be the navigation of a wide, quiet and unspoiled river –with wetland characteristics- searching for its wildlife. A one hour trip will take us to a little lagoon full of birds and different kinds of ducks. Once there we’ll have time to observe and take photographs in complete silence. But birds are also along the river, on the shore, inside the native forest, in little beaches and between the death trees of the sunken forest.
On the way back we’ll search for the “Huillín” (Lontra provocax), a river otter that lives in this quiet environment. A home-hosted lunch will be prepared after the navigation, to complete the experience interacting with a local family. After lunch we’ll head back to Puerto Varas.