Birding North Chiloe

North coast and wetlands

A full day of birding through the North part of the island, visiting the Pacific Coast on the West side and the prairies and wetlands of the North. The day starts early in the morning embarking the ferry for a 45 minute navigation through the Chacao Canal. This is the best chance to spot Sooty and Pink-footed Shearwater, Black-browed Albatros, Southern-Giant Petrels, Southern Fulmars, Southamerican Tern and the recently discovered endemic Pincoya Storm Petrel (and learn how to distinguish it from Wilson’s!).

Once on the Island we will be checking the intertidal at the coast of Chacao and Caulín to find different species of shorebirds. In the afternoon we’ll concentrate our birding in the Puñihuil area, a great place to spot two species of Penguins (Humboldt and Magellanic), among other specialties of the South Pacific Ocean Coast and the Humboldt Current, plus the cryptic and foliage-skulking Ochre-flanked Tapaculo on the edge of the vegetation line near the rocky coast.

Destination: North Chiloé Island
Departure: Puerto Varas
Duration: Full day
Difficulty: Low
Guide: Bilingual Naturalist guide expert in birdlife with International Wilderness First Respond Certification & Certified by Interpret Europe as a Naturalist Guide
– Birding
– Photo opportunity
– Soft walk

Some of the species that can be found in this tour: Magellanic and Humboldt Penguin, Pincoya Storm Petrel, Wilson Sorm Petrel, Sooty Shearwater, Pink-footed Shearwater, Southern Fulmar (once non breeding season), Flightless Steamer-Duck, Rock Cormorant, Red-legged Cormorant, Whimbrel, Hudsonian Godwit, Red Shoveler, Silvery Grebe, Red Knot, Sanderling, among others.

Meals: Lunch included
Accommodations: Not included
Transportation: Professional Driver with license A2, modern vehicles, window seat guaranteed for each traveller, private terrestrial transportation
Insurance: Metlife coverage for each traveller between 18 and 64 years old
Equipment provided: Literature (our famous naturalist rolling book shelf), field guide, birds check list, spotting scope (Meopta, Swaro or Leica). Extra set of binoculars available upon request
Equipment required: Sun-hat and sunscreen, comfortable shoes, water-resistant clothing, reusable bottles for water (check our Kleen Kanteen Special edition for BirdsChile 10th anniversary at Usd. 30)
Not included: International and Domestic flights (we can book it for you upon request), tips, insurances and any other item not specified
Minimum of passengers: This trip is guaranteed to depart with a minimum of two participants. Maximum 8 participants
Sustainability: 0% Plastic emissions, Carbon Print compensation, Water to refill reusable bottles, small groups for low impact, 100% of the waste produced recycled plus two Conservation/Educational Programs supported through your booking