Birding at Quenuir Wetlands and Maullín River

One of the best birding spots in Chile

The mouth of the Maullín river is one of the best spots for birding in Chile. This is where more than 50% of migratory birds that visit Chile choose as residence for the southern spring-summer time.

Our departure will be early in the morning in order to reach the birding area at the best time to spot birds. Then we’ll hop on a boat or a ferry, which is going to be the best way to start the birding. We’ll be looking out for different species of cormorants, sandpipers, shearwaters, terns and petrels during the  30/40 minute navigation. Then, once we get to the coast of Quenuir, we’ll start walking to reach two different lagoons where we could be spotting more than 40 species of birds: pintails, ducks, grebes, whimbrels, the Hudsonian Godwit, flamingos (only during fall-winter), kingfhisers, skimmers, cinclodes, ibises, lapwings and many more.

Destination: Quenuir Bay, Maullín river
Length: Full Day
Difficulty Level: Low
Guide: Bilingual guide specialized in birdlife
– Navigation through Maullín River to reach the bay of Quenuir
– Walk along the coast and wetlands
– Birdwatching
– Photo opportunity

Rock Shag, imperial Cormorant, Red-legged Cormorant, Peruvian Booby, Ruddy Turnstone, Rufous-chested Dotterel, Two Banded Plover, Surfbird, Hudsonian Godwit, Whimbrel, Snowy Plover, Bair ́s Sandpiper, Blackish Oystercatcher, Black-browed Albatros, Southmaerican Tern, Snowy-crowned Tern, Correndera Pipit, Spectacled Tyrant, Rufous-tailed Plantcutter, Chilean Mockingbird, Slender-billed Parakeet, Tufted-tit Tyrant, Des Mur ́s Wiretail, Chucao Tapaculo, Ochre flanked Tapaculo, Magellanic Tapaculo, Brown-hooded Gull, Silver Teal, Cinammon Teal, Lake Duck, Red Shoveler, White-faced Ibis, Coscoroba Swan, Black-necked Swan.

Transport: Land transportation and ferry navigation included
Meals: Box Lunch included

Equipment required: Waterproof clothes and shoes, sunscreen, water protection for your personal equipment (cameras, lens, binoculars, etc.).

Equipment provided: Literature available, bird´s check list, spotting scope, extra binoculars (if required in advance)

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