Birding the Magellan Strait

A day exploring the legendary and reach waters of the Strait of Magellan moving first south to San Juan Bay and then north-east to cover not only the shore where te Atlantic meets the Pacific Ocean, but also having an exhaustive and complete scanning of all the freshwater ponds, wetlands and the Sub-Antarctic woodland around the area. We will have some specialties of very diverse habitats to look for as the Magellanic Woodpecker, Ruddy-headed Goose and the Black-browed Albatross. With some luck on our side we will be able to spot the Magellanic Plover, a turnstone-like wader that inhabits exclusively the southern most part of Patagonia. In addiction to the rich birdlife we will be having always stunning landscapes and the immensity of the Patagonia steppe surrounding us making this tour as one of the most scenic of all the birding tours of our catalogue.

Destination: East-west Magellan Strait, San Juan Bay, Fitzroy Canal
Departure: Punta Arenas
Duration: Full Day
Difficulty: Low
Guide: Bilingual Naturalist guide expert in birdlife with International Wilderness First Responder Certification
– Bird watching
– Photo opportunity
– Soft walk


Some of the species that can be found in this trip: White-tufted Grebe, Coscoroba Swan, Black-necked Swan, Chiloe Wigeon, Red-gathered & White-winged Coot, Ruddy-headed Goose, Magellanic Plover, Flying Steamer Duck, Dolphin Gull, Black-browed Albatross, Magellanic Woodpecker, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Andean Condor, among others

Meals: Box lunch (vegetarian, vegan and gluten intolerant options available upon request), Breakfast on day 2,3,4
Transportation: Professional Driver with license A2, modern vehicles, window seat guaranteed for each traveller, private terrestrial transportation
Equipment provided: Literature, field guide, birds check list, spotting scope. Extra set of binoculars available upon request. Window seat guaranteed during land transportation.
Equipment required: Sun-hat and sunscreen, comfortable shoes, warm clothes for high altitude, bottles for water.
Guide: Bilingual Naturalist guide expert in birdlife with International Wilderness First Responder Certification
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, Conservation/Educational Programs supported through your booking