Birding Chiloé / 2 Days2017-09-27T15:47:47+00:00

Birding Chiloé / 2 Days

An adventure in the north part of Chiloé island

An adventure in the north part 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. After that we will 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 its wildlife. After one hour we will reach a little lagoon full of birds and different kinds of ducks. Once there we will have time enough to observe and take photographs in a 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 will 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 start our way back to Puerto Varas.


Some of the species that can be found in this trip: Magellanic Penguin, Humboldt Penguin, Des Mur´s Wiretail, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, Chucao Tapaculo, Tufted-tit Tyrant, Rock Shag, Imperial Cormorant, Red-legged Cormorant, Black Skimmer, Flightless Steamer Duck, Chiloe Wigeon, Southern Crested Caracara, Slender-billed Parakeet, Seaside Cinclodes, Chilean Mockingbird, Hudsonian Godwit, Pincoya Storm Petrel, Southamerican Tern, Black-necked Swan. Slender-billed Parakeet.

Destinations:  Caulín, Penguin Colony and Chepu River, Chiloé Island.
Length: 2 days, 1 night
Difficulty Level: Low.
Guide: –
Activities: Visit to Caulín Bird´s Sanctuary – Navigation to the Penguin Colony in Puñihuil – Overnight at Ancud – Navigation through the river and the sunken forest – Bird watching – Photo opportunity.

Navigation in Puñihuil operated by Turismo y Gastronomía Puñihuil.

Transport: –
Meals: –

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

If you want to receive more information send us an email and we will send it to you.

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

Recommendation: A good book and a field guide to bring during your trip in Chile is Alvaro Jaramillo´s Birds of Chile.

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

If you want to receive more information send us an email and we will send it to you.

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