Birds of Chile
A full immersion into Chile’s birdlife
This trip is planned as a full immersion into Chile’s birdlife as we explore a wide range of habitats of this long-narrow piece of land. Sixteen days to enjoy great birding destinations between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, with time enough to take in beautiful landscapes and spectacular wildlife spots.
Magellanic Horned Owl, Torrent Duck, Mountain Caracara, Red-backed Hawk, Craig Chilia, Moustached Turca, Chilean Mockingbird, Diameded Sandpiper Plover, Mourning Sierra Finch, Bar-winged Cinclodes, Band-tailed Sierra Finch, Grassland Yellowfinch, Yellow Rumped Siskin, Andean Condor, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Peruvian Booby, Inca Tern, Seaside Cinclodes, Ruddy Turnstone, Baird`s Sandpiper, Ticking Doradito, Red gartered Coot, Spot-flancked Gallinule, Grey Gull, Franklin´s Gull, Guanay Cormorant, Yellow-billed Pintail, Speckled teal, Silver Teal, Lake Duck, Crested Duck, Red Shoveler, White Tufted Grebe, Silvery Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, Cocoi Heron, Pincoya Storm Petrel, Chucao tapaculo, Des Murs Wire-tail, Variable Hawk, Slender Billed Parakeet, Austral Parakeet, Humboldt Penguin, Magellanic Penguin.
DAY 2: ARICA SURROUNDINGS, LLUTA RIVER MOUTH, LLUTA VALLEY AND PUTRE
DAY 3: LAUCA NATIONAL PARK
DAY 4: LAUCA NATIONAL PARK /BACK TO ARICA AND SANTIAGO
DAY 5: FULL DAY CENTRAL CHILE, EMBALSE EL YESO, CAJÓN DEL MAIPO
DAY 6: BIRDING THE PACIFIC COAST AND PELAGIC OF THE HUMBOLDT CURRENT
DAY 7: THE CENTRAL ANDEAN RANGE / FLIGHT TO PUERTO MONTT
DAY 8: VICENTE PÉREZ ROSALES NATIONAL PARK & ENDEMICS OF THE RAINFOREST
DAY 9: BIRDING CHILOÉ ISLAND
DAY 10: WILDLIFE AT CHEPU RIVER /FLIGHT TO PUNTA ARENAS
DAY 11: FROM PUNTA ARENAS TO TIERRA DEL FUEGO
DAY 12: TIERRA DEL FUEGO, KING PENGUIN COLONY
DAY 13: FROM TIERRA DEL FUEGO TO PUERTO NATALES
DAY 14: TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK
DAY 15: PUERTO NATALES AREA & SIERRA BAGUALES/TRANSFER TO PUNTA ARENAS
DAY 16: TRANSFER TO PUNTA ARENAS AIRPORT. END OF THE CHILEAN BIRDING ADVENTURE.
Meals: Lunch or box lunch for each day.
Equipment required: Waterproof clothes and shoes, sunscreen, water protection for your personal equipment (cameras, lens, binoculars, etc.).
Equipment included: Literature available, bird´s check list.
Recommendation: A good book and a field guide to bring during your trip in Chile is Alvaro Jaramillo´s Birds of Chile.
Navigation in Puñihuil operated by Turismo y Gastronomía Puñihuil.
BirdsChile privileges small hotels with high standard of quality but not luxury hotels or big chains. We support local business and communities.