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.

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Destination:
– Central Area: Santiago, Cajón del Maipo valley
– Lake District: Puerto Varas and Lake Llanquihue area, Chiloé island, Maullín
– South Patagonia: Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine, Punta Arenas.
Duration: 16 days / 15 nights
Difficulty Level: Low
Guide: Trip Leader specialized in Birdlife during the whole trip
Activities:
– Pre-departure Briefing: Birds of Chile
– Bird watching
– Outdoor Walks
– River and sea navigations
– Naturalist focused tour
– Photo opportunity
Target 200 species
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 1: WELCOME TO SANTIAGO AND FLIGHT TO ARICA
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.
Transport: Private ground transportation. Internal flights are not included.
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.

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2018-12-11T11:14:29+00:00December 9th, 2014|Birding, Multi-day Birding, Multiday Chile|Comments Off on Birds of Chile, 16 days