Chiloé Island, penguins and Local Culture

An adventure in Northern Chiloé Island

Our adventure begins early in the morning crossing the Canal de Chacao, home to different species of birds: swans, petrels, terns, the new specie just named as Pincoya Storm- Petrel, pelicans and many other.

Then, the naturalist experience continues along different ecosystems of coastal and wetlands. We’ll be looking out for the Plumbeous Rail, the Fligh-less Steamer Duck, skimmers and oystercatchers.

Once we arrive to Puñihuil we navigate to the breeding colony of different species of birds where the Magellanic and the Humboldt Penguins spend the spring-summer season. After lunch we move to Ancud and we start the way back to mainland always birding for new species to add to our list.

Location: Chiloé Island
Length: Long Full Day, 10 hours aprox.
Difficulty Level: Low
Guide: Bilingual Naturalist Guide
– Visit to Caulín Bird Sanctuary
– Navigation to the Penguin Colony
– Soft hike in the bay of Puñihuil
– Birding and flora interpretation

Red-legged Cormorant, Rock Shag, Imperial Cormorant, Flight-less Steamer Duck, Humboldt Penguin, Magellanic Penguin, Hudsonian Godwit, Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstone, Dark-bellied Cinclodes, Seaside Cinclodes, Black-necked Swan, Plumbeous Rail, Black-faced Ibis, Peruvian Pelican, Blackish Oystercatcher, Black Skimmer, Tufted-Tit Tyrant, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, Southamerican Tern, Brown-hooded Gull, Lesser Yellowlegs.

Transport: Ground transportation, ferry and boat navigations included
(Navigation in Puñihuil operated by Turismo y Gastronomía Puñihuil)
Meals: Lunch at local restaurant included

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

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

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