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.
Transport: Ground transportation, ferry and boat navigations included
(Navigation in Puñihuil operated by Turismo y Gastronomía Puñihuil)
Meals: Lunch at local restaurant included
Waterproof clothes and shoes, sunscreen, water protection for your personal equipment (cameras, lens, binoculars, etc.).
Literature available, bird check list, spotting scope, extra binoculars (if required in advance)
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