Chiloé island, penguins & local culture

Chiloé Island, penguins and Local Culture

An adventure in Northern Chiloé Island

An adventure in the north part of Chiloé that begins early in the morning crossing the Canal de Chacao, home of different species of birds as swans, petrels, terns, the new specie just named as Pincoya Storm- Petrel, pelicans and many other. The naturalist experience continues along different ecosystems of coastal and wetlands where we look for birds as 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.


Some of the species that can be found in this tour: 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.

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

Navigation in Puñihuil operated by Turismo y Gastronomía Puñihuil.

Transport: Ground transportation, ferry and boat navigations included.
Meals: Lunch included at local restaurant.

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

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

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

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By |2018-08-16T01:20:32+00:00May 4th, 2017|Day Tours|Comments Off on Chiloé island, penguins & local culture