La Ruta de los Parques

Endemics of the Rainforest

Birds of the temperate rainforest.

A full day excursion in search for birds of the temperate rainforest, from the elusive Tapaculos (Chucao Tapaculo, Black-throated Huet Huet, Ochre-flanked Tapaculo) to some specialties as the Des Mur’s Wiretail, the White-Throated Tree-Runner and the Patagonian Sierra-Finch, among others.

The National Park Alerce Andino is hanging between mountains, volcanoes and the Pacific Ocean. To arrive there we will drive along the coast through the beginning of the Carretera Austral, with great opportunities to spot migrant shore birds.

We’ll explore the Park along paths surrounded by the evergreen temperate rainforest, with the opportunity to see the Alerce (Fitzroya Cupressoides), one of the most longevous trees in the world. The transformation during millions of years of these mountains created a landscape full of rivers, waterfalls and lagoons.

Destination: Alerce Andino National Park
Length: Full Day
Difficulty Level: Low
Guide: Bilingual guide specialized in birdlife.
– Hike through the temperate rainforest
– Birding
– Photo opportunity
– Native Flora observation and interpretation.

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Andean Condor, Magellanic Woodpecker, Striped-back Woodpecker, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, White-throated Treerunner, Ochre-flanked Tapaculo, Magellanic Tapaculo, Des Mur ́s Wiretail, Chucao Tapaculo, Austral Pigmy Owl, Tufted Tit Tyrant, Patagonian Sierra Finch, Black-throated Huet Huet, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Grassland Yellow Finch, Black-chinned Siskin.

Transport: Private Transfer Included
Meals: Box Lunch included
Equipment required: Waterproof clothes and shoes, sunscreen, water protection for your personal equipment (cameras, lens, binoculars, etc.).
Recommendation: A good book and a field guide to bring during your trip in Chile is Alvaro Jaramillo´s Birds of Chile.
Equipment included: Literature available, bird´s check list, spotting scope, extra binoculars (if required in advance)

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