Birdwatching in Chile Tour from Santiago de Chile
This 11-day Birding Chile journey is a Quest for the endemics and specialities of the Heart of Chile. We will bird throughout the most scenic areas of the country, visiting a wide range of habitats, including mountain areas, rocky seashores, oceanic waters, scrubby slopes, broad-leaf woodlands, temperate and sub-Antarctic forests and wind-swept steppes and islands. Discover the birdlife of Chile in the hands of a Chilean-based company and the expertise and field skills of highly experienced local guides.
Birding Chile Journey is an exciting birdwatching journey aimed to discover the endemics and specialities of this 3,000-mile long and narrow biogeographical island and explore and enjoy its marvellous landscapes, excellent infrastructure, great cuisine and fabulous wines. Chile is a land of huge contrasts, truly a geographic extravaganza. On this birding adventure, we will explore Chile’s incredibly diverse habitats and marvel at some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth, while enjoying top-class hotels, cuisine and wines.
From Mediterranean scrub to lush rainforests and coastal marshes, from the windswept steppes of Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia to the impressive lakes and volcanoes of south-central Chile, our search for the avian specialities of this long and narrow country will take us from the high Andes to the cold and productive waters of the Humboldt Current in the Pacific. We will find many interesting species, some of them with very restricted distributional ranges and some endemic to the country.
• Four (4) pelagic trips and 6 ferry rides offering great opportunities for pelagic specialities of the eastern Pacific and the Southern Ocean.
• The magnificent Andean Condor and Magellanic Woodpecker and stunning waders including Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Magellanic Plover, Tawny-throated Dotterel, Rufous-chested Dotterel and Two-banded Plover.
• Up to nine endemic species including Slender-billed Parakeet, Crag Chilia, Moustached Turca and White-throated Tapaculo. We will also search for the quasi-endemic Chestnut-throated Huet-huet.
• A spectacular system of national parks and nature reserves protecting some of the most beautiful places on Earth.#
6-day Northern Chile pre-extension | 6-day Southern Patagonia post-extension