Birding Chile to Chiloé Island Tour
A 2-day birding tour in the Island Of Chiloé in the quest of specialties of the Temperate Rainforest as the four species of Tapaculos and the birds of the Humboldt Current including the only breeding colony of Magelllanic and Humboldt Penguins. We set up departure early in the morning, visiting the Caulín bay, a Bird´s Sanctuary with a lot of waterfowl and a hotspot of long distant migrants . After that we will navigate to see the Penguin Colony in Puñihuil, with two species of penguins that have their breeding spring-summer colony in the island: the Magellanic and the Humboldt penguins. The next morning, our first step will be the navigation of a wide, quiet and unspoiled river –with wetland characteristics- searching its wildlife with special focus on the Patagonian endemic River Otter and the only breeding colony in the area of the Snowy-crowned Tern . Once there we will have time enough to observe and take photographs in a complete silence. But birds are also along the river, on the shore, inside the native forest, in little beaches and between the death trees of the sunken forest. Lunch will be served at a local family home near the river. After lunch we will keep exploring the area to complete our bird list with other specialties as the Slender-billed Parakeet and the Plumbeous Rail among others.