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Chile Birding Tour in Tierra del Fuego & South Patagonia - 5 Days

Chile Birding Tour in Tierra del Fuego & South Patagonia

Tierra del Fuego & South Patagonia Birding Tour in Chile

Join us on this 5-day Chile birding tour and explore the southern landscapes and ecosystems of Chile. South Patagonia is the last frontier of the American continent, a land that meets the conditions for an unforgettable trip. Discover the wildlife that inhabits these remote and pristine areas, surrounded by impressive geography.

Discover the Punta Arenas in front of the Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego and Torres del Paine National Park. The Biosphere Reserve is a special part of this trip.

Journey through this glorious part of the world on this Chile birding experience. Become immersed in wilderness and stunning landscapes, mountains, glaciers, crags, rivers, lakes, the immensity of the Patagonian steppe and the Pacific Ocean.

Wonderful Chilean Birds

Whilst birdwatching in Chile, we will have the chance to spot sea birds like the Black-browed Albatross and the Antarctic Giant Petrel.

Additionally one should expect to encounter endangered waterfowl, such as the Ruddy-headed Goose. Also spotting specialities such as the Magellanic Plover, hidden in the alkaline lagoons, to forest birds such as the Magellanic Woodpecker, Chilean Hawk and flocks of Austral Parakeet.

The steppe is also home to great specialities such as the Chocolate-vented Tyrant, Austral Canastero and the skulking and elusive Patagonian Tinamou. During our exploration of Tierra del Fuego, we will also go for the King Penguin that returns to breed in Useless bay. Thousands of years of absence have transformed this special site in a unique spot to enjoy the view of these marvellous penguins.

During this Chile birding tour, our expert guides will lead you along the Patagonian roads discovering the birds and biodiversity of one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

If you'd prefer taking a longer tour, why not try the Birds of Chile Tour? Another thorough birding experience offered in the magnificent country of Chile.

Alternative Tour Name: Birding Tierra del Fuego & S. Patagonia
Day 1
Day 1 - Punta Arenas – Torres del Paine park

We depart in the morning for a great driving through the steppe of patagonia to reach the national park torres del paine, a unesco world biosphere reserve. On the route we will scanall the alkaline lagoons and ponds to make the first attempts to find the unique magellanic plover and other species of waterfowl and waders. The drive will be the perfect chance to start the quest for the specialties of these areas as the lesser rhea, chocolate-vented tyrant and least seednsipe among others.

Some of the species of the day: flying steamer duck, crested duck, lesser rhea, chilean flamingos, coscoroba swans, common miner, black-chested buzzard eagle, southern crested caracara among others. Breakfast and box lunch. Overnight in Cerro Castillo.

Day 2
Day 2- Torres del Paine National Park

Birding at different stunning areas of Torres del Paine.

Some of the species of the day: spectacled duck, magellanic woodpecker, silvery grebe, austral parakeet, torrent duck, patagonian sierra finch, southamerican snipe, austral pygmy owl, among others. Breakfast, box lunch included. Overnight in Cerro Castillo.

Day 3
Day 3 - Sierra Baguales – Punta Arenas

Exploring the baguales mountain range, located north-east of Torres del Paine.

Some of the species of the day: patagonian mockingbird, grey-bellied shrike tyrant, grey-breasted seedsnipe, cinnamon-bellied ground tyrant, yellow-bridled finch, among others. Breakfast, box lunch included. Overnight in Punta Arenas

Day 4
Day 4 -Tierra del Fuego

Ferry to Tierra del Fuego to explore the last corner of the American continent and cross the legendary Magellanic straight. We will visit the area of Baquedano hills and Useless bay for the colony of king penguins and different coastal and moorland areas as the natural monument Laguna Los Cisnes.

Some of the species of the day: king penguin southern-giant petrels, southern fulmar, magellanic diving- petrel, black-throated finch, austral canastero, rufous-chested dotterel among others. Breakfast and box lunch included. Overnight in Porvenir.

Day 5
Day 5 - Tierra del Fuego – Punta Arenas

Morning dedicated to explore the lagoons around around the town of Porvenir looking for more specialties as the rare magellanic plover and some other remarkable birds as the two-banded plover, wilson’s phalarope, white-rumped sandpiper among others. In the afternoon we cross back to the mainland.

Some of the species of the day:, magellanic plover, two-banded plover, dolphin’s gull, king cormorant, southamerican tern, among others. Breakfast and box lunch included.

What is included?

  • All accommodation based on double occupancy (single occupancy available for an additional cost)
  • Professional multi-lingual guides, and support staff
  • Local transfers and all ground transport throughout the tour, window seats guaranteed!
  • Entrance fees to all National Parks, Nature Reserves
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All activities as specified within the tour itinerary
  • Personalized checklists
  • All Applicable Taxes

What is not included?

  • All international or domestic airfares
  • Visa Fees (if applicable)
  • Travel & medical insurance (incl. personal equipment and repatriation)
  • Airport departure taxes or visa fees (if applicable)
  • Items of personal nature (incl. binoculars and telescopes)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Laundry & telephone Charges
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled drinks
  • Anything that is not mentioned in "what is included"
Wildlife Reviews
4.5 stars
- based on 2  reviews
  1. Fantastic 2 Week Birding Tour
    Ann E KOVICH01 Mar 2020







    5 of us had a fabulous birding tour in the Lake District, Chiloé Island, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Both guides (Rafaelle and Marcela) were outstanding as were our drivers. The trip was well organized, reasonably priced and any problem that developed was quickly solved. I would recommend Birds Chile for anyone interested in birding or simply exploring nature in this beautiful country.
  2. My Chilean tour with Birds Chile
    Jeremy Parrish15 Nov 2017







    I inquired about a Chilean birding experience, with little knowledge of Chile, so I contacted Birds Chile. The coordination and getting me the knowledge I needed to make a dream trip happen, was flawless. I took two days in the Lake District, seeing many birds, and beautiful sites. I then transferred to Patagonia, for a five day tour. We saw great wildlife and birds, the hotels were nice as well as the dining, .I recommend Birds Chile for their knowledge ,friendly attitude, as well as their, helpfulness, and guiding to the beautiful sites of Chile.

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Why book with BirdsChile?

-Professional naturalist guides: we only work with local guides and trip leaders who can share their vast knowledge of local nature, history and culture providing a meaningful experience. -We go off the beaten path to take you to the best locations. Our trails are carefully picked and tours meticulously designed. -Small groups, better personalized service that allows flexibility and personal care for each of our guests. -Window seat guaranteed on birding programs for each traveler. -High quality equipment, check lists, books and field-guides available on each tour. -Complete documentation prior your departure and during the tour. -Truly responsible tourism with absolute commitment to conservation and constant support to local communities.

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5 Days

Price & Availability

USD2,300 / per person
Based on twin/double room
This tour is operated by: BirdsChile – Adventure, Rewilding and Giving back
4.82 based on 14 reviews

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Tour Facts

  • Torres del Paine National Park, Tierra del Fuego
  • On Request
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 4 to 8 pax
  • October to April
  • + 10 years
  • Moderate
  • English, Spanish, Italian, French
  • Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales
  • Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales
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