North Chile Birding Tour
A 4 days birdwatching Chile program exploring the driest region on earth with a very diverse and productive list of birds and wildlife that inhabits between the Pacific coast and the high plateau of the Andean range. This area is the home of specialities as the Giant Coot, Puna, James and Chilean Flamingo, Oasis Hummingbird and the critically endangered Chilean Woodstar, among others.
The city of Arica and the coastal wetlands are the starting point of this trip, which then continues through the fertile valleys that hide spectacular species of birds, to then reach the foothills of the Andes mountain range and finally the altiplano heights in an impressive environment of blue skies and great mountains.
The Atacama Desert and the valleys that run through it are a great destination for birdwatching chile, bird-watchers and nature lovers; the National Park Lauca, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, is maybe the best place in the Chilean Altiplano to observe rich biodiversity surrounded by wonderful landscapes, snowy-caped volcanoes, Andean lagoons and salt flats, staying away from the crowds.
This journey will take us from the coast to over 3.500 meters / 11.500 ft a.s.l. and will give us the chance to add a great list of birds that are not used to be found in other regions of Chile. We will easily end the tour with more than 120 species of birds and some very interesting mammals as the Vicuña and the Northern Andean Deer.
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Alternative Tour Name: North Chile Birding Tours