Birding at Quenuir Wetlands and Maullín River

One of the best spots for birding in Chile

The mouth of the Maullín river is one of the best spots for birding in Chile. More than the 50% of the migratory birds that visit the country choose this location as a residence for the southern spring-summer time.

Departure will be early in the morning to reach the birding area at the best time to spot birds. A boat or a ferry navigation is going to be the best way to start the birding experience as different species of cormorants, sandpipers, shearwaters, terns and petrels approach us during the navigation of 30/40 minutes. Once we get to the coast of Quenuir we start a walking to reach two different lagoons where we will be spotting in a good day more than 40 species of birds as pintails, ducks, grebes, whimbrels, the Hudsonian Godwit, flamingos (only during fall-winter), kingfhisers, skimmers, cinclodes, ibises, lapwings and many more. 

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TARGET 70 SPECIES

Some of the species that can be found in this tour: Rock Shag, imperial Cormorant, Red-legged Cormorant, Peruvian Booby, Ruddy Turnstone, Rufous-chested Dotterel, Two Banded Plover, Surfbird, Hudsonian Godwit, Whimbrel, Snowy Plover, Bair ́s Sandpiper, Blackish Oystercatcher, Black-browed Albatros, Southmaerican Tern, Snowy-crowned Tern, Correndera Pipit, Spectacled Tyrant, Rufous-tailed Plantcutter, Chilean Mockingbird, Slender-billed Parakeet, Tufted-tit Tyrant, Des Mur ́s Wiretail, Chucao Tapaculo, Ochre flanked Tapaculo, Magellanic Tapaculo, Brown-hooded Gull, Silver Teal, Cinammon Teal, Lake Duck, Red Shoveler, White-faced Ibis, Coscoroba Swan, Black-necked Swan.

Location: Quenuir Bay, Maullín river
Length: Full Day.
Difficulty Level: Low.
Guide: Bilingual guide specialized in birdlife.
Activities: Navigation through Maullín River to reach the bay of Quenuir – Walking along the coast and wetlands – Birdwatching – Photo opportunity.

Transport: Included.
Meals: Box Lunch included.

Birdschile privileges small hotels with high standard of quality but not luxury hotels or big chains we support local business and communities.

If you want to receive more information send us an email and we will send it to you.

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 provided: Literature available, bird´s check list, spotting scope, extra binoculars (if required in advance)

If you want to receive more information send us an email and we will send it to you.

Activity Status

Available