Half Day Birding & Walking
A truly comprehensive tour that will get the most from the five hours joining our team of expert birding guides in areas all located very close to the town of Puerto Varas. We will start the day at sunrise exploring the area around the Maullín River looking for the Grassland Yellow-finch, Ringed Kingfisher, raptors and the very interesting Rufous-tailed Plantcutter. Later we will move to a off the beaten path Natural Reserve Lahuen Ñadi, the last patch of Alerce (Fitzrroya cupressoide) of the valley. We will spend time through the thickness of the forest looking for the elusive Tapaculos and some specialties of this unique ecosystem as the White-throated Treerunner and the Thorn-tailed Rayadito. While we will be crossing agricultural fields and grasslands we will be spotting different species as the Des Mur Wiretail, Long-tailed Meadowlark, the endemics Chilean Mockingbird and Slender-billed Parakeet among other including the Tufted-tit Tyrant and the Fire-eyed Diucon. We will conclude our morning exploring a wetland in Llanquihue spotting waterfowl and two great species as the Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant and the Spectacled Tyrant. This former dump is currently under a process of recovery and natural restoration in which our team is fully involved.
Some of the species that could be found in this tour: Chucao Tapaculo, Magellanic Tapaculo, Black-throated Huet Huet, White-throated Treerunner, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, Chilean Pigeon, Des Murs Wiretail, Many coloured Rush-tyrant, Spectacled Tyrant, Yellow-winged Blackbird among others.
Location: Forest, wetlands and grassland areas around Puerto Varas
Length: Half Day.
Difficulty Level: Low.
Guide: Bilingual expert naturalist birding guide with Wilderness First Respond certification
Activities: Walking through the temperate rainforest, Birdwatching, Photo Opportunity
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