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- Central Chilean Andes

Introduction

The Central Chilean Andes have many interesting mountain habitats including moorland, arid hillsides, heath, cliffs, bogs, upland valleys and Andean lakes and rivers, all inhabited by very interesting and sometimes endemic birds. Info about the trip: We will drive to the impressive Andes (the largest mountain range in the world) in search for birds that only live in this ecosystem. Among theme we are going to try to see the majestic Andean Condor, the “Lord of the Andes”. We are going to be at heights above 2000m. (6500 ft.), and witness peaks reaching more than 6000m. (19700 ft.). We may see birds like: Crested Duck, Torrent Duck, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Variable Hawk, Mountain Caracara, Grey-breasted Seedsnipe, Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant, White-browed Ground-Tyrant, Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant, Rufous-banded Miner, Creamy-rumped Miner, Gray-hooded Sierra-Finch, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, Yellow-rumped Siskin, Greater Yellow-Finch, White-sided Hillstar, the endemic Crag Chilia and the extraordinary Diademed Sandpiper-Plover among others.

Tour highlights

  • Price: From US$100 up to US$400 per person. Including: English-speaking Ornithologist and Birding Guide, lunch-box, private transportation and entrance fees to national parks.


    Duration: 8 to 12 hours.


    Meet and depart: Santiago or Valparaiso/Viña del Mar.


    Dates: From October to March.