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.
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 2.500 m. (8.200 ft.), and witness peaks reaching more than 6.000m. (19.700 ft.). We may see birds like: Crested Duck, Torrent Duck, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Variable Hawk, Mountain Caracara, Grey-breasted Seedsnipe, Black-winged Ground-Dove, Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant, White-browed Ground-Tyrant, Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant, Rufous-banded Miner, Creamy-rumped Miner, Scale-throated Earthcreeper, Buff-winged Cinclodes, Cordilleran Canastero, 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.
Duration: 10 to 12 hours.
From October to March.
Meet and depart
Santiago, Valparaiso or Viña del Mar.
From Sun Mar 07,2021 To Sun Nov 29,2020