Pincoya Storm Petrel Expedition: A new species to the world!
3 Days / 2 Nights
The Pincoya Storm-Petrel (Oceanites pincoyae) is a pelagic bird of the Storm-Petrel Family. The specific name commemorates the Pincoya, a female water spirit of the Chiloe mythology. After being first brought to the attention of the world from photos taken by Seamus Enright and Michael O'Keeffe in 2009, this species was finally formally discovered and examined in 2011 and scientifically described in 2013.
The main goal of our expedition is to find this storm-petrel and get good visual and photographic records. Also, we intend to gather information about the bird´s natural history, its distribution, abundance and presence, among other data.
Other main targets: Black-browed Albatross, Southern Giant-Petrel, Southern Fulmar, Pink-footed & Subantarctic Shearwaters, Magellanic Diving-Petrel, Magellanic Penguin, Imperial & Red-legged Cormorants, Peruvian Pelican, Peruvian Booby, Flightless Steamer-Duck, Kelp Goose, Southern Caracara, Chilean Skua, Dolphin & Brown-hooded Gulls, South American Tern and Dark-bellied Cinclodes, among others. We´ll also have a chance to spot some marine mammals like Blue Whale, Peale´s, Dusky & Chilean Dolphins, South American Sea Lion and Marine Otter.
Bookings are limited to 6 spaces and the price varies according to the number of people, including boat expedition, lodging on board (2 nights), all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner ), snacks + mineral water every day and Birding Guide.
Meet in Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt and board our floating lodge. Once on board, we´ll get to see our assigned cabins, meet the crew, get familiar with the boat and attend an introductory talk about our upcoming journey. Start sailing and lunch. First Prospection: Birding Reloncaví Sound. Dinner and night on board.
Breakfast and start sailing. Second Prospection: Birding Reloncaví Sound and Ancud Gulf. Lunch and more Birding. Dinner and night on board.
Breakfast and start sailing. Third Prospection: Birding Reloncaví Sound and Ancud Gulf. Lunch, expedition recap and back to Puerto Montt. Transfer to airpor or hotel. End of the Trip.