he 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), kingfishers, skimmers, cinclodes, ibises, lapwings and many more. SOME SPECIES OF THIS TRIP: Rock Shag, imperial Cormorant, Redlegged Cormorant, Peruvian Booby, Ruddy Turnstone, Rufouschested Dotterel, Two Banded Plover, Surfbird, Hudsonian Godwit, Whimbrel, Snowy Plover, Baird’s Sandpiper, Blackish Oystercatcher, Black-browed Albatros, Southmaerican Tern, Snowy-crowned Tern, Correndera Pipit, Spectacled Tyrant, Rufoustailed 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.
Birding Day Tours
Birding at Quenuir Wetlands and Maullín River Full day
Our Birding and Nature expeditions along Chile.