Birdwatching trips all included with the best-specialized guides.
Touristic transportation with professional drivers always ready to make a stop if there are birds to be watched.
Bilingual specialized bird guides living in Chiloe.
Horseback ridings and kayak trips guided by our members.
Other services we may include in customized programs: local cuisine, craftworks, patrimonial churches, fishing, and sailing, among others.
Other Hotspots of Birdlife on Chiloe Archipelago
It is the second-largest island in the Chiloe Archipelago and is only 5 minutes away by ferry, which makes it ideal to visit. On Quinchao Island there are 3 wetlands that are part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN), a conservation strategy targeting shorebirds in the Americas: Curaco de Velez, Chullec and Quinchao. In Curaco de Vélez, in 2018, a pedestrian walkway was inaugurated, ideal for birdwatching in the wetland.
Also on the island, there are 2 churches declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the oldest still standing in Chiloe located in Achao, and the largest, in Villa Quinchao, just steps from the wetland of the same name. We offer day trips to Quinchao Island.
Located 8 km from Castro, at the end of the Fiord of Castro, the Putemún Wetland corresponds to a mudflat estuary. This wetland is home to more than 60 species of both water and land birds, highlighting the presence of migratory species such as Whimbrel and Hudsonian Godwit during the spring-summer season, as well as Chilean Flamingo during the winter season. It is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN).
Located at the northern end of Chiloe Island, just 8 km from Chacao, the main port of entry to Chiloe, the Caulín Wetland is known as a “Bird Sanctuary” due to its large concentration of both resident and migratory birds throughout the year. In summer up to 1.500 black-necked swans have been counted and in winter up to 1.000 Chilean flamingos. Familiar with its colorful presence, the locals of the quiet town of Caulin have managed to develop their agriculture, fishing, and algae harvesting activities, taking advantage of natural resources and establishing a direct relationship with their environment.
Tantauco Park is a voluntary conservation project open to the community located in the south of the Big Island of Chiloe. It protects 118.000 hectares of rich ecosystems such as evergreen forests, ancient cypress groves, peat bogs dating back to the last glaciation, lakes, and rivers. It is home to a magnificent diversity of plant and animal species, many of which are threatened. As a result, the Park has been declared one of the world’s 35 Biodiversity Hotspots and as such is tagged as one of Chile’s conservation priorities. Tantauco is a great place to go in search of birds of the Temperate Forest but also where you get the best chances to spot mammals such as Darwin’s Fox and Southern Pudu, the world’s smallest deer.
We offer day trips to Tantauco Park but keep in mind that the transfer from Castro takes more than 2 hours.