Temperate Forest & Coastal Wetlands – FULL DAY

This full day is ideal for those who have little time and want to maximize the chance of spotting diversity of species and families of birds, to name a few of the target species: Chucao Tapaculo, Black-throated Huet-huet, Magellanic Tapaculo, Ochre-flanked Tapaculo, Ringed Kingfisher, Magellanic Woodpecker, Striped Woodpecker, Slender-billed Parakeet, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, White-throated Treerunner, Rufous-legged Owl, Des Murs’s Wiretail, Whimbrel, Hudsonian Godwit, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Yellow-billed Pintail, Speckled Teal, Chiloe Wigeon, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Cocoi Heron, Chilean Flamingo (may-aug), Imperial Shag, Great Grebe, Silvery Grebe, Plumbeous Rail, Sedge Wren

Refugio Pullao is a conservation project that began as a bird observatory, considering the wetland’s privileged conditions, and turned into a Birdwatching Lodge, the first one in Chiloe. It has 2 hides on the shoreline equipped with spotting scopes.

ITINERARY

08:30

Pick-up time in Castro (accommodation or pick-up place agreed)

Trip to Bosquepiedra

09:15

Welcome at Bosquepiedra

09:30

Guided trail walk through the forest identifying arboreal bird species and the flora from the Valdivian forest.

11:30

Snack at the Reception (juice, farm cheese, nuts, and fresh fruit…thinking that soon will be lunchtime).

12:00

Trip back to Castro

13:00

Lunch at Travesía Restaurant

14:00

Trip to Rilán Peninsula

14:20

Stop at Putemún Wetland

15:00

The trip continues to Pullao Wetland

15:15

Welcome to Refugio Pullao, a conservation project that began as a bird observatory considering the wetland’s privileged conditions and turned into a Birdwatching Lodge, the first one in Chiloe.

15:30

Introduction to migratory and resident birds at Chiloé wetlands

16:00

Visit to the different hides identifying the species from the bay using binoculars, high range telescopes in charge of field guides

18:00

Snack at the reception (hot sandwich, poundcake or homemade cookies, tea and coffee)

18:30

Trip back to Castro.

19:00

Arrival to Castro.
The order of the visits to the different destinies may be altered according to the tides with the objective of ensuring the appropriate performance of the activity (Putemún Wetland and Pullao Bay).