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CHILE

The largest of South American woodpeckers, the Magellanic Woodpecker inhabits the old-growth temperate forests of Chile and Argentina. [Photo by participant Richard Stilwell]
Comprehensive survey tour of this visually spectacular and tourist-friendly country.

From the Atacama Desert and rich waters of the Humboldt Current to the wilds of Patagonia and the Strait of Magellan; from ancient forests of Nothofagus beech to puna grasslands below the snow-mantled peaks of the highest Andes; and from the reigning Andean Condor to the endemic Crag Chilia, Chile is a land of awesome beauty and home to an avifauna largely restricted to the southern latitudes of South America. We'll visit several of Chile's major parks and reserves as we bird each of the distinctive vegetational and altitudinal zones from the Peruvian border to the gorgeous Lake District, continuing to the tip of the continent, Tierra del Fuego. The trip includes two incredibly birdy pelagics and two comfortable ferry crossings.

Our tour will record approximately 280 species of birds, among these widespread southern species; but there are also many others that are little known or of very local distribution. Some include the recently rediscovered Austral Rail, Magellanic Plover, the much-wanted Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Rufous-legged Owl, Slender-billed Parakeet, Chilean Woodstar, the incredible Magellanic Woodpecker, and the many special tapaculos--the huet-huets, Turca, and Chucao. Join us this year for a second spring--this one in Chile!

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2017 Departures
Nov 5-25 ($8975)

2018 Departures
Nov 11 - Dec 1

2019 Departures
Nov 10-30

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Guides for our tours
Megan Edwards Crewe
Willy Perez

What to Expect
Good accommodations, great food (and fantastic wines!); easy to moderate terrain; cool to warm climate; moderate to high elevation.

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