Birding in Chile
This excursion is an excellent opportunity for nature lovers. An adventure in the north part of Chiloé Island, that begins early in the morning, visiting the Caulín bay, a Bird´s Sanctuary with a lot of coastal and land birds, one of the secret spot for birdwatching in Chile. After that we will navigate to see the Penguin Colony in Puñihuil, with two species of penguins that have their breeding spring-summer colony in the island: the Magellanic and the Humboldt penguins. Then, we will spend the evening and night in a local family home in the Chepu area. The next morning, our first step will be the navigation of a wide, quiet and unspoiled river –with wetland characteristics- searching its wildlife. After 1 hour we will reach a little lagoon full of birds and different kinds of ducks. Once there, will be time enough to observe and take photographs in complete silence. But birds are also along the river, on the shore, inside the native forest, in little beaches and between the death trees of the sunken forest. On the way back we will approximate to see the “Huillín” (Lontra provocax), river otter that lives in this quiet environment.
Home hosted lunch: a traditional Curanto (fishes, shellfish, different kind of meats and vegetables cooked in a hot hole in the grown) will be prepared after the navigation, to complete the experience interacting with the local family that gave us bed & breakfast. After lunch we start our way back to Puerto Varas.