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PORVENIR & LIST 
CHILE

TIERRA DEL FUEGO (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (17-19th April, 2005)

 

Birding Site Guide

Porvenir is reached by a 2 and a half hour ferry (4000 pesos 1-way) accross the Magellan Straight. It leaves daily except Mondays at 9am (9:30 on Sundays) from the Tres Puente terminal north of town, reached by colectivo numbers 14, 15, 20 and 21 (250 pesos) from the town centre. From the ferry we saw a few Magellanic Penguins and a Magellanic Diving-Petrel aswell as Black-browed Albatross and a few other sea birds. From Porvenir we walked 5km towards the airport and birded the southern edge of the huge Lago de los Cisnes walking back along a different road to town. The lake was good for Chilean Flamingos, Coscoroba Swans and a pair of Spectacled Ducks were flushed from a small pond close to the airport. I saw 42 species. 


Species seen

 

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 

Flora 

Author: Charles Hesse

 

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