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ARICA, REGION 1 (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (7th February, 2006)


Birding Site Guide

This is a good spot for sea and shore birds. It is just a 15 minute walk from the centre of Arica heading South. Inca Tern and Sabines Gull were common here. Another couple of spots worth a look are the Lluta River estuary further to the n, where they seem to be trying to make a small nature reserve, and Playa Corazon at the end of the coast road to the south. A path continues along the coast from here through a cave. It reaches a point where you can see an island with fur seals on it. Chilean Seaside Cinclodes can be seen on rocks along the path. I saw 23 species including 3 lifers.

Species seen 

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse