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VALPARAISO (near) (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 

Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (6th April, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

This large lake is easily reached from Paraiso by public bus. We took a Mirasol bus from the main terminal at 08:30 which took less than half an hour and cost P500. Get off before the turn to Quitay, walk under the bridge and through a gap in the fence. The lake had many Neotropical Cormorants and Great Grebes but few ducks and other waterfowl. The lake is surrounded by areas with non-native Monterrey Pine and Eucalyptus. There are also some scrubby areas with a few common birds. Many buses pass by the lake but only a few stop by the Quintay turnoff on the way back. I saw 28 species. 

Species seen 

Other Fauna 

A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse