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CHILOE (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (12th April, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

This is a famous site for the penguin nesting colonies. They nest on 3 small islets off the coast but we had missed the breeding season and saw none. About 20 were still present but only came back in the evening to roost. We saw some other good species though including Red-legged Cormorant on the cliffs near the Penguinera, Flightless Steamer-duck in the bay and also 2 Pudu's, a small deer species less than 1km from the Penguinera crossing the road on a slope where there was some low native vegetation on both sides. Punihuil maybe serviced by irregular bus from Ancud. We hitched which was possible but not easy. From the Punihuil turn off from the main road we managed to take a Colectivo all the way to the Penguinera. After the turn-off there were some damp areas with a few species of ducks. I saw 46 species. 

Species seen

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse