SANTIAGO (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (3rd May, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

Parks around town and the river have a few common birds. The park below the statue of 'La Virgen' had Californian Quail. I saw 11 species. 

Species seen 

  • Mountain Caracara Phalcoboenus megalopterus Seen on ride from Santiago to Mendoza
  • Chimango Caracara Milvago chimango
  • California Quail Callipepla californica Introduced species
  • Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
  • Rock Dove Columba livia Introduced species
  • Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  • Austral Thrush Turdus falcklandii
  • Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
  • Austral Blackbird Curaeus curaeus
  • House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced species

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse