Region (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (4th April, 2005)


Birding Site Guide

Valparaiso is 2 hours from Santiago by regular bus. There are many places to stay in Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Many common seabird species can be seen along the coast at both cities. The river in Viña also had some good water birds. Local buses connect Valparaiso with Viña del Mar. I saw 26 species. 

Species seen 

  • Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  • Great Grebe Podiceps major
  • Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus
  • Peruvian Booby Sula variegata
  • Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  • Great Egret Ardea alba
  • Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • Spot-flanked Gallinule Gallinula melanops
  • White-winged Coot Fulica leucoptera
  • Red-gartered Coot Fulica armillata
  • Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis
  • Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
  • Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus
  • Franklin's Gull ? Larus pipixcan
  • Rock Dove Columba livia Introduced
  • Green-backed Firecrown Sephanoides sephaniodes
  • Chilean Seaside Cinclodes Cinclodes nigrofumosus Endemic
  • Thorn-tailed Rayadito Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Tufted Tit-Tyrant Anairetes parulus
  • Chilean Swallow Tachycineta meyeni
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  • Austral Thrush Turdus falcklandii
  • Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
  • House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse