Species List Chile 12th November to 13th December 2005
Chilean TinamouNothoprocta perdicaria Seen at various sites as far south as Puyehue N. P.
California QuailCallipepla californica Common but skittish down as far as the Bio-Bio. Not seen further south.
White-tufted GrebeRollandia rolland Common in appropriate freshwater habitats.
Silvery GrebePodiceps occipitalis Lago Villarica, Torres del Paine and flocks of about 20 at sea at Caulin, Chiloe.
Pied-billed GrebePodilymus podiceps A few pairs in the Lake District
Great GrebePodiceps major Fairly common on freshwater lakes throughout the areas visited.
Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteus One seen from the Chiloe Ferry
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseus Reasonable numbers seen from the Chiloe Ferry
Common Diving-petrelPelicanoides urinatrix One seen from the Chiloe Ferry
Magellanic PenguinSpheniscus magellanicus Several seen swimming from both the Chiloe and the Tierra del Fuego ferries.
Peruvian PelicanPelecanus thagus Abundant on coast near Valparaiso. Several seen off coast of Chiloe. None seen south of Chiloe.
Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax olivaceus Fairly common in small numbers on inland waters. Large flocks at Caulin, Chiloe.
Rock CormorantPhalacrocorax magellanicus A few individuals seen from the Tierra del Fuego ferry.
Imperial ShagPhalacrocorax atriceps. Several groups of the race atriceps were seen around Chiloe. One bird of the race albiventer was seen from the Tierra del Fuego ferry.
Darwin's RheaPterocnemia pennata Common on the Patagonian steppe around Punta Arenas with a few at the entrance to Torres del Paine NP.
Great EgretArdea alba Fairly common in small numbers both inland and at the sea shore as far south as Chiloe.
Snowy EgretEgretta thula Individual seen in appropriate habitat as far south as Chiloe.
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis Only seen twice at Lago Peñuelas and on a pasture near Temuco.
Black-crowned Night-heronNycticorax nycticorax Seen near Concon and at Lago Villarica.
White-faced IbisPlegadis chihi A flock of 8 on the shore of Lago Villarica.
Black-faced IbisTheristicus melanopis Seen first beside the Bio-bio River and from there south common.
Chilean FlamingoPhoenicopterus chilensis 4 seen on Lago Amargo, Torres del Paine.
Coscoroba SwanCoscoroba coscoroba One individual seen at Caulin, Chiloe which locals said was unusual. Quite common on the lakes of Torres del Paine especially, and appropriately, Laguna dos Cisnes.
Black-necked SwanCygnus melancoryphus Common in appropriate habitat and abundant at Caulin, Chiloe.
Ashy-headed GooseChloephaga poliocephala A few pairs near Rio Serrano, Torres del Paine.
Upland GooseChloephaga picta Abundant from Torres del Paine southwards
Flightless Steamer-duckTachyeres pteneres A pair seen nesting off the coast at Playa Guabún, Chiloe and one individual seen at Fuerte Agüi, on the Lacuy Peninsula, Chiloe.
Flying Steamer-duckTachyeres patachonicus 2 pairs seen at sea of Caulin, Chiloe and one female seen on the Rio Paine, Torres del Paine.
Spectacled DuckSpeculanas specularis Relatively common at Torres del Paine. Seen on the small loch behind Mirador Nordensjjöld and on a pond beside the Refugio Lago Torre as well as other small ponds.
Crested DuckLophonetta specularoides Relatively common at Torres del Paine.
Torrent DuckMerganetta armata Male, female and chicks in a ravine on the left bank of the Bio-bio. Male and female on different days from the bridge over the Rio Chanleufú at Aguas Calientes and a male and female seen twice on the Rio Pingo, Torres del Paine. The second time they were copulating.
Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgica Relatively common
Speckled TealAnas flavirostris Relatively common
Chiloe WigeonAnas sibilatrix Common from Chiloe southwards.
Cinnamon TealAnas cyanoptera Pairs at several locations from Concon to Chiloe
Red ShovelerAnas platalea Small flocks around Porteria Sarmiento, Torres del Paine.
Andean DuckOxyura ferruginea One male seen at Torres del Paine.
Lake DuckOxyura vittata A small group on Lago Panguipulli.
Turkey VultureCathartes aura Generally common but less so at Torres del Paine.
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus Common as far south as Torres del Paine. Absent from Torres del Paine southwards.
Andean CondorVultur gryphus Seen every day at Torres del Paine
Black-crested Buzzard-eagleGeranoaetus melanoleucus Seen only once at Rio Serrano, Torres del Paine
White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus Observed several times from Concon to the Bio-bio hovering close to the road.
Variable HawkButeo polyosoma Singles seen at Puyehue NP and at Caulin, Chiloe.
White-throated HawkButeo albigula One seen flying above the Nothofagus forest at Nahuelbuta NP.
Southern CaracaraCaracara plancus Much less common than in Brazil but seen on several occasions often being mobbed by Chimango Caracaras.
Chimango CaracaraMilvago chimango Abundant south to Chiloe but less common at Torres del Paine.
American KestrelFalco sparverius Common
Plumbeous RailPardirallus sanguinolentus Seen very well at Caulin, Chiloe.
Spot-flanked GallinuleGallinula melanops One seen on Lago Villarica.
Red-gartered CootFulica armillata The commonest coot of the trip. Seen wherever habitat was appropriate.
White-winged CootFulica leucoptera Small numbers at Concon and Lago Villarica.
Red-fronted CootFulica rufifrons Seen at Concon and on Chiloe where it was probably nesting.
Southern LapwingVanellus chilensis Abundant.
White-backed StiltHimantopus melanurus A few at Concon
Two-banded PloverCharadrius falklandicus A few seen on Tierra del Fuego
Blackish OystercatcherHaematopus ater A few seen at Concon and one on nest at Lucay Peninsula, Chiloe.
Magellanic OystercatcherHaematopus leucopodus Seen on Laguna das Cisnes and Lago Toro, Torres del Paine and on Tierra del Fuego.
American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatus Fairly common at Concon and on Chiloe.
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca A single at Caulin and a few at Lucay Peninsula, Chiloe
Hudsonian WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus hudsonicus Abundant at Concon and on Chiloe.
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica Small groups seen every day at Caulin, Chiloe.
SanderlingCalidris alba Very large flocks at Caulin
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii Small groups on Chiloe and Tierra del Fuego.
South American SnipeGallinago paraguaiae Individuals seen at Rio Serrano, Torres del Paine.
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor 6 seen on Lago Villarica.
Least SeedsnipeThinocorus rumicivorus Several heard but none seen on the trail from Porteria Sarmiento to Porteria Amargo, Torres del Paine.
Chilean SkuaStercorarius chilensis A few seen at Punta Arenas and on Tierra del Fuego.
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus Abundant at the coast and common inland south to Chiloe then common again on Tierra del Fuego.
Dolphin GullLarus scoresbii Common at Porvenir, Tierra del Fuego
Grey GullLarus modestus A few mainly 2nd year birds at Concon.
Franklin's GullLarus pipixcan Abundant at Concon becoming less so further south as far as Chiloe.
Brown-hooded GullLarus maculipennis Common. Seen inland at Lago Villarica and Torres del Paine and on the coast round Chiloe and Tierra del Fuego.
South American TernSterna hirundinacea A pair on the coast of Isla Quinchao, Chiloe and a pair seen at Torres del Paine on two occasions.
Snowy-crowned TernSterna trudeaui A pair on Lago Villarica.
Elegant TernSterna elegans Quite a large number at Concon mixing with the Franklin's Gulls.
Black SkimmerRynchops niger A flock of over 100 at Caulin, Chiloe.
Chilean PigeonPatagioenas araucana Easily spooked but individuals were seen at La Campana, around Villarica and at Puyehue NP.
Eared DoveZenaida auriculata Small numbers seen on most days
Picui Ground-doveColumbina picui A few seen at Nahuelbuta NP and near the Bio-bio.
Black-winged Ground-doveMetriopelia melanoptera Several seen on the road to El Yeso.
Austral ParakeetEnicognathus ferrugineus Not positively identified until we saw a small flock at Castro, Chiloe. Several pairs nesting near the Hosteria Lago Grey, Torres del Pine and in the patch of Nothofagus forest on the way to the Mirador Lago Grey.
Slender-billed ParakeetEnicognathus leptorhynchus Flock of about 50 in a field near Nahuelbuta NP and a flock of about 30 on a tree near Ancud, Chiloe. A few flew over Caulin, Chiloe every day.
Magellanic Horned OwlBubo magellanicus One individual hunting during the day in Tierra del Fuego. Apparently it is not uncommon to see this species in daylight this far south.
Green-backed FirecrownSephanoides sephaniodes Not as common as I thought it would be. Seen at flowers in the gardens of El Rincon, Los Angeles, at Aguas Calientes, Puyehue and on Chiloe.
Giant HummingbirdPatagonas gigas One seen on the road to El Yeso and another seen at La Campana NP.
Magellanic WoodpeckerCampephilus magellanicus My only sighting was a pair at Puyehue NP.
Chilean FlickerColaptes pitius Seen at several sites from Laguna das Peñuelas to Torres del Paine.
Short-billed MinerGeositta antarctica One seen on Tierra del Fuego
Scale-throated EarthcreeperUpocerthia dumetaria One attending a nest at Embalse El Yeso and another at Porteria Sarmiento, Torres del Paine.
Dark-bellied CinclodesCinclodes patagonicus Common near streams or wetlands from Los Angeles southwards.
Bar-winged CinclodesCinclodes fuscus A few seen near the Rio Serrano, Torres del Paine.
Des Murs's WiretailSylviorthorhynchus desmursii One seen well at Nahuelbuta NP but it proved impossible to photograph. Heard but not seen at Puyehue NP.
Thorn-tailed RayaditoAphrastura spinicauda Seen at La Campana, Quinta Vergara, Viña del Mar, Nahuelbuta, Puyehue and Torres del Paine.
Plain-mantled Tit-spinetailLeptasthenura aegithaloides Seen at La Campana, Nahuelbuta, Laguna de Laja and on Chiloe.
Black-throated Huet-huetPteroptochos tarnii Heard at Nahuelbuta, fairly common at Puyehue and one individual seen on Chiloe.
Moustached TurcaPteroptochos megapodius Common at La Campana NP.
Chucao TapaculoScelorchilus rubecula Seen at Nahuelbuta, common at Puyehue and only heard on Chiloe.
Ochre-flanked TapaculoEugralla paradoxa One seen at Mark Pearman's site 4kms from the Customs Post near Puyehue NP and an adult with two juveniles seen at Fuerte Agüi on Chiloe.
White-browed Ground-tyrantMuscisaxicola albilora Seen at El Yeso and at Laguna de Laja NP.
Cinnamon-bellied Ground-tyrantMuscisaxicola capistrata One seen on Tierra del Fuego.
Dark-faced Ground-tyrantMuscisaxicola macloviana Seen at Laguna de Laja NP, Puyehue and near the Rio Serrano, Torres del Paine.
Spectacled TyrantHymanops perspicillata A pair seen at Concon.
Austral NegritoLessonia rufa Pairs seen in open areas at most sites except higher up in the Andes.
Fire-eyed DiuconXolmis pyrope A few seen at most sites from Nahuelbuta NP southwards.
White-crested ElaeniaElaenia albiceps A few seen at all sites except around Lago Villarica.
Tufted Tit-tyrantAnairetes parulus Seen in small numbers at most sites from Los Angeles southwards.
Chilean SwallowTachycineta meyeni Seen almost every day.
Blue-and-white SwallowPygochelidon cyanoleuca Seen at La Campana, Puyehue and Torres del Paine.
Southern House WrenTroglodytes musculus Seen or heard every day.
Rufous-tailed PlantcutterPhytotoma rara Singles or pairs seen at Laguna de Laja, Villarica, Chiloe and beside the Rio Pingo, Torres del Paine.
Austral ThrushTurdus falcklandii Seen every day.
Chilean MockingbirdMimus tenca Common as far as Villarica. Not seen south of there.
Correndera PipitAnthus correndera Individuals seen on Chiloe and at Torres del Paine.
Greater Yellow-finchSicalis auriventris Single male at Embalse El Yeso.
Patagonian Yellow-finchSicalis lebruni Single male on Tierra del Fuego.
Grassland Yellow-finchSicalis luteola Flocks at Laguna das peñuelas and Laguna de Laja.
Austral BlackbirdCuraeus curaeus Seen on most days.
Yellow-winged BlackbirdAgelaius thilius Pairs seen at Concon and Laguna de Laja.
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis A few been at Laguna de Laja, Villarica and Chiloe.
Long-tailed MeadowlarkSturnella loyca Some birds seen most days except around Villarica and Puyehue.
Patagonian Sierra-finchPhrygilus patagonicus Seen at Puyehue and Torres del Paine.
Grey-hooded Sierra-finchPhrygilus gayi Seen at El Yeso, La Campana and Torres del Paine.
Mourning Sierra-finchPhrygilus fruticeti One individual seen near Laguna Amargo, Torres del Paine.
Band-tailed Sierra-finchPhrygilus alaudinus One male seen beside the road to El Yeso.
Plumbeous Sierra-finchPhrygilus unicolor A male at El Yeso and a small group of males and females at Laguna de Laja.
Common Diuca-finchDiuca diuca Pairs or individuals at Laguna das Peñuelas, Laguna de Laja and Chiloe.
Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensis Common except at Villarica and Puyehue. The distinctive race australis seen at El Yeso and in Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego.
Black-chinned SiskinCarduelis barbatus A few seen at most sites.
Yellow-rumped SiskinCarduelis uropygialis An individual seen at El Yeso and a pair seen at Laguna de Laja.
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