PRIVATE EXCURSION / FULL DAY
Pick up/Drop off: Accomodations in Puerto Natales
Recommended for: Birds and nature lovers
Duration: 6 – 8 hours
*Not available from march to august
From $172.500* / USD 216**
*Rate expressed in Chilean pesos
*Rate per person, (minimum 2 people)
*Rate and conditions valid only for direct passengers, until August 31, 2023
**Rate in dollars is just referential, updated must be calculated according to the rate of Dollar Observed, given by the Central Bank of Chile) the day of payment)
Bicoloured (Chilean) Hawk (Accipiter chilensis), Austral Parakeet (Enicognathus ferrugineus), Ashy-headed Goose (Chloephaga poliocephala), Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis), Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus), White-winged Coot (Fulica leucoptera), Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba), Great Grebe (Podicephorus major), Spectacled Tyrant (Hymenops perspicillatus) y Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus), These are just a few, between more than 100 species of birds that can be seen throughout the day during this excursion.
We pick you up at your accommodation and after approximately 1 hour driving along Bahía del Bote route, we arrive at Estancia Vega Castillo to go deeper and visit the wetland of the same name.
The ranch has more than 450 hectares of wetlands and this body of water is one of the largest in the area and the one that concentrates the greatest variety of species. It is surrounded by Nothofagus forests, the Tres Pasos River and Toro Lake, which gives it special characteristics that have made it the nesting site for species such as Black-necked Swan, Coscoroba Swan, Black-faced Ibis, Cinnamon Teal and Magellanic Horned Owl, among others.
Its rush islands are the home to a wide variety of plant and animal life. The cattle of the estancia that die because of predators such as the puma and the fox, also allow a large presence of birds of prey that come down to feed on this carrion. At noon we take a break to rest and eat. After this we go to the area of the reeds where we will have the possibility of observing rare birds in the region, such as Wren-like Rushbird, Yellow-winged Blackbird and Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant.
In the afternoon we take you back to your lodging.
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