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Old Sunday 20th August 2017, 08:50   #1
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Short Stopover in Santiago

I have a short stopover in Santiago (arriving 1.30 p.m. and leaving again 8.15 p.m.) in early October. Are there any places close to the airport that would be good birding? I have not been to Chile before, so just seeing common species would be fun. Thanks, Hamish
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I do not have the answer for you, but check out this section for some info; http://www.birdforum.net/forumdisplay.php?f=562

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Even if your bags are interlined to your next destination you are still going to have to hire a car which isn't a quick process in Santiago airport. and customs+immigration
However if you can organize a guide to pick you up and drop you off you could probably get to Tranque La Cadellada:
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L502857
and the Lampa spots nearby:
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L607130

the airport is pretty poor for bird life:
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L482281
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Old Thursday 24th August 2017, 08:26   #4
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Even if your bags are interlined to your next destination you are still going to have to hire a car which isn't a quick process in Santiago airport. and customs+immigration

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L502857
and the Lampa spots nearby:
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L607130

the airport is pretty poor for bird life:
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L482281

However if you can organize a guide to pick you up and drop you off you could probably get to Tranque La Cadellada
I agree Lampa/Estación Colina is probably the most logical birding spot close to the airport, but also agree it is not going to be practical without transport on your timescale - I picked up a hire car quickly and easily, but with your limited time, perhaps the local guide option is indeed the wiser move.

Otherwise, a ten minute taxi would get you to Club De Golf Mapocho - absolutely no idea if non-golfer access is allowed, but drove past last year and the general greenery/scrub/adjacent dry riverbed would get you a variety of local birds without needing to get in (look at google maps - there appears to be tracks running adjacent along its whole length).
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Old Friday 25th August 2017, 09:39   #5
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Thank you all for these replies. I will look into hiring a guide, which sounds by far the most efficient use of time.
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Hi Hamish, if you do manage to hire a guide would you mind giving me the details? I will be visiting Santiago briefly next year, but may have the luxury of a couple of days to spend birding.
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Bird guides seem to be thin on the ground in Santiago. I went on a pelagic with Rodrigo Reyes: he's a regular contributor on ebird and an excellent professional guide:

rodrigoreyesaceiton@yahoo.com.ar

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http://www.birdwatchingchile.com/

I'd start with Tranque La Cadellada as you can pull right up to to the main lagoon and most of the waterfowl are right in front of you (there is a fruit/veg market nearby which is handy). Two of the three main Lampa spots are a little tricky to find within a tight time frame, but with a decent guide you should have no problems. Lago batuco

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L570658

nearby has limited access and I'd probably leave it out with your time constraint.
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