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La Campana National Park


Central Chile, V Region. La Campana National Park, which was declared a Biosphere Reservation by UNESCO, is one of the most unique and representative areas of the country's central zone. Situated in the middle of the coastal mountain range. A significant aspect is that it has one of the last remaining Chilean Palm forests, a species which is in danger of extinction.


Notable Species

And of course, we can find the birds that interact here such as: Variable Hawk, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, American Kestrel, Harris's Hawk, Chimango Caracara, California Quail, Chilean Flicker, Striped Woodpecker, Lesser Horned Owl, Austral Pygmy-Owl, Giant Hummingbird, Green-backed Firecrown, Patagonian Sierra-Finch, Grassland Yellow-Finch, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Long-tailed Meadowlark, Southern House Wren, Rufous-tailed Plantcutter, Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail, Tufted Tit-Tyrant, White-crested Elaenia, Fire-eyed Diucon, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, Austral Blackbird, Diuca Finch and endemic birds like: Chilean Tinamou, Chilean Mockingbird, Moustached Turca, White-throated Tapaculo and Dusky-tailed Canastero among others.


Birds you can see here include:

Chilean Tinamou (E), Cocoi Heron, Western Cattle Egret, Andean Condor (WV), Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Harris's Hawk, Variable Hawk, Chimango Caracara, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, California Quail, Southern Lapwing, Rock Dove, Chilean Pigeon, Eared Dove, Black-winged Ground-Dove, Picui Ground-Dove, Barn Owl, Lesser Horned Owl, Rufous-legged Owl, Austral Pygmy-Owl, Band-winged Nightjar, Green-backed Firecrown, Giant Hummingbird (SV), Chilean Flicker, Striped Woodpecker, Scale-throated Earthcreeper, Crag Chilia (E), White-throated Treerunner, Des Mur’s Wiretail, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail, Dusky-tailed Canastero (E), Moustached Turca (E), White-throated Tapaculo (E), Dusky Tapaculo (E), Dark-faced Ground Tyrant (WV), Patagonian Tyrant (WV), Fire-eyed Diucon, White-crested Elaenia (SV), Tufted Tit-Tyrant, Chilean Swallow, Blue-and-white Swallow (SV), Southern House Wren, Rufous-tailed Plantcutter, Austral Thrush, Chilean Mockingbird (E), Grassland Yellow-Finch, Austral Blackbird, Long-tailed Meadowlark, Shiny Cowbird, Grey-hooded Sierra-Finch, Patagonian Sierra-Finch (WV), Diuca Finch, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Black-chinned Siskin.

(E) Endemic (SV) Summer Visitor (WV) Winter Visitor

Other Wildlife

This park has a varied native flora that is composed by the Mediterranean Forest, the typical native vegetation from Central Chile including: Quillay Quillaja saponaria, Peumo Cryptocarya alba, Espino Acacia caven, Quisco Echinopsis chilensis, Chagual Puya chilensis and the striking Chilean Palm Jubaea chilensis to name just a few.

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La Campana National Park

Content and images originally posted by Rodrigo Reyes


Rodrigo Reyes's review Birdlist*

Chilean Tinamou (E) Western Cattle Egret Turkey Vulture Black Vulture Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Variable Hawk Harris's Hawk Chimango Caracara American Kestrel California Quail Southern Lapwing Picui Ground-Dove Black-winged Ground-Dove Chilean Pigeon Eared Dove Austral Pygmy-Owl Giant Hummingbird Green-backed Firecrown Chilean Flicker Striped Woodpecker Diuca Finch Gray-hooded Sierra-Finch Grassland Yellow-Finch Rufous-collared Sparrow Austral Blackbird Shiny Cowbird Long-tailed Meadowlark Black-chinned Siskin Thorn-tailed Rayadito Dusky-tailed Canastero (E) Crag Chilia (E) Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail Blue-and-white Swallow Chilean Swallow Chilean Mockingbird (E) Austral Thrush Rufous-tailed Plantcutter Moustached Turca (E) White-throated Tapaculo (E) Dusky Tapaculo (E) Southern House Wren Tufted Tit-Tyrant White-crested Elaenia Fire-eyed Diucon

(E) Endemic to Chile.

  • My last visit to La Campana, 2006 February 14. (5 hours).


  • La Campana is inhabited by species typical (flora and fauna) of our country\'s central
  • southern and northern zones. The convergence of such valuable bio-diversity occasioned UNESCO to declare the Park a World Biosphere Reservation in 1985. Near Santi


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