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Chile pelagics (1 Viewer)

njlarsen

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In this thread, I wanted to collect information on who arranges those, and feedback on which one is the best. I am mainly interested in central Chile at the moment, but that might change. I should be in Chile mid november to early december, but will not spend the whole period in the central area.

thanks
Niels
 

Andrew Whitehouse

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I don't know myself but there was an article in the most recent issue of Neotropical Birding on Chilean pelagics by Alvaro Jaramillo.
 

albatross02

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Central Chile

Hello,

I think November the temperatures are quite convinient around Santiago.
Further south in the lake area ( north of Puerto Montt ) it will more rainy and cool, but landscape and vegetation is much more interesting.

But it seems there also some interesting spots closer to Santiago:
http://www.abtao.cl/ingles/inlacamp.htm

La Campana NP seems very interesting

http://www.gochile.cl/eng/Guide/ChileNationalParks/Chile-National-Parks-Areas-Silvestres.asp

Carlos Anwandter Sanctory sounds not bad
http://www.ramsar.org/cda/ramsar/display/main/main.jsp?zn=ramsar&cp=1-31-218^16479_4000_0__





Best regards
Dieter
 
Warning Chile Pelagics

Been back a month from Chile where I tried to get on two pelagics BUT
FAILED ON ONE DUE TO POOR ORGANISING OF A COMPANY.

Any birders trying for
http://www.aconcaguabirding.com/
or
http://www.humboldtpelagics.com/

should realise that if they book a pelagic there, the company may change
their mind one day before the trip.
They told me to get to Quintero until one day before the trip. I even had telephone contact with the guide then and he recommended two hostels near the port.
I waited in vain the next morning only to find out later that they sent me an e-mail that the trip was starting at Valparaiso which was where I came from the day I was told to go to Quintero.
A major disapointment which made me change my mind to use their services for another short tour which was way overpriced.
Luckily I succeeded in getting on another pelagic with the much
recommended Fanastico Sur (though they are expensive too).
Also the other daytrip worked out fine just by arranging a vehicle myself in
Santiago and was 100% succesful for Diademed Sandpiper Plover at Embalse EL Yeso it also gave me all the other good birds for a much lower price.


BE WARNED!! If you have to rely on Aconcagua for your pelagic you may
be in for a major disappointment !!!!
 

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