Central-south Chile birding trip report Dec. 2016 -  John van der Woude  -  www.jvanderw.nl
Bird photos
This is a long page with bird photos taken by me (P file names; Panasonic FZ1000) and Nollie (DSC file names; Sony HX400).
They are in chronological sequence of the trip.
These photos are meant as our memories of the birds of the trip. So please skip the poorer ones quickly.
See also the report proper, also for the locations where we saw these species.

California Quail, an introduced and rather common species.

Collared Plover.

Hudsonian Whimbrel (regenwulp).

Franklin's Gull, all along the coast.

Snowy Plover.

Baird's Sandpiper.

Baird's Sandpiper.

Grey-hooded Sierra-Finch.

White-crested/Chilean Elaenia, a very common bird.

Chilean Seaside Cinclodes.

Peruvian Pelicans.

Humboldt Penguins.

Chilean Seaside Cinclodes.

Chimango Caracara.

Variable Hawk.

Chimango Caracaras.

Mourning Sierra-Finch.

Variable Hawk I presume (juvenile).

Between the patches of mist woods in Fray Jorge NP.

Lesser (Magellanic) Horned Owl.

White-throated Tapaculo.

Moustached Turca.

White-throated Tapaculo.

Black-winged Ground-Dove.

Great Grebe.


Black-faced Ibis. In the northern semi-desert, where it should only occur in winter, not now in summer.

Common Miner of probably the deserticolor subspecies, at Choros semi-desert.

Common Diuca-Finch.

Long-tailed Meadowlark, female.

Blackish Oystercatcher.

Crag Chilia, one of the more difficult to find endemics of Chile.

Andean Condors flying away from carcass right.

Andean Condor.

Grey-breasted Seedsnipe.

Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, one of the absolute highlights of the trip.

Yellow-rumped Siskin.

Greater Yellowfinch.

Burrowing Parrots.

Striped Woodpecker, male.

Lesser (Magellanic) Horned Owl.

Burrowing Parrot colony at Rio Los Cipreses park (photo above and photo below)

Huge hairy spider, ca. 10 cm long.

Patagonian Sierra-Finch.

Flightless Steamer-Ducks at ferry harbour on ChiloŽ.

Kelp Gull, immature.

Chilean Pigeons.
Flightless Steamer-Duck, wounded?

Black-necked Swans.

Chilean Swallow (note the white rump).

Austral Thrush.

Des Mur's Wiretail. another sought-after Chilean endemic.

Austral Negrito.

American Oystercatcher.

Dark-bellied Cinclodes.

Surfing dolphins at an ocean bay in the NW peninsula of ChiloŽ island.

Dark-bellied Cinclodes.

Magellanic Penguin colony.

Kelp Goose, female left, male right. Drinking freshwater flowing over beach.

Southern Caracara.

Spectacled Tyrant, not expected on ChiloŽ island, probably a recent expansion from the mainland, or formerly just overlooked?

Sedge/Grass Wren, to be split as Austral Wren.

Slender-billed Parakeets, hard to miss in the central part of ChiloŽ island.

Chilean Flicker.

Orchid in ChiloŽ NP.

Grassland Yellow-Finch stripping grass.

Black-crowned Night-Heron. The obscurus subspecies.

Sooty Shearwater (Grauwe Pijlstormvogel), seen at several sites around ChiloŽ island.

Tufted Tit-Tyrant, a common bird.


Poor but essential photo of one of our main target birds, the Magellanic Woodpecker. Male.

Magellanic Woodpecker, female type.

Chestnut-throated Huet-huet, another highly sought-after Chilean endemic. Altos de Lircay reserve.

Thorn-tailed Rayadito.

A confiding fox at the entrance of Altos de Lircay reserve. It was permanently attacked by the agitated House Wren of the photo below.

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