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Chile is an incredibly diverse country comprising a variety of landscapes from the majestic Northern Altiplano and Atacama desert to the stunningly beautiful Chilean Fjords. Evergreen Subantarctic Southern Beech woods, Mediterranean forests, coastal wetlands, seashore, coastal range forest, Andean mountain valleys and bogs and Pacific ocean host a range of Chilean endemics like Crag Chilia, Moustached Turca, White-throated Tapaculo, Dusky Tapaculo, Chilean Tinamou, Chilean Mockingbird, Dusky-tailed Canastero and Seaside Cinclodes, and specialties such as Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Creamy-rumped Miner, Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant, Thick-billed Siskin, Grey-breasted Seedsnipe, White-browed Ground Tyrant, Greater Yellow Finch, Mourning Sierra Finch and others.

Or head offshore to meet the cold waters of the Humboldt Current, considered to be one of the world's finest pelagic birding locations. Species endemic to this system include Humboldt Penguin, Peruvian Diving-Petrel, Peruvian Booby, Guanay Cormorant, Red-legged Cormorant, Peruvian Pelican, Grey Gull and Inca Tern. Other specialties include Northern Royal Albatross, Black-browed Albatross, Salvin´s Albatross, Antarctic Giant Petrel, Hall's Giant Petrel, Southern Fulmar, Cape Petrel, Pink-footed Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, White-chinned Petrel and Wilson's Storm-Petrel among others.

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A birding day on the Coast of Central Chile, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added September 4, 2016)
(Rufous-chested Dotterel, Patagonian-forest Earthcreeper, Many-colored Rush- Tyrant, Stripe-backed Bittern, Des Mur’s Wiretail, Patagonian Tyrant, White-throated Tapaculo.,)

Let's Go Chile, November 2000, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 29, 2004)
(photo feature including Wren-like Rushbird, Many-coloured Rush Tyrant and others)

Pelagic Trip off Valparaíso, Chile - 10th September 2016, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added September 23, 2016)
(Salvin's Albatross, Royal, Albatross, Peruvian Diven-petrel, Red-legged Cormorant, Pelagic trips from Chile)

Chile - 1999, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)

Southern Chile - November 2016, author Paul Jones (added October 30, 2017)
(Wildlife Photography)

Central Coastal Range and Wetlands in Valparaiso Region, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added October 13, 2017)
(Moustached Turca, White-throated tapaculo, White-throated Treerunner, Many-coloured Rush tyrant)

Eastern Pacific Cruise - October 29th - November 22nd 2009, author Gail Mackiernan (link created October 1, 2010)
(California, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Chile, Yellow-footed Gull, Galapagos, De Fillipe's and Juan Fernandez Petrels, Hornby's Stormpetrel, Chestnut-throated Huet-huet)

La Campana National Park, Central Coastal Range in Valparaaso Region - 2017, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added November 24, 2017)
(Moustached Turca, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, Fire-eyed Diucon)

Chile - North, Central & Patagonia - November 2014, author Manu Expeditions (link created May 3, 2015)
(Chile, Patagonia, Chilean Woodstar, Tamarugo Conebill, White-chinned Petrel, pelagic, Seaside Cinclodes, Austral Rail. )

Chile - North, Central & Patagonia - November 2014, author Manu Expeditions (added May 3, 2015)
(Chile, Patagonia, Chilean Woodstar, Tamarugo Conebill, White-chinned Petrel, pelagic, Seaside Cinclodes, Austral Rail.)

Central Chile - 19 April - 23 April 2013, author Stephen Blaber (added May 13, 2013)
(Farellones, El Yeso, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover)

Chile North to Patagonia, Nov 2014, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (link created May 11, 2015)
(Chile, Birding, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Magellanic Plover, Rufous-legged Owl, Patagonian Forest Earthcreeper, Rufous-Tailed Hawk )

Chile: 18th November to 10th December 2011, author Ian Merrill (added March 30, 2012)
(Rufous-tailed Hawk, Horned Coot, Rufous-chested Dotterel, White-bellied Seedsnipe, Red-backed Sierra-Finch, Canary-winged and Yellow-bridled Finches)

Chile, February 24-26 2007, author Mike Nelson (added March 3, 2007)
(El Peral, El Yali, Lampa, Leyva, Crag Chilia, White-throated Tapaculo)

Birding in the southern Andes: from central Chile to Patagonia, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added March 20, 2017)
(Hooded Grebe, Chilean Tinamou, King Penguin, Chilean Hawk, Austral Rail, Rufous-chested Dotterel, Magellanic Plover, Dolphin Gull, White-sided Hillstar, Magellanic Woodpecker, Chestnut-throated Huet-huet, Band-tailed Earthcreeper, Great Shrike-tyrant )

Argentina to Baja Pelagic voyage, author Alan Tate (link created March 13, 2016)
(Argentina,Falklands,Tierra del Fuego,Chile,Peru,Costa Rica,Nicaragua,Baja,Pterodroma,Albatross,Hornbys,Markhams,Storm-petrel,Juan Fernandez,De Filippi's,Mas-a-Tierra)

Chile - Sept-Oct 2008, author Gina Nichol (link created March 13, 2009)
(Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Puna Snipe, Rufous-legged Owl, Magellanic Plover, Austral Rail, Peruvian Tern, Band-tailed Earthcreeper, Black-throated Huet Huet, Peruvian Sheartail)

Central Chile, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added June 7, 2019)
(Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Stripe-backed Bittern, Andean Condor, Chilean Hawk )

Day trip around Santiago, Chile - May 2016, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added June 6, 2016)
(Moustached Turca, White-throated Tapaculo, Birding around Santiago)

Birding on Easter Island - 26th March - 2nd April 2016, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added June 25, 2016)
(Easter Island, Phoenix Petrel, Kermadec Petrel, Herald Petrel, Henderson Petrel)

Birding around Santiago, Chile - 9th -10th May 2016, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added June 14, 2016)
(Birding in Chile, Birding around Santiago, Chile Endemic, Moustached Turca, Chilean Tinamou, Dusky-tailed Canastero,)

Central and North of Chile - February 2019, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added July 9, 2019)
(Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Ornate Tinamou, Black-headed Duck, Stripe-backed Bittern)

Central Chile - 15th - 27th June 2010, author Stephen Blaber (added July 24, 2010)
(crag chilia, moustached urca, chucao tapaculo, magellanic tapaculo, dusky tapaculo)

Pelagic Trip off Valparaíso, Chile, 9th July 2016, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added July 18, 2016)
(Chatham Albatross, Salvin's Albatross, Royal, Albatross, Peruvian Diven-petrel, Red-legged Cormorant, Pelagic trips from Chile)

Winter Pelagic Trip off Valparaiso, Chile - July 7th 2018, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added July 10, 2018)
(Masatierra Petrel, Salvin's Albatross, Royal Albatross, Peruvian Diving-Petrel, Red-legged Cormorant)

Chile - November 2006, author Julian Hughes (added January 21, 2007)
(El Yeso, Diademed sandpiper-plover, Puyehue, Chiloe, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego)

Birding in Central Chile - January 2018, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added January 12, 2018)
(Juan Fernandez Petrel, Stripe-backed Bittern, Andean Condor, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, White-throated Tapaculo, Crag Chilia, Ticking Doradito, Rufous-tailed Plantcutter)

Two days exploring the Andes, based in Santiago de Chile, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added February 4, 2017)
(Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Chilean Tinamou, Crag Chilia, Torrent Duck, Andean Condor, Gray-breasted Seedsnipe, White-sided Hillstar, Giant Hummingbird, MoustachedTurca, White-throated Tapaculo, Dusky Tapaculo)

Patagonia - Argentina & Chile, Sun 2 - Mon 17 Nov 2003 (Iguazú ext to Thu Nov 20), author The Travelling Naturalist (link created February 3, 2005)
(Valdes Peninsula,Southern Right Whale,Southern Beech Forests ,Magellanic Woodpecker)

Chile - October - November 2018, author Manu Expeditions (added February 23, 2019)
(Stripe-backed Bittern, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Magellanic Plover, Rufous-legged Owl, Chestnut-throated Huet-huet, Moustached Turca, Rufous-tailed Plantcutter.)

Chile and Argentina November 2004, author Svend Linderström (added February 21, 2005)
(Chile from south to the north and Argentinean Patagonia)

Tasting the best of Chile, birding all the way down, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added February 17, 2017)
(Juan Fernández Petrel, Red-legged Cormorant, Stripe-backed Bittern, Chilean Hawk, Rufous-tailed Hawk, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Slender-billed Parakeet, Rufous-legged Owl, Magellanic Woodpecker, Chestnut-throated Huet-huet, White-throated Tapaculo)

Pelagic Trip From Arica, Chile - 10th February 2018, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added February 15, 2018)
(Waved Albatross, Elliot's Storm-Petrel, Peruvian Diving-Petrel, Red-legged Cormorant, Peruvian Tern, Inca Tern)

Complete Chile, November 2016, author Manu Expeditions (added February 13, 2017)
(Chile, Chilean Tinamou, Slender-billed Parakeet, Moustached Turca, White-throated Tapaculo, Dusky Tapaculo, Crag Chilia, Seaside Cinclodes, Dusky-tailed Canastero.)

Chile - Central region - 12th - 20th December 2009, author Alec Earnshaw (link created February 10, 2010)
(El Yeso, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Crag Chilia, digiscoping, photos, Cachagua, Reñaca, Vilches, Altos del Lircay, www.fotosaves.com.ar)

Following the path of two elusive Tapaculos in Central Chile, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added December 6, 2016)
(Moustached Turca, Chestnut-throated Huet-huet, White-throated Tapaculo, Chucao Tapaculo, Magellanic Tapaculo, Birding around Santiago)

Chile - 18th October - 18th November 2006 (Atacama to Altiplano to Patagonia to Tierra del Fuego), author Graeme Wallace (added December 30, 2006)

Chile: 7 days around Santiago - February 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)
(El Yeso is definitely the best place to see the stunning Diademed Sandpiper Plover!)

Chile: Arica to Patagonia - February 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)
(The classic tour of Chile, South America’s longest country! Never more than 200 kilometres wide but a staggering 4000 kilometres long, Chile is a superb introduction to Neo-tropical birds.)

Chile - November 2016, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added December 28, 2016)
(Chilean Tinamou, Stripe-backed Bittern, Austral Rail, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Magellanic Plover, South American Painted-snipe, Snowy-crowned Tern, Peruvian Tern, Rufous-legged Owl, Chilean Woodstar, Magellanic Woodpecker, White-throated Caracara, Slend)

Chile - A Birding Trip Report - November 2007, author Barry Walker (added December 27, 2007)
(The Atacama Desert to Patagonia)

Chile - A birding Trip Report, author Barry Walker (link created December 27, 2007)
(From the Atacama Desert to Patagonia)

Birding between forests and wetlands: Birding in Lampa Vilches areas, Chile, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added December 21, 2016)
(Torrent duck, Spectacled Duck, White-throated hawk, Austral Pygmy-Owl, Rufous-legged Owl, Magellanic Woodpecker, Chestnut-throated Huet-huet, Des Murs's Wiretail, Patagonian Tyrant)

Chile - not 'just pumas' - April 2013, author Julian Thomas (added December 19, 2013)
(Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Least Seedsnipe, Rufous-chested Dotterel, Aplomado Falcon)

Northern Chile - 15th - 25th July 2012, author Stephen Blaber (added August 6, 2012)
(Arica, Azapa Valley, Chaca Valley, Putre, Lauca National Park)

Birding the Pacific Coast and La Campana National Park, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added August 28, 2018)
(Chilean Tinamou, Humboldt Penguin, Austral Pygmy-Owl, Moustached Turca, White-throated Tapaculo, Dusky Tapaculo, Patagonian Forest Earthcreeper )

Santiago to Chiloe Island - February 2019, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added August 27, 2019)
(Black-headed Duck , Giant Hummingbird, Diademed Sandpiper Plover, Gray-breasted Seedsnipe, Inca Tern, Red-legged Cormorant, Magellanic Woodpecker, Slender billed Parakeet  )

Birding in the Farellones Road, Santiago de Chile, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added August 27, 2016)
(Birding In Chile, Birding Around Santiago, Chile Endemic, Moustached Turca, Chilean Tinamou, Dusky-tailed Canastero,)

Central Chile in winter: June - July 2011, author Jim Holmes (added August 18, 2011)
(La Campana, Valparaiso, Altos de Lircay)

Chile - 18 January - 31 January 2006, author Mike Powell (added August 13, 2006)
(We limited our time in Chile to northern and central areas - Chile is a fabulous country to visit, with some amazing scenery and equally good birds)

Full day birding through the coastal wetlands of Central Chile, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added August 11, 2016)
(Rufous-chested Dotterel, Patagonian-forest Earthcreeper, Many-colored Rush- Tyrant, Stripe-backed Bittern, Des Mur’s Wiretail, Patagonian Tyrant, White-throated Tapaculo., )

Chile - October 2004, author Birdseekers (added April 5, 2005)
(with photos of Diademed Sandpiper Plover, Magellanic Woodpecker and Yellow-bridled Finch)

Southern Chile - 20 February - 27 February 2015, author Stephen Blaber (added April 30, 2015)
(Chiloe Island and around Puerto Montt)

Central Chile, November 2015, author Manu Expeditions (added April 25, 2016)
(Chilean Tinamou, Rufous-tailed Hawk, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, South American Painted-Snipe, Rufous-legged Owl, Magellanic Woodpecker, Slender-billed Parakeet, Moustached Turca, White-throated Tapaculo, Crag Chilia, Seaside Cinclodes.)

Chile-Central Chile, Nov 2015, author Manu Expeditions (link created April 25, 2016)
(chile, Chilean Tinamou, Rufous-tailed Hawk, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, South American Painted-Snipe, Rufous-legged Owl, Magellanic Woodpecker, Slender-billed Parakeet, Moustached Turca, White-throated Tapaculo, Crag Chilia, Seaside Cinclodes.)

Pelagic excursion, Valparaíso Chile - 7th April 2018, author Albatross Birding & Nature Tours In Chile (added April 17, 2018)
(Black-browed Albatross, Juan Fernandez Petrel, Masatierra Petrel, Inca Tern, Red-legged Cormorant)

Chile January 2012, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created April 11, 2012)

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