BIRDING ON HIDDEN LAKE (PASO GARIBALDI) (White-beilled Seedsnipe)
Season: October to April
Program: Full day tour
Highlights: White-bellied Seedsnipe, Yellow-bridled Finch and White-throated Caracara
The Lago Escondido Birding tour has been designed in focus on the High Andes vegetation, several species of birds can be seen.
We drive throw the National route N ° 3 to the East. We go out of the city and the landscape changes complete: ranges, valleys, peat bogs, beaver’s dams, forests of high deciduous beech (lengas), low deciduous beech (ñires) and evergreen beech (coihues) will surprise us.
In The Garibaldi Pass (430 mts over the sea level, we hike up to passing the timberline. there is a good chance to see the White-bellied Seedsnipe (habitat: 600 / 900 over see level). Total number of kilometers for this morning: 110
Birds: Black-browed Albatross, Southern Giant-Petrel, Neotropic Cormorant, Rock Cormorant, Imperial Cormorant, Kelp Goose, Upland Goose, Flightless or Fuegian Steamer-Duck, Flying Steamer-Duck, Crested Duck, Southern Wigeon, Turkey Vulture, Andean Condor, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Southern Caracara, White-throated Caracara, Chimango Caracara, Blackish Oystercatcher, Magellanic Oystercatcher, Southern American Snipe, White-bellied Seedsnipe, Chiliean Sua, Dolphin Gull, South American Tern, Oustalet΄s Cinclodes, Bar-winged Cinclodes, Thorn-tailed Rayadito, Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant, Dark-faced Ground-Tyrant, White-crested Elaenia, Austral Thrush, Chilean Swallow, Yellow-bridled Finch, Black-chinned Siskin, etc.
-Birding Guide (with recorder, scope and books)