This fascinating full-day trip leads us to the northwest of Chiloé. We’ll depart from Castro in the morning to the Puñihuil Islets, where we’ll get on board for a boat trip around the three islets where each year arrive at nest together with the Humboldt (Spheniscus humboldti) and the Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus).
Among the penguin colonies, we’ll find flightless steamer duck (Tachyeres pteneres) or the Blackish oystercatcher (Haematopus ater) among other birds.
Afterwards, we continue our trip on a secondary road until we reach “Chepu”, where we’ll visit an “agroturismo” to share a homemade lunch and later a soft hike into the forest will be waiting us to continue with our sighting, with good chances to observe the Chucao tapaculo (Scerolchilus rubecula) or the black-throated Huet Huet (Pteroptochos tarnii), both birds being endemic species from Patagonia.
In the afternoon we will return to Castro.
Note: The boat trip at Puñihuil penguin colony is subject to weather conditions.
Shuttle service, Boat trip ticket at Puñihuil, Lunch in a local farm, First Aid Kit, Taxes