Here is the list again of birds I saw within just a few days of arrival at Valdivia,Chile, to save you having to refer back to that earlier posting.
Chilean Seaside Cinclodes
Green Backed Firecrown hummingbird (known locally as Picaflor Chico)
Lesser Yellowlegs (finally a familiar bird)
Black Necked Swans
Black Faced Ibises
Cocoi (White Necked) Heron -sure looked like a GBH to me
Neotropic Cormorant or Yeco
Great Grebe or Huala
Here is a list of birds that I saw on a trip to Villarrica and Pucon.
Cinclodes – either Dark Bellied or Gray-Flanked
Parakeet -either Austral or Slender-billed
Tufted Tit-Tyrant (it’s true)
White-Browed Ground Tyrant
Magellanic Woodpecker ( even bigger and more flamboyant than a Pileated Woodpecker) – we saw this bird in an Aurucaria forest (Monkeypuzzle trees) at sub alpine in Parque Huerquehue)
And here is the latest list from a kayak paddling outing this afternoon up a small side estuary from the Rio Valdivia.
I think that this whole marsh area was formed by the 9.5 earthquake here in 1960. Still evidence of drowned forest. This was and still is the most powerful earthquake EVER recorded.
The marsh area is dominated by rush and tule (scirpus).
Cocoi Heron (again)
Many-Coloured Rush Tyrant – which made my day.
Well , I considered copying photos of these birds found online but that would entail a lot more time on the internet.
I do take some photos of birds but the outcome is hilarious (maximum zoom in poor light from a kayak with a point and shoot camera). Not worth it , even for the record.
There are lots of photos on the web of all of these birds.
It is so easy to find humour in birdwatching that I won’t even bother.