Friday, December 27, 2019

Chilean Birds

At first, I was wondering if I would see any birds at all on this trip, just as we were wondering about plants in the Atacama desert.  As you see below, there were many opportunities to see them.  The sad part was that I saw more birds in places that humans made (botanical gardens, forest reserves, towns, national parks, etc.), but luckily not all. 

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. 

Andean Flamingo

Chilean Flamingo

Chilean Flamingo and Puna Teal

Puna Teal

Slate-colored Coot and Female Puna Teal

Andean Avocet

Andean Gull 

Rufous-collared Sparrow (in the Atacama)

Chimango Caracara

Andean Goose 

Yellow-billed Teal

Neotropic Cormorant

Unknown ducks (at the Botanical Garden)

Long-tailed Meadowlark

Various Doves (at the Botanical Garden)

Austral Blackbird

Chilean Swallow

Black-faced Ibis

Black-throated Huet-huet

Common Diuca Finch

Southern Lapwing
Dark-bellied Cinclodes

Kelp gull

Peruvian Pelican (Two adults and a juvenile)

And one more of the Rufous-collared Sparrow (in Olmue, Chile)

We had also seen a Giant Hummingbird (look online).  It was flitting around from flower to branch to flower at the place we stayed in Olmue, Valparaƨso.