Not long after they went, we had a brief view of a Tinamou. Unfortunately, by the time they returned there was no sign of the Tinamou, so they move up the mountain again. Again, hardly any time had passed when a Tinamou came out into full view, giving us absolutely fantastic views. Fernando let them know, but we knew that they would not have the time to return and the bird would not be around long.
We also got some great views of Californian Quail, which I had seen the day before but very badly.
From here we moved to the site for the White-throated Tapaculo another Chilean Endemic.
The Last bird to look for was a Crag Chilia, our last endemic for the day and trip. This proved more difficult as they live amongst the rocks. Eventually, we did get brilliant views.
|Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with Chris Craig looking for Craig Chilia|
A three endemic day - fantastic.
Now that we had seen our three endemic targets, we could relax and have our picnic lunch that Fernando had brought for us. It was a fantastic end to a great trip.
From here Fernando drove us straight to the airport. We were there in plenty of time to check in for our 8 pm flight home, via Madrid.
It was also sad to say goodbye to Fernando. We had a great time with him and had lots of fun as well as seeing so many brilliant birds.
|Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with Fernando Diaz|
At the airport, I noticed the following advert. Weston-Super-Mare seemed very funny with the other destinations!
|"Mexico - Player Del Carmex"|
|"China - Shanghai"|
|"United Kingdom - Weston-Super-Mare" Really???|