In just one morning, whilst heading out with Luigi to place a puma camera we recorded all these wonderful species in Valle Chacabuco, Chile. Until 2004, the 78,000 ha estancia was being grazed to destruction by thousands of cattle and sheep. Conservacion Patagonica, our charity, is now restoring the area and native wildlife and plants are slowly returning. It’s wonderful to be here and hear from the gauchos how the landscape is gradually re-wilding.
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The grand total: 30 birds and 1 mammal (unfortunately the mountain vizcachas were still sleeping!!)… next time!!
|black-necked swan||cisne de cuello negro|
|yellow-billed pintail||pato jergon grande|
|speckled teal||pato jergon chico|
|chiloe wigeon||pato real|
|black-chested buzzard eagle||aquila|
|white-winged coot||tagua chica|
|South American snipe||becacina|
|Austral pygmy owl||chuncho|
|chilean swallow||golondrina chilena|
|grass wren||chercan de las vegas|
|correndera pipit||cachirl comu|