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Monthly Archive 25 June 2019

Birds of Patagonia

The main purpose of my visit to Patagonia was seeing puma’s. That worked out fine, but of course I always do my best to see birds as well. Patagonia has some really cool specialties like Magellanic Plover and Magellanic Woodpecker. This blog however does not concern these species because I couldn’t find them… Luckily there are also other interesting birds, I will show a selection of my photo’s below and I’ll say something about them.

Torres del Puma’s!

Two years ago I already started planning this trip, I always wanted to do a long trip when I would be finished studying. In that time my ideas about the planning of the trip have continually changed, but eventually there was a plan! Now the time is finally there: a trip of three months through South-America had started! My plan is to visit three countries: Chile, Bolivia and Peru. Of course one goal is to work on my cat list, but I also want to improve my Spanish and I’ve got my eye on a few birds. The trip starts at the most Southern airfield of Chile: Punta Arenas. The destination of this part of the trip is Torres del Paine, a park that is supposed to be the best place in the world to see puma’s.

An encounter with two South-American Gray Foxes

When it’s about mammals in combination with the park Torres del Paine the Puma’s are of course the absolute stars and rightly so! However when they worked out well for us, I was also very happy to encounter two South-American Gray Foxes one afternoon. These foxes are pretty common in Patagonia, but they still look fine! We had a good time with these beautiful foxes in nice evening light. Nice animals those South-American Gray Foxes!