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Parque Nacional Lauca, Chile (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Parque Nacional Lauca, Chile

Map of Parque Nacional Lauca, Chile

Volcan Gullatire
Mountain Viscacha (Lagidium viscacia) Andean Flicker (Colaptes rupicola) Lesser Rhea (Rhea pennata) Puna Ibis (Plegadis ridgwayi) White-winged Diuca-Finch (Idiopsar speculifer) White-winged Cinclodes (Cinclodes atacamensis)
White-fronted Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola albifrons) Puna Miner (Geositta punensis) Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant (Agriornis montanus) Cordilleran Canastero (Asthenes modesta) Andean Negrito (Lessonia oreas) Crested Duck (Lophonetta  specularioides)
Crested Duck (Lophonetta  specularioides) Yellow-Billed Teal (Anas flavirostris) Yellow-Billed Teal (Anas flavirostris) Puna Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola juninensis) Andean Gull (Chroicocephalus serranus) Gray-breasted Seedsnipe (Thinocorus orbignyianus)
Andean Goose (Oressochen melanopterus) Cream-winged Cinclodes (Cinclodes albiventris) Cordilleran Canastero Puna Miner (Geositta punensis) Andean Flicker (Colaptes rupicola) Crested Duck (Lophonetta  specularioides)
Mountain Caracara (Phalcoboenus megalopterus) Cordilleran Canastero - Juvenile Black-hooded Sierra-Finch (Phrygilus atriceps) Rufous-naped Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola rufivertex) Giant Coot (Fulica gigantea) Puna Teal (Spatula puna)
Andean Duck (Oxyura ferruginea) Silvery Grebe (Podiceps occipitalis) Giant Coot (Fulica gigantea) Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) Puna Tinamou (Tinamotis pentlandii) Buff-breasted Earthcreeper (Upucerthia validirostris)
Puna Flamingo (Phoenicopterus jamesi) Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata) Puna Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola juninensis) Gray-breasted Seedsnipe (Thinocorus orbignyianus)

High altitude plains




6/24/2019: We arrived early in the morning at Las Cuevas where I stopped again to get some more photos. Then we continued on to Lago Chungara. Lago Chungara is said to be the world's highest freshwater lake or something like that. A volcano steamed in the background.

On the way back, we stopped for some lunch. I went outside and walked around for a minute, and when I came back the other way, two very large dogs started running toward me with what seemed to be bad intent nearly killing me running away at the high altitude. And then I had to climb up a cliff to get back to the car.

6/25/2019: We hiked in the morning on a nature trail starting in Parinacota. From there, we drove back toward Arica to end our visit to the park.

Previous Visit (Putre: 6/23/2019)
Next Visit (Putre: 6/25/2019)

Species Recorded (39)

Birds ( 38 )

Rheas ( Rheidae )
Lesser Rhea - Rhea pennata

Tinamous ( Tinamidae )
Puna Tinamou - Tinamotis pentlandii

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Silvery Grebe - Podiceps occipitalis

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Cinereous Harrier - Circus cinereus

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Neotropic Cormorant - Nannopterum brasilianum

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Puna Ibis - Plegadis ridgwayi

Flamingos ( Phoenicopteridae )
James's Flamingo - Phoenicoparrus jamesi
Chilean Flamingo - Phoenicopterus chilensis

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Yellow-Billed Teal - Anas flavirostris
Crested Duck - Lophonetta specularioides
Torrent Duck - Merganetta armata
Andean Goose - Oressochen melanopterus
Andean Duck - Oxyura ferruginea
Puna Teal - Spatula puna

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Roadside Hawk - Rupornis magnirostris

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Mountain Caracara - Daptrius megalopterus

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Slate-colored Coot - Fulica ardesiaca
Giant Coot - Fulica gigantea
Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Andean Gull - Chroicocephalus serranus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Andean Flicker - Colaptes rupicola

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Cordilleran Canastero - Asthenes modesta
Cream-winged Cinclodes - Cinclodes albiventris
White-winged Cinclodes - Cinclodes atacamensis
Puna Miner - Geositta punensis
Buff-breasted Earthcreeper - Upucerthia validirostris

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant - Agriornis montanus
Andean Negrito - Lessonia oreas
White-fronted Ground-Tyrant - Muscisaxicola albifrons
Puna Ground-Tyrant - Muscisaxicola juninensis
Rufous-naped Ground-Tyrant - Muscisaxicola rufivertex

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Andean Swallow - Orochelidon andecola

( Thinocoridae )
Gray-breasted Seedsnipe - Thinocorus orbignyianus

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Plumbeous Sierra-Finch - Geospizopsis unicolor
Black-hooded Sierra-Finch - Phrygilus atriceps

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Rufous-collared Sparrow - Zonotrichia capensis

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
White-winged Diuca-Finch - Idiopsar speculifer


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