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Birdwatchers Paradise

Great place for strolling in Punta Arenas. Bird watchers would delight at the abundance and... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
virginian9
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Newport News, Virginia
Great for bird photography

We spent several hours watching and photographing the extensive cormorant colonies on the old... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2016
Helen M
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23 Jun 2018
“A Pier of Birds”
19 Jan 2018
“Along the waterfront”
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Lots of cormorants so fun to watch them awhile. More interesting are a couple of indoor markets up the street.

Thank Kintasays
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

You can't miss it if your walk the waterfront. It's a good place to watch birds. They line up both on the structure and on shore.

Thank TASunde
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is not a great place to walk around. Needs to be built up. Right on the highway. Nothing to really do.

Thank 5StarDivaFamily
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This old broken down pier is dominated by numerous bids who takes turns to fly and return. It is a real joy and very relaxing to watch the way these creatures behave. It's view in the evening is fantastic.

Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 18 March 2017

It depends how much you like birds. The experts will love it, and the casual visitor will be interested. There are a couple of boards close by to help with identification of what seem to be mostly cormorants. Don't be taking a photo and trying...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A great way to wander about. People are very friendly and helpful. They tolerated my Spanish and pointed out sights.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great place for strolling in Punta Arenas. Bird watchers would delight at the abundance and variety of species just sitting on the old piers. Very neat to watch and plenty of photographic opportunities.

Thank virginian9
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We spent several hours watching and photographing the extensive cormorant colonies on the old jetties near the centre of town. These blue-eyed cormorants, also known as the imperial shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) are found on the mainland and on many subantarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula....More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Close to the docks are these old piers where thousands of birds sit and nest. This is a bird watchers and photographers delight. a place not to miss.

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Reviewed 24 February 2016

This is a nice relaxing walk along the sea front on a very wide pavement. As you look out to sea you will see old run down piers that are usually full of different type of sea birds, great for photographing.

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