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Penguins in the North of Chile

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1. Posted by crazylegs (Budding Member 52 posts) 7y

Does anyone know anything about the penguins in the north of Chile? Where they are? How to get there? What time of year etc?


2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

You know the website of the International Penguin Conservation Work Group? According to them, Humboldt penguins bread all across the pacific coast, although severely endangered. WAZA documents colonies in Punihuil and Algarrobo, as well as a number of less accessible places.

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Sep-2009, at 12:54 by bentivogli ]

3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1834 posts) 7y

I saw them in northern Peru on the way to the Nazca lines in December (it was hot). Apparently their guano fetches quite a bit of money.