South American Natural Adventures

nature travel, wildlife tours, adventure travel and general travel to Chile, Peru, Argentina and Antarctica


Chile Bird Books

Fantastico Sur has written and produced some of Chile's best field guides. In the US these books are available from South American Natural Adventures or from the American Birding Association bookstore. They are also available at numerous outlets in Chile.


Birds of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Antarctic Peninsula
The Falkland Islands and South Georgia.

E. Couve & C. Vidal

guide to birds of patagonia The most comprehensive and up-to-date photographic field guide to the resident, migrant and vagrant birds of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Antarctic Peninsula, including the Falklands and South Georgia Islands. Over 430 species are described, and more than 300 species have 2,000 plus images set opposite concise descriptive accounts of identification, status, habits, conservation issues and range maps. Introductory sections provide a synopsis of the region, a selection of maps, notes on how to use the species accounts and diagrams of bird topography. The guide also includes an updated appendix describing the status of 133 resident, regular visitors, accidental and introduced species in the region.


Fieldguide to the Birds of Chile
E. Couve & C. Vidal

filed guide to birds of chileA new and comprehensive field guide to the birds of Chile, describing and illustrating in colour every species – more than 450 in all – and providing concise species accounts. Indivdual species accounts cover identification features, similar species, habitat, range and behaviour. This will be an invaluable reference for anyone contemplating a trip to Chile, or for those with an interest in the natural history of southern South America.



Birds of the Beagle Channel & Cape Horn. An Identification Guide
E. Couve & C. Vidal

guide to birds of beagle channel and cape hornThis guide covers the the southern part of Chilean and Argentine Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, Staten Island (Argentina), the southern islands of the Beagle Channel including the Cape Horn Archipelago and Diego Ramirez Islands (Chile) and surrounding waters. All the birds recorded in the region are included, where the more likely seen have an detailed description, including geographical range and status in the area, plus a carefully selected, illustrative photograph of the bird.

Where to Watch Birds in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

E. Couve & C. Vidal

guide to birds of torres del paineThis book is a photographic identification guide for all 105 species of birds present in Torres del Paine National Park. In the text, the reader will find valuable information about the natural history of every species and also the best locations in this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, considered by many as one of the most beautiful National parks in the World. Its small size, concise descriptions and excellent photos makes it an ideal handbook when traveling in the Park, and for study before your visit.


For more information call toll free on 1 877 9CHILE9, or email us