A KodKod looks straight to me in the boardwalk trail

The preservation of the wildlife of Punucapa is the basis of our tourism project.

Being on the banks of the Río Cruces Nature Sanctuary allows us to have the opportunity to see a large number of species within the plot, from numerous insects and birds, to some emblematic mammals such as the KodKod or Güiña wildcat.

And it is thanks to our policy of not having dogs or cats, and not allowing pets on the property, it is possible to see them quite frequently.

It is very important to remember that you cannot feed the animals, this only creates bad habits that cause serious problems.
Undoubtedly birds are the predominant fauna at El Robledal and it is possible to see them in all corners of the property.

In the upper part you can see birds such as the House Wren, Chilean Flickr, Striped Woodpecker, Tufted Tit-tyrant, Plain-mantled tit-spinetail, Chilean Pigeon, Chimango Caracara, White-throated Tree-runner, Austral Pigmy Owl, Chilean Hawk and even some Peregrine Falcon.

Birds from the upper part of the property

Also in the lower part and the sanctuary’s overlook it is possible to see a great variety of birds like Black Necked Swan, Cocoi Heron, Great Egret, Chiloe Wigeon, White-winged Coot or White -tufted Grebe, among others.

Birds form the lower part of the property

In addition to birds, in El Robledal it is possible to see, although less frequently, native mammals.

The property is part of the territory of some Chilla foxes, which generally pass through the lower part of the property and it is very possible to see them, sometimes within walking distance.

Our lush small protected meadow

Also in the upper part of the property you can see hares grazing calmly. In the entire property, near the European Alder forest that is on the edge of the wetland or in the oak trees of the entrance, it is possible if you are very lucky to see a Kod Kod cat, the smallest feline that lives in Chile and is so beautiful as elusive.

From the lookout of the Sanctuary and especially in the afternoons it is possible to see and hear Coipus (similar to beavers) and if you are very fortunate, some Huillín, river otter that inhabits this wetland.

Chilla fox, KodKod and Hare

All the photos has been taken inside the property by Fernando Fainberg