Lagunillas del Chaco

by Bennett Hennessey

Lagunillas del ChacoI will be working on this section soon. For now I am providing a map that Gustavo Sanchez made for me of the five lakes that are worth visiting on the drive down to the Camiri on highway #9, and eventually to the Chaco habitat. Also see Boyiube Chaco for this route. I hope to visit these lakes soon to improve this section.

Below is a list of birds which you only find in the Chaco of Bolivia (some have a large range in Paraguay and even Argentina). (see Bolivian Specialities).

Chaco Chachalaca Ortalis canicollis
Spot-winged Falconet Spiziapteryx circumcinctus
Yellow-breasted Crake Porzana flaviventer
Spot-flanked Gallinule Gallinula melanops
Black-legged Seriema Chunga burmeisteri
Scaled Ground-Dove Columbina squammata
Pearly-breasted Cuckoo Coccyzus euleri
Chaco Owl Strix chacoensis
Black-bodied Woodpecker Dryocopus schulzi
Crested Hornero Furnarius cristatus
Short-billed Canastero Asthenes baeri
Little Thornbird Phacellodomus sibilatrix
Lark-like Brushrunner Coryphistera alaudina
Crested Gallito Rhinocrypta lanceolata
Black-crowned Monjita Xolmis coronata
Many-colored Chaco-Finch Saltatricula multicolor