Laguna Chaxa, San Pedro de Atacama
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The flat and watery landscape of Laguna Chaxa draws many nature lovers interested in exploring a unique ecosystem of salt lakes and flamingo breeding sites. Though the area's ground is crusted with salt, three of the five different types of flamingos reside here, including the Chilean, Andean, and James species. As you point your camera at the flurry of flamingos flying over the lake, keep an eye out for other birds, like sandpipers, puna plovers, and Andean avocets. Time your visit for either sunrise or sunset, when the area's birds are most active and easiest to photograph. Make Laguna Chaxa a part of your San Pedro de Atacama vacation plans using our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary maker.
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  • Part of the Salar de Atacama, near Toconao... natural beauty. But more important are the flamingos or parinas living there... Despite the tourists and the mining of lithium. It is interesting to learn from these pink birds that live in extreme conditions.
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  • a very nice and place must know if you are going to san pedro, there are many Flemish and are relatively close.
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  • They got used to the tourists then no longer appear as the Flemish characteristic. still it is a very nice landscape
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