This is the best time of the year to be somewhere else! It gets hot, with temperatures topping 40° on occasion. This is no time to be out on La Serena steppe, unless it is for the first couple of hours of the day. Many birds are there to be seen, of course, but there is a long part of the day when the birdwatcher really does not feel comfortable.
The pools of drinking water for sheep, and the many miles of reservoir shore and the few remaining watercourses are magnets for bird life.