Only 30 minutes from the city the hills still have areas of beautifully dense and shady temperate rainforest, like at privately owned Parque Oncol. Where everything is covered in moss and ferns! Here you'll hear many skulky Rhynocriptids like the Magellanic, Ochre-naped and Chucao Tapaculos, and if you are lucky you'll see the chubby Black-throated Huet-huets scrambling in the understory.
If you are a ocean lover, the coast is also only thirty minutes away from town. If you don't have a car you can also access the coastal towns on public buses.
In one day you can visit world class wetlands, megadiverse temperate rainforests and rocky coasts. Not bad. Soon I'll post about my local birding spots around Valdivia, with complete lists of what I've found.