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I had an opportunity do some birding in Peru because our Oceania Cruise ended there. Instead of reactivating my altitude sickness and going to Machu Picchu I instead contacted Manu Expeditions and set up a private bird guide for three days of birding around Lima. This was not the premier season for birding but better than nothing. Our guide was John Paul Perret and he continued my wonderful experience with bird guides (see /CostaRica). In addition to the birds there was a wealth of interesting things to see. To accommodate this, the site is divided into the 4 days we had in Peru:
Day 1. Seabirds and the Coast
Birds: Peruvian Booby, Guanay Cormorant, Red-legged Cormorant, Neotropical Cormorant, Inca Tern, Belcher’s Gull, Grey Headed Gull, Grey Gull, Kelp Gull, Long-tailed Mockingbird, Peruvian Pelican, Spotted Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Peruvian Thick-knee, American and Black Osytercatchers, Ruddy Turnstone, Many-colored Rush Tyrant, Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Great Grebe, Common Moorhen, Black-crowned Night Heron, Pied Grebe and others.
For this first day we were joined by Barbara and Jerry Munden, fellow birders from the ship.
Day 2. Reserva Nacional De Lachay
Birds: Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Eared Dove, Croaking Ground Dove, Variable Hawk, Costal Miner, Least Seednipe, Burrowing Owl, Sierra Finch, Rufous-collared Sparrow and others.
Day 3. Into the Foothills of the Andes
Birds: Scrub Blackbird, West Peruvian Dove, Bare-faced Ground Dove, Great Inca Finch, Blue-black Grassquit, Amazilla Hummingbird, Vermillian Flycatcher, Southern Beardless Tyrannulet, White-collared Swift and others.
At my request, at the end of the day we went to the Aviary at the Parque Zoologica Huachipa and saw the Andean Goose, Military Macaw, Russet-backed Oropendula, White-cheeked Pintail, Andean Teal, Speckled Chachalaca, and White-tailed Jay.
Day 4. Tour of Lima. No birds - museums and buildings.
Some of the above birds are not illustrated since they have been shown on other sub-websites.
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