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Highland lagoons at 4200 masl on our way to Chivay

Andean Goose is a very common sight at high altitudes

Diademed Sandpiper-Plover stake-out at the bogs at 4800 masl

A Mourning Sierra-Finch at the Colca Canyon

Gould's Inca in the garden of the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Our first birding stop on our way to Manu: Huarcapay Lake

Second stop on our way to Manu: the endemic Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch

Cinnamon Flycatcher near Pillahuata at 2600 masl

Cloudforest habitat near Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge at 1500 masl

The brilliant Andean Cock-of-the-Rock at the lek

Approaching the end of the Manu road near Atalaya

The garden at Amazonia: lazy birding from the porch

Brightly coloured Masked Crimson Tanagers ...

... and Red-capped Cardinals at the feeding table of Amazonia Lodge

Black-tailed Trogon on the trails of Amazonia Lodge

The Oxbow Lake of Cocha Blanco

Horned Screamer along the shores of Cocha Blanco

A roosting Ladder-tailed Nightjar

Hoatzin: a common sight along Oxbow Lakes

A family of Burrowing Owls along the river on our way to Puerto Maldonado

Excellent birding at this forest patch just outside Puerto Maldonado

The localized Rusty-margined Flycatcher near PM...

... and a White-tailed Kite at the cleared areas surrounding PM

The extensive jungle viewed from the plane on our way back to Lima

The coastal lagoons of Puerto Viejo about 65 km south of Lima

A Killdeer at the lagoons

The endemic Coastal Miner at Puerto Viejo

Ruddy Duck at the same site

Common at the coast but nevertheless a beautiful bird: Vermilion Flycatcher

Just what we were looking for in the dry agricultural fields: Peruvian Thick-knee

Grey-hooded Gull at the Paracas coast

Close-up view of a Peruvian Pelican at Paracas

Boat trip to the Ballestas Islands: Humboldt Penguins

Guanay Cormorants are breeding in thousands on the islands

Inca Terns: the most beautiful Terns on the planet

Slender-billed Finch at a site about 7 km inland from Paracas

At the same site we had this roosting Lesser Nighthawk

The coast at the Paracas peninsula

Another endemic: Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes

Blackish Oystercatcher at Paracas Peninsula

 

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