Birding Lima - Pucusana and Villa Marshes

A one-day Birding trip from Lima, a convenient day trip if on a business trip to the capital or stopping on a cruise ship for a few days or before and after another trip in Peru.

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Our Lima based driver Manuel Figueroa will be pleased to take you out on any of these trips with or without bird tour leader in either of his two vehicles (Larger Sprinters available for bigger groups)

We drive south of Lima towards Pucusana. We will make selected stops along the way in agricultural areas particularly for Peruvian Thicknee, Yellowish Pipit, Short-tailed Field Tyrant and others. Other possibilities include a variety of Seedeaters including Drab (endemic), Parrot-billed and Chestnut-throated as well as Scrub Blackbird and Long-tailed Mockingbird The boat trip around Pucusana Bay, which will produce nesting Guanay and Red-legged Cormorants as well as Peruvian Boobies. Our targets here are the lovely Inca Tern, Blackish Oystercatcher, Peruvian Pelican, Grey Gull, Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes and perhaps Humboldt Penguin.

After a seafood lunch at our favourite restaurant we continue to San Pedro and Lurin which will give us a chance at many shorebirds, Peruvian Tern, Chestnut-collared Swallow and Pacific Bran-colored Flycatcher Our last stop will be a small nature reserve on the outskirts of Lima, Villa Marshes. Here we will see Andean Coot, Puna Ibis, Great and White-tufted Grebes, Cinnamon Teal, White-cheeked Pintail, Franklin's Gull, Gray-hooded Gull, Bay-winged and Variable Hawk. Wren-like Rushbird and Many-colored Rush tyrant are here along with Least Bittern. We return to your hotel in Lima in the afternoon. L.

Customer Testimonials

John Ward – UK

It was a fabulous tour, thanks for the big effort you put in. I’m delighted with the lifers I got.

Brenda Johnson - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA

Hello. We had the pleasure of having a wonderful young man as one of our guides. He did a super job in making sure everyone got to see as many birds as possible. His patience, humor, and caring made for a wonderful trip. I wish him the best, because he certainly is one of the best and it was such a joy to have him with us.

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Hello. We had the pleasure of having a wonderful young man as one of our guides. He did a super job in making sure everyone got to see as many birds as possible. His patience, humor, and caring made for a wonderful trip. I wish him the best, because he certainly is one of the best and it was such a joy to have him with us.

It was a fabulous tour, thanks for the big effort you put in. I’m delighted with the lifers I got.

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