Peru ~ Feb'17

Monday, 20 February 2017

Flew out on the 5th Feb via Madrid to Lima ..
The afternoon of the 6th on the beach at Playa los Pavos.
The 7th was an early flight from Lima to Cusco ..
The 8th was a taxi to Ollantaytambo to get the train to Aguas Calientes ..
The 9th was Machu Picchu more on that later ..
The 10th was train back to Ollantaytambo then a Taxi to Lake Huacarpay ..

Which upon arrival was Closed !!

Taxi back to Cusco ..

The 11th hire a driver did Lake Huaypo and Lake Piuray etc ..
The 12th flight back to Lima then Taxi o San Bartolo ..
The 13th early taxi to Paracas ..
The 14th out to the Islas Ballestas ..
The 15th coach back to Lima for flight home ...

Thats the trip in a nutshell ..

The following are record shots of some of the birds during the trip ..

Sparkling Violetear ~ Cusco

Sparkling Violetear ~ Cusco

Peruvian Sheartail ~ Barranco District

Bananaquit ~ Barranco District

Croaking ground Dove ~ Barranco District

Saffron Finch ~ Barranco District

Red-Crested Cardinal ~ Barranco District

Red-capped Cardinal ~ Barranco District

Chiguango Thrush ~ Cusco

Chiguango Thrush ~ Cusco

Blue-tailed Emerald ??? ~ Aguas Calientes

Blue-Crowned Motmot ~ Aguas Calientes

Common Tody-Flycatcher ~ Aguas Calientes

Blue-Gray Tanager ~ Aguas Calientes

Green Hermit ~ Aguas Calientes

Cinnamon Flycatcher ~ Aguas Calientes

Variable Antshrike ~ Aguas Calientes

Golden-Green Woodpecker ??? ~ Aguas Calientes

Slate-Throated Redstart ~ Aguas Calientes

Speckled Chachalaca ~ Aguas Calientes

Tropical Kingbird ~ Aguas Calientes

White-capped Dipper ~ Aguas Calientes

Blue-Crowned Motmot ~ Aguas Calientes

 ??? ~ Lake Piuray

Yellow-billed Teal ~ Huayllarccocha Lagoon 

Andean Goose ~ Huayllarccocha Lagoon

Rufous-collared Sparrow~ Ccochahuasi

Andean Condor (c) ~ Ccochahuasi

Andean Condor (c) ~ Ccochahuasi

Sandwich Tern ~ Paracas

Neo-Tropic Cormorant ~ Paracas

Peruvian Booby ~ Paracas

Black Skimmer ~ Paracas

Peruvian Pelican ~ Paracas

Semi-Palmated Sandpiper ???   AJ8 ??? ~ Paracas

Peruvian Pelican ~ Paracas

Peruvian Pelican ~ Paracas

Royal Tern ~ Paracas

Peruvian Pelican ~ Paracas

Little Blue Heron ~ Paracas

Humbolt Penguin ~ Islas Ballestas

Inca Tern ~ Islas Ballestas

West Peruvian Dove ~ Paracas

West Peruvian Dove ~ Paracas

Black-bellied Plover ~ Paracas

Black-bellied Plover ~ Paracas

American Oystercatcher ~ Paracas

Peruvian Pelican ~ Paracas

Peruvian Booby ~ Paracas

Peruvian Booby ~ Paracas

Magnificent Frigatebird ~ Paracas


I really enjoyed this trip even with the slight problems along the way, like closed hotels and sunstroke ...

In hindsight i should of tightened up the time lapses between flights and trains, also got the coach from Lima to Paracas as i did on the return back ..