Our first days in Peru

After a 24hr journey via Paris and Caracas, we finally arrived in Lima. Our hotel in Barranco overlooks the Pacific and is in a quiet neighbourhood.
First birds were Black Vutures (they're everywhere), Pacific Doves and many seabirds including Peruvian Pelican, Peruvian Booby, Inca Tern and Band-tailed gulls. A dark phase Vermillion Flycatcher partolled the garden.


Our first trip was to Pantanos de Villa where there was a splendid selection of birds including the much hoped for Many-coloured Rush-tyrant. All the expected waterbirds were present including lots of Puna Ibis, a flock of Black-necked stilts, White cheeked Pintail, etc.

We then visited Pacachamac, a large Inka site to the south of Lima and samples the local chicharrones.
We finished off at Pucusana where we hired a boat and visited the seabird colonies - good views of Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes, Red-legged Cormorant, Grey Gull, more Inka Terns, Blackish Oystercatcher but sadly no penguins. :-(

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