Birdwatching

“BIRD WATCHING IN THE LUCRE-HUACARPAY LAKE”

This wetland is composed of six bodies of water, which are permanent. They take the names of: Waton, Lucre, Huacarpay, Choquepugio, Waskar, Pesqoynioq. Located 30 km southwest of the city of Cusco, at an altitude of 3020 to 3170. The lake and surrounding area because of the diversity of vegetation it presents, is a refuge for a diversity of bird species, where we can observe up to 70 resident species and despite the problems of the growth of settlements around the wetland, this continues to receive migratory species. Until the year 2015, a total of 140 bird species have been reported among residents, migratory, occasional and temporary (Venero, 2015). In the area we can see two species that are endemic to southern Peru: Rusty-fronted Canastero (Asthenes ottonis), can be easily distinguished by its song and while Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonympha nobilis), is also easily observed fluttering behind the nectar of the flowers of Nicotiana shrubs that are abundant in the area, disputing the territory with Sparkling Violetear (Colibri coruscans) and Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas).

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Itinerary

Itinerary

  • Departure point: City of Cusco
  • Departure time: 5:30 am
  • Return: 10:30 am

INCLUDED/ not INCLUDED

INCLUDED

  • Ornithological guide
  • Private transportation (We pick you up from  your hotels and drop off you at your hotels)
  • Breakfast
  • Bird list and observation equipment

RECOMENDATIONS

RECOMENDATIONS

Observation materials and equipment:

  • Clothing not very striking or camouflable with the environment
  • Comfortable sports shoes.
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • notebook
  • Waterproof or Raincoat (Depending on the season and weather)
  • Hat and suncreen
  • Personal wáter

Get to see some Chilean Flamingo at Huacarpay Lake this days!

We need minimum two people for our tours.

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