Yesterday we had a family trip to Putina. Our target was the hot springs. We headed to Azurduy, and from there we took the bad road to Putina. We learned that you can not relay on the maps during this stretch. In Putina there was Polylepis forest along the hillsides. The first 20 kilometres along the road back to Juliaca we also saw extensive patches of Polylepis forest, and we also saw a field with Puya raimondii. The first 40 kilometres of the road between Putina and Huancane were quite bad, after that the road was paved to Juliaca. I only visited briefly a hillside with Polylepis forest, and I saw D’Obrigny’s Chat-Tyrant and several Streak-fronted Thornbirds.
Puna Ibis, between Azurduy and Putina
Greater Yellowlegs in poor light at 3900 m