Tuesday, August 18, 2015
I have only seen White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant a couple of times, and never photographed the species earlier. At about 3500 meters, Mauricio spotted one, but after a couple of minutes, it disappeared. I started to run after the bird without thinking about the altitude, and I found it after a ten minutes hike up the hillside. I felt shaky and could hardly held the camera, but I was able to take some pictures of the bird.
White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant (above and below)
Once again I had the opportunity to visit Chiguata. This time together with Finn and Mauricio. We birded along the road from Chiguata to Salinas. Here are some of the birds from the lower elevations (2300 - 3500 meters). The first post showing some of the hummingbirds in the area.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
We also visited the cultivated fields in search for Tawny-throated Dotterel and Least Seedsnipe. Luckily we found a group of Dotterels.
Dragonfly (below), unknown species, any suggestions?
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Chilean Flamenco now breeds in Ite. It is the only costal Lagoon where this species breed. All three species of Flamencos are observed in the lagoons, something that makes Ite quite special. In Mejia there are also observations of all three species of Flamencos, but the last years Ite have more observations of Puna and Andean Flamenco than any other costal Lagoon.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Ite has some of the qualities of Mejia. I had my first trip to this wetland back in 1997. Also back in 1997 and 1998, during my first trips, I observed a lot of Ducks and Shorebirds in the area. But during this short visit (27.06.13) I was surprised to find really high numbers of Coots, Ducks, Flamencos and Grebes in the area. Then next entrance I will dedicate to Ite wetlands. This first entry contains birds seen in the Southern part of the Lagoons.
In 2013 we had the possibility to visit Peru three weeks. One of the main targets was to meet our friends, but also to see the places we lived. We also managed to visit some of the places were I used to look at birds, and also some places I have never done any birding before. To families traveled together, and with to birdwatchers in the group, we stopped frequently. The whole trip started in Tacna where we lived almost five years (1996-2000). In the city we saw some common bird species. The first day with some specialities we had during a short trip to Calientes above the town.