Saturday, November 24, 2007

Birds between Juliaca & Moho 19 & 23.11.07

Black Siskin

Cordilleran Canastero

Plumbeous Rail (Imm)

Titicaca Flightless Grebe

Moho: Some common birds

Here I present some common birds from Moho. All photos taken between 19-23 of November. The birds: Black-throated Flowerpiercer, Andean Ibis, Chilean Flamingo & Peruvian Sierra-Finch.

Moho: A place where most birdes don't go.

I strayed in Moho from 19 to 23 of november. My trip was work related, but I had some time to watch birds as well. I was interesting to walk along the road and take some photos. I was also able to talk with people along the road as the cars rushed by. At one of the hilltops you can also find some interesting old ruins, these ruins are not fully explored yet. One morning we walk up to these ruins and had splendid views of Lake Titicaca and the surroundings.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I've had enough of you!

We visited Puno today, and here are som pictures from Titicaca. A couple of Andean Ducks seemed to have some problems in their relationship; I hope they resolve their problems soon. By the way, it's the male who's on the run
Yellow-winged Blackbirds (male & female) & Puna Teal.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

La Punta, Callao, Lima 10.11.07

Elegant Tern

I visited La Punta together with members of GAP (Grupo de Aves Peru) from Lima. It was an exiting experience, and I got several new contacts. I hope to stay in touch with you all!

La Punta is a good place for migrating shorbirds and gulls. Among the birds seen were Sanderling, Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Franklin's Gull & Elegant Tern

Semipalmated Plover (left) & Semipalmated Sandpiper (right)

Gray-hooded Gull

Pantanos de Villa, Lima 3

Pacific (White-winged) Dove, along the main trail close to the headquarter. All the photos from Pantanos de Villa 09.11.07 (next two entries as well)

Franklin's Gulls at the beach, Mar Villa circuit, also Band-tailed Gull (ad. & imm.) in the front.

Kildeer, Mar Villa circuit.

Western Sandpiper,

Mar Villa circuit

Pantanos de Villa, Lima 2

Three raptors were seen together inland from Mar Villa. I identified them as one Harris’ Hawk (imm) and two Savanna Hawks.

Savanna Hawk (two first pictures)

Harris' Hawk

Pantanos de Villa, Lima 1

Pantanos de Villa in Lima is a good place to start or end a birding trip in Peru. You can see many herons, gulls and ducks in the lagoons and during the migration a lot of shorebirds as well. I spent most of the time at Mar Villa, the lagoons close to the shore, during my visit 09. November. During the return one of the park guards kindly shoved me a place were several Peruvian Thick-Knee rested. These birds are mostly active during nighttime.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Juliaca 1

Some of the birds seen around my house today.

Mourning Sierra-Finch (female or juv.), note the cinnamon cheek patch.

Peruvian Sierra-Finch (male)

Rufous-collared Sparrow, present from coast to highland.

Eared Dove, common and a quite urban dove.