Huacarpay Lake full day
The lagoons of Huacarpay located at 3020 m.a.s.l.. 10,500 feet are a system of wetlands located 30km south east of the city of Cusco, have a wide variety of aquatic habitats, therefore it is a refuge for various species of endangered birds.
We are going to start this activity early morning, pick you up from your hotel and drive towards this lake
Once we get there we are going to explore everything trying to spot many species, the marshy shores and waters of the lakes support Andean waterbirds and waders, including White-tufted Grebe, Puna Ibis, Puna Teal, Yellow-billed Pintail, Ruddy (Andean) Duck, Plumbeous Rail, and Andean Lapwing. In addition, there are usually a few boreal shorebird non-breeders or migrants (quite a few later in the season). The extensive rush beds shelter Cinereous Harriers, Yellow-winged Blackbirds, Wren-like Rushbirds, and the beautiful Many-colored RushTyrant, and the scrubby slopes are home to a number of land birds, including Bare-faced Ground-Dove, Giant Hummingbird (at nine inches, the largest-bodied of the hummers), Streak-fronted Thornbird, large flocks of Greenish Yellow-Finches (usually), Ash-breasted Sierra-Finches, Band-tailed Seedeaters, and the endemic Rusty-fronted Canastero. Another Peruvian endemic, the spectacular Bearded Mountaineer, feeds at the tubular yellow flowers of the wild Tree Tobacco that grows in the outwash plains near the lakes. Hanging above the slopes on occasion are Black chested Buzzard-Eagles, and down them hurtle Aplomado Falcons in pursuit of some unsuspecting doves, after this Activity we head back to Cuzco.
- Private transportation
- Lunch Box Lunch
- Specialized birder guide with equipment.
DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Personal expenses
- Comfortable shoes.
- Binocular or Telescope.
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