Huacarpay Lake & Surroundings


Peru Birding Tours designed a NEW birding extension  at the southern Peru east-slope, temperate birding at its best, featuring several endemics and scenic Andean puna.

The Huacarpay Lakes area in the central highlands of Peru is a wetlands area where a variety of high elevation aquatic birds are readily seen. Because the area is near Cusco, it is an excellent place to spend a first day of birding after flying into Cusco from Lima the first morning of a tour. Among the species commonly seen there are Puna Ibis, Andean Ibis, Andean Teal, Yellow-billed Pintail, White-cheeked Pintail, Puna Teal, Andean Ruddy-Duck, Plumbeous Rail, Andean Coot, Andean Lapwing, Puna Plover, and Andean Gull. A more scarce species, the White-backed Stilt is sometimes also seen in this area.

  • BIRDING FOR ONE FULL DAY

Well early pick you up from your hotel in Cusco for our birding time at Huacarpay Lake located about 20 minutes drive from Cusco in the central Andes Mountains of Peru.

The road between Cusco and Huacarpay Lakes traverses high altitude shrubland habitat that is home to a variety of interesting high elevation specialties. These include Wren-like Rush-bird, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant, Rufous-naped Ground-Tyrant, Chiguanco Thrush, and Cinerous Conebill, Peruvian Sierra-Finch, Mourning Sierra-Finch, Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch, Chestnut-bearded Mountain-Finch, Band-tailed Seedeater, and Greenish Yellow-Finch. If there is time we can explore Huaypo lake & Surroundings. Then well drive back to Cusco and leave you at you hotel.

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  PRICE IN BASE OF 6 PEOPLE  
PRICE PER PERSON US$ 100.00   
NOTE If you are a bigger group number or prefer a private tour, please let us know.  
     
TOUR PACE & WALKING Easy to moderate
EASY OF BIRDING Moderate with some challenging species
PHOTOGRAFIC CHANCE Excellent
   
INCLUDE Lunch, private transport, driver and birding guide
NOT INCLUDE International/domestic flights,hotel, phone calls, extra activities  
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