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.