- Santa Eulalia canyon Central Lima Andes
NOTE: To do this trip we will need to start early morning around 4:30 am to evoid lima trafic and enjoin birding more time and to do the whole circuit and get more chances for all endemics found here we recomend one extra night in San Pedro de castas hostel (3,300m) (small hotel with basic accomodation but with private toilets) it is the only place to stay overnight, few family restaurants to get warm and well cooked meals.
ONE FULL DAY: We will pick you up from your hotel around 4:30 am and start our drive up to Santa Eulalia entrance for about 2 hours for our first stop for birding. then we will keep driving up the canyon for more species and we hope to get in time for the Andean condor view area where is our further part of the road to get in one day. After hour box lunch we will start to drive back to Lima and we usually arrive arond 6:00 pm. But if you booked for two days we will stay overnight in San Pedro de Castas village.
SECOND FULL DAY: Early breakfast and we will start driving up again the mountains to get more species. we wil pass nearby a small polilepys forest, small lagoons, bogs where we will be at 4,200 m high where we need to walk slowy and try to get some target species: White-bellied Cinclodes, Puna Snipe, Canasteros, Seedsnipes. From the higher part of the road we will star to slow down to get the main central pave highway for our drive straight to Lima. We usually arrive around 6:00 pm
Target Species: Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch, Bronze-tailed Comet, Black-necked Woodpecker, Striated Earthcreeper, Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, Canyon Canastero and Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Andean Condor, Great Inca-Finch, Bare-faced Ground-Dove, Andean Swift, Peruvian Sheartail, Purple-collared Woodstar, Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant, Yellow-billed Tit-tyrant, White-browed Chat-Tyrant, White-capped Dipper, Chiguanco Thrush, Cinereous Conebill, Blue-capped Tanager, Mourning Sierra-Finch, Band-tailed Seedeater, Golden-bellied Saltator, Striated Earthcreeper, White-winged Diuca-Finch, Peruvian Sierra Finch, Diademed Plover, White-bellied Cinclodes (E), Andean Goose, Andean Condor, Puna Snipe, Giant Coot, Andean Hillstar, Mountain Caracara, Andean Flicker, Dorbignys Chat-Tyrant and many more..