Friday, September 14, 2007
Peru day 30: Pantanos de Villa, Lima
Back in cold, grey Lima today. Spent a few hours birding at the wetlands of Pantanos de Villa on the southern outskirts of Lima. Highlights were Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant, Wren-like Rushbird, Andean Coot, Andean Duck, over 100 Puna Ibis, over 2000 Cattle Egret, Great Grebe, White-tufted Grebe, Plumbeous Rail, 1000+ gulls (Band-tailed, Kelp and Grey-headed) and several Striated Herons. Also noted were Greater Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Snowy Egret, Neotropic Cormorant, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Little Blue Heron, Great Egret, Southern House Wren, Shiny Cowbird, Harris' Hawk, Osprey, Pacific Dove, Eared Dove, Blue-and-white Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Black Vulture, Black-necked Stilt, American Kestrel, White-cheeked Pintail, Yellowish Pipit, Pied-billed Grebe and Common Moorhen.