Birding in the Lomas de Lachay

Peruvian sheartail - Birding in Peru with Nature ExpeditionsDuring the Peruvian winter (June – October) the desert coast is often covered by a thick fog which in some places provides enough condensation water to allow for vegetation to grow. The protected area Lomas de Lachay, located 105 kilometers north of Lima is such a temporal fog oasis, covering an area of 5070 hectares. Plants, birds, mammals and reptiles have adapted their life cycles to fit into a few months of the year. Within weeks the desert sand is covered by thick green vegetation, even apparently dead tree-trunks become green and flower. It is an amazing nature experience to walk through the thick vegetation of the Lomas with its amazing diversity of hummingbirds, doves, parrots, as well as birds of prey

and other species Thick-billed miner - Birding in Peru with Nature Expeditions all around you and afterwards enjoy the view over the surrounding desert from a hilltop.

 

Price (Valid till 31.12.2014) (not including tax)

– 595 Nuevos Soles if you book alone

– 354 Nuevos Soles per person if you book for 2 people

Variable hawk - Birding in Peru with Nature Expeditions – 297 Nuevos Soles per person if you book for 3 or more people

Trip Program:

– Hotel Pick-up

– Road-transfer to Lachay (110 km)

– 3 hours birding

Black-chested Buzzard-eagle Birding in Peru with Nature Expeditions – Road-transfer back to Lima (110 km)

Includes:

– Guide (English/Spanish/German speaking)

– Entrance fees

– Lunch box (regular, vegetarian or vegan)

Burrowing owl - Birding in Peru with Nature Expeditions Transfer

Book your birding tour or get more information
You can also phone us at: (0051) 994 10 42 06

Birding in Peru with Nature Expeditions

Peru birding with Nature Expeditions

Birding with Nature Expeditions in Peru

 

 
Travel with biologist Stefan Austermühle, Executive Director of the Peruvian nature conservation group Mundo Azul and founder of Nature Expeditions. Stefan is deeply involved in nature conservation and biological research in Peru since 1998. Originally a cetacean researcher he has become an experienced and dedicated birder while working all over the country. He carries on ecological research on bird populations and trains bird guides at the Peruvian Institute for Tourism Education (CENFOTUR). To read more about his work click here.

To see his bird life list click here.

To see his bird videos click here.

To see his bird pictures click here.

See below a list of bird species which you can observe on our birding tour

(E = endemic)

 

Common birds all year round

Coastal miner (E)                             Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Thick-billed miner                          Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Cactus canastero (E)                       Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Black-chested buzzard-eagle     Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Mountain parakeet                        Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Peruvian thick-knee                       Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Vermilion flycatcher                      Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Variable hawk (red-backed)       Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

American kestrel                             Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Least seedsnipe                               Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Eared dove                                         Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Croaking ground-dove                  Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Burrowing owl                                  Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Andean swift                                     Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Amazilia hummingbird                 Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Oasis hummingbird                        Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Peruvian sheartail                           Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Southern beardless tyrannulet Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Blue–and–white swallow            Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

House wren                                       Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

House sparrow                                 Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Peruvian meadowlark                   Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Cinereous conebill                         Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Blue-black grassquit                       Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Band-tailed seedeater                  Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Grassland yellow-finch                 Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Raimondi’s yellow-finch              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Band-tailed sierra-finch                     Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Rufous-colared sparrow               Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Collared warbling-finch                     Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Hooded siskin                                   Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Barn swallow                                     Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

 

Migratory species

Tawny-throated dotterel             Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

 

Occasional sightings

Harris hawk                                        Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Peregrine falcon                              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Lesser nighthawk                            Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

 

Rare sightings

Andean tinamou, Andean condor, Black vulture, Killdeer, Western sandpiper, Bare-faced ground-dove, White-tipped dove, Purple-collared woodstar, Grayish miner, Dark-faced ground-tyrant, Chiguanco thrush, Yellowish pipit, Dull-colored seedeater, Chestnut-throated seedeater, Aplomado falcon, Whimbrel, Band-winged nightjar, White-collared swift, Sparkling violet-ear, d’Orbigny’s chat-tyrant, Cave swallow, Masked yellowthroat

Book your birding tour or get more information
You can also phone us at: (0051) (1) 994 10 42 06
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