RAMSAR-site: wetlands of Villa

Black-necked stilt - Birding in Peru with Nature ExpeditionsThe Villa swamps (Pantanos de Villa) are the only protected natural area within the city of Lima. In 1997 the RAMSAR Convention acknowledged the area as an Internationally Important Wetland for Waterfowl, providing feeding, breeding, roosting and sheltering sites to resident and migratory birds, which travel many thousands of miles between North and South America, the Andean high altitude lagoons and the Amazon.

The protected area consists of several habitats, each for specific bird community. A total of 208 bird species have been reported for the area, of which 70% are migratory. On an average day we should be able to show you at least 35 species. Specialties to be

Andean duck - Birding in Peru with Nature Expeditionsseen are: Andean duck, Great grebe, Pied-billed grebe, Puna ibis, Wren-like rush bird, Many-colored rush-tyrant, White-cheeked pintail, Osprey, among many others.

Price (Valid till 31.12.2014) (not including tax)

– 270 Nuevos Soles if you book alone

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

– 150 Nuevos Soles per person if you book for 3 or more people

Great grebe - Birding in Peru with Nature ExpeditionsTrip Program:

– Hotel Pick-up

– Road-transfer

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– 2.5 hours birding

– Road-transfer

American kestrel - Birding in Peru with Nature ExpeditionsIncludes:

– Guide (English/ Spanish/ German speaking)

– Entrance fees

– Transfer

 

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Birding in Peru with Nature Expeditions

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 trip

 

Common species all year round

Pied-billed grebe – Picture 

Great grebe – Picture

White-cheeked pintail                 Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Cinnamon teal                                  Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Andean duck                                     Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Common moorhen                         Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Andean (Slate-colored) coot      Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Great white egret                           Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Cattle egret                                        Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Snowy egret                                      Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Black-crowned night-heron        Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Striated heron                                  Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Little blue heron                              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Wren-like rush bird                        Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Many-colored rush-tyrant           Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Puna ibis                                             Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Black-necked stilt                            Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Killdeer                                                                Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

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

Yellow-hooded blackbird            Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

American oystercatcher               Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Whimbrel                                           Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Lesser yellowlegs                            Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Spotted sandpiper                          Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Ruddy turnstone                              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Black vulture                                     Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

American kestrel                             Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Eared dove                                         Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

West Peruvian dove                           Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Croaking ground-dove                  Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Vermilion flycatcher                      Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

House wren                                       Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Grassland yellow-finch                 Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Rufous-collared sparrow              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Peruvian meadowlark                   Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Scrub blackbird                                 Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Shiny cowbird                                   Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Osprey                                                 Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Burrowing owl                                  Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Peruvian thick-knee                       Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Greater yellowlegs                         Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Saffron finch                                      Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Groove-billed ani                            Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Long-tailed mockingbird              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Peruvian pelican                              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Peruvian booby                                                Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Neotroptical cormorant                Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Guanay cormorant                          Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Red-legged cormorant                  Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Inca tern                                              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Black skimmer                                  Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Kelp gull                                              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Belcher’s (Band-tailed) gull        Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

 

Common migratory birds

Sanderling                                          Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Semipalmated sandpiper            Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Elegant tern                                       Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Sandwich tern                                   Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Gray gull                                              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Gray-headed gull                            Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Franklin’s gull                                   Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Semipalmated plover                    Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Snowy plover                                    Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

 

 

Occasional sightings:

Lesser nighthawk                            Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Wilson’s phalarope                        Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

White-tufted grebe                       Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Amazilia hummingbird                 Species fact sheet          Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Western sandpiper                        Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Least sandpiper                                                Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Baird’s sandpiper                            Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Pectoral sandpiper                         Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Stilt sandpiper                                  Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Harris’ (Bay-winged) hawk          Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

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

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

Peregrine falcon                              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Hooded siskin                                   Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Cinereous conebill                         Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Blue-gray tanager                            Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Pacific parrotlet                               Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Peruvian tern                                    Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Royal tern                                           Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Blue-footed booby                         Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Red-legged shag                              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Canary-winged parakeet              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Blue-black grassquit                       Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Drab seedeater                                                Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

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

House sparrow                                 Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Coastal miner                                    Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Southern beardless-tyrannulet Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Bran-colored flycatcher                                Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Short-tailed field-tyrant               Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Tropical kingbird                              Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Barn swallow                                     Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Yellowish pipit                                 Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Short-billed dowitcher                 Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

Solitary sandpiper                           Species fact sheet           Picture                  Slideshow           Video

 

Historically recorded Species (unlikely to be seen) :

Plumbeous rail, Mitred parakeet, Dark-faced ground-tyrant, Sooty shearwater, Least bittern, Black rail, Red-fronted coot, Black-bellied (Gray) plover, Andean gull, Scarlet-fronted parakeet, Peruvian sheartail, Purple-collared woodstar, Least grebe, Puna teal, Blue-winged teal, Turkey vulture, Cinereous harrier, Willet, Surfbird, Laughing gull, South-American tern, Common Tern, White-collared swift, Chimney swift, Oasis hummingbird, Green kingfisher, Purple martin, Southern martin, Chestnut-collared swallow, Parrot-billed seedeater, Speckled teal, Blackish Oystercatcher, White-tailed jay, Palm tanager, Humboldt penguin, Waved albatross, Galapagos-Albatros, Antarctic giant petrel Petrel, Cape petrel, Slender-billed prion, Wilson’s storm-petrel, Markham’s storm petrel, Peruvian diving-petrel, Brown pelican, Magnificent frigate bird, Cocoi heron, Tricolored heron, Wood stork, Roseate spoonbill, Chilean flamingo, Black-bellied whistling-duck, Crested duck, Broad-winged hawk, Savanna hawk, Aplomado falcon, Virginia rail, Paint-billed crake, Purple gallinule, American golden-plover, Common snipe, Long-billed Ruff, Red phalarope, Least seed snipe, Chilean skua, Pomarine jaeger, Parasitic jaeger, Arctic tern, Large-billed tern, Plain-breasted ground-dove, Barn owl, Eastern kingbird, Fork-tailed flycatcher, Brown-chested martin, Bank swallow (Sand martin), Chestnut-throated seedeater

 

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