Peru

How to see the Sira Barbet

Thumbnail image for How to see the Sira Barbet by Gunnar 19 July 2012

A new Barbet have been described from Sira Mountains, Sira Barbet Capito fitzpatricki, in the Auk. Here is explained how to see it.

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World Bird Cup – Final!!

Thumbnail image for World Bird Cup – Final!! by Gunnar 2 January 2012

Surprise Semifinal It was a total surprise that Philippine Eagle would be able to resist the popular Spoon-billed Sandpiper. It could be that the Spoonie supporters were to busy celebrating Christmas and New Year, and simply did not have time to vote.  I checked the results at midnight on the 31st of December, 2011 and [...]

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The Brush-Finches of Central Peru

Thumbnail image for The Brush-Finches of Central Peru by Rich Hoyer 5 July 2011

Rich Hoyer has just completed a quick scout of the central Peruvian Andes and enjoyed the diversity of Atlapetes Brush-Finches in the region.

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Amazonia Lodge – The Pot of Gold at the End of the Manu Road’s Rainbow.

Thumbnail image for Amazonia Lodge – The Pot of Gold at the End of the Manu Road’s Rainbow. by Rich Hoyer 28 June 2011

Rich Hoyer shares some photos from Amazonia Lodge – the pot of gold at the end of the Manu Road’s Rainbow.

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San Pedro – Manu’s Middle Elevation Cloud Forests

Thumbnail image for San Pedro – Manu’s Middle Elevation Cloud Forests by Rich Hoyer 21 June 2011

In this blog I’m revisiting my travels here in September and October of the past two years…and in the process boning up for my return in October of this year. Like any road that descends the wet, eastern slope of the Andes, the Manu Road’s diversity begins to explode as you approach the Amazonian lowlands. [...]

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Peru’s Manu Road – The Upper Elevations

A Barred Fruiteater on the Manu Road, Peru by Rich Hoyer 16 June 2011

In looking ahead to my tour this coming October, I’m taking a look back on last year’s visit to this amazing birding road. We are lucky to stay at Wayqecha Biological Station at the highest elevations on the Manu Road. Formerly we had to camp here to sample the exciting bird life that prefers this [...]

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Avistar Peru – birding festival in Lima 2011.

Thumbnail image for Avistar Peru – birding festival in Lima 2011. by Gunnar 25 April 2011

Avistar Peru – Miraflores Nov 2-6, 2011 I have the pleasure to announce that an anual birding festival – AVISTAR PERU – will be held in Lima each year. It has been inspired by the yearly AVISTAR festival in Sao Paulo organized by Guto Carvalho and his friends. Guto, has been a great help getting [...]

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Northern Shoveler – New species for Peru

Thumbnail image for Northern Shoveler – New species for Peru by Gunnar 17 February 2011

Pete Morris, guide from Birdquest, made a fantastic discovery in Lima in mid Janaury. When birding Ventanilla marshes – conveniently north of Lima and easily accessible from the airport without having to tackle the thick Lima traffic – he photographed this female Northern Shoveler. Not only a first for Peru, but apparantly the southern-most record [...]

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A Quetzal Christmas

http://birdingblogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Resplendent-Quetzal-Thumb.jpg by Rich Hoyer 21 December 2010

Christmas Red and Green The colors red and green represent Christmas probably from traditions of using sprigs of evergreen trees and red berries to decorate – holly comes to mind. But wouldn’t it be great if we could decorate our trees with quetzals – all six species of which are red and green? The Crested [...]

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