El OlivarPark and Pantanos de Villa. Short excursion - Morning or Afternoon.
This is a good introduction to the birds of LIma. Slow pace with time to look at the birds well.
El Olivar Park gives easy access to Croaking Ground-Dove, West Peruvian (Pacific) Dove, Amazilia Hummingbird, Vermillion Flycatcher, Shiny Cowbird, and feral populations of Saffron Finch, Blue-gray Tanager, Pacific Parrotlet, Red-masked, Canary-winged and Scarlet-fronted Parakeets. Nearby there is a nesting pair of Harris´s Hawk. Sometimes Peruvian Sheertail may be seen.
At Pantanos de Villa Great Grebe, Least Bittern, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant, Wren-like Rush-bird, Plumbeous Rail, Peruvian Thickknee and Peruvian Meadowlark are among the more sought birds. Other marshloving birds are White-cheeked Pintail, Cinnamon Teal, Little Blue Heron, Andean Duck, Grey-hooded Gull and in the lower grassy wet areas Grassland Yellow-Finch and Yellowish Pipit. At sea one may see Peruvian Pelican and Peruvian Boobies, some distant Inca Terns, as well as Band-tailed, Gray, Kelp and in the southern winter thousands of Franklin´s Gulls. The mudflats are good for visiting and resident waders Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, both Yellowlegs, Least and Stilt Sandpipers and occasionally Short-billed Dowitcher.