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Junin Grebe twitch


The Junin Grebe is one of the most emblematic Peruvian endemcs and certainly the most threatened. We like to make this marvelous bird accessible also for those with little time and hence offer this one day "twitch" to see it.  By going up to 4100m in one day and then back again, one tricks the onset of altitude sickness (soroche).  If you are not acustomed to the altitude, but still wants to see the Junin Grebe in a short time, this is better trip than the 2 day Junin Grebe twitch

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We start at midnight from Miraflores and drive straight to Ondores to pick up our local guide Cesar Zevallos, who is also involved in a Kolibri Expeditions financed survey of the breeding success of the Junin Grebe. We should arrive just before 6 AM. We head on to Pari where the boat will be waiting. The trip to the lake center also gives great views of Silvery Grebe, Yellow-billed Pintail, Crested Duck, Yellow-billed Teal, Puna Teal, Chilean Flamingo and Andean Ruddy Duck.  It shall take close to an hour to get to the part of the lake where the flightless Junin Grebe is usually located. 

At mid-morning we return to Ondores to search for Junin Rail. Other birds we try to pick-up before returning to Lima are Dark-winged and Common MinerShort-billed and Correndera PipitsBlack-breasted Hillstar and Andean Negrito. If time and weather permit we shall make selected stops on the way back to Lima perhaps White-bellied Cinclodes. Calculate to be back in Lima around 6 pm, but traffic has sometimes made us return as late as 9 pm.. 


Price: US$ 320 (Minimum 5 people).
Less than 5 people: (see pricing)
Price includes boat and entrance fee to Junin Lake


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