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Cuzco Birding Day trip: Huacarpay and San Salvador full day


During a full day excursion from Cuzco, we visit two sites. The Huacarpay lake near Cusco good for waterbirds and the Andean slopes above San Salvador good for various passerined. Targets include Giant Coot and Bearded Mountaineer.

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An early start take us south of Cuzco to Huacarpay Lake. Here we can watch a number of waterbird such as Yellow-billed Teal, White-tufted Grebe, Yellow-billed Pintail, Andean Ruddy Duck, Puna Teal, Plumbeous Rail and many more. In the reeds we find Many-colored Rush-Tyrant and Wren-like Rushbird. In the scrub nearby the endemic and magnifiscent hummingbird Bearded Mountaineer can sometimes be seen, as well as Rusty-fronted Canastero and Streak-fronted Thornbird

We continue to the small village of San Salvador. Above this village it is possible to see a number of passerines such as Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch, Tufted Tit-Tyrant, Peruvian Sierra-Finch, Chiguanco Thrush and others. Higher up there is a small lagoon good for Giant Coot, Crested Duck, Andean Goose, Andean Gull and Andean Lapwing. Return to Cuzco in the late afternoon. 


Option: Huacarpay and San Salvador one day excursion Days: 1
Price: US$ 240 (Minimum 5 people).
Less than 5 people: (see pricing)

Full day including transport, guiding, pic nic breakfast and lunch. Does not inlcude entrance fees, hotel and dinner.



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