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I'm a Biologist, alternative guide, the most important áreas in Lambayeque to birding are: Puerto Etén here we can watch White-tufted Grebe, white-cheeked Pintails , Cinnamon Teal, Wren-like Rushbird, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant, Peruvian Pelicans, Peruvian and Brown Boobies and Kelp Gulls, Tawny-throated Dottorel, Burrowing Owl, Plumbeous Rail, Common Moorhen, Andean (Slate-colored) Coot, Peruvian Pelicans, Peruvian and Brown Boobies and Kelp Gulls and more.
Bosque Pomac here Peruvian Plantcutter, Rufous Flycatcher, Baird's Flycatcher, Supercilliaried Wren, Coastal Miner, and more.
Chaparri here White-Winged Guan, Tumbes Tyrant, Andean Condor, King Vulture, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Solitary Eagle, Peruvian Screech-Owl, Scrub Nightjar, Tumbes Hummingbird, Purple-collared Woodstar, Short-tailed Woodstar, Guayaquil Woodpecker, Necklaced Spinetail, Collared Antshrike, Elegant Crescent-chest, Short-tailed Field-Tyrant, Rufous Flycatcher, Plumbeous-backed Thrush, White-tailed Jay, Cinereous Finch, Sulphur-throated Finch, White-headed Brush-Finch, Black-capped Sparrow, Tumbes Sparrow, White-edged Oriole.
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I am an amateur but enthusiastic birder and I know the main birding spots in Lima well (Pantanos de Villa, the shore and the parks). In particular, I love the wetlands in my district of Chorrillos. I work with my family on a project to develop a private conservation area called La Isla, in a flooded plot of land adjacent to the reserve, where more than a hundred species of birds have been recorded. Though I am a full time law student, I enjoy birding and going out to take photos during the weekends and my free days, either at our place La Isla or at the national reserve. I love meeting birders from around the world, and currently I'm hoping to join a bird guiding course and become a volunteer for the reserve. I'd be glad to offer advice regarding birding and Lima.
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Doris Valencia from Cuscou. Im a license tour guide here in Cusco, specialize in birding, natural history and history and archaeology. I do tours in diferent natural areas of my country but certainly more often to birding spots around Cusco, Sacred Valley, Huacarpay Wetlands, Abra de Malaga, Machupicchu and the Manu National Park. I would like to be contacted anytime for any service, I dont do tours for free often, but could organize anything necesary for birders in my area from transportation, accomodation etc for really good prices. Lots of good birding spots are around Cusco including the best and famous archaeological sites both from the pre-inca and Inca.
I have been fortunate to have birded with some excellent birders in North America. Doris's ear and identification skills are as good as anyone with whom I have birded. This is a daunting challenge because of Peru's 1800 plus bird list. I would totally trust Doris to arrange a trip for you that you will completely enjoy and never forget.
Dave and Wendy Carter October 23, 2010 USA
Doris is absolutely amazing at spotting and identifying birds. I came back with more than 150 life birds, including 17 hummingbirds and some rare birds, like the endangered Inca Wren.
Manny Vara, January 2010, San Jose, California, USA
I emphatically recommend Doris Valencia to anybody wanting to explore Peru. Doris is an enthusiastic and knowledgable guide and she is well versed in the cultural and natural history of her country. Her birding skills are top notch and she works hard to insure that all the participants gets to see them. Doris Valencia is one of the best guides that I have had the pleasure to work with. Our tour with her was excellent and we look forwards to working with her again.
Dan van den Broek, Audubon Society of Portland. Trip Leader and Educator Set 2010