Tuesday, August 18, 2015
I have only seen White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant a couple of times, and never photograped the species earlier. at about 3500 meters Mauricio spotted one, but after a couple of minutes it disappeared. I started to run after the bird without thinking of the altitude, and I found it after a ten minutes hike up the hillside. I was shaky and could hardly held the camera, but I was able to take some pictures of the bird.
White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant (above and below)
Once again I had the opportunity to visit Chiguata. This time together with Finn and Mauricio. We birded along the road from Chiguata to Salinas. Here are some of the birds from the lower elevations (2300 - 3500 meters). The first post showing some of the hummingbirds in the area.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
We also visited the cultivated fields in search for Tawny-throated Dotterel and Least Seedsnipe. Luckily we found a group of Dotterels.
Midway between the city of Arequipa and the coast you can find an artificial Lagoon. This Lagoon has developed slovely the past ten year because of an agricultural project in this desert plain at 1200 meters. Many ducks, flamingos and shorebirds can be found here. You will not find many species breeding here, and most of the species are migrant. We visited the Lagoon 04. July and we found beard breeding i North-America, Altiplano and also one Austral migrant. Killdeer is probably one of few resident birds breeding along the shores of this Lagoon, but other birds like Vermillion Flycatcher and Least Seedsnipe breeds in the nearby agricultural fields. Here are some of the birds seen in the Lagoon.
Dragonfly (below), unknown species, any suggestions?
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Cheilean Flamenco now breeds in Ite. It is the only costal Lagoon where this species breed. All three species of Flamencos are observed in the lagoons, something that makes Ite quite special. In Mejia there are also observations of all three species of Flamencos, but the last years Ite have more observations of Puna and Andean Flamenco than any other costal Lagoon.