We also visited the cultivated fields in search for Tawny-throated Dotterel and Least Seedsnipe. Luckily we found a group of Dotterels.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
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.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Ite has some of the qualities of Mejia. I had my first trip to this wetland back in 1997. Also back in 1997 and 1998, during my first trips, I observed a lot of Ducks and Shorebirds in the area. But during this short visit (27.06.13) I was surprised to find really high numbers of Coots, Ducks, Flamencos and Grebes in the area. Then next entrance I will dedicate to Ite wetlands. This first entry contains birds seen in the Southern part of the Lagoons.
In 2013 we had the possibility to visit Peru three weeks. One of the main targets was to meet our friends, but also to see the places we lived. We also managed to visit some of the places were I used to look at birds, and also some places I have never done any birding before. To families traveled together, and with to birdwatchers in the group, we stopped frequently. The whole trip started in Tacna where we lived almost five years (1996-2000). In the city we saw some common bird species. The first day with some specialities we had during a short trip to Calientes above the town.