Sunday, July 16, 2017

Peru part 1

Having a full time job has slowed my rate of travel considerably but I still manage to get away occasionally. Back in April I spent two weeks in Peru, not on a hardcore birding trip but still managing to see a few nice things. 
We started off in the North, at Tarapoto for a few days then at the very nice Pumarinri Lodge on the banks of the Huallaga River. The highlight here was a morning boat trip on the river, giving superb close views of the incomparable Hoatzin (one of the best birds on the planet!) and some other good stuff:

Gilded Barbet

Yellow-headed Caracara

Three-toed Sloth


Brown-chested Martin

Pied Lapwing

Sand-coloured Nighthawk


White-banded Swallow

Cocoi Heron

Drab Water Tyrant and Southern Rough-winged Swallow

Oriole Blackbird

Smooth-billed Ani

San Martin Titi Monkey

Crimson-crested Woodpecker

Black-fronted Nunbird

Three Striped Poison Dart Frog