City: Pucusana, Coast // Activities: Bird watching //
Villa Wetlands, which is located 20 minutes south of Lima, has a very important scientific and educational value. There you will see marsh areas, several lagoons surrounded by totoras and different bird species that are part of the Peruvian coast. More than 130 bird species have been recorded here, and at least 40 species can be seen on a single visit. Villa wetland is an obligatory stopping-point for birdwatchers and ornithologists. Between the different birds, you can observe are, the Many-colored Rush-Tyrant, Wren-Like Rushbird, Peruvian Thick-knee, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Grebe, Plumbeous Rail, Black-necked Stilt, Peruvian Meadowlark, Least Bittern, White-cheeked Pintail, Osprey, Gray Gull, Gray-hooded Gull among others waterfowl and sea birds.
The adventure continues in Pucusana, which is well known for its seafood and its beautiful beach. There you can visit the nearby beaches and tour around the island. A visit to its booming fish market is also customary.
In this place, you can see typical species that are closely associated with the cold sea waters of the Humboldt Current such as the Inca Tern, Peruvian Booby, Belcher’s Gull, Peruvian Pelican, Guanay, the Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes and Red-Legged Cormorants. Besides you can contemplate a colony of Humboldt Penguins, that also live in a cave on the island and they can be easily observed during a boat trip.
Depending on time, you will visit some coastal scrub surrounded by agricultural fields. There you will find a variety of birds, which are typical of the desert and coastal scrub such as the Croaking Ground-Dove, Burrowing Owl, Amazilia Hummingbird, Peruvian Sheartail, Long-Tailed Mockingbird, Scrub Blackbird, Groove-billed Ani, Short-tailed Field Tyrant, Southern Beardless Tyrannulet, American Kestrel, among others. Finishing this interesting bird watching, you will go to a restaurant in Pucusana or near Lima to have lunch.
- Private transportation
- Birdwatching guide
- Villa Wetlands entry
- Bottle of water
- Boat trip in Pucusana
Depending at which hotel you stay. If you are staying at the airport hotel, the tour starts at 6:00 am. If it is from Miraflores or San Isidro areas, it starts at 6:30 am.
- Bring a light jacket (windbreaker) and a hat
- Bring sunblock and binoculars
Terms of Reservation:
- Minimum 2 weeks before
Terms of Cancelation:
If you cancel 5 days before the tour, 100% will be refunded. If you cancel 3 days or less before the tour, just 50% will be refunded.
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