It was only when we arrived back at our hotel in
Cusco. We were all
exhausted from our Amazon trip and needed a couple of days of R & R. Apart from going up to San Blas, the hippyish
part of Cusco for lunch, we did nothing all day and went to bed
Our second day was also very lazy, except this time we went to the Cross Keys Pub (owned by the birder Barry Walker) for lunch and an afternoon watching the closing ceremony of the London Olympics with ex-pats. We had been following the Team GB results and enjoyed getting some part of home after this long away.
|Birdgirl watching closing ceremony of Olympics|
Monday 13th August, our flight to
(on the northern coats) was not until and so we managed to have a second late start. We
were ready for the last two weeks of our birding trip to Chiclayo . Arriving in Peru , we were picked up by a driver and taken to our
hotel, close to the central Plaza. We
decided on Pizza near the Plaza followed by an early night. Chiclayo
The next day, we were picked up Gunnar in the Hyundai H1 and driver, Horacio. First stop was Bosque de Pomac, where we also had breakfast. This was dry forest. Here we saw the endemic Tumbes Tyrant, Rufous Flycatcher, Peruvian Plantcutter and Cenereous Finch without too much trouble. What a start.
|Birdgirl in her new Kolibri Expeditions cap|
|Birdgirl at the 1,000 year old tree|
|Chris and Birdgirl at Bosque de Pomac|
|Rufous Flycatcher taken by and copyright Gunnar Engblom|
Last was a site for the endemic and rare White-Winged Guan, at
We stayed the night in Olmas in quite a nice hotel for such a small town. An egg and chips later we were off to bed all feeling pretty tired.
In the morning we had a sucessful stop for Peruvian Screech Owl and then went onto Quebrada El Limon, the main Guan site where we did see a number of White-Winged Guan really well. We also saw Ochre-Bellied Dove, Elegant Cresentchest, White-Tailed Jay, Collared Warbling-Finch and Gray-and-Gold Warbler.
Birdgirl also managed to grip us off with a Sharp-Shinned Hawk for her