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  “…We had an amazing day where everything fell into place perfectly. The food was exactly what we desired, and we were fortunate enough to have the guidance of two knowledgeable companions”

Ross & Anne Thompson

“We LOVED our tour with David and Ceero! David was very knowledgeable of the birds in all locations and we felt quite comfortable with our driver, Ceero. The breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided were delicious and the locations we went to were awesome. We had a chance to learn about other wildlife (wild guinea pigs!) and interact with local Peruvians on our tour through the mountains. This trip was not just a great bird tour, but a chance to see a different way of life and experience the Andes”  

Amanda Shafer

  "David, our guide, was excellent, and his expertise shows as we saw 54 bird species!!  Breakfast and lunch were tasty and kept us very happy throughout the day!  I would not hesitate to recommend Endemic Peru to my friends when traveling to Peru!  Thank you so much for everything!  I cannot tell you how happy we were!  :)"  

Kevin, Bob and Ashley

Birding Cuzco Huacarpay Lake 06 Hours



Birds watching private tours with local birding guides

We leave every day at 5:00 am from your hotel to 11 am.




  • Private car and driver
  • Birdwatching guide
  • Breakfast, hot drinks and Snacks.

Huacarpay Lake is an exceptional place nearby Cuzco, which harbors many bird species and concentrates three endemic bird species of the more than 120 Endemic bird species that are in Peru.

Endemic Peru suggest to see birds in Cuzco not only Huacarpay Lake weather not high Andean Lakes in Cusco nearby Huacarpay Lake.  that is why we go have made the Birding In Cuzco one full day tour which keeps you busy birding full day around ten hours nearby Cuzco.

Any way if you would like to go birding in Huacarpay Lake only, it is possible but not recommendable if you have a full day available for watching birds.

A Birdwatching tour of Huacarpay Lake means birding for about six hours approximately, leaving at 5:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 a.m.

Our Local guides know specific points to show you certain bird species around Huacarpay wetland such as Ovenbirds, Hummingbirds, Flower piercers, Mountain Finches, Teals, Flamingos, Andean Coots etc.


Checklist – Birds of Huacarpay Lake

1 Andean Tinamou Nothoprocta pentlandii Tinamidae
2 Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus Phalacrocoracidae
3 Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Anatidae
4 Speckled Teal Anas flavirostris Anatidae
5 Yellow-billed Pintail Anas georgica Anatidae
6 Puna Teal Anas puna Anatidae
7 Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera Anatidae
8 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Ardeidae
9 Great Egret Ardea alba Ardeidae
10 Snowy Egret Egretta thula Ardeidae
11 Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Ardeidae
12 Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Ardeidae
13 Cinereous Harrier Circus cinereus Accipitridae
14 Puna Ibis Plegadis ridgwayi Threskiornithidae
15 Puna Hawk Buteo poecilochrous Accipitridae
16 Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis Falconidae
17 American Kestrel Falco sparverius Falconidae
18 Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Falconidae
19 Plumbeous Rail Pardirallus sanguinolentus Rallidae
20 Black-faced Ibis Theristicus melanopis Threskiornithidae
21 Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis Phoenicopteridae
22 Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus Accipitridae
23 Plumbeous Rail Pardirallus sanguinolentus Rallidae
24 Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Rallidae
25 Giant Coot Fulica gigantea Rallidae
26 Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus Recurvirostridae
27 Andean Lapwing Vanellus resplendens Charadriidae
28 Puna Snipe Gallinago andina Scolopacidae
29 Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca Scolopacidae
30 Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Scolopacidae
31 Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Scolopacidae
32 Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor Scolopacidae
33 Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata Columbidae
34 Black-winged Ground-Dove Metriopelia melanoptera Columbidae
35 Bare-faced Ground-Dove Metriopelia ceciliae Columbidae
36 Mitred Parakeet Aratinga mitrata Psittacidae
37 Andean Parakeet Bolborhynchus orbygnesius Psittacidae
38 White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris Apodidae
39 Andean Swift Aeronautes andecolus Apodidae
40 Sparkling Violet-ear Colibri coruscans Trochilidae
41 Shining Sunbeam Aglaeactis cupripennis Trochilidae
42 White-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia chionogaster Trochilidae
43 Giant Hummingbird Patagona gigas Trochilidae
44 Green-tailed Trainbearer Lesbia nuna Trochilidae
45 Bearded Mountaineer Oreonympha nobilis Trochilidae
46 Andean Flicker Colaptes rupicola Picidae
47 Bar-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes fuscus Furnariidae
48 Rusty-fronted Canastero Asthenes ottonis Furnariidae
49 Wren-like Rushbird Phleocryptes melanops Furnariidae
50 Streak-fronted Thornbird Phacellodomus striaticeps Furnariidae
51 White-crested Elaenia Elaenia albiceps Tyrannidae
52 Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant Anairetes flavirostris Tyrannidae
53 Many-colored Rush-Tyrant Tachuris rubrigastra Tyrannidae
54 White-browed Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca leucophrys Tyrannidae
55 Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola maculirostris Tyrannidae
56 Rufous-naped Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola rufivertex Tyrannidae
57 Puna Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola juninensis Tyrannidae
58 White-fronted Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola albifrons Tyrannidae
59 Cinereous Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola cinereus Tyrannidae
60 Andean Negrito Lessonia oreas Tyrannidae
61 Chiguanco Thrush Turdus chiguanco Turdidae
62 House Wren Troglodytes aedon Troglodytidae
63 Brown-bellied Swallow Notiochelidon murina Hirundinidae
64 Hooded Siskin Carduelis magellanica Fringillidae
65 Cinereous Conebill Conirostrum cinereum Thraupidae
66 Blue-and-yellow Tanager Thraupis bonariensis Thraupidae
67 Peruvian Sierra-Finch Phyrgilus punensis Emberizidae
68 Mourning Sierra-Finch Phrygilus fruticeti Emberizidae
69 Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch Phrygilus plebejus Emberizidae
70 Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis Emberizidae
71 Puna Yellow-Finch Sicalis lutea Emberizidae
72 Greenish Yellow-Finch Sicalis olivascens Emberizidae
73 Band-tailed Seedeater Catamenia analis Emberizidae
74 Black-throated Flower-piercer Diglossa brunneiventris Thraupidae
75 Golden-billed Saltator Saltator aurantiirostris Cardinalidae
76 Yellow-winged Blackbird Agelasticus thilius Icteridae
77 Silvery Grebe Podiceps occipitalis Podicipedidae
78 Striated Heron Butorides striata Ardeidae
79 White-capped Dipper Cinclus leucocephalus Cinclidae
80 Black-faced Ibis Theristicus melanopis Threskiornithidae
81 Osprey Pandion haliaetus Accipitridae
82 Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Scolopacidae
83 Baird’s Sandpiper Calidris bairdii Scolopacidae
84 Dark-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus melacoryphus Cuculidae
85 Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani Cuculidae
86 Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus Strigidae
87 Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia Strigidae
88 Black-tailed Trainbearer Lesbia victoriae Trochilidae
89 Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant Ochthoeca rufipectoralis Tyrannidae
90 Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana Tyrannidae
91 White-fronted Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola albifrons Tyrannidae
92 Andean Swallow Haplochelidon andecola Hirundinidae
93 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Hirundinidae
94 Plumbeous Sierra-Finch Phrygilus unicolor Emberizidae
95 Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch Poospiza caesar Emberizidae
96 Rusty Flower-piercer Diglossa sittoides Thraupidae
97 Dolichonyx oryzivorus Bobolink Icteridae
98 White-browed Blackbird Sturnella superciliaris Icteridae
99 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea Ardeidae

















Birding – Cuzco , 2022


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