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Old Sunday 17th February 2019, 18:19   #1
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Peru June 2019

Going back to Peru in June, is DSP still regularly seen at Ticlio bog?
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Old Tuesday 19th February 2019, 08:14   #2
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It seems this bog is the most reliable, lately:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/11...!4d-76.2626904

Also sightings of White-bellied Cinclodes there, but I found those only at Ticlio bog:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/11...!4d-76.2012747

I saw DSP here, but this requires a bit more walking from the road (at altitude!):
https://www.google.com/maps/place/11...!4d-76.2884199

Dark-winged Miner is there, too, and Olivaceous Thornbill.
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Old Tuesday 19th February 2019, 17:18   #3
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Old Thursday 21st February 2019, 17:30   #4
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Going back after 15 years, so doing some different areas, although did Satipo Rd, going to Tambopata for a few days, some of those lodges etc
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Staying for a couple of nights in the Santa Eulalia valley, (santa marta) any body got info on sites or a map with birding locations, also on same road upto Marcapomacocha, Ie Polylepis forest?
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some coordinates:
This is a good area for Pygmy-owl and sheartail:
https://peru.observation.org/waarneming/view/133150467
Just a bit further up, Great Inca-finch are quite common in the canyons, we took this one:
https://peru.observation.org/waarneming/view/110637250

The canyons from here and more up to the Puente Autisha and surroundings are were you will have great views, and a good chance for Canyon Canastero:
https://peru.observation.org/waarneming/view/133150866
the hairpins just above Puente Autisha are a first potential location for Rufous-breasted Warbling-finch and also Black-necked Woodpecker should be around:
https://peru.observation.org/waarneming/view/133150584
This is the turn-off the San Pedro de Casta (right). Left is towards the birding and towards Marcopomacochas.
https://goo.gl/maps/dKLZuKuCcaQ2
We had Andean Tinamous crossing the road from the turn-off. There is a lot of seemingly good vegetation from here until the two main quebradas where the Warbling-finch is known to be seen most:
https://peru.observation.org/waarneming/view/133151745 (the other quebrada is just 200 meters before this one).

Tons of Black Metaltail, Rusty-bellied Brushfinch etc. but I actually dipped on the warbling-finch after the best part of two days searching.

A whole bit further up the Andean slope, you will see there is a canyon with vegetation here:
https://peru.observation.org/waarneming/view/140926299 It doesn't look like a lot from google maps and aereal shots but this is where the polyepsis is, and a bit further up the slope it gets better ofcourse but worse for your breath!)
Heck, you can even streetview the place... https://www.google.com/maps/@-11.626...7i13312!8i6656

Just another shot looking up at the hairpin area above Puente Autisha... Truly breathtaking landscape and it's only 2 hrs from Lima... https://www.google.com/maps/@-11.738...7i13312!8i6656
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Some great advice from Temmie, and his trip report on cloudbirders is excellent. We used it extensively in March 2018.

For Polylepis forest we stopped at the patch linked by Temmie, and saw White-cheeked Cotinga there from the edge of the forest patch by walking up the steep slope.

DSP was at Milloc Bog at the top of the road, but at the southern end of the bog, not near the road.

White-bellied Cinclodes was by the road at Milloc Bog and also seen quite easily at Ticlio Bog.

Like Temmie, we dipped the Warbling-finch.

Another site, quite a bit further north (if that is within your reach) with easy access Polylepis forest by the road is Laguna de Llanganuco in the Cordillera Blanca range.

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I can't thank you enough Guys, brilliant info, cheers
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We are up at Marcapomacocha for 2 days, so hoping to maybe get over to do some East Side of the Andes birding, even though we are staying in some Amazonian lodges and doing that area quite seriously
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