LAGUNA ALATAY, COCHABAMBA CITY 
BOLIVIA

COCHABAMBA (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (4th January, 2006)

 

Birding Site Guide

This large lake within the city of Cochabamba has a few water birds including ducks, grebes and ibis. One side had more reed beds than the other. A taxi here costs just Bs4 from the centre of Cochabamba. I saw 25 species including 2 lifers. 


Species seen 

  • White-tufted Grebe Rollandia rolland
  • Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  • Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
  • Puna Ibis Plegadis ridgwayi
  • Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor
  • Yellow-billed Pintail Anas georgica
  • White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis
  • Andean Duck Oxyura ferruginea
  • Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  • Slate-colored Coot Fulica ardesiaca Photographed
  • Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  • Rock Pigeon Columba livia Introduced
  • Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata
  • Picui Ground-Dove Columbina picui
  • Rufous Hornero Furnarius rufus
  • Wren-like Rushbird Phleocryptes melanops
  • Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca
  • Creamy-bellied Thrush Turdus amaurochalinus
  • Sayaca Tanager Thraupis sayaca
  • Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola
  • Yellow-winged Blackbird Agelasticus thilius
  • Bay-winged Cowbird Molothrus badius
  • Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis
  • Hooded Siskin Carduelis magellanica
  • House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced


Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 

Flora 

Author: Charles Hesse

 

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