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Best Time for visit (19th March, 2006)


Birding Site Guide

I was lucky enough to visit this site with Fernando Angulo from Cracidae Peru. This is apparently the best place to see the endangered Peruvian Plantcutter. They are common around the 'Arbol Milenario' and easy to find in the morning by following their calls. We also saw Rufous Flycatcher, Cinereus Finch, Mouse-coloured (Tumbesian) Tyrannelet and Streaked Saltator here. Further along the road is a sign for Mirador Las Salinas which is a very dry area with sparser trees. This is a good area for the rare Tumbes Swallow. We also maybe saw Common Miner (identification difficulties). We also checked a rocky hillside nearby where we saw Short-tailed Field-Tyrant and Band-tailed Sierra Finch, the latter, a probable first sighting for the species in the area. I saw 49 species including 3 lifers. 

Species seen

  • Great Egret Ardea alba
  • Snowy Egret Egretta thula Seen between Batan Grande and Chiclayo
  • Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Seen between Batan Grande and Chiclayo
  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • Savanna Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis Seen between Batan Grande and Chiclayo
  • Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
  • Red-backed Hawk Buteo polyosoma Photographed
  • Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway Seen between Batan Grande and Chiclayo
  • Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
  • Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan Seen between Batan Grande and Chiclayo
  • Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata
  • Pacific Dove Zenaida meloda
  • Croaking Ground-Dove Columbina cruziana
  • White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  • Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
  • Striped Cuckoo Tapera naevia Heard
  • Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis Photographed
  • Amazilia Hummingbird Amazilia amazilia
  • Scarlet-backed Woodpecker Veniliornis callonotus
  • Golden-olive Woodpecker Piculus rubiginosus
  • Common Miner Geositta cunicularia Possibly seen
  • Pale-legged Hornero Furnarius leucopus
  • Necklaced Spinetail Synallaxis stictothorax
  • Collared Antshrike Sakesphorus bernardi
  • Peruvian Plantcutter Phytotoma raimondii Endemic Endangered Photo'd
  • Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum Heard
  • Mouse-colored (Tumbesian) Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina Photographed
  • Gray-and-white Tyrannulet Pseudelaenia leucospodia
  • Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum
  • Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
  • Short-tailed Field-Tyrant Muscigralla brevicauda
  • Rufous Flycatcher Myiarchus semirufus Endemic
  • Baird's Flycatcher Myiodynastes bairdii
  • Snowy-throated Kingbird Tyrannus niveigularis
  • Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea Seen between Batan Grande and Chiclayo
  • Tumbes Swallow Tachycineta stolzmanni Endemic Photographed
  • Fasciated Wren Campylorhynchus fasciatus Heard
  • Superciliated Wren Thryothorus superciliaris Photographed
  • Long-tailed Mockingbird Mimus longicaudatus
  • White-tailed Jay Cyanocorax mystacalis Heard
  • Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
  • Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
  • Band-tailed Sierra-Finch Phrygilus alaudinus Photographed
  • Cinereous Finch Piezorhina cinerea Endemic Photographed
  • Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola
  • Streaked Saltator Saltator striatipectus
  • Scrub Blackbird Dives warszewiczi
  • White-edged Oriole Icterus graceannae

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse