HUANUCO (Compass)

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


Birding Site Guide

This is another excellent site 4km further on from the end of the tunnel. The birds here differ a little from Carpish. It is accessed in just the same way by taking a colectivo but getting off a bit further down. My driver didn't know 'Paty' but its basically the first group of houses down on the left. After the houses, walk down a little path starting before the metal rail. If you're not sure, ask the locals where the school is. The path leads down to a few school buildings, then further down to a small football pitch. It was raining the morning I was there and I saw few birds but improved later on. The site is definitely worth a couple of days birding. It was 8am by the time I arrived and it may well be worth staying here to be there first thing. You could probably camp. Alternatively you could contact Fernando Gallardo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who has a house nearby and who occasionally hosts birdwatchers and biologists. I saw 33 species including 4 lifers. 

Species seen

  • Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
  • Orange-breasted Falcon Falco deiroleucus
  • Chestnut-breasted Coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii
  • Bronzy Inca Coeligena coeligena
  • Amethyst-throated Sunangel Heliangelus amethysticollis
  • Tyrian Metaltail Metallura tyrianthina
  • Crimson-mantled Woodpecker Piculus rivolii
  • Azara's Spinetail Synallaxis azarae
  • Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner Syndactyla rufosuperciliata
  • Streak-necked Flycatcher Mionectes striaticollis
  • Peruvian Tyrannulet Zimmerius viridiflavus Endemic
  • Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomea
  • Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca
  • Peruvian Wren Cinnycerthia peruana Endemic
  • Mountain Wren Troglodytes solstitialis
  • Gray-breasted Wood-Wren Henicorhina leucophrys
  • White-eared Solitaire Entomodestes leucotis Heard only
  • Great Thrush Turdus fuscater
  • Spectacled Redstart Myioborus melanocephalus
  • Citrine Warbler Basileuterus luteoviridis
  • Russet-crowned Warbler Basileuterus coronatus
  • Capped Conebill Conirostrum albifrons
  • Grass-green Tanager Chlorornis riefferii
  • Gray-hooded Bush-Tanager Cnemoscopus rubrirostris
  • Blue-capped Tanager Thraupis cyanocephala
  • Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus lacrymosus
  • Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager Anisognathus somptuosus
  • Beryl-spangled Tanager Tangara nigroviridis
  • Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina
  • Black-and-white Seedeater Sporophila luctuosa
  • Masked Flowerpiercer Diglossopis cyanea
  • Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis
  • Dusky-green Oropendola Psarocolius atrovirens

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse