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BirdingManu National ParkMorning Birding at Hometown - Manu Area Birding

10 diciembre, 2018by Wild Watch Peru0

Recently I have returned to my birthplace, I did a short walk to my father’s property somewhat 2 kilometers away from Patria town along the Manu Road, the vegetation nearby is degraded because of the use of the land for agriculture, the introduction of allien grasses its also a problem, as most the forest adjacent to the road is surrounded by second growth with scattered trees where most of the common can be seen however surprising spots may also occurs.

My first stop was to chase up the shores birds good number were in evidence, its  been a surprise as all they were congregated in small pond: greater and lesser yellowlegs and few solitaries sandpipers and the most surprising was to great look of semipalmated  plover all of them flying around the eroded soil and catching bugs.

Continuing the walk, I did see bunch of second growth specialists, chestnut bellied seedeater and see-finch, black and white seedeater.

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This also was great opportunity to photograph the black faced tanager, few report are considered for this species on this location, the scattered vegetation was also holding  other interesting birds such as : barred antshrikedark breasted spinetail, long tailed tyrants, white winged becard,  few birds calls emerged out from the scattered bamboo forest including the Peruvian endemic  black backed tody-flycatcher among the common white lined antbird, fiery capped manakin among others.

Making regular stops and scanning what was a relatively looks the common species: Tropical kingbird, smooth billed ani, blue and gray, palm tanagers, black billed thrush, oropendolas and scavengers such as: black vultures and few raptors were soaring, plumbeous kites and the  roadside hawk as usual  perched on power lines. While I started birding at the ponds were I fell always welcomed by the clumpsy hoatzin flying around the lagoon , I have also be surprised finding a nest of the  great kiskadee with few chicks.

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This also was great opportunity to photograph the black faced tanager, few report are considered for this species on this location, the scattered vegetation was also holding  other interesting birds such as : barred antshrikedark breasted spinetail, long tailed tyrants, white winged becard,  few birds calls emerged out from the scattered bamboo forest including the Peruvian endemic  black backed tody-flycatcher among the common white lined antbird, fiery capped manakin among others.

Making regular stops and scanning what was a relatively looks the common species: Tropical kingbird, smooth billed ani, blue and gray, palm tanagers, black billed thrush, oropendolas and scavengers such as: black vultures and few raptors were soaring, plumbeous kites and the  roadside hawk as usual  perched on power lines. While I started birding at the ponds were I fell always welcomed by the clumpsy hoatzin flying around the lagoon , I have also be surprised finding a nest of the  great kiskadee with few chicks.

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So, an extremely enjoyable day nice walk  that produced nice birds sights  despite the warm conditions, I have counted 54 species in a couple of hours, see the complete bird list of this location at Ebird – Laguna Patria

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