One and Two Day Birding trips from Cusco Short trips that are convenient if visiting Cusco, or before or after another trip to the old Inca Capital.
Lake Piuray and the Vilcanota High Andes (Day 1):
We pick you up at your hotel in Cusco and we head towards the historic Inca town of Chinchero and stopping at Piuray and Huaypo Lakes teeming with waterfowl. Species we should see easily include Cinnamon, Puna and Yellow-billed Teal, Yellow-billed Pintail, Andean Duck, Andean Goose,Silvery & White-tufted Grebes, Andean Gull, Puna Ibis and Andean Coot. There is always a chance to see something unusual here. Crossing the Maras plateau with stunning views of the Vilcanota mountain chain, we’ll turn up the Lamay Valley to the high Puna grassland and lakes. We can look here for Giant Coot and in the Austral winter a variety of Ground-Tyrants & Sierra Finches are always present.
Other possibilities include Variable Hawk, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Cream-winged Cinclodes, Peruvian Sierra -Finch, Streak-throated Canstero, Rusty-fronted Canastero and many more Andean passerines. We rturn you to Cusco or if you wish drop you off in the Sacred Valley of the Incas L