Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

September 18, 2018

Huacachina Oasis Day One

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Huacachina Oasis Birding

I got the bus from Paracas about 11am and got dropped off at the hostel. First thing was to have some lunch and then I had a swim in the pool. Later in the afternoon I walked to the oasis at Huacachina to see what was around. It is pretty small – less than a kilometer of a lagoon with a couple of streets surrounding it occupied by mainly hotels and shops.

West Peruvian Dove
West Peruvian Dove (Zenaida meloda)

Long-tailed Mockingbird
Long-tailed Mockingbird (Mimus longicaudatus)

Long-tailed Mockingbird (Mimus longicaudatus) is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is found in dry scrubland and woodland

Vermilion Flycatcher  - female
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) – female

Common Gallinule
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeataa)

Black-crowned Night-Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

House Sparrow dust bath
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

These sparrows were taking a dust bath next to the lagoon. Very humorous.

Huacachina bird list

West Peruvian Dove (Zenaida meloda)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeataa)
Tropical Kingbird
Rufous-collared Sparrow

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