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September 18, 2018

Islas Ballestas Birding 2018

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Islas Ballestas Boat Ride

53 Soles for a boat ride to the Islas Ballestas from Paracas. I thought that was a pretty good deal. It is less than $20 and is one of the best wildlife experiences in the world. I got picked up by my taxi and 7.45am and let off at the wharf where I waited with the other hundreds of tourists. Most of the tourists were locals but there were a few scattered gringos but not many. We finally got going and ripped through the water with our twin 250 horsepower outbaords.

Humboldt Penguin
Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)

Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) is a South American penguin that breeds in coastal Chile and Peru. Its nearest relatives are the African penguin, …
The Humboldt penguin is a South American penguin that breeds in coastal Chile and Peru. Its nearest relatives are the African penguin, the Magellanic penguin and the Galápagos penguin. The penguin is named after the cold water current it swims in, which is itself named after Alexander von Humboldt, an explorer. Wikipedia.

Inca Tern
Inca Tern

Sea Lion - Lobo Marino
Sea Lion – Lobo Marino

Peruvian Booby
Peruvian Booby

100,000 Birds
100,000 Birds

The island was full of birds. Used to be mined for guano.

Islas Ballestas Bird list

Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)
Peruvian Booby
Peruvian Pelican
Inca Tern
Turkey Vulture
Neotropic Cormorant

Sea Lion – Lobo Marino

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