In September 2006, the wetlands of Lucre - Huacarpay in the Valley of Cusco, were designated as a Ramsar site by the Peruvian Government and the Ramsar Convention, thus becoming the tenth of the first Peruvian wetlands of international importance. The wetlands, amid pre-Incan ruins, comprise more than 1,978 hectares and include the communities of Lucre, Huacarpay, Muyna, Yanamanchi and Huambutio. It is a high Andean lagoons complex: a seasonal lagoon, two reservoirs, and two rivers, located at an altitude of 3,020m (over 9000 ft) above sea level. This very unique Andean lagoon houses more than 100 species of birds including migratory, seasonal and casual; endemic birds of the Peru include: Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonympha nobilis), endemic Rufous-fronted Canastero (Asthenes ottonis) chestnut breasted warbling-finch (Poospiza caesar); variety of high Andean waterfowl and wetland birds; Yellow- billed Pintail (Anas flavirostris), Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) and the Puna Teal (Anas puna), Andean Duck (Oxyura ferruginea), and other beautiful birds. White-tufted Grebe (Rollandia Rolland), Silvery Grebe (Podicps occipitales), and the Andean Coot (Fulica ardesiaca), Plumbeous Rail (Pardirallus sanguinolentus) will be here too. Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas) and Green-tail Trainbearer (Lesbia nuna). Peruvian, Ash-breasted and Mourning Sierra-Finches also we will add our list Greenish Yellow-finch (Sicalis olivascens) and Blue and Yellow Tanager (Pipraeidea bonariensis) are also frequent visitors to the wetland. In addition, the area has historical significance of the Lucre, Wari and Inca culture; there are many myths and legends related to the area as a whole and the ruins make for an excellent backdrop.
The Backpack for the Day
• Camera with CHARGER extra battery and extra memory card
• Professional binoculars
• Comfortable shoes
• Rain coat or poncho
• Sweater or coat for the morning
• Ground transportation
• Drinking water
• Guide – area specialist in birding.
• Alcoholic or Soft drinks
• Personal expenses
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