Quest Nature Tours


28 October to 13 November 2013


I thank Laurielle Penny and Justin Peter of Quest Nature Tours for inviting me to lead this fabulous trip to Peru. Our keen and energetic Quest group was excellent at spotting wildlife.

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock is the national bird of Peru near Machu Picchu on 8 November 2013.


See Video of Andean Cock-of-the-Rock


Peruvian Pygmy-Owl on 29 October 2013 near our hotel in Lima. The Sonesta el Olivar Hotel adjoins a large city park with many old olive trees.


Pacific Parrolets were common. This one ate grass seeds in the park. Lima on 12 November 2013.


Male Vermilion Flycatcher at Las Dunas Hotel near Pisco on 30 October 2013.


A sooty morph Vermilion Flycatcher near our hotel in Lima on 30 October 2013. This morph occurs in both males and females. "Sooty morphs represent roughly half the population in and near the city of Lima but rarer farther south." (Birds of Peru 2007).


Croaking Ground-Doves were common. Lima on 12 November 2013.


West Peruvian Doves were also common. Lima on 12 November 2013


Quest group at Paracas National Reserve on 1 November 2013


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