Polylepis Forest Birding Trip at Yanacocha Lake and Machupicchu 3d-2n
Polylepis Forest Birding Trip at Yanacocha Lake and Machupicchu 3d/2n
- Polylepis Forest Birds
- Yanacocha Lagoon
- Cave Paintings
Yanacocha Lagoon is located in the upper part of the Yanacocha stream, in the high section of Huayoccari village, Province of Urubamba. The walk takes place from between 2,800 to 3,900 m.a.s.l.. In Yanacocha, there are evidence of human settlements that developed over time. The pictographic record corresponding to the pre-ceramic period with evidence of cave painting that contains scenes of hunting of South American camelids. The most recommended times to visit the area are the months of April to November during the so-called “dry season”, but nevertheless for bird watching , it must be done in the rainy season and dry season due to the presence of a great variety of birds is different accord to the season of the year.
It is a pedestrian access (trekking) begins at the Huayoccari farmhouse, walking about 05 hours. It is a natural attraction, has unique characteristics, because the bottom of the lagoon is black, due to the presence of black ticna and that makes to reflected in its waters. The lagoon is surrounded by the spectacular forest of Polylepis and a pleasant area for camping.
This place is one of the most wildness places to look for endemic species of birds for Polylepis forest like: hummingbirds, finchs, seedeaters, tanagers, grosbeaks, thrushes, pigeons, doves, tyrans, flycatchers, cotingas; ovenbirds, like canasteros, spinetails, some Wood pecker among others.
|CUSCO – BIRDING, NATURE|
|Passport or ISIC card (obligatory)
Sun block SPF 45 – 90
Canteen is obligatory
Camouflaged clothes (obligatory)
Hat or cap
Slippers or tennis shoes
Raincoats or rain ponchos (November to April)
Day 1: Cusco - Yanacocha Lagoon
- White-tufted Sunbeam (Peruvian Endemic)
- Bearded Mountaineer (Peruvian Endemic)
- White-browed Tit-spinetail (Peruvian Endemic)
- Creamy-crested Spinetail (Peruvian Endemic)
- Rusty-fronted Canatero (Peruvian Endemic)
- Sword-billed Hummingbird
- Puna Thistletail
- Tawny Tit-spinetail
- Andean Tit-spinetail
- Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant
- Bar-bellied Woodpecker
- Peruvian Sierra Finch.