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FIRST DAY ON THE BLOG
Author: Gunnar Engblom
Posted: Aug 4, 2005

 Today there should have been some major Peruvian birding event to blog about since it is the first day of the Birding Peru Birding Blog. But, there is nothing special to report.. ..  I  spent three hours in the very early morning at Lima airport waiting for some clients flying in from New York, but had lost their luggage when conecting in NY. The arrived with nothing else than their hand luggage in which they wisely kept their binoculars. After the regular report of delayed luggage and signing out 30 dollars each from Lan (generous), they were on their way to Lomas de Lachay and Paraiso. IN spite of the delay they managed to see all the special birds including Cactus Canastero, Thick-billed Miner, Least Seedsnipe, Tawny-throated Dottorel and Peruvian Tern finally at Paraiso. What a great site this has showed to be.

I never done a blog before - so this is a bit of a trial. At least I get to use all these e-motions - Hey Betto (that is our web-master) there are only 21 e-motions - and I am not even sure what they mean...

I have a few birding trips coming up. Next for me is a trip to Pampa Hermosa in Junin. Roger Ahlman recently had some weird Pyrrhura parakets there. I'll bring the video camera to try to capture them on film.

I am also very excited about being able to go to Tahuayo Lodge in Iquitos area on our upcoming Iquitos trip on September 6. Roger recently did a trip there and had things like Band-tailed Nighthawk, Rufous-necked Puffbird, Brown Nunlet, and Bluish-cheeked Jacamar....   I should be able to pass 1500 species in Peru.

 

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