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ABRA GAVILAN

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LOCALE

Altitude (m):3000-3090
# Species*:21
# Excl Vagrants*:21
# Endemics*:2
# Near Endemics*:2
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Paramo, alpine scrub

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Abra Gavilan is a mountain pass in northern Peru that separates the Rio Mara&tildn;on drainage from the Pacific slope drainage. The habitat is mainly montane scrub with some forest below the pass. The main birding area is a gully visible just east of the pass where the endemic Unicolored Tapaculo can be found. While that is the main target species, a second target species, Piura Hemispingus, can also occasionally be found there as well.

LOCATION OF SITE

Abra Gavilan is located about 35km south of Cajamarca in northern Peru.