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CHAPARRI RESERVE

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Area (ha):34,412
Altitude (m):30
# Species*:212
# Excl Vagrants*:193
# Endemics*:6
# Near Endemics*:47
Species/100 ha*:0.6
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Dry scrub, dry forest

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Chaparri is a private reserve in the dry Tumbes area of northeastern Peru. The reserve supports dry deciduous forest and semi-arid scrub. The reserve was set aside especially to preserve the endangered White-winged Guan and Spectacled Bear. Both can usually be seen during a visit. A number of trails allow access to the habitat. A local guide must go with the group. Some 39 species of Tumbesian endemics are present in the reserve. Species commonly seen include Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Short-tailed Woodstar, Tumbes Hummingbird, Scarlet-backed Woodpecker, Pacific Parrotlet, Red-masked Parakeet, Collared Antshrike, Elegant Crescentchest, Necklaced Spinetail, Gray-and-white Tyrannulet, Tumbes Pewee, Tumbes Tyrant, White-tailed Jay, Cinereous Finch, Sulphur-throated Finch, White-headed Brush-Finch, Tumbes Sparrow, and White-edged Oriole. Uncommon residents include Tumbes Swift, Guayaquil Woodpecker, Pacific Elaenia, Sooty-crowned Flycatcher, Plumbeous-backed Thrush, and Black-capped Sparrow. The best approach is to stay at the lodge within the reserve, but a person can also visit for the day by paying an entrance fee.

LOCATION OF SITE

Chaparri Reserve is generally reached by flying into the Chiclaoy airport and transferring to the lodge, situated in northeast Peru. It can also be reached by driving from Olmos. The lodge and reserve is about half way between Chiclayo and Olmos north of the Tinajones Reservoir.