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HUAYLAS ROAD

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Altitude (m):2450-2650
# Species*:36
# Excl Vagrants*:36
# Endemics*:3
# Near Endemics*:6
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: High elevation dry scrub, bromeliads

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Huaylas Road is a mountain road leading to the village of Huaylas north of Caraz in central Peru. The main birding attractions are Great Inca-Finch and Rufous-backed Inca-Finch. This road is perhaps the best place anywhere to see these two species. Both species are most easily located in early morning but are possible any time during the day. Another species best seen at this location is Canyon Canastero, a near endemic found in a narrow altitudinal range in the western Andes of Peru and Chile. Other birds of interest include Mountain Parakeet and Baron's Spinetail.

LOCATION OF SITE

Huaylas Road begins 14km north of Caraz and leads to the town of Huaylas in central Peru.