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# Excl Vagrants:0
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:0

ABOUT THE BIRDING

The Santa Eulalia Valley is the gateway to the central Andes of Peru. It offers an excellent transect of dry western slope montane scrub over a wide altitudinal range. The lower road is paved but it turns into a one-lane gravel road as it enters the valley, which is surrounded by steep mountain slopes. Birding is mainly along the road. The habitat is primarily arid scrub, riparian thickets, agricultural lands, and streams. The primary target bird is the rare Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch, which can usually be found with some diligence. Other endemics possible in the valley include Bronze-tailed Comet, Black-necked Woodcreeper, Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant, Great Inca-Finch, Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch, and Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch. Andean Condors are sometimes seen soaring overhead but are more likely at higher elevations.

LOCATION OF SITE

The Santa Eulalia Valley is located 50 km northeast of Lima. It takes about 90 minutes to get there.

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