|# Excl Vagrants*:||180|
|# Near Endemics*:||20|
|*Based on partial or incomplete data.|
ABOUT THE BIRDING
Villa Marshes is a natural area consisting of open water surrounded by bulrushes and tall marshy grass not far outside central Lima. It's typically visited by birders at the beginning of Peru birding tours and is worth a morning visit. A number of common coastal and lowland species can be seen around the wetlands and on the sandy beach nearby. Of special interest is Many-colored Rushbird, an uncommon species that can also be seen at Huaycarpay Lakes in the highlands.
LOCATION OF SITE
Villa Marshes is located 19km south of Lima and is the only preserved natural area in Lima.