Another rainy night brouht overcast skies and cool temps for our flight to Lima. At I woke to the sounds of Chiguanco Thrushes outside our window in the garden ruins. They were soon followed by the sweet calls of Rufous-collared Sparrows. Just before leaving for the airport I spotted a Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch feeding on the lawn. It reminds one of an Oregon Junco that has an orange back and breast, and pink feet. Its call is towhee-like with a “chureee!”
22 Feb 2018 – Callao, Peru
We returned to the ship late in the afternoon and had time for a much-deserved Guinness before leaving the port. Robin and I were exhausted, but I wanted to do a quick survey of the birds in port before we left.
We had dinner reservations at La Cucina Restaurant at 6:30 pm, so I could not attempt to ID the hundreds of seabirds that were appearing as we continued on along the Peruvian shoreline and heading into Ecuador. Flocks of dark brown shearwaters make me believe that they are Sooty Shearwaters, but the rest of the birds would go unidentified as darkness set in.