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Paraiso lagoons 135k no
  Date: June 12, 2005
 
ON June 11, 2005 Gunnar Engblom of Kolibri Expeditions birded Paraiso lagoons. Great birding there with 2 Short-eared Owl (rare along the peruvian coast), Cinereous Harrier (also rare on the coast) 400 flamingos (winter-visitor), 50 Great Grebes (there may be as many as 100 in the area, which might make this the most important site for the species in Peru) and up to 12 Peruvian Terns!!! (which for this species makes it probably the most important sites in Peru) A pair of Peruvian Tern was seemingly courting in a cute passing over over the fish to the partners beak game repeated 5 times between the 2 birds in the pair.
And still no protection what so ever for this fantastic site. Alejandro Tello of Asociacion Incaspiza together with Viajeros magazine is carrying out coordination work with the municipality of Huacho so that the area will become a reserve. Kolibri Expeditions is one of the sponsors for a upcoming awareness campaign.
Other great stuff here includes many migrants (some of them seemingly prolonging a long time in Peru.
Solitary Sandpiper 1 (summer plumage)
Stilt Sandpiper 6 (summer plumage)
Black-bellied Plover 6 (in winter plumage - no black on underparts!!)
Laughing Gull 2 adult breeding plumage and a 2nd summer plumage.
Royal Tern 2-4
South American Tern 2-3 in breeding plumage and 6-7 in 2nd year plumage
Osprey 1

This birding spot surely qualifies for Ramsar site status!! There are more birds here than at designated Ramsar site Pantanos de Villa. The the large number of the threatened Peruvian Tern would trigger Ramsar worthiness, but also the large number of Great Grebe and wintering Flamingos is important. The sheer number of birds seen as well as its seemingly immense importance for migrating birds are other considerations.
 
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