Pelagic birding requires that one goes out some 20-30 nmiles into sea to reach the continental shelf. Since 1999 this has been possible from Lima, where Kolibri Expeditions regularly operate expeditions with a comfortable yacht. They carry chum to bring in the birds closer to the boat. They also regularly operate shorte whale and dolphin watching trips.
Other places with options for pelagics include Paracas, where it is possble to hire one of the speed boats that take tourists to the Ballestas islands. You would have to fix the chum yourself.
Also in Mollendo in the South, some birders have arranged on their own a short pelagic trip.
Shortly, one hopes for pelagics from other places in Peru. Pelagics from for example Paita in the north and Marcona and Ilo in the South, would yield very interesting results.
In Lima the following species can be mentioned. Waved Albatross is regular and Salvin´s and Black-browed at certain times of the year. 6-7 species of Storm-petrels are seen including Ringed, Markham's , Black, White-vented (Elliot's) and Wedge-rumped. Huge numbers of Sooty and Pink-footed Shearwaters with Buller´s Shearwater seasonal. White-chinned petrels are coming in to the chum and all three small jaegers as well as Chilean and South Polar Skuas. Swallow-tailed Gull and Sabine´s Gulls are also frequently seen. Closer to the coast Inca Tern is very common and also Guanay Cormorant and the odd Red-legged Cormorant and Peruvian Diving-petrel. Humboldt Penguins are seen while passing the islands and here are also Blackish Oystercatcher and Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes.