RE: [BIRDING-NZ] TR: Peru - Satipo road 502 species in 12 days - arecord

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Subject: RE: [BIRDING-NZ] TR: Peru - Satipo road 502 species in 12 days - arecord?
From: "Gunnar Engblom (Kolibri Expeditions)" <>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 16:29:19 -0500
Hi all
The topic sent to various lists aroused some interest and response. 
Kenya and Ecuador are two countries mentioned that well can beat the
Satipo road in sheer numbers. 
Stuart in NZ asked why anybody would even think of pursuing so many
species in such little time. It would be impossible to retain all those
birds seen
True. But it is also true that many of those that aim for high numbers
do a lot of homework before they come. And this is obviously part of the

I also agree with Suzi below. One gets a feel for the complex geography
involved to able to pack so many species in so little space (and time). 
The Satipo road from Lima makes a very didactic transect of Peru. Should
one also included true areas of primary lowland rainforest, the total
list would grow considerably. 
Happy birding
Gunnar Engblom-Lima, Peru. 
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Asunto: Re: [BIRDING-NZ] TR: Peru - Satipo road 502 species in 12 days -
In Ecuador last year we saw more than 250 species in five days of guided

dawn to dark birding on the mainland.  Not bad in a country that has
Why do it ?  It's a fantastic treat to see so many different species,
although you may only have time to ID them at the time, and maybe
a few, once back home you can research their behaviour, ecology, 
conservation status and habitat - for the next visit !  It's a great way
finding out more not just about the birds, but also the geography of the

country.  Manana en Ecuador !  Uno dia quiza en Peru !?

Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 7:53 PM
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-NZ] TR: Peru - Satipo road 502 species in 12 days
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> Hullo all
> Can someone please explain to me why anyone wants to see 500 bird
> in 12 days. I have a big enough job finding, identifying, learning and

> remembering 150 Australian species in one holiday. I am totally
> by that number. 500 would be like ships passing in the night. At the
> of it all it would be only a dream, lost to the world of oblivion. I
> be going to Peru - that's for sure.
> Stuart Chambers

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