Transfer to Guayaquil

It was an early start today (4.00 am) with a hair raising drive through the narrow streets of Cusco to get to the airport on time. All was well, however, and our flights went reasonably smoothly. After checking in, we went for a walk to the Bolivar park where we saw our first iguanas and turtles. We had one or two tantalising glimpses of interesting birds.

Iguana
Iguana
Turtles
Turtles
Iguanas climbing a tree
Iguanas climbing a tree
Guayaquil Cathedral
Guayaquil Cathedral
Guayaquil Cathedral
Guayaquil Cathedral
Pale-legged Hornero
Pale-legged Hornero


Free day in Guayaquil

We made up for the previous day's early start with a bit of a lie in. We asked about going to Cerro Blanco, a park 30 mins drive away with Howler monkeys and birds, but it looked a bit too complicated and expensive so we walked down to the riverside instead. Here we made up for the previous day's tantalising glimpses. In particular our lunch at the Victoria cafe gave us some great bird watching! Pale-legged hornero, tropical kingbird, snail kite, saffron finch, striated heron, yellow crowned night heron, black crowned night heron.

Citron-headed Yellowfinch
Citron-headed Yellowfinch
Tropical Kingbird
Tropical Kingbird
Yellow-crowned Night-heron
Yellow-crowned Night-heron
Yellow-crowned Night-heron
Yellow-crowned Night-heron
Citron-headed Yellowfinch
Citron-headed Yellowfinch
Picui Ground Dove
Picui Ground Dove
Sandpiper?
Sandpiper?
Stilt
Stilt
Spotted Sandpiper?
Spotted Sandpiper?
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Grackle
Grackle
Henry Morgan
Henry Morgan
Black-crowned Night-heron
Black-crowned Night-heron
Black-crowned Night-hero and Striated Heron
Black-crowned Night-hero and Striated Heron
Black-crowned Night-heron
Black-crowned Night-heron
Egret and Heron
Egret and Heron
Striated Heron
Striated Heron
Black-crowned Night-heron
Black-crowned Night-heron
Snail Kite
Snail Kite
Snail Kite
Snail Kite
Black-crowned Night-heron
Black-crowned Night-heron
Black-crowned Night-heron
Black-crowned Night-heron
Snail Kite
Snail Kite
Tropical Kingbird
Tropical Kingbird