Birding around!

9 August, 2021

The Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) (Image: R. Casana, May 2021)

On  May 8, 2021, A Rocha Peru participated in a global one-day event called the John Stott Memorial Birding Day to commemorate, celebrate and continue John Stott’s legacy as a theologian, pastor, and birdwatcher in his centenary year.  During the day, 1,077 species were spotted in 20 countries with over 180 people participating!

Mosquero bermellón (Pyrocephalus rubinus). Fotógrafo (Elgar Cuadra Quispe)

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus). (Image: E. Quispe, May 2021)

Peru had a team of four people including Ramón Casana, Ciro Flores, Elgar Cuadra Quispe, and Homan Castillo Benítez.  They sighted 101 bird species including the Burrowing Owl, the Vermilion Flycatcher, and the Andean Gull to name a few.

The team covered a variety of locations in Pacasmayo including Playa el Foro, Tronco Prieto, Laguna Cañoncillo, Faclo Grande, Humedal El Tubo!  The A Rocha Peru team was in the top 10 winners for the race! Congratulations A Rocha Peru! Check out the final results of the competition.



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