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Starting in Lima on the Pacific Coast, long-time RBA members and past RBA officers Diane Henderson and Lucretia Grosshans traveled by planes, trains, vans, taxis, buses, boats and even motorcars. What’s a motorcar? From sea level to 14,000 feet elevation they saw over 500 species of birds in three weeks (July 16 – August 3, 2014).

Birds with names like Surf Cinclodes, Parodi’s Hemispingus, and Russet-backed Oropendola made their heads spin. Omar, their fabulous Peruvian guide pointed these out, as well as many other species. The country was beautiful and the people wonderful. Some of the trip pushed Diane & Lucretia’s physical limits but they would go back to Peru – in a heartbeat!

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