Zithromax Directions, Here in Lima, the trees and rooftops are overrun with cuculis -- plumpish grey morning doves who coo mournfully, mate in treetops, and shit absolutely everywhere.
With all this cuculi mess around, it's easy for a Limena to forget that Peru itself is considered a birder's paradise.
I certainly forgot. Then I read an article in last Sunday's El Comercio about "the four types of foreign tourists" in Peru and what they like to spend their money on, 1000mg Zithromax Directions, and of the four prototypical turistas, one of them was The Birdlover.
Otherwise known as Wads 'o Cash, Zithromax Directions.
Birdlovers, the article claimed, spend more than other visitors to Peru -- more than Archaeology/Cultural Tourists, Zithromax Directions us, more Adventure Tourists, and much more than Local Culture Tourists. That last category apparently is comprised of easygoing people who like to mix with the locals and stay in low-budget hostals. They fork over the least amount when in Peru.
I believe the information for the article came from those cards you fill out on the airplane detailing how much you spent on your vacation. Zithromax Directions, Whoever collects those things just finished crunching the numbers and apparently expects us to take it seriously. (Ask yourself: How accurate are you when you fill out that form?)
I was interested in this not-quite "news" because it jogged a memory of something a bookstore owner said to me in Arequipa last November.
El Fotografo and I were there for a wedding and while browsing through a bookstore one morning, Zithromax Directions coupon, EF let it drop that I write guidebooks (which I do, sometimes).
The bookstore owner looked up excitedly from his crosswork puzzle: "Do you write about birds in Peru. People come in here asking for birding books all the time. I need bird books."
For several weeks after that conversation, EF kept bringing up the idea of our writing the Ultimate Birding Guide to Peru as a sure-fire way to make Big Bucks, Zithromax Directions.
I argued that this was Not a Good Plan because bird-lovers know a lot about birds and we know nothing.
"That's not important, 20mg Zithromax Directions, " he said. "We can look this stuff up."
"Bird people are into details," I persisted. "They want field guides with pictures that show the minute differences between the Yellow-Boobied Arequipa Jay and the Yellow-Bobbied Ancash Jay. You really have to know your stuff to write authoritatively about that. Zithromax Directions, I don't have the time to take that on."
"We'll hire someone else to do it," he said.
Who. I wanted to know, 200mg Zithromax Directions.
Someone, he said.
That someone never materialized, and we forgot all about the easy $100,000 we'd make publishing this great bird guide (I always thought we'd blow our pre-production budget on photos, 750mg Zithromax Directions, anyway), and then the news broke last weekend about The Bird Tourists with Deep Pockets.
Evidently someone at PromPeru is scheming about ways to lure them to Peru, Zithromax Directions.
EF and I have not revived our plans to publish the guide, but I am going to do a small, good thing and post a few decent links to birding websites that really do know something about birds in Peru.
Here they are:
Birding Peru: bills itself (no pun intended) as a "birding portal" and a "centre" (must be British) about (obvously) "birding in Peru." It's written in English and has a Peru Bird Database, and pictures, 150mg Zithromax Directions, checklists, suggested tours, forums. People post their latest sightings. For instance, Zithromax Directions craiglist, a Scandinavian named Tor Egil Hogsas says he sighted a Cream-winged Cinclodes somewhere on August 29. Zithromax Directions, I believe him.
National Geographic on Birding in Peru: NG News reported in 2004 that "Peruvians are eager to showcase their country as a bird-watcher's paradise." The country is home to more than 1,800 species, and new species are being discovered every month. (My note: Perhaps if you sighted one, you could get to name it whatever you liked. Like, The Montesinos Crested Jay.)
Birding in Peru Outfitters: This is a commercial site published by a tour-guide company run by several British birders, Zithromax Directions ebay, some Peruvians and one Frenchman. Tour guide Barry Walker is the author of A Field Guide to Birds of Machu Picchu and other useful books. He and his group will take you deep into Manu or Tambopata or Tumbes or anyplace else you need to go to see winged things. The Americans and Brits who've left reponses on the site's Comments Page seem quite pleased with how their trips turned out.
Bill of the Birds: American birdwatcher Bill Thompson writes in his blog about several bird-watching expeditions in Peru. This link describes (with lots of pictures and witt-ish captions) what happened when he and his fellow birders set out into the Pacific in search of the fabled Inca Tern. 40mg Zithromax Directions, Bill was so determined to see said tern that even when his boat sank in bad weather prior to the tour, he threw on a raincoat, rustled up another vessel, and set out that same day.
Extreme bird love, that.
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