Paracas National Reserve


The confluence between the sea and the desert make the Paracas National Reserve, a coastal paradise in which nest more than 200 species of endemic, resident, and migratory birds of the Humboldt Current, such as the tendril (inca tern).

There are 216 bird species in the Reserve, 7 of which are endemic of the Humboldt current.

  1. Peruvian Diving-Petrel (Pelecanoides garnotii) (EN)
  2. Red-legged Cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardi) (NT)
  3. Inca Tern (Larosterna inca) (NT)
  4. Surf Cinclodes (Cinclodes taczanowskii)
  5. Peruvian Tern (Sternula lorata) (EN)

Birwatcher’s route:

  • North Touristic Circuit includes: Paracas Bay, La Aguada viewpoint, through the area of Lagunilla to the viewpoint of the Cathedral. Duration time: 2 hours


While birdwatching is possible throughout the year, we recommended that you visit between January and March to watch the migratory Northern birds.


Tendril (inca tern)