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Birds in Mangroves of Tumbes National Sanctuary
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Mangrove Sanctuary of Tumbes

The Mangroves of Tumbes National Sanctuary that is composed of extensive aquatic forests that create a one of a kind environment between the river and the sea is home to black hawks, egrets, and other birds. Located on the far northwest Peruvian coast, covering an area of 2,972 hectares, the Tumbes mangroves are the borderline for many species of flora and fauna associated with this kind of eco-system. The natural sanctuary protects the country's largest mangroves, and is a haven for the many varied animal species that feed off them. Particularly striking are the invertebrates, featuring an enormous variety of mollusks, including black scallops, 34 species of crustaceans, 33 types of snails and more than a hundred fish species. The sanctuary is also a key breeding ground for commercial marine species such as shrimp. Migratory and resident bird species, as well as the endangered black American alligator, a unique species, and the anteater, are just a few of the more interesting inhabitants of the area. (PromPeru). These pictures were taken in Puerto 25 area. (Feb 08).


BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

White-cheeked Pintail
(Anas bahamensis)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Magnificent Frigatebird
(Fregata magnificens)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Magnificent Frigatebird - male
(Fregata magnificens)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Neotropic Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax brasilianus)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Cocoi Heron
(Ardea alba)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Cocoi Heron
(Ardea alba)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Great Egret
(Ardea alba)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Great Egret
(Ardea alba)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Great Egret
(Ardea alba)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Snowy Egret
(Egretta thula)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Little Blue Heron
(Egretta caerulea)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Little Blue Heron - juvenile (Egretta caerulea)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
(Nyctanassa violacea)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Black-crowned Night-Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Striated Heron
(Butorides striatus)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Tricolored Heron
(Egretta tricolor)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Tricolored Heron
(Egretta tricolor)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Tricolored Heron
(Egretta tricolor)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Cattle Egret
(Bubulcus ibis)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

White Ibis
(Eudocimus albus)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

White Ibis
(Eudocimus albus)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

White Ibis
(Eudocimus albus
)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

White Ibis
(Eudocimus albus)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Osprey
(Pandion haliaetus)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Whimbrel
(Numenius phaeopus)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Greater Yellowlegs
(Tringa melanoleuca)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Spotted Sandpiper
(Actitis macularia)


Photos © J. Mazzotti

Our gratitude to Hotel Costa del Sol Tumbes that allowed us to obtain theses photos

Hoteles Costa Sol - Tumbes

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