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Junín National Reserve - Other Activity Junín - Peru

More than 100 species of aquatic and land birds can be found in Lago Junín, Peru’s second largest lake, making it a very popular destination for birders. Twenty different rivers and 12 streams feed the lake and various kinds of wetlands, creating an ecosystem of amazing biodiversity. The Reserva Nacional Junín surrounding the lake covers a total of 53,000 hectares (130,966 ac) of land. Among the many species to be scouted are two of Junín’s own rare bird breeds—the Black-nosed Junín Grebe and the Junín Coot—which are both in danger of extinction. Chilean flamingos and Andean gulls may also be spotted in the silvery waters of the lake, while pampas cats, mountain guinea pigs, vicuna and wooly alpaca graze the shores. Fishermen are usually quite willing to take birdwatchers out on a cruise, so don´t be afraid to ask one.

Junín, Peru

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Getting There

The lake is located in the southern part of the reserve, near the city of Junín.

Price Description: ADMISSION: $5

29 Feb 2012

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