Introduction seeks to promote an interest in the observation and conservation of birds and their habitats. It also aims to facilitate the study of Peruvian birds by both the novice and the experienced individual.

The idea for this site emerged from seeing the wealth of information that “appears” and quickly “disappears” on the World Wide Web, particularly on the various social networks. Our goal is to collect, curate, classify, and make this information available to users.

This site covers all species of birds known to occur in Peru as resident, migrant or transient. This site also covers some aspects of the birds of Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile as most Peruvian birds also occur in adjacent ecosystems in these countries.

The sequence of orders, families, genera, species, and names in English follows that of Remsen, J. V., Jr., C. D. Cadena, A. Jaramillo, M. Nores, J. F. Pacheco, J. Perez-Emon, M. B. Robbins, F. G. Stiles, D. F. Stotz, and K. J. Zimmer. Version [2014]. A classification of the bird species of South America. American Ornithologists’ Union. We use the species Spanish names and checklists proposed in Plenge, M. A. Version March,2014, Species and subspecies of the birds of Peru. Lima, Peru.

Species Accounts
Each species account is meant to be a life document where information is added as it becomes available. Each species account describes male, female, juvenile stages and color morphs as graphic material becomes available and we obtain permission from the author to present it on this site. For migratory species, emphasis is given to wintering plumages.

corbidiPERUAVES.ORG is a community-based website. Administrators are associated with CORBIDI (Centro de Ornitologia y Biodiversidad), a Peruvian non-government organization dedicated to biological research.

Similar Species
Only species that overlap in range are included in the discussion of similar species.

Unless a brief discussion is warranted, the voice section includes embedded recordings of primary songs and calls published on bird sound portals such as Xeno-canto and the Macauley Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

This section focuses on behavioral characteristics that aid with field identification.

Uses the available published information. Additional breeding information is collected and added to a species accounts as contributors provide it or it becomes available.

Status and Habitat
This section gives the relative abundance of species and habitat preferences.

Birds are generally more abundant in a species’ optimum season and habitat. Bird abundance can also be influenced by the observer’s experience, size, and visibility across habitats, behavior, and type of vocalization. In defining abundance, we use the following terms:

Common: Recorded by sight or sound daily in moderate to large numbers
Fairly Common: Recorded daily by sight and sound, but in small numbers
Uncommon: Not recorded daily even in proper habitat. Usually recorded once a week.
Rare: Unlikely to be recorded by sight or sound even at the proper habitat.

All photos on are copyrighted by the photographers. does not own the copyright to any of them. If you want to use a photo you find on this site for publication or any other reason, please contact the owner of the photo. Typically, you can find an email address listed for a photographer on his profile page. If you cannot find a way to contact the photographer, send us an email with the full URL of the image you wish to use. We will do our best to forward your request to the photographer.