|The end of the red arrow indicates Chiclayo, a city of nearly a million people, some 800km north of Lima.|
On this map, Pomac is pretty much on the outskirts.
|Sicán pyramid (one of several), Pomac Forest, above and below.|
|Museo de las Tumbes Reales de Sipán, Chiclayo.|
|Algorrobo scrub, above and below.|
|The Millenium Tree is an ancient Algorrobo tree;|
some estimates put it at over 1000 years old, though others are a little more modest.
|Sandy semi-desert with Prosopis spp.|
|Cactus on rocky slopes.|
|Mistletoe on Algorrobo. |
Amazilia Hummingbirds were feeding on the flowers, but I wasn't quick enough.
|Grabowskia buxifolia Family Solanaceae.|
This unlikely-looking tough foliage, along with the fruit, is an important food source
for the endangered Tumbesian endemic Peruvian Plantcutter.
|Peruvian Plantcutter Phytotoma raimondii.After a long period of uncertainty the plantcutters are now regarded as cotingas.|
The Peruvian Plantcutter is known from just eight locations in northern Peru.
|Long-tailed Mockingbirds Mimus longicaudatus are ubiquitous.|
|Exquisite Vermilion Flycatchers Pyrocephalus rubinus are also common in the forest.|
|Scarlet-backed Woodpecker Veniliornis callonotus - just about to touch down!|
|Burrowing Owls Athene cunicularia are among the most widespread birds in the Americas.|
Around Pomac they can be seen perched out during the day, or at the mouth of their burrow.
|Savannah Hawks Buteogallus meridionalis live in the open country all around Pomac.|
|Black Vultures Coragyps atratus hang around the pyramids, and perch on them (see large pyramid photo above).|