versión impresa ISSN 1726-2216
Fieldwork consisting in monthly bird surveys -from January to August 2001- and observations of birds -from September to December 2003-, was conducted in all the area of the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM) main campus. As a result, a list of 46 species, registered in at least 3 different occasions, was obtained. The majority of those birds belong to the order Passeriformes and among the families those with the greatest number of species are Emberizidae, Columbidae and Psittacidae. The most abundant species are Zenaida meloda, Columbina cruziana, Crotophaga sulcirostris and Dives warszewiczi, whereas the least abundant ones are Bubulcus ibis, Hirundo rustica, Myrtis fanny y Parabute unicinctus. The most widely distributed species are Z. meloda, C. cruziana, D. warszewiczi, Troglodytes aedon and Pyrocephalus rubinus. On the contrary, the least widely distributed species are Bubulcus ibis, Icterus graceannae, Aratinga wagleri, Athene cunicularia and Glaucidium peruanum. In addition, 13 rare or uncommon species were also registered, including data from occasional observations out of the study period. Due to its great diversity of birds UNALM main campus can be regarded as one of the best bird watching urban sites within Lima city
Palabras llave : surveys; observations of birds; list; diversity; UNALM.