Ite is one of the largest wetlands in the Peruvian coast located in the department of Tacna nearly 300 km from the city of Arequipa.
Ite has an area of 2000 hectares including shallow lagoons, grasslands, reeds, rushes, sand, coastline and a sea portion located parallel to it. There is a big concentration of waterbirds and some migratory species of southern winter and summer. It is a new destination for bird watching, a non-tourist route which route begins in Arequipa through Lagunas de Mejia via the coastal road to the south.
Yellow-billed Pintail, Elagant Tern, Surf Cinclodes, Vermilion Flycatcher, etc.
Black Rail, Peruvian Thick-knee, Willet, Grayish Miner, Chestnut-throated Seedeater.
Black-faced Ibis, Short-billed Dowitcher, Chilean woodstar, Chilean Swallow.