Ballestas Island is the name of Islands means "Crosbow ", so named according to local fishermen. The group of three Islands has norrow shorelines and cliffs that rise to flan areas that cover an area of 3.2 square Kilometers. In the breeding season this is where birds build their nests with their own droppings. These droppings, the famous guano fertilizer, are harvested every 4-7 years. The boat trip to Ballestas Island provides an opportunity to easily watch resident and migratory birds , including flamingos , Red-Legged , Cormorants ,Inca Terns Bobbies,as well as playful sea Lions ,amusing Humboldt penguins and, we are lucky ,we might see marine otters and the bird with the largest winspan in the world , The Condor which flies down from the Andes in search of food.