Our target bird was a Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe, a member of the sandpiper tribe that acts (and looks) like a ptarmigan. I'll skip the suspense, despite a lot of effort we didn't see one. The scenery was pretty fantastic though. This is the Antisana volcano in the distance.
As a frame of reference its elevation is just a shade under 19,000 feet, Denali (formerly Mt McKinley) in Alaska is 20,000 feet.
There were birds though. Here's Chestnut-winged Cinclodes in a more natural habitat than a gabled roof.
Honestly these next ones are more about the scenery than the birds, first a distant Plain-capped Ground-tyrant and then a Tawny Antpitta.
We were high enough up that a Variable Hawk flew past beneath us. They were usually really high up.
Finally a few last pics of some of the craziest scenery that I've ever seen