In the Amazon basin,
the macaws that gather each early morning around the clay
licks are the draw. Hundreds of parrots and macaws of up
to 15 species congregate daily. Tambopata
Research Center has the best access to this site.
Head into the cloudforest for excellent
birding in Peru. In the Manu area you can see the famous
bright red Cock-of-the-Rock display for the females in
the morning at the Manu
Research on bird communities has identified
over 500 species in the surroundings of Manu
Lodge. Many of these bird species nest very close
the lodge building allowing researchers and tourists alike
with frequent sightings. These Manu Lodge close bird residents
include: black-tailed tityra, yellow rumped cacique, golden-bellied
euphonia, palm tanager, and masked-crimson tanager, tui
parakeet, ferruginous pygmy owl, and common potoo. The
inmediate vicinity of the Juarez Lake provide with daily
sightings of: striated heron, wattled jaçana, yellow-billed
tern, hoatzin, white-winged swallow, black-capped donacobius,
and red-capped cardinal. Great egret, green ibis, osprey,
and black-collared hawk are also frequent visitors.
Rare Andean Condors can be viewed throughout
Peru and are particularly easy to view in Colca Canyon and Nazca in the South. National Geographic has written an article about viewing Condors in Colca Canyon.
us with your bird watching request in Peru.