Bird Watching – Manu Cloud Forest .
We studied hummingbird ecology in the cloud forest of southeastern Peru , using mist nets and direct observations of bird watching in the high mountains (Cuzco, Manu, Peru), wetlands, cloud forest and Amazonian jungle between Cusco and Manu National Park. You’ll see many endemic species including the Cock-of-the-Rock, Peru’s national bird. Transport, meals and lodging included.
Bird Watching – Manu Cloud Forest 3 days
Bird Watching Day 01: Cusco to Huayquecha Biological Station .
We will start our day at 5:40am to observe birds at the elevation of 3600 masl. In this area we can observe birds such as: Puna thistleail, Rufous Antpitta, Puna Tapaculo, Greal sapphirewing, Yungas pygmy Owl, Red crested cotinga, Barred fruiteater, Buff Brested Mountain Tanager, Hooded Moumtain Tanager, Grass green Tanager, Golden plumed Parakeet, Scaly naped Parrot, Moustached plowerpiercer, Rufous Bellied Bush tyrant, Sedge wren, Scarlet Bellied Mountain Tanager, White browed conebill, Three striped Hemispingus, Line fronted Canastero, Scribble tailed canastero, and many more birds. Then we will return to our lodge in Huayquecha for lunch and a short break. In the afternoon we will look for: White winged Black tyrant, Rufous capped thornbill, Plushcap, Crimson mantled woodpecker, Trilling tapaculo, Gray breasted Mountain Toucan, and Blue capped tanager. At night after dinner we will look again for Swallow tailed nightjars.
Bird Watching Day 02: Huayquecha Biological Station – Cock of the Rock Lodge ( Manu Cloud Forest) .
Today we will head to Cock of the Rock Lodge. On the way we will search for birds such as: Golden collared tanager, Grass green Tanager, Scaled metaltail, Mountain Cacique, white collared jay, Barred parakeet, Barred fruiteater, Band tailed fruiteater, Marcapata Spinetail , Red and white antpitta, Blue Banded Toucanet, Hooded Mountain Tanager, Black and Chestnut Eagle, Black solitary Eagle, White throated Antpitta, Slaty Tanager, Slaty Backed Chat tyrant, Fulvos Wren, Chestnut crested Cotinga, Crested Quetzal, Golden Headed Quetzal, Black Streaked Puffbird, Yellow Throated Tanager, Buff Breasted Mountain Tanager, Superciliary Hemispingus, and many more. At night we will look for Rufous-bellied Nighthawk.
Bird Watching Day 03: Cock of the Rock Lodge – Returno to Cusco .
In order to visit the “Lek” of the Peruvian national bird called the Andean Cock of the Rock, we will have to start the tour very early in the morning. At the lek we can see the “Gallito de las Rocas” displaying; besides the Andean Cock of the Rock we can also see species like: White crowned Tapaculo, Yungas Manakin, Crested Quetzal, versicolored Barbed, Orange Eared Tanager, Highland Motmot, and many more. After the morning activity we will return to the lodge for breakfast and then go out for a walk along a trail to see more birds such as: Slaty Gnateater, Chestnut breasted Wren, Cinnamon faced Tyranulet, Spotted Nightingale Thrush, Amazonian Ambrella Bird, Tyrannine Woodcreeper, Masked Trogon, Crimson Bellied Woodpecker, Black Streaked puffbird, Paradise Tanager, Saffron Crowned Tanager, Golden Tanager, Brown Tinamou, and possibly monkeys. Later we will return to the lodge for lunch.
after our lunch we take our private transport back to the city of Cusco
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