Design bird watching routes at the ACCA Biological Stations
In May 2015, the Peruvian ornithologist Fernando Angulo updated the list of bird species and designed, at least, 12 bird watching routes in our three biological stations, in order to increase the visit of birdwatchers. The study also included the location of habitats where the species most sought after by bird watchers.
Among the three biological stations (WayqechaBosque de Nubes, Villa Carmen and Los Amigos Birdwatching) there are a total of 1000 registered bird species, which is equivalent to almost 60% of the birds that exist in Peru. Some endemic species of the genus Grallaria stand out in Wayqecha; specialists of bamboo forests, in Villa Carmen and the diversity of anteaters in Los Amigos. At Wayqecha Station, Fernando’s study has identified the places most likely to spot Red-and-white Antpia (Grallaria erythroleuca), Puna Thistletail (Schizoeaca helleri), Gray-breasted MountainToucan (Andigena hypoglauca) and Marcapata Spinetail (Cranioleuca marcapatae) at the Wayqecha-Bosque de Nubes Biological Station – Birdwatching. At the Villa Carmen Biological Station, bamboo patches have been identified with the presence of Bamboo Antshrike (Cymbilaimus sanctaemariae), Manu Antbird (Cercomacra manu), Flammulated Bamboo-Tyrant (Hemitriccus flammulatus) and Large – headedFla tbill (Ramp hotrigon megacephala).
At Los Amigos Biological Station, the presence of Plain Xenops (Xenops minutus), Round-tailed Manakin (Pipra chloromeros), Rufous-fronted Anhrush (Formicarius rufifrons), American Pygmy Kingfisher (Chloroceryle aenea) and Goeldi’s Antbird (Myrmeciza goeldii). This study highlights the value of the three ACCA Biological Stations as important for bird watching nationally and globally. As it is known, the biological stations Los Amigos and Villa Carmen (owned by ACCA) obtained the most diverse bird lists for Madre de Dios and Cusco during the Global Big Day that took place in May 2015 Birdwatching.