Tambopata Field Birds – Macaw Clay Lick 3days
Tambopata Birds Macaw Clay Lick 3 days: As major seed predators, macaws and other parrots are engaged in an “evolutionary race” with plant species, which have developed a protection mechanism where their seeds contain chemical defences – toxins that are either distasteful or harmful to birds that eat them. Macaws engage in geophagy (eating soil) as a way to counter these toxins. Geophagy occurs at clay licks – special deposits of clay found along riverbanks – where macaws and parrots gather in large numbers to consume clay, which is high in sodium. The Tambopata National Reserve is a nationally protected area of tropical lowland forest in the Peruvian Amazon.
The Reserve was created by the Peruvian government in 1990 to protect the watersheds of the Tambopata and Candamo Rivers, and surrounding rainforest. The world’s largest clay lick, Colpa Colorado, is found here among the many clay licks of the Tambopata River. Almost 5,000 people inhabit the Reserve, making a living from slash and burn agriculture, small-scale gold mining, timber extraction, hunting and fishing, all of which threaten the forest and its biodiversity. A network of organisations and communities exist within the Reserve, with the aim of preserving biodiversity by improving awareness of the value of leaving the forest standing.
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Tambopata Birds Macaw Clay Lick 3 days
Birds Day 1:
Tambopata Field Birds Day 1: Puerto Maldonado – Macaw Clay lick
will start at 8:30 am we can pass to pick you up from your hotel, airpor , bus stations we will have 2 hour by cay in a 4X4, the first part will be by the high way and the second part will be in a dirt route until we get to the Tambopata River near the limit to the reserve. Our boat will be waiting for us to take us 25 minutes up the Tambopata river to get to our Lodge, we will have good chances to spot capybaras and many shore birds along the river bank, getting to the lodge we will get a welcome drink and the manager will explain us all we need to know about our lodge and its around.
What to see, Red Howler Monkey, Large-Headed Capuchin, Black-Headed Night Monkey, Weddell’s Saddle-Back Tamarin, Bolivian Black-Capped Squirrel Monkey, Toppin’s Titi Monkey, Shock-Headed Capuchin Other Mammals Capybara, Giant River Otter, Tyra, Brow Agouti, Red Brocket Deer, Bicolored – Spined Porcupine, Sloth, Southern Tamandua, Armadillo, and maybe some Cats.
Some Birds White Throated Toucan, Emerald Toucanet, Amazon Kingfisher, Red-Necked Woodpecker, Blue-Crown Trogon, Paradise Tanager, Blue-Crowned Motmot, Yellow-Tufted Woodpecker, Red-Capped Cardinal, Horned Screamer, Hoatzin, Capped Heron, Wattled Jacana, King Vulture, tour we will start at 8:30 a.m. We will take our private transport for 2 hours to the port. Tambopata where our boat and motorist will be waiting for us to continue our trip to Tambopata River for 50 minutes where we will observe different species such as birds, turtles, capybaras, white alligators ect if we have the opportunity to see the king of the jungle (Jaguar) who are taking the sun or tired on the beaches then we will arrive at our hostel “TAMBOPATA LODGE INN” we will welcome you with typical aphrodisiac soft drink of the amazonia accommodation in your respective room lunch In the afternoon we will take a walk in the primary forest full of millenary trees that coexist with many creatures like, insects, spiders, toads , butterflies, monkeys and some mammals ect After dinner we will do a nocturnal activity with our lanterns to observe alligators, capybaras and maybe some feline that is near the river at night that they naturally hunt at night. After this activity return to our hostel to rest in their respective room .
Birds Day 2:
Tambopata Field Birds – Macaw Clay Lick Chuncho
Today we will get up early at 5:00 am, where we will take our boat to travel upstream of the tambopata for 1 hour and 20 minutes enjoying a wonderful sunrise with the opportunity to see the king of the jungle (Jaguar) or anaconda on the banks of our Tambopata National Reserve. We will reach the clay lacquer. A giant blind comfortable, located a few meters away from Clay Lick, allows you to have the best possible position for the show that birds will show. The blind is located so close to the surface that you will not even need to zoom in on your cameras! As the sun rises over century-old trees, an explosion of life and color will burst before our eyes as hundreds of parrots and dozens of macaws eat clay to obtain their correct pH balance. In groups of two and three, the greedy red macaws and scarlet macaws come flapping, landing on the main part of the trees. The macaws will finally decide to go down and make a colorful and noisy display on the bare shores, getting all the clay. They can from the hard surface. While enjoying the sodium sediments, we have the unique opportunity to enjoy a healthy and extraordinary breakfast while watching the show (so yes, sit back and relax). After this activity, we will take our boat outboard and return to our hostel for lunch and rest. In the afternoon we will take a walk to explore the flora and fauna of the tambo pata reserve where we will meet great diversities of species in their natural habitat return to our lodge to enjoy a delicious dinner After dinner we will have a night walk listening to the songs and sounds of the night as Insects do, Spider, Tarantulas, Frogs, Snakes, Night Monkeys. Butterfly, beetles, some nocturnal animals after we return to our hostel to rest in their respective rooms private availability with mosquito nets, shower and bath.
Birds Day 3:
Tambopata Lodge Inn – Return to the City of Puerto Maldonado
Today is the last day of the tour where we will tell God we will take our breakfast right away we will move our backpacks to take our boat wake up very early to take our breakfast then we will pack our backpacks to continue our return trip to the city and Puerto Maldonado
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