Amazon Eco Lodge
Manu Birding Lodge is located next to Manu National Park with the highest biodiversity of any protected area in the world. Situated on the Banks of the Madre de Dios River the lodge is attached to a private reserve with over 500 hectares of pristine Amazon rainforest. Our visitors are mainly birders, wildlife enthusiast and photographers.
With over 532 bird species being recorded in the reserve and surrounding area, the total that may be seen during even a short stay inevitably being impressive. It would be impossible to overstate the magic of this Bed & Birding place featuring utterly stunning landscapes and a diversity of habitats; here are world-famous macaw and parrot clay licks situated closely. To visit Manu Birding Lodge is to experience one of the world’s great wilderness areas where wildlife is still abounds: 11 species of monkey, 35 large mammals, 76 reptiles and 100 amphibians. The Madre de Dios River probably has more than 600 species of fish.
The Amazon eco lodge provides a local, professional birding guide with visits to canopy towers, tapir and macaw clay licks. The hummingbird garden and two oxbow lakes are usually frequently visited by Amazonian birds and Giant Otters. For peace of mind, a handful of dedicated conservationists (who have been involved with professional birding for many years) are always available.
Manu Birding Lodge is a small independent enterprise, privately financed and operated. Management of the lodge and rainforest is very much ‘hands-on’, dedicating our talents and personal resources into everything; our driving force is conservation, not profit. A continuous commitment is to the challenge of forest conservation and the running of a fine lodge, returning profits to the land.
Birding Condor Valley & Apurimac Endemic Tour
Birding Huacarpay & San Salvador Lakes
Birding Abra Malaga Tour
Birding Manu Cloud Forest
Exploring Manu Cultural Zone Tour
Birding Andes to the Amazon
Birding Northern Peru
Birding Manu Biosphere
Birding Manu & Machu Picchu Tour
Birding Manu National Park Tour
For more information about Amazon Eco Lodge visit the Manu Birding Lodge website.
Please note the Manu Birding Lodge reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion. Please contact them directly to confirm.
At Manu Birding Lodge there are mammal blinds at the Clay Licks to see. Such as, the biggest mammal of the neotropics, the Lowland Tapir (Tapirus terrestris). On top, other visitors like Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta sara), the Black Spider Monkey (Ateles chamek) which is a rare in the red list. Others to mention are, the White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari), Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu), Red-brocket Deer (Mazama americana) and Bicolor-spined Porcupine (Coendou bicolor). At 9am visiting the Clay Lick, the Rose-fronted Parakeet (Pyrrhura roseifrons) plus other species of Guans as well as the Razor-billed Curassow (Mitu tuberosum).
At Manu Birding Lodge there are 11 species of monkeys and over 532 bird species have been seen in different habitats like: The Oxbow lake, Bamboo Forest, Canopy Tower Specialists, Terra Firme Primary Forest, Macaw Clay Lick, Second Grow Forest, Riverine Forest and not forgetting the Mauritia Swamp.
Along the river bank the chances to see the Jaguar (Panthera onca), Puma (Puma concolor), or the Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) can be high.
At the Oxbow lake there are the chances to see the Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis). Whilst along the trails in Manu Birding Lodge the rarest mammal, the Short-eared Dog (Atelocynus microtis), and also the Little Spotted Cat (Leopardus Tigrinus) have been spotted before.
To conclude, Manu Birding Lodge provide the Birders, Photographers and Wildlife-Enthusiasts with an unforgettable experience with its diversity of wildlife and habitats.
There is a strong dedicated to conservation and determination to save and preserve a sustainable piece of this fine rainforest; hopefully saving over 500 hectares and its wildlife before it disappears forever. Potentially, the perfect formula may have been found.
The land is a choice, sustainable and bird-rich piece of lowland rainforest, and as an important part of the conservation plan a comfortable and convenient Manu Birding Lodge has been built.
Manu Birding Lodge is owned and run by Amazon Birding.
The trails and scenery should delight everyone who enjoys experiencing nature first hand. All birds, mammals, butterflies and moths provide endless opportunities for photographers.
In addition to managing all the forest and land, and running Manu Birding Lodge, there is a project (working with people in nearby communities) seeking economic alternatives to slash and burn agriculture that threatens the area´s remaining rainforest. Help save Peru´s Rainforest! In time, it is hoped that Manu Birding Lodge private reserve will become a recognized base for scientific inquiry into ornithology, zoology, botany and other biological fields, within our own forest and in the nearby Manu National Park as well.
Only a handful of people work at Manu Birding Lodge. Our backgrounds and training differ, but among our various talents. Despite all of this, there is still a shared value of loving conservationists and birders; all being involved professionally in birding for many years.
Our driving force is conservation, not profit. We shall maintain our commitments to forest conservation and to running a fine lodge, returning profits to the land, and find the responsibility to be an exciting challenge.
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