Birdwatching in Cusco Balcón del Diablo
A half-day Cusco bird watching tour next to the Cusco City. Available at 5:30 am and 2:30 pm. 5 endemic birds and more
Perhaps there is no place in Cusco close to the city with better access for birdwatching and even more so for the search for 5 endemic species of the region and all within the same place.
Less than 10 kilometers from Cusco Main Square, there is an area of unequalled beauty, so much so that it was used by the Incas for ceremonies and rituals related to Mother Earth. Today, this paradise is only visited by some Andean shamans and shepherds who usually move with their sheep around the place. This little human activity and its proximity to the city has made this place an island or natural refuge for the birds of the area, which allows the easy observation of different species on this Cusco birding tour.
This place located on the western side of the Andes of the South of Peru (South Peruvian Andes) presents small patches of Polylepis, scrub forests, streams and small water bodies, small areas of agriculture among other environments ranging from 3400 to almost 3900 meters high that allow the observation of various Andes - altitude birds.
If you come to the city of Cusco, do not miss this great opportunity to in just a few hours put interesting species into your pocket and even more to enjoy a pleasant moment in such a natural environment.
Let's explore together in search of these five endemics of the region as they are Rusty-fronted Canastero, Creamy-crested Spinetail, Bearded Mountaineer, White-tufted Sunbeam and Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch.
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Five endemic birds in a short area.
Is located 10 kilometers away from Cusco Main Square
Alternative Tour Name: Cusco Birdwatching at Balcón del Diablo