Posada Amazonas Lodge Birdwatching Tour
This 5-day Amazon birdwatching tour takes place in Tambopata National Park in the southeast of Peru, and offers a variety of bird-rich habitats within walking distance of the Posada Amazonas Lodge.
" We stepped off the airport into the sweltering heat and humidity of the Amazonian rainforest and boarded a boat along the Amazonian Basin River, where we were given locally sourced ingredients for their take on Chinese cuisine, and let me tell you, it was delicious. Eating food from an amazon leaf the size of my head was wonderful; it tasted so pure and nutrient-dense that I couldn't stop myself from asking for seconds and thirds. - Dylan Doherty
This birdwatching trip is a chance to discover the mixed flocks that inhabit the different levels of the rainforest; birds such as the Paradise Tanager, Green-and-gold Tanager, Flame-crested Tanager, Turquoise Tanager and the Opal- rumped Tanager. In our observation tower, in addition to the birds typically found in the canopy, such as macaws and toucans, you might also see Cream-colored Woodpecker, Gilded Barbet, Plum-throated Cotinga, and Striolated Puffbird.
On one of the trails that leads to an oxbow lake, you can find bamboo specialists such as the White-cheeked Tody Tyrant, Peruvian Recurvebill, Red-billed Scythebill and Rufous-headed Woodpecker. Continuing on this Amazon birdwatching tour you reach the lake where there can be encounters with kingfishers and herons, and even the water-loving Hoatzin.
Posada Amazonas Lodge, where you will stay, is a cosy eco-lodge with only 30 rooms, located in the middle of the ecotourism concession of the native community, Ese Eja de Infierno. For years this community has been considered the true guardians of the forest. Near Posada Amazonas there is a small macaw clay lick that is also visited by other parrots. And along the trails within the forest you can find secondary forest birds and birds of the aguajal or flooded forest.
The healthy forest that borders the Tambopata National Reserve also provides perfect opportunities for birdwatching and fauna. On your Amazonas birding expedition you can look out for six species of monkeys, Capybaras and Giant River Otters in addition to other mammals, amphibians and reptiles. This protected natural area has recorded the presence of 632 birds, including Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja), Crested Eagle (Morphus guianensis), Common Curassow (Mitu tuberosa), Unicorn Curassow (Pauxi unicornis) and Carunculated Paujil (Crax globulosa). In the Tambopata National Reserve there are almost all the species of macaws that inhabit Peru.
Even if you are a birder with little experience this 5-day, 4-night Amazon birdwatching tour is for you. In this strategic location, and accompanied by the best bird guides to be found in the region, you will maximize your encounters with exciting Peruvian wildlife.
Amazonas Birding Tour Highlights include:
- Top-quality local bird guides and a specially designed program
- Immersion in the different rainforest habitats to be found in the Native Community of Infierno's private reserve
- Exploring at your own pace the surrounding secondary forest and riverine environments
- Many different species of parrots and macaws viewed from the parrot clay lick and canopy tower
- Endemic bamboo forest birds
- A birding night walk
If you’d like to try an alternative Peruvian wildlife tour, why not consider the Amazon Wildlife Tour to Peru
Alternative Tour Name: Birdwatching in the Amazon Rainforest