Short Manu 2014 IN MANU NATIONAL PARK

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DAY 1:

We start the day by bus from Cusco to Manu Biosphere Reserve.  The ride today can take from 8 to 10 hours depending upon how much birding we do along the way.  This drive has been described by many clients as "one of the most spectacular in all of Peru."  There will be plenty of time built into today for stopping for picture taking. Some birding in Huancarani and Paucartambo areas on the way to
Acjanaco pass at 3,900 meters  / 12,792 feet.  From here we are on
the eastern slope of the Andes.  The habitat of this area is humid
temperate.  The possibilities include, Gray-breasted Mountain
Toucan, Collared Jay, Mountain Cacique, Scarlet-bellied and
Hooded Mountain Tanager, Grass-green Tanager, etc.  At night a
Swallow-tailed Nightjard and Yungas Pygmy-Owl might be in
the Pillahuata area. Birding down the road, with special emphasis
on the Pilcopata-Atalaya portion.  The possibilities include
Speckle-faced Parrot, Peruvian Piedtail, Chestnut-breasted
Wren, Dusky-green Oropendola, Chestnut-backed
Antshrike, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Orange-eared Tanager, White-
winged Tanager, Swallow Tanager, Black-faced Tanager, Black-
backed Tody Flycatcher, Lesser Seed-Finch, Golden-bellied Warbler,
etc.  night at the comfortable Amazonia Lodge.

Day 02 - 04  Three full days at Amazonia Lodge   The lodge is situated at the pre-mountain zone and there it is possible to do birding in many different habitats like bamboo forest, flood plain area, hill forest, swamp, etc just walking short distances.  It is not necessary to take a boat or car.  The Lodge also has a porch with a view of the garden and feeders where it is possible to see several species of hummingbirds including Rufous-crested Coquete, Amethyst Woodstar and the endemic Koepcke's Hermit.  The list of the lodge contains 628 species of birds including Amazonian Antpitta, Blackish Rail, Hoatzin, Buckley's Forest Falcon, Wattled Guan, Military Macaw,

Blue-headed Macaw, Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo, White-bearded Hermit, Gray-breasted Sabrewing, Black-eared Fairy, Golden-tailed Saphire, Blue-tailed Emerald, Bluish fronted Jacamar, Fine-barred Piculet, Scarlet-hooded Barbet, Cabani's Spinetail, Bamboo Antshrike, Manu Antbird, Amazonian Antpitta, Rusty-belted Tapaculo, Black-spotted Bare eye, Johanni's

tody-tyrant, White-cheecked Tody tyrant, Ornate Flycatcher, Two banded Warbler, Fire-capped

Manakin Plum-throated Cotinga, Masked-crimson Tanager, Yellow-bellied Dacnis, etc.  There are also possibilities for Mottled Owl, Black-banded Owl, Tawny-bellied Screech-owl, Great, Long-tailed and Common Potoo.  Also in this tour is included a visit to the Maskoitania Makaw Clay Lick Where is posible to observe in the lick Chestnut fronted Makaw, The rare Blue headed Makaw, Blue headed Parrot, Mealy Parrot, Yellow Crowned Parrot, White eyed Parakeet, Dusky headed Parakeet.etc. In adition also is included a visit to the Machuwasi Oxbow Lakewhere is posible to see Horned Screamer, Pale eyed Blackbird, Black Billed seed Finch, Dark breasted Spinetail, Herons, Kingfishers.etc,All nights at the comfortable Amazonia Lodge.

 


Day 5:

Return to Cusco.

Optional 1 day and night extension in the Cloud Forest area.

This area is the Cloud Forest.  The possibilities include Black and Chestnut Eagle, Andean Guan, Scaly Naped Parrot, Collared Inca, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Buff-thighed Puffleg, Long-tailed Sylph, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Barred Fruiteater, Barred Becard, Mountain Wren, Solitary Eagle, Crested Quetzal, Golden-headed Quetzal, Masked Trogon, Highland Motmot, Black-streaked Puffbird, Versicolored Barbet, Blue-banded Toucanet, Slaty Gnateater, Yungas Mankin, Saffron-crowned Tanager, and Blue-naped Chlorophonia.  The lodge has a Cock-of-the-Rock leck.  At night it is possible to see the Rufescent Screech Owl and Lire-tailed Nightjard. 

In the morning after the 1 day extension a visit the Cock-of-the-Rock lek.

After breakfast return to Cusco on day 6.

Optional day 7 visit to Huacarpay Lake or you can combine whit the Machu Picchu Tour
or Tambopata

Cusco (Cusco is a 3,300 meters / 10,824 feet above sea level)  We will pick you up at your hotel for a early morning excursion to the Huacarpay Lakes.  The lakes are 50 minutes from Cusco by bus. The possibilities include Puna Teal, Andean Lapwing, Wren-like Rushbird, Many-colored Rush-tyrant, Puna Ibis, Cinereous Harrier, the endemic Bearded Mountaineer, Rufous-fronted Canastero, Streak-fronted Thornbird, etc. 


This tour that focuses great Birding in the Amazonia Rainforest is a very good option for those that do not have a lot of time but would like to see and experience the different latitudinal levels and ecosystems.

The tour includes: lodging, all meals, transportation, and a well equipped expert guide.

  Price: email  us for details.           
       
Dates: April 15-19, May 26-30, June 23-27, July 01-05, Aug 12-16, Sept 01-05, Oct 13-17,

       Nov 10-14.

Leader: Ramiro Yabar or Virgilio Yabar Tour Does Not Include:- Day 1, Day 5 lodging in Cusco

We would be happy to make reservations for you at the hotel of your choice.
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