Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Birds Field Guide Macaw Clay Lick 4dias

Tambopata Birding Macaw Clay Lick 4 days: The research has also revealed how large macaws show niche-separation in terms of nest site selection. Blueand-yellow macaw show preference for aguaje palm (Mauritia flexuosa) and red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus) for ironwood trees (hardwoods), whereas scarlet macaw appear to be more flexible in their choice of nesting sites.

This information has implications for determining the effects of logging and other types of habitat degradation on macaw reproduction rates, and provides evidence of the need for conservation of these tree species.

DETAILED ITINERARY FOR TRAVEL WITH AMAZON BIRDS:

Tambopata Birding Macaw Clay Lick 4 days / 3 nights

chuncho Macaw Clay Lick amazon wildlife tambopata reserve and sandoval lake lodge and manu park and jungle tripsTOURS DAY 1:

Puerto Maldonado – Tambopata Birding Macaw Clay Lick

We will start at 8:30 am from our Hostel or we can pass to pick you up from your hotel, 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.

After lunch we will go for an introductory walk in first in a secondary grow forest and then in a primary forest full of huge trees and lianas and vines, at the same time we will talk about the most important economic activities in this region. Chances to spot some Brown capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys will be always possible.

When is getting dark we will come back to our lodge to get our torch and go to our boat and we will do one of the most exiting activities… it will be the Cayman spotting, we will go to look for White and black Caymans along the river bank with a big spot light, we might see more capybaras and we always have good chances to spot and ocelot or a jaguar by the river too.

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TOURS DAY 2:

Tambopata Reserve – Birding Macaw Clay Lick

We will wake up around 5:00am, we will get a hot drink to get some energy and we will take our boat up the Tambopata for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Crossing the check point. We will have all the sunrise just for us in the boat, and we will have really good chances to spot shore birds, capybaras, White caimans, and why not to mention … A jaguar or an anaconda, I like to say it, we have a 20 %of probabilities to see one of these guys by the river bank.

Getting to our destination, we will get a show at the clay lick, parrots and macaws Green, red, blue and yellow birds all around us, flying and making loud noises, it will be spectacular this behavior of this birds. We will explain you the reason why every day the

whole year around this birds go to the Cliff to eat clay. We will spend from 6:30 am to 11:00 am approx. Our breakfast will be in front of the clay lick activity

At the end of this activity, in our way down river to the lodge we will make a short stop in the check point to learn more about the small museum that there is here, after this we will continue toward our lodge to get an unforgettable swimming in the stream or may be in the Tambopata River.

We will get our lunch and then we will go for a walk to know more about the most important things about the medicinal plants, the quinine “good for the malaria”, the cats claw, the dragons blood, and the AYAHUASCA “the master plant for the shamans” are only a few plants that we will find during this interesting walk just in the back of our lodge, in the real jungle.

We will go back to our lodge and then at night before dinner or after dinner we will have a short night walk, the sounds at night, the insects, spider, tarantulas, frogs and maybe snakes will make this night hike something difficult to forget.

amazon wildlife chuncho Macaw Clay Lick tambopata reserve and sandoval lake lodgeTOURS DAY 3:

Tambopata Birding – Monkeys – Fishing – Piranhas – Macaw Clay Lick

We will wake up with the sounds of the birds and probably howler monkeys, will get our breakfast and then we will go 30 minutes down the river to go for a fishing morning at the Gato stream, there are always hungry piranhas waiting for some meat that would be our bate, the walk to get to the fishing spots, the big trees, some of the monkeys always around will be part of this activity. the stream is a really good place to swim too after we catch some piranhas, it is an unforgettable experience. We will short walk to explain you a Little bit about the local farm.

In the afternoon, we will walk to the mammal clay lick, we will probably have better chances to find howler monkeys, deer’s, wild

pigs, and some other mammal feeding in this place, at the same time we will explain you the different techniques about the hunting ways that exist in this area.

At night, right after dinner, we can go to the river bank and make some fire to talk about your time in the jungle, maybe respond some of the questions that you might have, and if you want we your guide can tell you about local stories about the Tambopata Jungle.

amazon wildlife chuncho Macaw Clay Lick tambopata reserve sandoval lake lodgeTOURS DAY 4:

Condenado Community  – 3 Chimbadas – Return to Puerto Maldonado

We will wake up in the same way like the day before, we will get our breakfast with time, and then we will take our boat and take the whole way to Puerto Maldonado by boat, we can make stops at Condenado community, the 3 chimbadas oxbow lake or the infierno native community where we can talk about the native people around. We will get a box lunch in the boat, we will arrive to Puerto Maldonado in the afternoon.

Includes in Tambopata Birding Macaw Clay Lick 4 days:

  • Transfer by land and by river.
  • All the meals and juice
  • Activities around the lodge
  • Entrance fee to the Tambopata National Reserve.
  • Guiding from the beginning to the end.

Tourist Information – Tambopata Birding Macaw Clay Lick 4 days

The Collpas Macaw Clay Lick:

As for collpas, Mother of God is related to the Latin American level number of licks that exist in its territory, and for having one of the largest in the world, located in the Tambopata National Reserve, called the Collpa Colorado. Collpas usually associated with macaws, however many mammals also attend collpas located in the forest. Thus become a source of meat for local communities and native populations.

Birds and mammals who congregate at the clay licks consume soil containing these natural formations to supplement your diet and eat catalyze acids in their bodies by eating green fruit.

One thing that few know is that there are also calls licks palms. In this case, the dry trunks of palm trees provide macaws mineral salts that have gained ground throughout his life.

Some even investigated this case occurs in the vicinity of Lake Sandoval, also within the Tambopata.Finalmente National Reserve is also known that collpas attract thousands of tourists to Mother of God, and are fascinating places to research wildlife.

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Tambopata Field Birds -Macaw Clay Lick 3dias

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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DETAILED ITINERARY PROGRAM WITH AMAZON BIRDS

Tambopata Birds Macaw Clay Lick 3 days

chuncho Macaw Clay Lick tambopata reserve sandoval lake lodge amazon peruTOURS DAY 1:

Puerto Maldonado – Tambopata Birds Macaw Clay lick

We will start at 8:30 am from our Hostel or we can pass to pick you up from your hotel, 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.

After lunch we will go for an introductory walk in first in a secondary grow forest and then in a primary forest full of huge trees and lianas and vines, at the same time we will talk about the most important economic activities in this region. Chances to spot some Brown capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys will be always possible.

When is getting dark we will come back to our lodge to get our torch and go to our boat and we will do one of the most exiting activities… it will be the Cayman spotting, we will go to look for White and black Caymans along the river bank with a big spot light, we might see more capybaras and we always have good chances to spot and ocelot or a jaguar by the river too.

chuncho Macaw Clay Lick tambopata reserve sandoval lake lodge with jungle trips

TOURS DAY 2:

Tambopata Birds Macaw Clay Lick

We will wake up around 5:00am, we will get a hot drinks to get some energy and we will take our boat up the Tambopata for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Crossing the check point. We will have all the sunrise just for us in the boat, and we will have really good chances to spot shore birds, capybaras, White caimans, and why not to mention … A jaguar or an anaconda, I like to say it, we have a 20 %of probabilities to see one of these guys by the river bank.

Getting to our destination, we will get a show at the clay lick, parrots and macaws Green, red, blue and yellow birds all around us, flying and making loud noises, it will be spectacular this behavior of this birds. We will explain you the reason why every day the whole year around this birds go to the Cliff to eat clay. We will spend from 6:30 am to 11:00 am approx. Our breakfast will be in front of the clay lick activity.

chuncho Macaw Clay Lick tambopata reserve sandoval lake lodge with amazon travel in peruAt the end of this activity, in our way down river to the lodge we will make a short stop in the check point to learn more about the small museum that there is here, after this we will continue toward our lodge to get an unforgettable swimming in the stream or may be in the Tambopata River.

We will get our lunch and then we can take our boat for 30 minutes down the river to go for a fishing afternoon at the Gato stream, there are always hungry piranhas waiting for some meat that would be our bate, the stream is a really good place to swim too after we catch some piranhas, it is an unforgettable experience. We will have a short walk to explain you a Little bit about the local farm.

We will go back to our lodge and then at night before dinner or after dinner we will have a short night walk, the sounds at night, the insects, spider, tarantulas, frogs and maybe snakes will make this night hike something difficult to forget.

TOURS DAY 3:

Tambopata Birds Macaw Clay Lick

We will wake up with the sounds of the birds and probably howler monkeys, will get our breakfast and then we will go for a walk, we will cross by the mammal clay lick and then continue looking for some more wildlife and during this walk we will talk about the medicinal plants, the quinine “good for the malaria”, the cats claw, the dragons blood, and the AYAHUASCA are only a few plants that we will find during our last walk in the jungle before our way back to Puerto chuncho Macaw Clay Lick tambopata reserve sandoval lake lodge in amazon travel, amazon wildlife, amazon peruMaldonado.

After lunch we will have time to repack and take our backpacks back to the river first and then the car 2 hours back to Puerto Maldonado.

Includes for Tambopata Birds Macaw Clay Lick 3 days:

  • Transfer by land and by river.
  • All the meals and juice
  • Activities around the lodge
  • Entrance fee to the Tambopata National Reserve.
  • Guiding from the beginning to the end.
Watch Birds Cusco Quince Mil Tambopata amazon

Watch Birds Cusco – Quince Mil – Tambopata 10dias

birds-tambopata-3Birding in Cusco – QuinceMil – Tambopata Puerto Maldonado: Our Birding Trips provide to the budget birders with a fantastic opportunity for observing the highlights of this Peru country with incredible birds and wildlife of the jungle. On this Tour we will visit QuinceMil, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata area and Manu Biosphere Reserve, all of which hold an exceptional diversity of endemic birds of the jungle peruvian.

Itinerary:

Birding in Cusco – Quince Mil – Tambopata Puerto Maldonado – 10 days / 9 nights

Toours Day1:

Cusco Tours – Huacarpay, Quincemil – Tambopata Puerto Maldonado:

This morning we will visit Huacarpay lake, the area is found 45min away from Cusco, at this place we can observe some endemic species, the birds we can see there are: Bearded mountaineer, Rusty fronted Canastero, Streak fronted thornbird, Plumbeous Rail, Andean Negrito, Giant Humminbird, Many Colored Rush tyrant, Cimnamon Teal, Spot Billed Ground Tyrant, Puna Teal, White Tufted Grebe, Cinereous Harrier, Wren Like Rushbird, among others.I our way to Quincemil by Ocongate Town we will be able to see the following species: Chestnut Breasted Mountain Finch , Cream Crested Spinetail, Mourning Sierra Finch, Yellow Billed Tit Tyrant, Band Tailed seedeater.

At Abra Pirhuarani (4.725masl) we will observe bird species like: Gray breasted Seed Snipe, White Fronted Ground Tyrant, Andean Goose, and Puna Snipe, White Winged Diuca Finch. At Marcapata town, we will look for the following species: Marcapata Spinetail, Scaled Metaltail, Andean Condor, Rufous Antpitta, Sword Billed Hummingbird, and Black Chested Buzzard Eagle; near to Quincemil we will look for the Andean Cock of the Rock.

Tours Day2:

Quincemil – Marcapata – Tambopata Puerto Maldonado:

Today we will travel back towards Marcapata, there we wiulkl look for: Andean Cock of The Rock , Andean Condor, Dark Faced Brush Finch, Blue Capped Tanager, Rufous Atpitta, Marcapata Spinetail, Streak throated Bush Tyrant, Scarlet Bellied Mountain Tanager , Red Crested Cotinga, Violet Throated Starfronlet , Torret Duck, Torrent Tyranulet . Later, near to Quincemil we will look for: Saffron Crowned Tanager, Blue necked Tanager, Chestnut brested coronet, Chesnut Backed Antshire, and Orange Eared Tanager; at Quincemil we will look for: Fine Barred Piculet, Black Backed Tody Flycatcher, Masked trogon, Green Jay, Booted Racket Tail, White Bellied Woodstar, Many Spotted Humminbird, Violet Fronted Brilliant, Gray Breasted Sabrewing, Long Tailed Hermit, Green Hermit, Blue Tailed Emerald, among others. We will spend the night in a basic Hostel.

Tours Day3:

QuinceMil, Tambopata Puerto Maldonado or Mazuco:

Azure Gallinule, Burrowing Owl, Plain Crowned Spinetail, Long Tailed Tyrant, White lined Antbird, Rusty fronted Tody Flycatcher, Black faced Dacnis, Blue Dacnis, Military Macaw, Cabanis Spinetail, Vercicolored Barbet, Cimnamon Faced Tyranulet, Orange Breasted Falcon, Gray Breasted Crake, Paradise Tanager, Bay Headed Tanager, and endemic birds like: Black Backed tody Flycatcher, and Fine Barred Piculet. Later we will look for: Carmiol’s Tanager, Masked Tanager, Red Billed Tyranulet, White Browed Purpletuft, Gray Tinamou , Golden Collared Toucanet , Striolated Puffbird , Gould’s Jewelfront , Buff Tailed Sicklebill, Black Throated Brilliant , Violed Headed Humminbird , Rufous crested Coquette, Golden Tailed Sapphire , Black eared Fairy , Mottle Backed Elaenia , Two Banded Warbler, Black Crowned Tityra , Spangled Cotinga, Festive Coquette, Red Breasted Black Bird , White Tailed Kite , Southern Caracara, Southern Lapwing , Brazilian Teal. We will reach Puerto Maldonado in the afternoon where we will spend the night in a local Hotel. This day we will travel to Puerto Maldonado in the way we can observe the following bird species: Yellow Tyranulet, Bobolik, Black and White Seedeater, Blackish Rail, and uniform Crake.

Tours Day4:

Tambopata Puerto Maldonado, Iberia:

After Breakfast we will visit La Pastora in order to find the following bird species: White Throated Jacamar , Purus Jacamar , Black Banded Crake , Sunbittern , Buff Breasted Wren , Southern Lapwing , Chestnut Crowned Foliage gleaner , Barred Antshrike , Masked Tityra , Straight Billed Woodcreeper, Magpie Tanager , Hoatzing , Orange Backed Troupial , Chestnut Bellied Seedeater , Black Billed Seed Finch , Rusty Margined Flycatcher , Collared plover, Limkin, Pectoral Sanspiper , and Solitary Sandpiper. Later we will travel towards Iberia for about 3 or 4 hours. We will spend the night in a local hostel.

Tours Day5:

Iberia – Durand lodge – Tambopata Puerto Maldonado:

Today we will drive 15 minutes towards Oceanía looking for the following species: Black Faced Cotinga, Rufous fronted Anthruhs, Rufous Twistwing , Sulphur Bellied Tyrant Manakin, Blue Headed Macaw, Bamboo Antshrike , Spot Breasted Woodpecker, Blue and Yellow Macaw, chestnut fronted Macaw , Large Headed Flatbill , Tui Parakeet , Bluis Fronted Jacamar, Black Faced Tanager, and Greenish Elaenia. Later we will travel back from Iberia to Puerto Maldonado and then to Durango Lodge where we will spend the night.

Tours Day 6th, 7th & 8th:

Durand lodge – QuinceMil – Tambopata Puerto Maldonado:

We will explore the area of Durango Lodge for 4days, there we will have the chance to observe the following species: Rufuos Headed Woodpecker, Manu Antbird , Pheasant Cuckoo , Lemon Throated Barbet, Scarlet Hooded Barbet , Gilded Barbet, Red Billed pied tanager , Bare Necked Fruitcrow , Purple Throated Fruitcrow ,Great Jacamar , Point tail palmcreeper , Striped Woodhaunter, Peruvian Recurvebill, Band Tailed Manakin, Round Tailed Manakin , Yellow Crested Tanager, Blue Crowned Manakin, Golden collared Toucanet , White Throated Toucan , Emerald Toucanet , Curd Crested Aracari, Ivory Billed Aracari, Rofous Breasted piculet , Red Necked Woodpecker, long Tailed Woocreeper, Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper, Black Banded Woodcreeper, Strong Billed Woodcreeper, Faciated Antshrike , Spot Winged Antshrike, Dusky Throated Antshrike, Barred Antshrike, Ornate Antwren, White Eyed Antwren , Stipple Throated Antwren , Pygmy Antwren , Sclter’s Antwren , Gray Antwren , Long winged Antwren, Yellow Breasted Warbling Antbird, Dot Winged Antwren, Gray Antbird, Blakish Antbird, Black Antbird,White Browed Antbird , Black Faced Antbird, Sooty Antbird, Plumbeous Antbird, Goeldi’s Antbird, Black Spotted Bare Eye, White Throated Antbird, Hairy Crested Antbird , Scale Backed Antbird , Spot Backed Antbird, Plain Throated Antwren, Black Faced Anthrush, Ash Throated Gnateater, Rusty Belted Tapaculo, Short Tailed Pygmy Tyrant, Johannes’s Tody Tyrant,Dusky Tailed Flatbill, Ringed Antpipit, Golden Crowned Spadebill, White Crested Spadebill, Crowned Slaty Flycatcher, Sirystes sibilator , Pink Throated Becard , Dull Capped Atila , Cinereous Mourner , Plum Throated Cotinga , Wing Barred Manakin , Blue Backed Manakin, Blue crowned Manakin ,Musician Wren ,Scaly Breasted Wren , Orange Headed Tanager , Yellow Backed Tanager , Guira Tanager , Flame Crested Tanager ,White winged Shrike Tanager , pectoral Sparrow , Buclkley’s Forest falcon, Slate colored Hawk, olive Oropendola, among other common species like: Trogons , Motmots, Haws, kites, Flycatchers, Jays, and Oropendolas. At nights we will look for: Crested Owl ,Black Banded Owl , Spectaclet Owl , Amazonian Pygmy Owl , Tawny Bellied Screech Owl, Great Potoo , Long Tailed Potoo , Common potoo , Ocellated Poorwill , Ladder Tailed Nightjar ,and Common Pauraque.

Tours Day9:

Durand lodge, Laguna Tres Chimbadas

This day we will sail up river for about 45min. towards the Parrot and Macaw Clay Lick; later we will visit the Tres Chimbadas Lake looking for lake birds and Giant Otters using a catamaran. There we can observe birds like: Horned Screamer , Green Ibis , Rufescent Tiger Heron , Gray Headed kite , Slender Billed Kite, Snail Kite, Black Collared Hawk, Green kingfisher, Amazon Kingfisher, Rufous and Green Kingfisher, unicolored Black Bird, Gray Necked Wood Rail, Band Tailed Antbird, Silvered Antbird , Amazonian Streaked Antwren, Spotted Tody Flycatcher , Boat Billed Flycatcher ,Lesser Kiskadee , Great Kiskadee , Black Tailed Tityra , Masked Tityra, Muscovy Duck, Sungrebe, Wattled Jacana, Purple Gallinule, Rufous Sided Crake, King Vulture, Pied Lapwing , Collared Plover, Anhinga, and Black Caracara. Free afternoon at Durand Lodge.

Tours Day 10:

Durand lodge – Tambopata Puerto Maldonado, Lima Tours

In our final day we will drive you to the airport in Puerto Maldonado, along the roads we will stop to do some bird watching. Our services ends at Puerto Maldonado Airport.