Peru 2018

Peru has more than 1800 species of birds and with this number is second of all countries in the world. Peru also holds the record for most species (650) seen in one single place. That was not the way we visited Peru. As always we took our time to get nice pictures of nice species and enjoy our stay as much as possible. Our visit was spent in three different parts of the country. We started in Northern Peru, flying from Lima to Tarapoto and travelling all the way back to Jaen. This route is packed with endemics and restricted-range threatened species. We have visited Aconabikh Private Reserve, Moyobamba, Arena Blanca Private Reserve, the Abra Patricia Lodge and the nearby Fundo Alto Nieva Reserve and of course we spent time at Huembo Lodge to get the right picture of Marvellous Spatuletail. Before going on to the Amazon region we stayed a day in the Lima area to get an impression of this part of Peru. The Pucusana fishing port with a boat-ride around the port, the Lomas de Asia Reserve and the Villa Marshes, located within the municipal limits of the city of Lima ware all certainly worth a visit Earlier we have visited the Amazonia in Ecuador and in Brazil and as always, these kinds of habitats are great to spend time. This time we flew to Puerto Maldonado (with a stop in Cusco). The Peruvian Amazon is the fourth largest rainforest in the world, with a remarkable biodiversity in terms of flora and fauna. The rainforest is home to more than 800 bird species and a variety of mammals. We stayed in different (all excellent) lodges with all modern comforts. Highlights were the Clay licks along the river where hundreds of Macaws and Parakeets can be seen every day. A real spectacle! And not to forget our 2 encounters with the beautiful Jaguar, which we did not see in another trip so far

Below a selection of photographs taken during this trip. Hovering over the image you will see a toolbar at the bottom where you can start a slideshow if you wish to do so.

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