This week, El Comercio shared a list of the best places in the country for bird watching, and we’ve decided to share it with you:
In Kuelap and the nearby areas is habitat for the hummingbird spatuletail. The Abra Patricia Private Conservation Area, as well as the Lechucita Bigotona Biological Station, both in Chachapoyas, have become strategic points to admire this kind of owl.
In the Tumbes National Reserve, located 4 hours east of the city, the last tropical forests of the Pacific are protected. There you will see the silver hawk and the anthill collar.
The protagonist of this region is the white-winged turkey, which lives in the district of Olmos, in the gorges of the Sierra de Lambayeque and in the Chaparrí Ecological Reserve. Also, in the Chiclayan forests of algarrobos, the Peruvian cortarama is observed.
The Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge has more than 160 species, including herons and osprey. In the Lomas de Lachay National Reserve, located 105 km north of the capital, you will appreciate the mountain partridge, the black-headed gallinazo and the black-eared harrier.
In the provinces of Chanchamayo (La Merced, San Ramón) and Oxapampa (Villa Rica, Pozuzo) there are hawks, parrots, buzzards and chihuacos.
Paracas National Reserve
Nearly 216 specimens of seabirds, including migratory and endemic birds, have been counted. The most famous are the Humboldt penguin, flamenco or parihuana, the Dominican gull and the zarcillo.
There cohabit the white wing flycatcher and the cactus canastero.
Arequipa and the Colca
In this region, the stars are the Andean condor and the cordillerano eaglet.
In the forests that are on the banks of the Urubamba River, you will see the cock of the rocks, the national bird of Peru.
The high plateau of Puno and Lake Titicaca
There are 150 species in the Titicaca National Reserve. For example, the white heron, the balserito, the owl, the bandurria, the red duck and the diver of the Titicaca.
Manu National Park and Tambopata National Reserve
It is estimated that, only in the Manu, there are more than a thousand types of birds. In Tambopata, however, there are at least 670. The blue and yellow macaw, the scarlet macaw, the red and green macaw, and the Amazonian kingfisher are some of them.