Manu National Park

 


Manu holds the title of the most  mega diverse area in the world, the Manu National Park is a vibrant paradise between the Andes and the Peruvian Amazon in which numerous rare and exotic bird species can be spotted by  the observer including the cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana).

Within Manu you will also find 3 endemic areas for birds designated by Birdlife: senior Peruvian Andes, Andean foot hills of the Peruvian East, and high Peruvian and Bolivian Yungas.


There are 997 bird species in the National Park.

  1. Hooded Tinamou (Nothocercus nigrocapillus) (VU)
  2. Orinoco Goose (Neochen jubata) (NT)
  3. Golden-headed Quetzal (Pharomachrus auriceps)
  4. Black-and-chestnut Eagle (Spizaetus isidori) (EN)
  5. Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus)


Birwatcher’s route:

The Amazonian region  of Manu National Park offers two ideal options for observation of different Birds species:

  • Sector Río Manu, from the aguajal Limonal to Romero, passing through Otorongo, and Pakitza cochas. Duration time: 2 days.
  • Sector Acjanaco - Atalaya, begins in Acjanaco, passing through of cloud forests of Pilcopata until you reach the Atalaya forest. Duration time: between 3 to 4 hours.


Best time for visiting is between April and November.

Cock-of-the-rock
(Rupicola peruviana)