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