Pacaya Samiria National Reserve


Known as the "forest of mirrors", the Pacaya Samirianational reserve preserves one of the world's most amazing ecosystems: the flooded amazon forest, in which the confluence of two of the largest tributaries rivers the Marañon and the Ucayali river form the Amazon River. Within the flooded forests inhabiting a variety of bird species among which is one of the largest in storks in Peru : the Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria).

The Reserve is home to 510 bird species: Notable birds include:

  1. Crax globulosa (Wattled Curassow) (CR)
  2. Jabiru mycteria (Jabiru) (NT)
  3. Sakesphorus canadensis (Black-crested Antshrike)

Birwatcher’s route:

  • Route 1: Yanayacu River to Lake el Dorado and Manco Capac (by boat approximately 8 hours).
  • Route 2: Pacaya river to PV3 Cahuana Capac (by boat in approximately 2 hours).
  • Route 3: Samiria River to PV 4 Saki (by boat in approximately 4 hours).

Best time for visiting is between August and November.

Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria)