Trip report: Peru: Manu and Machu Picchu (Aug-Sept 2019) by Tropical Birding

Guided by José Illanes.This was a set departure tour.

I’ve been leading this awesome Southern Peru trip since 2005, and it was a pleasure to come back one more time. This lovely and friendly country not only brought us hundreds of bird species, but also during our nearly three week trip, we had the chance to learn a little bit about the culture, enjoy the amazing landscapes, and had some really cool mammals as well. Our total species during the trip was about 586 species seen and 41 heard only. Some of the favorite species mentioned by the group were Masked Fruiteater, Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Amazonian Pygmy-Owl, Laughing Falcon, Starred Wood-Quail, Inca Wren, Andean Condor, Red-legged Cormorant, Yungas Pygmy-Owl, Blue-necked, Masked Crimson, and Paradise Tanagers, Inca Tern, Bearded Mountaineer, Purus Jacamar, Chestnut-capped Puffbird, Humboldt Penguin, Elliot’s Storm-Petrel, and Barred Antshrike.

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