This 8 day trip for keen birdwatchers is arguably one of the best birding experiences in Peru offered by crees foundation. Manu is teeming with birdlife and offers the chance of viewing some of the most unusual wildlife species, many of which are extremely rare or endangered. Manu boasts huge numbers of bird species and The Amazon Birder itinerary only touches on some of the types you might see!
The Amazon Birder tour takes you to towards the cloud forest region where the Andes falls away to the Amazon basin, visit a mountain wetland habitat called Huarcarpay, drive out to El Mirador, stay at the Manu Learning Centre and Romero Rainforest Lodge while you visit the Manu Wildlife Centre which is located near the Macaw Clay Lick are just a few examples of what this bird watching tour offers.
“We had a great three days at the Manu Learning Centre in April. The location is stunning next to the beautiful river and just getting there is an adventure in itself. You just feel you are in the middle of nowhere surrounded by the rainforest. We loved the jungle walks, the lake trip where we saw some unique bird life.” (Caroline Lane, 22nd June 2016)
The crees foundation has been working in Manu for over a decade as a conservation and sustainable development organisation and uses responsible ecotourism to support their work on the ground. Some of the bird species that can be seen during this birdwatching tour include; the colorful Chestmut Breasted Mountain Finch, the Creamy Crested Spinetail, Inca Flycatcher, Red-billed Scythebill, Chestnut backed Anstrike, Cabanis Spinetail, Golden Bellied Warbler and the rare Peruvian Pietail (endemic hummingbird).