Part I of Peru – Cuzco and Machu Picchu – May 16-19, 2015

BUDGET BIRDERS

Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet and is extremely rich in bird diversity, boasting an impressive 1,808 species of birds, the third most species of any country in the world! The country is so rich in bird diversity that new species and subspecies are still being discovered!

Peru has such a vast bird list because it has such extensive habitat diversity. A dominant feature of Peru is the Andes Mountains which run down the length of the country, however much of eastern Peru is flat and only 300m above sea level, being a part of the Amazonian basin. Peru is justifiably a birder’s dream destination with the possibility of seeing new birds every single day, even over an extended period of time, not to mention the country has 106 endemics (per Clements 6th edition). Several birding world records were made and then broken in…

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