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Birding Tour in Machu Picchu 2 Days

Birding Tour in Machu Picchu 2 Days
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There are many good reason to visit these Inca ruins and birding definitely adds to the long list. The habitat surrounding the ruins are probably the best place to see Inca Wren and another elusive endemic like Parodi’s Hemispingus. Many birders see their first Andean Coock-of-the Rock along the railway near Aguas Calientes and Torrent Duck by the Urubamba river. At the ruins, keep an eye open for flycatchers such as Streak-throated, Bush-Tyrant and White-winged Black-Tyrant.


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Birding Tour in Machu Picchu 2 Days

Birding in Machu Picchu

Birding Tour in Machu Picchu is a unique and unforgettable experience. The cloud forest surrounding the stone city is full of beautiful and colorful bird species. The best birding near the ruins might be on the walk up to the Sun Gate, for Inca Wren and Brush-finches. Besides the ruins, you should spend at least one morning birding the humid montane forest in the Aguas calientes area (5,578 feets).

Machu Picchu has the most beautiful and astonishing scenery, in addition, has such rich biodiversity, among the 352.590 hectares that protects the citadel of Machu Picchu and the surrounding mountains, there are 406 recorded species, a spectacular number considering the small size of the sanctuary.

The Birds of Machu picchu

Birding in Machu Picchu is certainly, a must to do for every birder worldwide. Its large number of endemic bird species, and the long walks, that offers its surroundings, allow you to observe the great variety of birds, having great opportunities for bird watching, whether you are a beginner or a professional bird watcher.

Within the Sanctuary, there are more than 400 species of birds, around 700 species of butterflies and more than 400 species of orchids, that is to say up to 10% of all the biodiversity of Peru!

This is due to a combination of factors. The wide altitude range provides a great range of temperatures. In addition, the high mountain ridges create microclimates favourable to the evolution of certain species and subspecies. Other factor is the ever-present rainfall of the Amazon Basin and the mist that creeps up the sheltered valleys, there is humidity year-round.

Itinerary Birding in Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco to Ollantaytambo

This morning we will travel from Cusco to Ollantaytambo by Bus/Van two hours journey. To take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes town (2000 m). Travelling down the scenic Urubamba Valley, where Torrent Duck and White-capped Dippers can regularly be seen along the fast flowing river. This afternoon we spent birding at the botanic garden, we may see: Green Hermit, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Speckle-faced Parrot, Sclater´s Tyrannulet, Glossy-black Thrush and the endemic Masked Fruiteater, Torrent Tyrannulet, Fawn-breasted Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Slaty Tanager, Silver-backed Tanager, Capped Conebill, Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch, Orange-bellied Euphonia and many more.

  • Overnight at Aguas Calientes.

Day 2: Birding in Machu Picchu Full day

Birding and visit to the Citadel of Machupicchu (2400m) “lost city” of the Incas is so well known from the numerous photographs and articles that feature this extraordinary place that it seems almost unnecessary to describe its dramatic setting amongst the Andes. The city is perched on a narrow ridge high above the Urubamba River and on seeing the precipitous slopes on all sides one can easily appreciate why it remained undiscovered for so many years. The area around Machupicchu has been cleared of forest and so scrub and bamboo thickets are now the predominant habitat, inhabited by the noisy endemic Inca Wren, although some forest patches can be found along the river valley. Other species we may find in the area include Mitred Parakeet, White-tipped Swift, the endemic Green-and-white Hummingbird, Collared Inca, Ocellated Piculet, Streaked Xenops, Variable Antshrike, Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Yellow-bellied Seedeater and Hooded Siskin. In the late afternoon we will the train back to Cusco and we will drop you right at your hotel.

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