In looking ahead to my tour this coming October, I’m taking a look back on last year’s visit to this amazing birding road.
We are lucky to stay at Wayqecha Biological Station at the highest elevations on the Manu Road. Formerly we had to camp here to sample the exciting bird life that prefers this zone, and should the biological station be closed to birders once again, we’ll have to revisit that option. In the meantime, we plan on a couple nights here.
Last year one of the top birds was this Chestnut-crested Cotinga. We ended up with a few of them, with something of an irruption going on. In the previous nine years, our tour itinerary had never recorded them here. Such is birding in the tropics.
Photo at top: Sometimes we’re lucky with a close Barred Fruiteater at close range.
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