Macaws and Parrots of

Tambopata National Reserve

Photo Gallery of Macaws and Parrots of Tambopata National Reserve

All the pictures were taken in surrounding areas of Tambopata Research Center and Macaw Clay Lick - Colpa Colorado.


Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna)

Red-bellied Macaw (Orhopsittaca manilata)

Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)

Chestnut-fronted Macaw (Ara severus)

Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloropterus)

Dusky-headed Parakeet (Aratinga weddellii)

Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera)

Blue-headed Parrot (Pionus menstruus)

Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazona ochorocephala)

Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa)

Orange-cheeked Parrot (Pionopsitta barrabandi)

Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet (Touit huetti)


Photo Gallery Birds of Tambopata Photo Gallery

Birdwatching in Tambopata National Reserve

The Tambopata National Reserve is a paradise for bird-watchers, 900 species of bird have been discovered in the area. In Bahuaja Sonene National Park has reported the presence of more than 600 species of birds -378 of them in the area of ​​Heath River, which stand between 7 species of macaws, roseate spoonbill (Ajaia spoonbill), the condor of the jungle (Sarcoramphus papa) and the harpy eagle (Harpya harpyja).


Southern Route
The bird-watching route through the Southern region has always been the best known. This circuit is also known as the “Megadiversity Route”. It crosses the rich coastal waters of Paracas and the mysterious Nazca Lines; the Andes through Pampa Galeras (where vicuñas are protected), or through Arequipa and the Colca Valley, or Cuzco, the so-called “navel of the world”; the high Andean plateau of Puno and Lake Titicaca until it reaches the plains of Manu and Tambopata National Reserve. This route is noted for having the best infrastructure of the three routes and for being the cradle of the Inca Empire. The main birds that can be seen along this route are those that live in the Polylepis or queñual forests, those birds that visit the clay licks (known as "Collpas"); bamboo specialists and ant-eating birds; as well as other specialist categories. The most emblematic birds are the Inca Wren (Pheugopedius eisenmanni), and the Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana).

Birwtaching tours in Tambopata

Videos of Macaws in Tambopata National Reserve

  • Amazon Jungle Lodge in Tambopata

    Tambopata Research Center Lodge

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  • Macaw Clay Lick - Colpa Colorado

    Macaw Clay Lick - Colpa Colorado

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