Birdwatching - South america - Peru

Flights to Peru
Flights Cuzco- Maldonado

Amazon rainforest tours

  LAST MINUTE !! January - March !!


 macaw clay lick & Sandoval lake

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Especia l for birwtching

Wild Tambopata Candamo Expedition 5/4  

Tambopata Candamo Expedition Collpa & Lake 4/3

Tambopata Candamo Expedition & Sandoval Lake 3/2

Manu Park



Sandoval Lake Paradise 3/2


Sport & Adventure

Adventures from Heaven to Paradise in bicycle 7/6 

Tambopata Candamo Sport  4/3

Fishing Tambopata Candamo 8/7

Alternative tourism

Peru Educational Program

Peru Research Expeditions

Peru Mystic Program


Cuzco classic $280.00

Inca Trail:

Inca Trail 2 days

Inca trail 4 days

Inca Trail Plus 5 days

South Peru

Peru Express: Cuzco and Amazon  9 days $1087.00

Peru Wildlife: lima  Puerto Maldonado, Cuzco, Paracas 10 days  $1250.00

Peru Classic: Lima, Puerto Maldonado, Cuzco Puno   Titicaca    11 days

Lima-Paracas-sea lions islands - Nazca Lines  



Wasai Rainforest Expeditions

  Amazon Parrot and Macaw clay lick

Tambopata Peru,   the birdwatching mecca.


There are not so many places in the world where different species of big macaws, parrots and parakeets meet together every morning to eat the mineral salts in the soil of the river banks. These places are locally called "collpas ", is a quechua name. You will watch several macaw, parrot and parakeet species that gather to eat clay in the first few hours after sunrise.

Special for nature and birds lovers.



The most spectacular "collpas" are the Macaw Clay Lick that have made the Tambopata - Candamo Reserved Zone famous. Hundreds of individuals of several macaws and parrots species gather in these places. "Collpas" are located on open, vegetation-free cliffs that are continuously shaped by dynamic rivers. Some of the common species spotted in these places are the blue-and-gold, scarlet, red-and-green macaws, and blue-headed parrots. Monkeys, tapirs, deers and capybaras also visit “collpas”, but they are more frequently observed at clay licks along creeks and stream borders inside the forest.

El Chuncho Clay Lick is probably the biggest “collpa” in the world, it is a low cliff located along a tributary of the Tambopata, 5 hours upstream from Puerto Maldonado (40 minutes from WASAI Lodge). You should camp a day in advance in order to make an early morning visit to the observation point or make a travesy from Wasai lodge early in the morning.

There are some other clay licks close to Puerto Maldonado where it is easy to see different parrots, parakeets, and small macaw species. If you don't have too much time, this is a good alternative to take any of these programs:

Contact us for further information about the macaw lick.

Wasai Bird List by Mat Denton

All the travel package showed in the left column allow you to have good opportunity to watch Amazon parrots and exotic birds.

Taylor made birdwatching tours are also possible, please contact us.


Peru Birdwatchinh in the amazon

Peru Birdwatching

Birdwatching lodge
javirus at Tambopata Park
Birds of tambopata