El Comercio Reveals List of Best Routes for Birdwatching in Peru

Peruvian newspaper El Comercio revealed a list of Peru’s best routes for birdwatching in Peru, a country with 1,857 different species of birds. El Comercio’s birdwatching list is comprised of three routes that take travelers across northern Peru, central Peru, and southern Peru.

The northern route includes Amazonas, Tumbes, and Lambeyeque, where birds like the Marvellous spatuletail, white-winged turkey, and Peruvian cortarama can be found.

The route through central Peru includes birdwatching sites in Lima, like the Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge and the Lomas de Lachay National Reserve, and in the jungle provinces of Chanchamayo and Oxapampa.

The southern route includes places like Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, Nazca, Cusco, the high plateau of Puno and Lake Titicaca, Manu National Park, and the Tambopata National Reserve. In this region, one can find migratory and endemic species like the Humboldt penguin and Dominican gull, as well as jungle species like the Andean cock-of-the-rock.

The original article featuring Peru’s best birdwatching routes can be found in El Comercio, a daily Peruvian newspaper based in Lima, Peru.