Friday, 23 October 2009
PERU 2009: So far so good.
Blogging from Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon at the moment. Just finished the Manu Road cloud forests and the lowland rainforests of Manu Wildlife Centre with Machu Picchu and the coast near Lima still to do. Some fantastic birding already under the belt and still plenty more to come. The header photo shows a few of the 50+ Red-and-Green Macaws at the Blanquillo Macaw Lick a couple of days ago. What a spectacle - hundreds of Blue-headed Parrots, 50+ Orange-cheeked Parrots, Mealy and Yellow-crowned Parrots: Amazonian equivalent of Caerlaverock!!!!
Is Manu even better than the Ribble Estuary?????
More soon on how my luggage made its way along the Manu Road before I did; how I unashamedly kidnapped another group's driver and maybe a first for Manu.