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AMAZONIA LODGE

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Area (m):360
Altitude (m):500-1050
# Species:622
# Excl Vagrants:622
# Endemics:4
# Near Endemics:22
Species/100 m:172.8
Habitat: Pre-mountain Rainforest

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Amazonia Lodge is situated on a converted tea plantation that is reverting back to forest. It marks the end of Manu Road elevational transect. About 65% of the property is primary rainforest, mostly in the foothills. The remainder of the property is secondary growth from reforestation that occurred about 1980. An extensive network of trails affords plenty of opportunity to bird the forest. A 65 ft observation tower allows access to canopy birds. Mixed species antbird flocks are often encountered in the forest. Some specialties include Bluish Antshrike, which is typically the leader of mixed flocks, Sclater's Antwren, Stripe-chested Antwren, White-lined Antbird, and Goeldi's Antbird. Also of interest are Round-tailed and Band-tailed Manakins, along with numerous other species.

LOCATION OF SITE

Amazonia Lodge is located near the end of Manu Road in the eastern Andes of Peru. It's reached by a 15-min motorboat transfer down the Alto Madre de Dios River.