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TAMBORAPA & UTCUBAMBA RIVER VALLEY

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# Species*:126
# Excl Vagrants*:126
# Endemics*:5
# Near Endemics*:22
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Arid scrub, desert

ABOUT THE BIRDING

The area around the city of Jaen offers several birding sites worthwhile for their Marañon endemics and other species. The Chamaya River valley just outside Jaen is a good area for finding Little Inca-Finch. Gotas de Agua is a privately owned reserved now recognized by the Peruvian government as a conservation area. A lodge on the property allows overnight stays. Birding opportunities include hummingbird feeders, a short observation tower, and trails through secondary forest. Notable birds include Peruvian Pigeon, Marañon Slaty-Antshrike, Marañon Crescentchest, Chestnut-backed Thornbird, Marañon Spinetail, Necklaced Spinetail, Speckle-breasted Wren, and Marañon Thrush. The Tamborapa area some 50km north of Jaen near the Ecuador border features many of the same species as Gotas de Agua including the same Marañon endemics.

LOCATION OF SITE

Gotas de Agua is a private reserve near the town of Jaen in northern Peru. The Chamaya Valley is a river valley between Abra Porculla and Jaen, with birding just outside Jaen. Tamborapa is an area located about 50km north of Jaen.