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Reserva Arena Blanca

Arena Blanca Reserve, a priority site on the Northern Peru Birding Route

Arena Blanca Reserve is a site that has succeeded in establishing 3 bird observatories and improving its tourism services, and has become a priority site on the Northern Peruvian Birding Route. The birds of the Arena Blanca Reserve According to eBird, Reserva Arena Blanca has a record of 488 bird species, being the most emblematic […]

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ACR Boshumi - Golden back mountain Tanager

Boshumi, a conservation area with new birds for San Martin, Peru

The expedition to the Regional Conservation Area – ACR Boshumi surprised by the high record of endemic birds, in some cases new to the San Martin department. Regional Conservation Area – ACR Boshumi (Bosques de Shunté y Mishollo) Boshumi is the second ACR in the department of San Martin, with an area of 191 thousand

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Wildlife expedition in Alto Mayo

Wildlife watching safari in Alto Mayo, Peru

The Alto Mayo Valley is located in the provinces of Moyobamba and Rioja, in the transition between the Andes and the Amazon in northern Peru, has a great biodiversity and endemism, and is an ideal place to connect with nature and meet unique forests with wild species, undiscovered. Biodiversity of Alto Mayo The Alto Mayo

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October Big Day

October Big Day 2023 report by Ikam Expeditions

Peru achieved the first place in the world in number of bird species recorded in the October Big Day – OBD 2023, showing its great potential in bird biodiversity and the increase of the bird community in the country. October Big Day 2023 results analysis On October 14, OBD 2023 was held worldwide, an event

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Rufous-breasted Wood-Quail in Arena Blanca Reserve

Quail and Tinamou observatory of Arena Blanca Reserve

A Quail and Tinamou observatory has been operating in the Arena Blanca Reserve for several years, the first in northern Peru. Species of the Quail and Tinamou observatory of Arena Blanca Reserve Tinamous are rarely seen, but they are heard, they are elusive and make their presence known with their whistles, sounds that are part

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Ringed Antpipit, a new species report in Arena Blanca Reserve

Ringed Antpipit, a new species report in Arena Blanca Reserve

In the last monitoring work with trap cameras, a new species was recorded in the  Arena Blanca Reserve, Ringed Antpipit (Corythopis torquatus), adding 481 species to the list of birds in the Arena Blanca Reserve. Ringed Antpipit Ringed Antpipit (Corythopis torquatus) is a species with a wide distribution in the Amazon, inhabits mainly on the

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pantanos de villa

White-faced Whistling-Duck Report at Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge

The White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata) is a very particular species that was thought to be extinct and in 2015 was observed after 100 years in the Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge (Agencia EFE, 2015); in our monitoring trips it was reported and photographed in the same Natural Protected Area. Features of the White-faced Whistling-Duck The

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coppery

1° photographic and video record of the Coppery-chested Jacamar (Galbula pastazae)

The Coppery-chested Jacamar (Galbula pastazae) was first documented in Peru in 1993 (Schulenberg and Awbrey, 1997 as cited in Tello-Alvarado et al., 2022), in northeastern Peru, on the Comaina River, in the Condor mountain range (Amazon), and in an expedition in late 2021 we participated in the second documented record and the first photographic and

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santa eulalia birding

Santa Eulalia Birding Expedition, Lima, Peru

The Santa Eulalia basin is located east of the Lima city after Chosica and has well-preserved mountain ecosystems that are home to a large number of endemic and restricted birds. This article is about an expedition conducted by Alex Gimenez and Ikam Expeditions team to observe the main birds of Santa Eulalia and their associated

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sharpbill

Sharpbill (Oxyruncus cristatus) in Cordillera Escalera – San Martin, Peru

Sharpbill (Oxyruncus cristatus) is a species that is very rare to observe and therefore very requested by birders. During our field trips we were able to observe this very attractive bird and report the details in this article. Characteristics of Sharpbill Sharpbill is widely distributed from Costa Rica to southern Brazil, however it is a

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