Bird Watching Manu National Park
is a birdwatchers’ paradise, and many eco-tourists visit the reserve specifically to watch birds. On a two to three week birding trip to Manu National Park, from the highlands to the lowlands, birdwatchers regularly record 450-500 species per trip, a staggering number. The high grasslands at Ajcanacu Pass hold high-altitude Tinamous, Canasteros and Sierra-finches and this life zone is one of the least ornithologically explored areas of Manu and where we expect several new species for the Manu Reserve to be added in the near future. At this altitude of nearly 4000 meters, a stunted forest, known as elfin forest, holds several Tanagers, Flowerpiercers and a Thistletail found nowhere else in the reserve.