Tambo Blanquillo - Stay in a family owned Manu Lodge and discover The Wonders of the Peruvian Jungle
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Red-and-Green Macaws – Photo: Charlie Hamilton James/National Geographic

Birding in Tambo Blanquillo Lodge – Photo: Alfredo Fernández During 2016, approximately 2000 people visited the Tambo Blanquillo Clay Lick, which is a gathering point for birds, mammals and even reptiles for eating clay (majority) or eating each other (minority). Most observations takes some hours and passengers have time to have a light or hardy breakfast …

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Rufina with Pipo

Pipo, the Tapir that we introduced briefly in our last blog, has an amazing story. Rufina with Pipo   Pipo and Rufina Pipo arrived at our lodge as an orphan calf in a boat of illegal loggers whose engine had broken down and needed some help before continuing their down river journey on the Madre …

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Black Caiman – Photo: Rob Williams. This picture was taken at Blanquillo Oxbow lake next to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge.

Caimans are top aquatic predators from the Neotropics, that normally feed on fish, other caimans, birds, and even small mammals. In Tambo Blanquillo – Private Reserve we are privileged to have three resident species living inside our Reserve. In this blog post we will give you a quick introduction to each of them, as well …

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Tapir – Photo: Andre Baertschi

Tapir – Photo: Andre Baertschi The Amazon Rainforest is a land of giants. Giant trees, growing up to 60 meters tall; giant snakes growing up to 8 meters, like the Anaconda; giant ants growing up to 5cm like the Bullet Ant; and many more. The biggest terrestrial mammal found in south America –also one of …

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Ameerga shihuemoy - Photo: Marcus Brenth-Smith/Crees Foundation

Ameerga shihuemoy – Photo: Marcus Brent-Smith/Crees Foundation A group of Scientists working inside Manu National Park and the Amarakaeri Reserve have discovered a new species of poison frog, apparently endemic to this area. This new frog has received the name of Ameerga shihuemoy, with the species name shihuemoy being the local name for ‘poison dart …

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American-pygmy Kingfisher – Photo: Jess Findlay

The Kingfishers are a group of relatively small birds that feed almost exclusively on fish and inhabit most of the world. The Private Reserve at Tambo Blanquillo is blessed with having an idyllic habitat for all of the 5 species of Kingfishers that can be found in Peru. In this blog post, we will give you …

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Rufous-fronted Anttrush

Rufous-fronted Anttrush There are three Species of Formicarius Antthrushes that can be regularly heard along the Tambo Blanquillo – Private Reserve trails. Black-faced Antthrush (Formicarius analis), Rufous-capped Antthrush (Formicarius colma) and Rufous-fronted Antthrush (Formicarius rufifrons). The latter is highly sought-after by birders as it has a limited range, is present in very low densities and …

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Ian Paul Campbell – 2016 Volunteer – Photo: Jeremiah Kennedy

The family at Tambo Blanquillo – Private Reserve is looking to incorporate new passionate members into the team. The purpose of this blog post is to promote the vacancies to prospective candidates for the next season. If you are interested in producing valuable information and spending a few months in pristine Amazon Rainforest, please keep …

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Hoatzin – Photo: Walter Mancilla

Hoatzin – Photo: Walter Mancilla On a quick trip to any of the three Oxbow Lakes that are found within the Tambo Blanquillo-Private Reserve, it is almost certain to have an encounter with a character from Jurassic Park. The Hoatzin –locally known as “Shansho”– is a bird that seems to have been forgotten by evolution …

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Amazon Tree Boa – Photo: Alfredo Fernandez

Tambo Blanquillo Lodge is a private reserve located in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, in south-western Peru, inside the Manu Biosphere Reserve, the most biodiverse place on earth. In this blog post, we will look at a very brief introduction to the three species of constrictor snakes that are commonly seen in our reserve. Rainbow …

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