Tambo Blanquillo - Stay in a family owned Manu Lodge and discover The Wonders of the Peruvian Jungle
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Barranco, Lima 04 – Perú
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Extra points if you can spot the Great Potoo – Photo: Alfredo Fernandez

One of the most mystical bird genus of the Neotropics is the one of the Potoos (Nyctibious). These birds are commonly heard in the forest, but hardly seen, due to their amazing and specialized camouflage. Here at Tambo Blanquillo, we have reported 3 species (Great Potoo, Long-tailed Potoo and Common Potoo) around the Lodge. Although …

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All kinds of photography have special challenges, and the special challenge of Bird photography is without a doubt, capturing birds in flight. In the end, flying is what sets birds apart from (most) other vertebrates. However, getting a sharp photo of a bird in flight is easier said than done, so wildlife photographer Alfredo Fernandez …

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During May the 9th 2015, the first Global Big Day took place! A Big Day is a birding event in which birders try to record as many bird species as possible within 24 hours. While these are common events at a given location/country, this one –organized by eBird and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology- is …

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A ‘Big Day’ is an event that lasts 24 hours which consists of recording (seeing or hearing) as many bird species as possible. Out of the last 3 records, 2 have been broken in Peru. First, the famous Big Day that Ted Parker and Scott Robinson did in Cocha Cashu (Manu National Park), in which they …

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Peru is a leading country when it comes to bird diversity, only surpassed by Colombia and Brazil. It is hard to believe that each of these countries have recorded roughly 10% of all the bird diversity of the world. The race for the number one spot on this list, is a tight one. Colombia is …

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The Jaguar (Panthera once) is without a doubt the ‘King of the Jungle’ in the Amazonian rainforest. Being the 3rd biggest cat in the world, surely deserves some recognition. Every single tourist or naturalist that travels to the Amazon hopes to see a Jaguar, however sightings are rare. Why is it that there are so few …

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Manu National Park must be one of the last places on this planet where un-contacted tribes still roam the land. The Mashco-Piro are one of them, or used to be, as in recent year sightings along the Alto Madre de Dios and the Manu river have become increasingly common. Youtube screenshot / Survival International This …

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Psittacidae, also commonly known as parrots, is the taxonomic family that groups all the parakeets, macaws, parrots, parrotlets, and the like into a single group due to their phylogeny and evolutional history. In this blog we will introduce you to the 5 most common species that are found within the Lodge property as well as …

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A couple weeks ago, we shared a blogpost about the essential photo equipment that we recommended for an adventure with us. This time we have created a list of all the other items that are needed Manu in order to make your adventure as comfortable as possible.   Clothing: Rain jacket +pant (breathable type) Rubber …

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If you are travelling to Manu National Park -or any part of the rainforest for this matter- it is most likely that the main purpose of your trip is to experience first hand the untamed and raw nature that lives there, undisturbed thanks to the lack of human presence. However, documenting these amazing experiences and …

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