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Uniting Science and Conservation at our New Los Amigos Bird Observatory

By |2019-03-13T00:43:36+00:00November 20th, 2017|Birds & Wildlife, Communications/PR, Conservation, Lodging, Los Amigos Birding Lodge|

Any passionate birdwatcher or avian researcher knows that a forest with a diverse array of habitats is a likely treasure trove of brilliant, rare and charismatic avifauna. The Los Amigos Biological Station and reserve managed by Amazon Conservation in southeast Peru is just such a place. Situated in two floodplains, with terra firme, bamboo and palm swamp habitats, Los Amigos is home to almost 600 bird species, almost a third [...]

Ornithologist Bob Ridgley raves about birding with Amazon Conservation

By |2019-03-13T00:43:36+00:00August 16th, 2017|Birds & Wildlife, Communications/PR, Conservation, Events, Lodging, Los Amigos Birding Lodge, Research, Videos|

Recently, we hosted a distinguished American ornithologist at two of our birding lodges in southeastern Peru. Dr. Robert Ridgely, whose name is synonymous with South American ornithology, was impressed by the “extraordinary habitat” surrounding the lodges, calling the deeply forested transect from Wayqecha Birding Lodge, high in the Andes, down to Villa Carmen Birding Lodge is one of the “the biggest, wildest montane forests” on the planet. Dr. Ridgely is a distinguished author, [...]

Upcoming birding festivals – will we see you there?

By |2019-03-13T00:43:36+00:00August 16th, 2017|Birds & Wildlife, Communications/PR, Conservation, Events, Lodging, Photography|

There are many incredible birding festivals taking place in the US every year, and we love meeting new faces every time we attend one! This year, in addition to the Space Coast Birding Festival that we attended in early January, we’ll be sharing the experience of birding with us in the Peruvian Amazon at two upcoming events. If you’ll be in town, make sure to attend and say hello! American Birding Expo – [...]

A sneak peek at our Los Amigos Birding Lodge

By |2019-03-13T00:43:36+00:00August 16th, 2017|Birds & Wildlife, Communications/PR, Conservation, Events, Lodging, Los Amigos Birding Lodge, News|

In the 2015 Global Big Day, Los Amigos Birding Lodge registered the fifth highest number of bird species in the world (308) – and with good reason.  Not only do we have sharp-eyed bird guides stationed there, but Los Amigos is adjacent to the Los Amigos Conservation Concession and just east of world-famous Manu National Park, which means it is surrounded by millions of acres of protected wilderness. The landscape is a mosaic of [...]

Been to our lodges? Rate us on Trip Advisor!

By |2019-03-13T00:43:36+00:00May 15th, 2017|Birds & Wildlife, Communications/PR, Conservation, Events, Lodging|

As a reader of our newsletter, we assume you care about the Amazon region, the conservation work we do there, and/or have already visited our lodges. If so, we could really use your help! Amazon Conservation has been working hard to increase the recognition of our birding lodges down in the Peruvian Amazon, as the marriage between tourism and our conservation research is closely linked. The more successful we are [...]

Station Profile: Wayqecha Cloud Forest Birding Lodge

By |2019-03-13T00:43:36+00:00May 5th, 2017|Birds & Wildlife, Communications/PR, Conservation, Events, Lodging, Wayqecha Birding Lodge|

Just 3.5 hours northeast of Cusco—via a spectacular drive through the snow-capped Andes—Wayqecha Cloud Forest Biological Station and Birding Lodge is one of the world’s best sites to explore the lush cloud forest ecosystem bordering Manu National Park. Situated where the eastern slopes of the Andes meet the Amazon lowlands, the cloud forest absorbs moisture from passing clouds and is often blanketed in mist and fog. The constant supply of moisture allows [...]

Hitching rides and seeking birds: Get to know Amazonian bird researcher Micah Scholer

By |2017-11-06T18:57:58+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Birds & Wildlife, Communications/PR, Conservation, Lodging, Research, Wayqecha Birding Lodge|

University of British Columbia PhD candidate Micah Scholer has visited Peru enough times to know the lay of the land and discover some of the incredible birds the country has to offer. Read about how he got into birding, the research project he is conducting in the Amazon, and some of his adventures in the field. How did you become interested in birds? Growing up in northern Minnesota I spent lots of time [...]

Discovering Villa Carmen’s bamboo specialists

By |2017-11-06T18:53:16+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Birds & Wildlife, Communications/PR, Conservation, Lodging, Research, Villa Carmen Birding Lodge|

I discovered my passion for birds years ago while researching macaws in the Peruvian rainforest in Tambopata, one of the most biodiverse spots on the planet with a wide variety of habitats and around 550 bird species. Among the variety of habitats found there, the most amazing to me was the bamboo forest, one of the largest bamboo patches of the entire Tambopata area, and also a favorite of the [...]

Biggest Year world record holder Arjan Dwarshuis raves about birding in Peru with Amazon Conservation

By |2017-11-06T18:46:23+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Birds & Wildlife, Communications/PR, Conservation, Events, Research, Villa Carmen Birding Lodge, Wayqecha Birding Lodge|

Last year Arjan Dwarshuis set a new world record for the highest number of birds observed in a single calendar year: an astonishing 6,841 bird species observed in 40 different countries (about 65% of the world’s species!). Of all those countries, Arjan named Peru as the number one destination for birding. “Hands down,” he says about his choice “…we saw 1,001 species in 24 days – a record within a record! 577 [...]

Amazon Conservation hosts course on neotropical birds

By |2017-11-02T19:42:15+00:00December 6th, 2016|Birds & Wildlife, Conservation, Los Amigos Birding Lodge, News, Research|

Amazon Conservation held its second course on ecology, taxonomy and conservation of neotropical birds at our Los Amigos Biological Station in Peru earlier in September. The course was held for Peruvians in conjunction with, the Arequipa Museum of Natural History (MUSA) and the Center for Ornithology and Biodiversity (CORBIDI). The purpose of bringing together these organizations was to continue our goal of training the next generation of Peruvian ornithologists to grow bird conservation and awareness [...]

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We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is active in Peru and Bolivia. Our directors and staff are experienced ecologists and conservationists. We work to protect biodiversity by studying ecosystems and developing innovative conservation tools to protect land in the region while supporting the livelihoods of local communities.