Amazon Conservation Association

1012 14th Street NW · Suite 625
Washington DC 20005

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The Amazon Conservation Association

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.

Villa Carmen Birding Lodge

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Bird migration in the Amazon basin

By | April 30th, 2018|Birds & Wildlife, Los Amigos Birding Lodge, Research, Villa Carmen Birding Lodge, Wayqecha Birding Lodge|

The migration of animals is one of the most studied phenomena by scientists, and one of the most anticipated events by nature lovers. This annual phenomenon, which is affected by many factors such as age, sex, resistance, and survival skills, involves animals leaving habitats in winter and reaching the ideal and warmest places for feeding and reproduction. Birds -- with their ability to fly, a highly developed nervous system [...]

Global Big Day is just around the corner! Let’s break a record!

By | April 30th, 2018|Birds & Wildlife, Los Amigos Birding Lodge, News, Villa Carmen Birding Lodge, Wayqecha Birding Lodge|

Global Big Day is May 5, and our teams of birders are ready to break records at our lodges in Peru! Besides being birding’s biggest day worldwide, for us, it represents a unique opportunity to raise awareness about the astounding bird diversity found in Peru and at our birding lodges, and the importance of their conservation. We'll be live tweeting our finds throughout the day and on May 6th we'll have [...]

Q&A with Birding Guide Rich Hoyer

By | November 20th, 2017|Birds & Wildlife, Communications/PR, Conservation, Lodging, Los Amigos Birding Lodge, Villa Carmen Birding Lodge|

Rich Hoyer's first guiding and teaching experience came when he was a senior in high school when he was asked to teach a birdwatching class to a group of 3rd and 4th graders. Since then he has been a guide with WINGS Birding Tours for over 20 years. Check out what he had to say about his recent trips to Peru. What brings you birding to southeast Peru, and to [...]

Discovering Villa Carmen’s bamboo specialists

By | March 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 | March 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 [...]