Amazon Conservation Association

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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.

Wayqecha 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 [...]

An Ornithologist’s Account of Birding in the Peruvian Amazon

By | November 20th, 2017|Birds & Wildlife, Communications/PR, Conservation, Lodging, Wayqecha Birding Lodge|

Peru is home to an impressive number of birds—almost 2,000—and many of them live right in the Amazon. Even if you have already been birding in a tropical country, there are still several endemic birds that can only be found in Peru and nowhere else on the planet. The key to Peru’s bird diversity can be explained by its distinctive geography—it’s where the Andes mountains meet the lowland Amazon, and [...]

Station Profile: Wayqecha Cloud Forest Birding Lodge

By | May 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 | March 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 [...]

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 [...]