2020, a year of great discoveries
Without a doubt, 2020 has been a very difficult year… for humans. Because the strict confinement that in Peru kept us locked up at home from March to September caused an outbreak of wildlife like never seen before.
Many species lost their shyness and approached the lodge itself. On the balconies of the Pumarinri rooms, in the garden flowers, on the palm thatched roofs and in so many other places we have seen:
Black-banded Owl. Ciccaba hulula.
Epaulet Oriole (Moriche). Icterus cayanensis chrysocephalus.
Black-crowned Tityra (hembra). Tityra inquisitor.
Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper. Dendrexetastes rufigula.
Having so much time to explore our surroundings we have made interesting discoveries, some lifers in the area. Some outstanding species:
Lemon-throated Barbet, Eubucco richarsoni.
This colorful bird lives on the banks of the Huallaga river, along the route from Pumarinri to Chazuta.
Yellow-billed Jacamar, Galbula albirostris.
A very colorful jacamar, a dweller of the nearby forests in the native community of Mushuk Lamas.
Band-tailed Manakin, Pipra fasciicauda.
In the tropical dry forest of Shapaja, between Huallaga and Bajo Mayo rivers, this fire-colored bouncer delights us with his dances and choreographies.
Foothill Screech-Owl, Megascops roraimae.
A real discovery in Cordillera Escalera, we made the first record in this conservation area. It lives between 700 and 1,700 m.a.s.l.
Curl-crested Aracari, Pteroglossus beauhanarisii.
Perhaps the most striking aracari. seen in small flocks in the rainforest canopy near Mushuk Lamas native community.