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BIRDS IN MACHU PICCHU – INCA TRAIL

BIRDS IN MACHU PICCHU and INCA TRAIL CUSCO ANDEAN HIKE

BIRDS IN MACHU PICCHU

The historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu has 406 species of wild birds registered that can be found along the inca trail to machu picchu on its 32.592 hectares are considered a paradise for birdwatchers.

BIRDS MACHU PICCHU – INCA TRAIL

It is located on the eastern side of the andes; in the amazon basin where we find altitudes ranging from 1800.masl up to 6000 masl; which is a biologically richer place on the planet.  A characteristic of the historical sanctuary of machu picchu and the mountains that surround it; create favorable microclimates for the evolution of some species and sub-species; for that same reason we can find the presence of endemic species (we understand endemic species, which can not be find nowhere); many organisms, plants, birds and others. They can only be seen in this place and represents 10% of all the country’s biodiversity.

it is due to the special location in the mountains that have allowed living things in this area to remain isolated.

In 1995 around 400 species of birds were discovered; in the historic sanctuary of machu picchu of which 50% can seen while doing the inca trail  and machu picchu.

REPRESENTATIVE BIRDS OF MACHU PICCHU

Throughout the inca trail and Machu picchu we can find different types of hummingbirds and striking birds from the historic sanctuary.

Among  the most striking birds in the historical sanctuary there is a species seriously threatened with extinction.

  • the royal churrete (cinclodes aricondes), an endemic bird of Peru.

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