27th May 2021

All Indoor meetings are suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions, but members can watch the illustrated talks on Zoom.

From the Pacific to the Heart of the Amazon – Rob Williams

The Northern Peru Birding Route

The route from the Pacific coast to the central Amazon in northern Peru crosses the Andes at their lowest pass and takes in a wide variety of habitats including desert, semi-deciduous forest, montane grasslands, cloud forest and the lowlands of the Amazon.

This diversity of habitats is reflected in the diversity of birds and over 1400 species can be found. This talk explores the habitats and birds of the route, taking in some of the culture and archaeology along the way.

Rob lived in Northern Peru for 3 years and has worked with local communities, tour operators and the Peruvian Government to develop and promote the Northern Peru Birding Route.

The above photograph, of a Long-whiskered Owlet, was taken by Rob.