Wildlife of Peru

Adventure holiday in Peru

Good introduction to the wildlife of Peru. According to the site: “Peru Wildlife is a central source of information for anybody interested in wildlife watching and ecotourism in Peru”

Peru has incredible bio-diversity and a wealth of wild places and wildlife. The range of wildlife habitat in Peru includes the Andes mountains, the Amazon rain forest, and the coastal zone nourished by the Humboldt current. Peru has over 1,700 species of birds, over 500 species of mammals and over 300 species of reptiles.

The Peruvian Amazon (wikipedia)

The Peruvian Amazon is the area of the Amazon jungle that is confined within the territory of Peru, from the east of the Andes to borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia. This region comprises more than half of the country and is an area with great biodiversity and endemism. The Peruvian Amazon is the second largest jungle after the Brazilian Amazon.

Wildlife Books on Peru

Peru nature guide

From the world-famous Machu Picchu Incan ruins high in the Andes Mountains, to Lake Titicaca in southern Peru, to the Iquitos area of Amazonian northeastern Peru, travellers want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Peru’s magnificent animal and plant life.

Peruvian Wildlife: A Visitors Guide to the High Andes

This full-colour guide to the wildlife of the High Andes in Peru will appeal to the ardent wildlife enthusiast, curious tourist and armchair traveller alike. Some of the hotspots covered are Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Inca Trail, the Avenue of the Volcanoes in Ecuador, and Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. With additional sections on geography, geology and a chapter covering the best trekking areas, this book is the perfect companion for anyone wishing to enhance their trip by bettering their understanding of the high-altitude ecology of Peru and its neighbours. This, the only such guidebook presently on the market, gives a detailed description of all animals (insects, fish, birds, mammals…) encountered in the Andes above 3,000 metres. The most commonly found plants are also covered.

Peru bird guides

Two bird guides stand out

Birds of Peru

If any places needed a field guide, it was Peru, second only to Columbia as the most bird-rich country in the world . . . . Now, 40 years after he first envisioned a field guide, [John] O’Neill and his principal co-authors, Tom Schulenberg and Doug Stotz, have finally completed the guide against which all others for the New World tropics will be judged . . . . The Birds of Peru‘s nearly 4,000 color illustrations alone–more than double that of any other single-country neotropics guide–set it apart . . . . [It] is the culmination of an incredible amount of fieldwork, but that doesn’t mean the exploration is finished . . . . This book isn’t the end; it’s really the beginning
(Don Stap Audubon Magazine )

Birds of Peru (Helm Field Guides)

With over 1800 species, Peru has the second richest avifauna of any country in the world. As a consequence it is one of the most popular birding destinations in South America. This will be the first comprehensive and fully illustrated field guide to the birds of Peru. Text is arranged opposite the plates, in conventional field guide manner. The combination of authoritative text and superb artwork will set new standards for South American field guides. Work on this guide to the 1800 species of birds in Peru began in 1974 but the death of the main author and the size of the job have conspired to delay publication until 2007 – but the end result is well worth the wait.

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