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 Amazon Nature Wildlife 3days 

Tambopta Macaw Clay Lick : Colpa are words in Quechua that have a meaning (salty land) they are special places of large clay walls that are found on the banks and cliffs of rivers, these are very rich in sodium and mineral salts, which attracts various species such as monkeys, birds , deer, jubilees, ronsocos, tapir, armadillos, and the jaguar etc. These species gather every morning to eat or lick because they complement nutrition and reduce and reduce the toxic effects of the alkaloids contained in the leaves, seeds, nuts that mammals and birds eat during the day .


Descriptions of  Amazon Nature Wildlife -Macaw Clay Lick

  • Length: 3 Days/2 Nights
  • Type of service: Private or Group
  • Location:Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve
  • Activities: Expeditions Reserve ,Chuncho Macaw Lick , night walking, Sandoval Lake
  • Altitude: 183 – 250 m.a.s.l.
  • Best time to visit: Every Day
  • Departure: Every day
  • Minimum of participants :2
  • Maximum of participants: 10
  • Price per person: USD


Itinerario Tour

Tours Day 1:

Amazon Nature – Puerto Maldonado to Sandoval Lake .

Reception and transfer by our ecotourism guide at the Puerto Maldonado Airport, then we will transfer to our main office in the city of Puerto Maldonado where you can leave your things and bring the necessary things with you for the Sandoval lake reserve tour. There we will go to port where our motor boat awaits us. From there we will make our trip along the Madre de Dios River approximately 45 minutes until we reach the control post of the Sandoval del Tambopata Lake Reserve where we will register. From there we will start the walk of 1 hour 30 minutes making stops and observe different species such as plants, birds, insects, butterflies and some species of monkeys. We will arrive at

Reserva Lago Sandoval -Tambopata Amazon Nature Wildlife – Colpa Guacamayos 3dias

a small port where we will board a canoe in a narrow canal surrounded by forest, that leads to the open waters of the. Lake Sandoval, which allows us to see an excellent scenic beauty between the water and the palm trees and large aguajales we hear strange noises of other animals that surprise us with their presence, toads, migratory birds as we cross the lake we will arrive to our hostel that is located 4 minutes from the port of Sandoval Lake. Accommodation in our private room with shower and bath after a short rest we will explore the flora and fauna observed by some species that live in their natural habitat. After dinner we will do a night walk Equipped with a lantern or head lamp, we will make a night walk in the forest to look for the nocturnal monkey (Musmuqui), frogs, snakes and insects that are active during the night.
We will return to our hostel the night we will spend in our comfortable rooms..

Tours Day 2:
Sandoval Lake Reserve to Tambopta Macaw Clay Lick .

After our breakfast we will take a boat to the city of Puerto Maldonado then we will go to our main office after that we will start at 8:30 a.m. Where we will take our private transport for 2 hours to the port. Tambopata where our boat and motorist will be waiting for us to continue our trip to Tambopata River for 50 minutes where we will observe different species such as birds, turtles, capybaras, white alligators ect if we have the opportunity to see the king of the jungle (Jaguar) who are taking the sun or tired on the beaches then we will arrive at our hostel “TAMBOPATA LODGE INN” we will welcome you with typical aphrodisiac soft drink of the amazonia accommodation in

Reserva Lago Sandoval -Tambopata Amazon Nature Wildlife – Colpa Guacamayos 3dias

yourres pective room lunch In the afternoon we will take a walk in the primary forest full of millenary trees that coexist with many creatures like, insects, spiders, horribles, toads , butterflies, monkeys and some mammals ect After dinner we will do a nocturnal activity with our lanterns to observe alligators, capybaras and maybe some feline that is near the river at night that they naturally hunt at night. After this activity return to our hostel to rest in their respective room .

Tours Day 3:
Tambopata Macaw Clay Lick Chuncho to Puerto maldonado .

We will wake up around 5:00am, we will get a tea or cofee to get some energy and we will take our boat up the Tambopata for 1 hour. Crossing the check point. We will have all the sunrise just for us in the boat, and we will have really good chances to spot capybaras whish is the largest roudent worldwide, tapir and you could even see the most beautiful feline in south America “The Jaguar” many of our clients are witneses with photographics evidences of encounters with these beautiful mammal. I like to say it, we have a 20 % of probabilities to see one of these guys by the river bank. Getting to our destination, we will take a seat the closest we can and we will get a show at the clay lick, hundreds of parrots and dozens of macaws Green, red, blue and yellow birds all around us, flying and making loud

macaw amazon clay lick sandoval lake

noises, it will be spectacular this behavior of this birds. We will explain you the reason why every day the whole year around this birds go to the Cliff to eat clay. We will spend from 6:30 am to 11:00 am approx. Our breakfast will be in front of the clay lick activity. At the end of this activity, in our way down river to the lodge we will make a short stop in the check point to learn more about the small museum that there is here, after this we will continue toward our lodge to get an unforgettable swimming in the stream or may be in the Tambopata River. – tambopata tours.

We will get our lunch, may be a short rest in the hammock area ,and then we can take our boat for 30 minutes down river and we will start our way back to Puerto Maldonado, 2 hours by road

Incluye tour

Includes in the tour Sandoval Lake -Tambopata Amazon Nature Wildlife – Macaw Clay Lick .

  • Professional Guide.
  • Transport Motor Boat and car .
  • Transfer Round Trips .
  • Meals: 2x Breakfast, 3x Lunch 2x Dinner and drinking water (Note: vegetarian option on request at no
  • Additional cost);
  • Accommodation:  / 1 Night   in the Refuce Sandoval Lake Lodge /1 Nights in the Tambopa Inn Lodge .
  • First aid kit .
  • Radio communications;
  • Rubber Boots.
  • Included entrance Fee to  Reserve .

Not Included in the tour  Amazon Nature Wildlife  .

  • Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccination;
  • Breakfast on the first day and Lunch on the last day;
  • Drinks;
  • Tips to local staff.

What do you need Bring to  Amazon Nature Wildlife .

  • Mosquito repellent (recommended at least 35% !!)
  • Original passport,
  • Small backpack,
  • Long-sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green)
  • Long cotton pants,
  • Long cotton socks (to be put on the pants)
  • Comfortable walking shoes,
  • Sandals or light shoes,
  • Rain gear (for example, rain poncho)
  • Bathing suits;
  • Binoculars (also rented)
  • Camera and charger,
  • Plastic bags to be used for clothing and a camera,
  • One hat as protection against sun or rain,
  • Small towel,
  • Toilet paper,
  • Sunscreen,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Flashlight (battery replacement)
  • A mineral water (1 liter minimum)
  • Pocket money (soles) to buy some drinks





Rainforest Lodge expeditions Tambopata Chuncho

It is one of the imposing lodges of Lodge Rainforest Expeditions on the banks of the Tambopata Reserve River, which has comfortable rooms, dining rooms, spa rooms, and the work of 26 Peruvian enthusiasts, of which seven belong to the surrounding native communities. Rainforest Expeditions tells us about the excellent reception of the soft adventure routes -as she calls it-, and that every time foreign tourists prefer to go kayaking on the Tambopata River, others choose to climb a chestnut tree 38 meters, and there are those who choose to ride a bike on a specially prepared trail. All this is strengthened with bird sightings and sublime sunrises and sunsets .

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DISCUSIÓN Tambopata Amazon Nature Wildlife – Macaw Clay Lick:

Aggregation Membership.—Clay lick use was dominated by large mixed species aggregations and all 13 psittacine species regularly joined at least one of the three types of mixed species aggregations. These aggregations were not observed away from clay licks except for casual associations of large macaws at fruiting trees (Gilardi and Munn 1998; A. T. K. Lee, pers. comm. tambopata nature wildlife – macaw clay licks).

Group sizes at clay licks were much greater than those of birds away from clay licks (Gilardi and Munn 1998) and ,1% of lick use was by lone individuals tambopata nature wildlife – chuncho macaw clay. These data suggest that birds adopt novel behavioral strategies when using clay licks.

Stratification by size was clear among the mixed species aggregations: (1) large macaws, (2) large parrots and small macaws, and (3) parakeets and small parrots (Table 1). Species may segregate by size as heavier species take flight slower, accelerate slower, and have wider turning radii making them stragglers when mixed species groups flee from aerial predators. Direct competition should also favor size stratification as aggressive interactions are common on clay licks: smaller species are usually displaced by larger species but numerically dominant smaller species can exclude larger species if the size difference is not too great (Burger and Gochfeld 2003). Thus, predation may select against larger species joining smaller ones while competition may select against smaller species joining larger ones. This may explain the relative uniformity of body size among aggregation members tambopata nature wildlife – macaw clay chuncho.

The cost of ‘false alarms’ may also be important in shaping foraging behavior and aggregation composition, as disturbances reduce foraging efficiency (Sirot 2006, Beauchamp and Ruxton 2007). Over 90% of the flights from the lick in our study had no apparent cause suggesting a high rate of false alarms. Smaller species have a higher risk of predation and expend less energy each time they fly from the lick, and should have a lower alarm threshold, give more unnecessary alarm calls, and have correspondingly higher rate of departures from the lick. Members of an aggregation often respond to alarms as a group and larger species may have greater energy expenditure when using the lick alongside more ‘flighty’ smaller species. This also favors formation of aggregations of similar sized individuals tambopata nature wildlife – macaw clay chuncho.

The coloration of the species in each aggregation was similar; the three large macaw species in flight were a mix of red, blue, green, and yellow while the large parrot and parakeet aggregations were composed predominantly of green birds with dark green, blue or black heads and primaries. The formation of homogeneous groups (in size and color) is predicted where predators attacking groups focus on visually aberrant individuals (Landeau and Terborgh 1986, Theodorakis 1989, McRobert and Bradner 1998, Hoare et al. 2000 tambopata nature wildlife – chuncho macaw clay).

The large macaws that occasionally join the large parrot aggregation are a notable exception to the tendency for visually similar individuals to join together on clay licks (see also Mee et al. 2005). However, when large macaws join the large parrots they usually do not integrate into the center of the group. Instead, they use the highest parts of the lick, ,3 m above the center of the aggregation, where the soil quality is inferior (i.e., 50 to 75% less sodium), but where they have the best chances for rapid escape (Brightsmith et al. 2008; DJB, unpubl. data). The large macaws at Tambopata Research Center spent ,10% of their total lick use in the presence of the large parrot aggregation. In addition, large macaws rarely join parrot aggregations at other clay licks and instead usually use licks during the late mornings and afternoons (Burger and Gochfield 2003; DJB, unpubl. data). Why large macaws join parrot groups is unclear, but it may be because their large size makes them vulnerable to a smaller number of raptor species, and because early morning is the only time when lick use is temporally predictable. Large macaws during the rest of the day may wait near the lick for up to 3 hrs before a group successfully initiates lick use – tambopata nature wildlife – macaw clay licks.

White-bellied Parrots were least likely to join mixed species groups and were the most visually distinct small parrot at the site. They are green with a bright yellow head when seen in flight from above and behind while all other local species are green and have green, dark blue or black heads. However, both the large macaws and Whitebellied Parrots are likely using the best of the available options for lick use and probably benefit from joining mixed species groups as even ‘oddballs’ receive protection from predators when group sizes are sufficiently large (Landeau and
Terborgh 1986 – tambopata nature wildlife – macaw clay licks).


Macaws feed on fruit, some leaves and nectar of flowers, but their ecological niche is immature seeds. Many immature seeds contain toxins, especially tannins, which cause stomach problems for macaws. They need to visit salt stones, rich in salts, to neutralize the toxins. In the native Quechua language these lips are known as “Copas”, which means salty clays. In Tambopata and .Manu, typical areas of salt stones of macaws are the (butyracea Scheelea) palm trees, known as Shebonal. Few nutrients, a high concentration of aluminum, and little organic material characterize these areas. There is poor drainage due to the high concentration of clay in the soil. Thus, during the rainy season, the areas are easily flooded and during the form of dry clay bricks.





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