Tambopata Macaw Clay Lick
PROJECT SANDOVAL LAKE LODGE IN TAMBOPATA
Born from a project of the Tambopata Macaw Lick of seeking accommodation for researchers in recent years , where they found an adoptive father Dr. Donald Brightsmith in 1998 becoming one of the most salient studies the world as wild macaws multidisciplinary ,
conservation , management, survival of the macaw clay licks and other parrots more , increasing tourism with a surprising impact to know more of the nature of the macaw clay lick .
THE MACAW CLAY LICK AND MACAW CLAY LICK CONSERVATION :
The research Macaw Clay Lick leg Tambopata have worked hard to get to understand the links between licks , phenologies of trees, nesting and the constant movements of the birds inside and outside the reserve of Tambopata . Collected was a better idea with thousands of records of these years of research on the annual life cycles living macaws and parrots in Tambopata large and beautiful .
Macaws are excellent flagship species and serve as focal points for the conservation of the ecosystem in which they occur. This research in Tambopata Macaw began in 1989 under the direction and supervision of Eduardo Nycander in order to learn about the basic ecology and natural history of the macaws to help preserve them and not become extinct . During the period 1999 Dr. Brightsmith is custom address operations research.
Some research data that have been discovered :
- The daily time – has a strong influence on the amount of parrots using the macaw clay lick , less rainy days and sunny most days.
- Seasonal climate changes food for parrots and macaw clay lick ” flowers, immature and mature fruits.”
- Annual fluctuations in food supply drive two things : the annual movements of parrots to and from the area around Tambopata Research Center and the time they are played.
- The breeding season is apparently driven by food supply
- The movements of the birds of the area during periods of low food abundance reduce the number of birds using the Macaw clay lick
- The breeding season also influences the number of birds in the macaw clay lick
- Documented parrots that behave as if they were clay deposits but eat palm trees elsewhere in the Tambopata National Reserve . It is suspected that the palms are rich in sodium and for this reason the birds are eating.
- Have resulted in large scale destruction of forests adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve and increased pet trade resulting from the Trans Oceanic Highway .
- Tambopata Reserve is an acre in the center of the uninhabited portion of the Tambopata National Reserve , adjacent to Bahuaja National Park and 500 meters from the lick of the world ‘s largest macaw .
To reach the Tambopata Research Center must fly to Puerto Maldonado from Lima or Cusco on daily commercial flights lasting about 40 or 95 minutes. From the airport , transported by bus to the port of Hell river where our boat for the journey from two hours to Refugio Amazonas will be addressed . Del Refugio Amazonas to Tambopata Reserve is about 4 hours upriver , and a few minutes walk from the river .
Tour Tambopata Macaw Clay Lick:
Tambopata Tours Macaw Clay Lick Center 5d/4n
The Tambopata National Reserve is located in the Tambopata River Basin covering south of the Madre de Dios River Region (40% of the reserve) as well as Puno Region (60% of the reserve)! It was established in 1990 in order to protect adjacent forests around the Heath and Tambopata Rivers. There can be found two important ecosystems and 8 micro-climates.
Tambopata Rainforest Tours 4d
There can be found two important ecosystems and 8 microclimates. Its rich biodiversity includes 103 mammal species, 1,300 butterfly species, 90 amphibian species and 41 tree families that contain 165 tree species! The reserve covers an area of 274,690 hectares. The climate is warm and humid with high annual rainfall.
Tambopata Research Center Gato Waterfall 3d
The Tambopata National Reserve is located in the Tambopata River Basin covering south of the Madre de Dios River Region (40% of the reserve) as well as Puno Region (60% of the reserve)! It was established in 1990 in order to protect adjacent forests around the Heath and Tambopata Rivers. There can be found two important ecosystems and 8 microclimates. Its rich biodiversity includes 103 mammal species, 1,300 butterfly species, 90 amphibian species and 41 tree families that contain 165 tree species! The reserve covers an area of 274,690 hectares. The climate is warm and humid with high annual rainfall.
Tambopata Expeditions Macaw Clay Lick – Sandoval Lake 5d
On this tour, we visit the most famous clay-lick of the Tambopata National Reserve – Chuncho Clay-Lick!! Chuncho is a 10 meter high muddy side bank of the Tambopata River. The clay-lick attracts many species of macaws, parrots and parakeets because of nutritive consistence of its earth! The most precious Chuncho´s visitor is the gorgeous scarlet macaw!
Other places, which we tour, are the stunning El Gato Waterfall, Sandoval Lake with its typical inhabitants – a family of giant river otters and a local specific – a palm clay-lick!
Tambopata Rainforest Tours 4d
Tambopata Rainforest on this interesting tours, we discover the small macaw´s clay lick of La Torres, the amazing oxbow lake of Tres Chimbadas and a bamboo forest!
Tambopata oxbow lakes are originally wide meanders of a river that were cut off from the main stream when the river found a shorter course. In this way, the meanders become dead arms of the river.
The dead arms are called “oxbow lakes” due to its characteristic arched shape reminding an ox-yoke. The lakes are often created in low-lied plains, close to where the river flows into another watercourse.