Manu – a birdwatchers paradise… if it had been the first place we had visited on this trip, we would have clocked up an insane number of birds… BUT even after MORE THAN A YEAR in South America, our visit to Manu National Park gave us a whopping FORTY-NINE NEW birds on our bird list 🙂 🙂
My favourite new bird from Manu was a Cloud Forest bird – The Golden-headed Quetzal… it ticked all the boxes – very colourful and pretty close to where we were stood – it also stayed surprisingly still enough for us to get an okay picture!!!
Anyway, here I present to you our photographic collection of the birds of Manu… be warned – they are far from National Geographic photography standard 🙂 – we had VERY difficult conditions to contend with while taking these pictures – such as moving boats, heavy rain, extremely low light, AND birds being way too far away from the boat – even for our camera zoom… not to mention other people on the tour all vying for the BEST spot!?!