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Saffron-crowned Tanager Saffron-crowned Tanager by Peter Price, Naturetrek

Birds of Peru

Peru has over 1800 species of birds - the second highest number of any country. New species of birds are still being discovered and catalogued by scientists. 42 species have been officially added to science in the last 30 years.

Avibase - Peru Bird Checklist
A complete checklist of the birds of Peru provided by Avibase, including endemic, endangered, threatened, and accidental status.

Books
A complete selection of the recommended Field guides and birding location guides.
Updates to "A Field Guide to the Birds of Peru" by Clements.

Audio

Birds of Peru book cover Bird Songs Cover

Endemic Birds
Depending on the authority you consult between 125 and 139 species are endemic to Peru.

Birding trip reports
List of over 200 trip reports and links to other collections of trip reports.

Rufous-collared Sparrow Rufous-collared Sparrow

Bird Articles

  • New Population of Very Rare, Long-whiskered Owlet Discovered in Peru, Jan 2010.  ...link 
  • Endemic birds of the Andes/Amazon region of Peru with distribution maps.  ...link .
  • New Population of Very Rare, Long-whiskered Owlet Discovered in Peru, Jan 2010.  ...link 
  • A distinctive new species of Twistwing (Genus Cnipodectes) has been discovered from southeastern Peru (includes illustration).  ...link .
  • List of endemic bird areas in Peru from Birdlife International.  ...link 
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