Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick

Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick, Tambopata National Reserve: Hours, Address, Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick Reviews: 4.5/5

Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
This is the largest macaw clay lick on earth, hundreds of macaws and parrots gather together to eat clay every day, the 3 large species of psitacis present in Peru come to this place to eat clay, they love the sunny days but even in rainy days or cloudy, they will come, may not eat the clay but will always go to this place so is easy to watch. This clay lick warrants all the species of large macaws, there are other clay licks in the area, each one far away of each other. But, not all of them have the visit of the 3 large species of macaws and 11 more species of parrots. With not doubt this macaw clay lick is the best in the world to watch this unique natural show in the Amazon jungle.
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2bajadreamers
Oceanside, CA39 contributions
Spectacular
Sep 2021
I have been to many clay licks in Latin America, but this one stands at the top. Numbers of individual birds, number of species, spectacular species, length of time the birds were present. Absolutely stunning. Only reason for witholding 5 stars is that there are no facilities for viewing the lick. I am a photographer and the lick was about 40-60 meters away-too far for great pictures.
What a spectacle!
Written September 30, 2021
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Matt P
India131 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2021
Went here while staying at the Tambopata Research Center part of Rain Forrest Expeditions and this is where all the research has been done for the past 30 years on Macaws. It really is a sight worth travelling for.
Written August 10, 2021
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Jennifer B
2 contributions
Oh MY GOODNESS
Jun 2020
This was amazing to see in real life! Chuncho Lodge are the best tour guides!!! They provided chairs and a lunch for us to enjoy while bird watching. Very easy to get to as well. Go see this!
Written February 5, 2021
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Anonymous
13 contributions
OMG! This is susch a special place.
Jan 2020 • Solo
There are more Clay Licks in Tambopata than in any other jungle. If you have a good guide, he'll tell you how the birds select their location (if not ask. The answer is fascinating.). Be sure you have at least a 275 or 300 lens. If you only bring your cell phone, you'll kick yourself.
Written January 19, 2020
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Las Buganvillas
Cartagena, Colombia767 contributions
Sheer magic
Dec 2019
I have returned for the seventh time to the Amazon only to witness this spectacle of hundreds of large macaws and other parrots descending in flocks to the clay lick. Of course, you have . to hope itw ill not rain (it did on the day we visited but stopped early enough) and we were rewarded by this fireworks of colours and noise.
It was worthwhile coming to Peru just to witness this miracle of nature
Written December 31, 2019
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Trip travels
Ollantaytambo, Peru10 contributions
Feast of colours and sounds
Aug 2019
Definitly a unique experience, this huge ravine holds more than 11 different species of macaws and parrots, all coming together to feast on the clay, its a good thing to have binoculars and a little guide book to tell you what species are those. You will need to get there with a lodge or tour company, its quite far, we did a glam camp nighht organised by Inoawa expeditions and was great! Birdwatching at its best!
Written November 24, 2019
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Doug W
Plymouth, MN32 contributions
Amazing, not to be missed!
Nov 2019
This is a Macaw and bird lover's paradise! My wife and I just came back from an 8 day stay in the Peruvian Amazon and our focus was birdwatching with Macaws and Parrots at the top of our list and the Chunco Clay lick was the most amazing mixture of colors, noise and activity I have ever seen. We were able to see Blue & Yellow, Scarlet, Red & Green, Chestnut and Blue Headed Macaws along with several species of Parrots and it is an experience we'll never forgot. Do not forget to bring bug spray and for photographers a 400mm lens or bigger with either a 1.4 or 2.0 teleconverter is an absolute must!
Written November 15, 2019
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haroldvanderschmidt
Dubai, United Arab Emirates329 contributions
Best Clay Lick in Tambopata
Jun 2019
I did stay in the Tambopata Reserch Center and I was not able to photograph Macaws in the nearby Colorado Clay Lick. I was successful at the Chuncho Clay Lick but I had to wait until the first Macaws came. It is like a ritual. Couple after couple comes in and there is communication between the the birds. After the communication and acceptance the all gather in one tree next to the clay lick. Then there is a scout sent to the clay lick and when the area is declared as safe they all fly to one spot and start licking. Amazing how organised these birds are and shy!
Written November 8, 2019
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Ninisha
2 contributions
Magical Experience
Nov 2019
We watched the blue-green , scarlett and red-green macaws lick the clay at Chuncho. There were at least 100 macaws flying all over the place. The guide had a telescope so we could see them clearly. When we arrived the red-green ones were right there on the trees. Slowly the others starting coming in. Then they all flew to the clay areas. At one point all of them flew out of it together which was a spectacle!! It was the cherry on the cake to our Amazon experience thanks to Tambopata National Reserve
Written November 4, 2019
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Maikai_hoaloha
Honolulu141 contributions
Lots of Macaws
Aug 2019
Getting there is an easy walk. There are lots and lots of birds. Saw several species. Plenty of Scarlet Macaws, Blue and Gold Macaws and green parrots.
Written September 21, 2019
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