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Tambopata clay licks -- late March/early April

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Tambopata clay licks -- late March/early April

Hello, all,

I understand the birds avoid the clay licks during rain. My only opportunity for a visit is late Mar/early Apr, which apparently is still within the rainy season.

Anyone familiar w this time of year & the activity at the clay licks?

Thank you for any info.

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1. Re: Tambopata clay licks -- late March/early April

This is just coming out of the rainy season or just at the end of it. If it is your only time to travel, then there is not much you can do about it.

Google Rain forest Expeditions and send them off an email, they'll tell you everything you need to know about the clay licks.

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2. Re: Tambopata clay licks -- late March/early April

Thank you!

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3. Re: Tambopata clay licks -- late March/early April

The Tambopata Macaw Project (www.macawproject.org) monitors clay licks for decades in the Tambopata region. The number of birds at the clay lick is the result of the daily weather, seasonal climate, seasonal fluctuations of food supply (driven by seasonal climate), nomadic wanderings of the parrots (driven by changes in food supply, and the timing of the breeding season (also driven by changes in food supply). Food availability is apparently lowest at the end of the wet season and early dry season (March – July) and highest in the early to mid wet season December and January. In this period large macaws visit the licks more often that in the dry season.

More info:

www.perunature.com/macaw-clay-lick-peru.html

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