Erratic wasp-like flight - a wispy, wiry crest - reference to the diminutive sought-after hummer - wire crested thorntail, - just one of scores of birds featured in this two-hour long birding travelogue. The film takes the birder on a species-rich tour, starting at the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, exploring a diversity of wetland and high altitude habitats and also taking in historical sites such as Machu Picchu.
From Cusco we traverse the Andean highlands and valleys by road, entering the Manu National Park. We bird and descend the cloud forests of the Eastern Andean Slope breaking our journey at Cock of the Rock Lodge, allowing ample time to discover the wildlife richness of these productive cloud forests. We continue our descent reaching the humid Amazonian rainforests, travelling along the Rio Madre de Dios, basing ourselves at the world-famous Manu Wildlife Centre.
In sharp contrast the film concludes by birding the coastal habitats of the Paracas Peninsula and the spectacular seabird colonies of the Ballestas Islands.
Running Time: 120 minutes