Best Birding Apps Covering Peru and Machu Picchu
If you’re new to birding, the good news is that Audubon is a great place to start with comprehensive global information. The important thing is to simply pay attention. Look for exposed perches and be alert for any movement that seems out of place. Audubon also states that good birders spend up to 90% of their time just listening for the creatures. When packing for your adventure, don’t forget your binoculars and download a good bird identifying app so you can really optimize your bird watching experience.
Highly rated birding apps with information on the Andes include the Merlin ID app from Cornell Ornithology or Birds of Peru (iOS). Cornell Ornithology also has their Ebird.org website with a wealth of information on birds around the world. Prefer a physical copy? Try the Field Guide to the Birds of Machu Picchu and the Cusco Region, Peru.