Hello I’m Joe – blogger for team Peru!

It’s nearly time for us to be jetting off half way around the world to sunny (and wet) Cusco, Peru. It will only take us 3 flights, a car ride, a boat ride and a quick hike to reach the Manu National Park in deepest darkest Peru.

Over the last few weeks the team have been getting to know each other, brushing up on our Spaniglish and making sure we’re up to date on the wildlife we’ll see. Amongst us we have budding ornithologists, herpetologist and entomologists, all of whom are excited to learn new skills directly in the field.

The Manu learning centre is located right in the heart of the rainforest and is one of the largest protected areas in Peru. This makes it perfect to conduct various surveys including bird surveys along the clay licks of the Marde de Dios river, setting up camera traps within the rainforest, conducting butterfly surveys and night time amphibian/reptile surveys.

It’s safe to say we’re all itching to get there and see some amazing things that I’ll be blogging about along the way.