Biggest Year world record holder Arjan Dwarshuis raves about birding in Peru with Amazon Conservation

March 3, 2017

Last year Arjan Dwarshuis set a new world record for the highest number of birds observed in a single calendar year: an astonishing 6,841 bird species observed in 40 different countries (about 65% of the world’s species!). Of all those countries, Arjan named Peru as the number one destination for birding. “Hands down,” he says about his choice “…we saw 1,001 species in 24 days – a record within a record! 577 were new for the Biggest Year. It’s also the landscape, culture, people.”