Arrive in Lima and transfer to our hotel close to lima airport.
After breakfast we will drive to Lomas de Lachay. There we will bird directly for the Cactus Canastero (E) and other endemics at our spot. Then we will look for the other species found at this natural reserve and after Lomas de Lachay we will go to Paraiso Lagoon. Then we will drive up to Caral-Barranca. Dinner and night in a Hotel.
Some Species: Coastal Miner, Grayish Miner, Thick-billed Miner, Least Seedsnipe, Tawny-throated Dotterel, Yellowish Pipit, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Variable Hawk, American Kestrel, Eared Dove, Croaking Ground-Dove, Oasis, and Amazilia Hummingbirds, Vermilion Flycatcher, Blue-and-white Swallow, Hooded Siskin, Grassland Yellow-Finch, Peruvian Meadowlark, Raimondi’s Yellow-Finch, Burrowing Owl, Peruvian Thick-knee, Short-tailed Field-Tyrant, Groove-billed Ani, Parrot-billed, Chestnut-throated Seedeaters and more.
- DAY 3: Birding Drive to Conococha lake - Ancash (caraz)
Early start drives up to the high Andes birding along the road. We will do some birding stops for our main target species on our way to get our place to Conococha for a variety of Andean species. Then we will keep driving to get Caraz. Dinner and night in a hotel
Some Species: Pacific Parrotlet, Bran-coloured Flycatcher, Baird’s Flycatcher, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Harris’s Hawk, Amazilia Hummingbird, Chestnut-throated Seedeater, Blue-black Grassquit, Long-tailed Mockingbird, Groove-billed Ani, Peruvian Meadowlark, Scarlet-fronted, Yellow-chevroned Parakeets, Russet-bellied Spinetail (E), Great Inca Finch (E), Bay-crowned Brush-Finch, Piura Chat-Tyrant (E), Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch (E), Silvery Grebe, Puna Teal, Yellow-billed Pintail, Yellow-billed Teal, Andean Duck, Andean Goose, Giant Coot, Andean Coot, Puna Ibis, Chilean Flamingo, Andean Ibis, and many others.
Early birding along the Quebrada Llanganuco and the Polylepis forest for the rest of the day and then we will back to our place. Dinner and night in a hotel
Some Species: White-cheeked Cotinga (E), Black Metaltail (E), Ancash Tapaculo (E), Rufous-eared Brush-Finch, Andean Hillstar, Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail (E), D’Orbigny’s Chat-Tyrant, Rufous-webbed Tyrant, Rufous-naped Ground Tyrant, Tit-like Dacnis, Giant Conebill, Jelski’s Chat-Tyrant, Plain-tailed Warbling-Finch, Black-crested Warbler, and many others
- DAY 5: Birding drive to Huanuco
Today we will have a long drive up to the Cordillera Blanca searching for some specialties along the road and mountains. We usually arrive late afternoon to Huanuco city. Dinner and night in a Hotel
Some Species: Pale-tailed Canastero (E), Spot-throated Hummingbird (E), Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe, Grey-breasted Seedsnipe
- DAY 6: Full day birding Carpish-Paty Trail
Early drive (about 40 minutes) to get to the Carpish tunnel where we will start our birding day along the humid cloud forest for the rest of the day. Then we will back to our place. Dinner and night in a hotel
Some Species: Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant (E), Inca Flycatcher (E), Peruvian Wren (E), White-rumped Hawk, Golden-browed Chat-Tyrant, Masked Saltator, Chestnut Antpitta, Bay Antpitta, Trilling Tapaculo, and the endemic Peruvian Rufous-vented Tapaculo (E), Masked Fruiteater (E), Green-and-Black Fruiteater, Peruvian Tyrannulet, Grass-green Tanager, Brown-flanked Tanager (E), Black-capped Hemispingus, Yellow-scarfed Tanager (E), Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager and many more.
- DAY 7-8: Full day birding Bosque Unchoq
Early drive to Cochabamba village which is the entrance for our birding day. Here we will spend the rest of the day searching for our main target and unique species found along the Bosque as a mixture of chusquea bamboo and cloud forest. We will have a chance to find several mixed flocks along the day. Then we will back late afternoon to Huanuco for our stay. Dinner and night in a Hotel
Some Species: Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager (E), Bay-vented Cotinga (E), Pardusco, Brown-flanked Tanager (E), Baron’s Spinetail (E), Black-crested Tit-Tyrant, Coppery Metaltail, Rufous-browed Hemispingus (E), NeblinaTapaculo (E), Line-fronted Canastero, White-banded Tyrannulet, Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrants, Sword-billed Hummingbird. Large-footed Tapaculo, White-chinned Thistletail, Many-striped Canastero, Barred Fruiteater, White-throated Tyrannulet, Peruvian Chat-Tyrant, Red-rumped Bush Tyrant, Paramo Pipit, Blue-backed Conebill, Golden-collared Tanager, and many more
- DAY 9: Morning birding and drive to Junin
Today we will choose which place we want to do our next birding morning Carpish or Bosque Unchoq according to our prior birding along with those birding spots. Then we will start our birding drive to Junin and if time permits we will do birding nearby for some extra species. Night and Dinner in Hotel
- DAY 10: Junin Grebe and Junin Specialities
Morning birding around the Junin marsh and mountains searching for some species. Then we will do our boat trip for two hours around. And After all Junin specialties, we will start our drive to Villa Rica. Dinner and Night in Hotel
Some Species: Ornate Tinamou, Common Miner, Black Siskin, Junin Rail, White-tufted Grebe, Puna Teals, Yellow-billed Pintail, Andean Duck. Puna Ibis, Andean Gull, Common Moorhen, Andean Coot, Andean Avocet, Wren-like Rushbird, Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant, Plumbeous Rail, Short-billed, Common Miner, Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant, Andean Negrito, Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch, Dark-winged Miner (E), Cordilleran Canastero, Andean Flicker, Black-breasted Hillstart(E)
Early birding along cloud forest at bosque shollet which a new birding spot for cloud forest species. We will try for some owls late afternoon. Dinner and night in Hotel
Some Species: Creamy-bellied Antwren, Tataupa Tinamou, Black-throated Mango, Blue-tailed Emerald, Bluish-fronted Jacamar, Chestnut-eared Aracari, Ocellated Piculet, Red-billed Parrots, Military Macaw, Streaked Xenops, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Peruvian Tyrannulet, Olive-faced Flatbill, Long-tailed Tyrant, Yellow-cheeked Becard, Coraya Wren, Purple-throated Euphonia, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Cloud-forest Screech Owl or Rufous-bellied Nighthawk and many more
- DAY 12: Birding Bosque Shollet/Ulcumano Lodge
We will do some extra morning along the bosque shollet and then we will head to Oxapampa where is located our next birding place for more species. We will try to do some owling before dinner. Night in Ulcumayo Lodge.
Some Species: Trilling Tapaculo, Golden-collared Tanager, Yellow-scarfed Tanagers, Bluish Flowerpiercer, Peruvian Treehunter, Maroon-chested Ground-Dove, Masked Fruiteater, Crimson-bellied Woodpecker, White Hawk, Black-and-chestnut Eagle, Black-winged Parrot, Powerful Woodpecker, Andean Motmot, Golden-headed Quetzal, Sickle-winged Guan, Sub-tropical Blackish Antbird, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Cloud-forest Screech Owl, Swallow-tailed Nightjar, Rufous-banded Owl.
- DAY 13: Birding and drive to Satipo
Today we will do some birding for the first hours in the morning and then we will start our birding drive up to the Satipo area. We will try to some owling before dinner. Night in Fundo Verde Lodge
Some Species: Swallow-tailed Kite, Plumbeous Kites, Ruddy Ground-Dove, Smooth-billed Ani, Short-tailed Swift, For-tailed Palm Swift, Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Yellow-headed Caracara, Great Antshrike, Boat-billed Flycatcher, Short-crested Flycatcher, Violaceous Jay, White-banded Swallow, Black-billed thrush, Orange-backed Troupial, Yellow-browed Sparrow, Chestnut-bellied Seedeater.
- DAY 14: Birding drive to Apalla
Early start birding along the cloud forest at the upper Satipo road having several mixed flocks and several other species along the road. We will arrive late afternoon at our lodge. Night in Colibri Cloud Forest Lodge
Some Species: Grey-hooded Bush Tanager, Grass-green Tanager, Rufous-crested Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Flame-faced Tanager, Beryl-spangled Tanager, Blue-and-black Tanager, White-browed hemispingus , Superciliaried hemispingus, Oleaginous hemispingus, Black-eared hemispingus, Drab Hemispinguses, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager, Blue-winged Mountain Tanager, Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Streaked Tuftedcheeks , Montane Woodcreeper, Pearled Treerunner, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Collared Inca, Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Emerald-bellied Puffleg, Long-tailed Sylph, Andean Guan, Scaly-naped Parrot, Golden-headed Quetzal, Masked Trogon, Black-throated Toucanet, Grey-breasted Mountain Toucan, Bar-bellied woodpecker, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Powerful Woodpecker, Azara’s and Rufous Spinetails, Rusty-winged Barbtail, Striped Treehunter, Buff-browed Foliage-gleaner, Uniform and Variable Antshrikes, Long-tailed Antbird, Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Streak-necked, Flavescent, Cinnamon, Dusky-capped and Golden-crowned Flycatchers, Rufous-headed Pygmy Tyrant, White-tailed and Sulphur-bellied Tyrannulets, Smoke-colored Pewee, Maroon-chested Chat-Tyrant, Smoky Bush Tyrant, Barred Becard, Grey-breasted Wood-Wren, the gorgeous White-eared Solitaire, Mountain Wren, the melodious Chestnut-breasted Wren, Glossy-black Thrush, White-collared Jay, Brown-capped Vireo, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Tropical Parula, Citrine and Russet-crowned Warblers, Capped Conebill, Plush-capped Finch, Tricolored, Slaty and Stripe-headed Brush-Finches, Yellow-billed Cacique and Dusky-green Oropendola.
Early birding up to Andamarca found along the Mantaro Valley for the whole day. We usually back to our lodge late afternoon. Night in Colibri Cloud Forest lodge
Some Species: Black-goggled Brush-Finch, Creamy-crested Spinetail, Red-crested Cotinga, Sierran Elaenia, Tufted Tit-Tyrant, White-winged Black Tyrant, Blue-and-white Swallow, Pale-legged Warbler, Black-throated Flowerpiercer, Golden-billed Saltator, Inca Wren, Mantaro Wren, Mantaro Thornbird, Fire-throated Metaltail, Eye-ringed Thistletail, Milpo Tapaculo, Striated Earthcreeper, Stripe-headed Antpitta, Purple-backed Thornbill, Tyrian Metaltail, Marcapata Spinetail and many more
- DAY 16: Birding drive up to Ticlio Bogs
We will early have some birding along the road leaving the cloud forest on our way to the Andes to be in time for our first chance at Milloq bogs for our target species. We will arrive in the late afternoon at the San Mateo hotel.
Some Species: White-bellied Cinclodes, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Puna Snipe, Grey-breasted Seedsnipe, Andean Goose, Crested Duck, and many others.
- DAY 17: Birding Santa Eulalia to Lima
Early start drive to Marcapomacochas and Milloq bogs for more species. Then we will keep driving on our way down to Santa Eulalia for more endemic species. We usually arrive in lima in the evening. We can organize a hotel for tonight or we can leave you at the airport for your flight connections or if you have a plan to stay in Lima we can organize a hotel for you.
Some Species: Dark-winged Miner, Olivaceous Thornbill, White-bellied Cinclodes, Junin Canastero, Black-breasted Hillstar, Mountain Caracara, Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe, Andean Flicker, Slender-billed Miner, Plain-breasted Earthcreeper, Bar-winged Cinclodes, Streak-throated Canastero, Puna, Cinereous, White-fronted and Ochre-naped Ground Tyrants, Black Siskin, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, White-winged Diuca-Finch, Plain-colored Seedeater, Bright-rumped Yellow Finch, Rufous-breasted Warbling-finch, Mourning Sierra Finch, Giant Hummingbirds, Bronze-tailed Comet, Black-necked Woodpecker, Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, Canyon Canastero, Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch, Bare-faced and Black-winged Ground-Doves, White-collared and Andean Swifts, Peruvian Sheartail, Streaked Tit-Spinetail, Pied-crested and Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrants, White-browed Chat-Tyrant, Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant, Spot-billed Ground Tyrant, White-capped Dipper, Peruvian Sierra-Finch, Collared Warbling-Finch, Band-tailed Seedeater, Greenish Yellow Finch, Andean Condor.
Have a Wonderfull trip in Central Peru.