You will arrive to Lima International Airport. We will welcome with a sign Peru Birding Tours and transfer to our hotel selected.
- DAY 2: Villa Marshes, Pucusana
Breakfast around 6:30 am and after we’ll drive for about 20 minutes south of Miraflores to Villa Marsh (Pantanos de Villa). Here we are going to explore the “Marvilla place” for much diversity which is located between the wetland and the ocean. Then we’ll drive for 30 minutes more to Pucusana. There we’ll do our Semi Pelagic Tour. We’ll navigate on our private local boat for penguins, cormorants, inca tern and other sea birds. After Lunch, we will back to Lima. Night in Lima Hotel
Birds: Many-colored Rush-tyrant (coast specie), Wren-like Rushbird, Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Peruvian Meadowlark, Peruvian Thick-knee, Great Grebe, White-Cheeked Pintail, Plumbeous Rail, Gray-hooded Gull, Belcher’s Gull (Band-Tailed), kelp Gull, Gray Gull, Peruvian Pelican, Peruvian Booby, Surf Cinclodes (ENDEMIC), Guanay Cormorant, Red-Legged Cormorant, Blackish Oystercatcher, Humboldt Penguin, Inca Tern, Coastal Miner (ENDEMIC), Parrot-Billed Seedeater, Amazilia Hummingbird and more.
- DAY 3: Lima – Santa Eulalia - Polylepis
Early drive to Santa Eulalia valley located at the central Andes of Lima. Our first drive will be for 2 hours to get our first birding spot. Then we will keep driving up the mountains where we will get several other species found along the valley with dry mountians, and with good luck Andean Condor. We will explore the small polylepis forest, lakes and mountains surroundings. Nigh in Small Hotel in Huasao town.
Birds: Black-necked Woodpecker (ENDEMIC), Pacific Pygmy-Owl, Great Inca-Finch (ENDEMIC), Black-crested Tit-Tyrant, Southern Beardless Tyrannulet, Oasis Hummingbird, Purple-Collared Woodstart, Peruvian Sheartail, Golden Grosbeak, Andean Condor, Mourning Sierra-Finch, Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch (ENDEMIC), Rusty-breasted Brush-Finch (ENDEMIC), Mourning Sierra-Finch, Band-tailed Seedeater, Band-tailed Sierra-Finch, Black Metaltail (ENDEMIC), Brownze-tailed Comet (ENDEMIC), Giant Hummingbird, Peruvian Sierra-Finch, Bright-Rumped Yellow-Finch, Grassland Yellow-Finch, Greenish Yellow-Finch, Raimondi’s Yellow-Finch (ENDEMIC), Andean Hillstart, Streak-backed Canastero, Gray-Breasted Seedsnipe, Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe, Coomon Miner, White-bellied Cinclodes (ENDEMIC), Giant Coot, Silvered Grebe and many others.
- Day 4: Polylepis - Milloq Bogs - Junin
After breakfast we will search for some missing species along the road and milloq bog for endemic species. then we will drive and look for some other species on our way to junin Lake. Night in Small Hotel.
- DAY 5: Junin Lake - Huanuco - Carpish Tunnel
Early boat trip for our main target spcecie the endangered species Junin Grebe. After our boat trip we will search for other target species and then we will have a long drive to Lima. Night in Churubamba
Birds: Junin Grebe (ENDEMIC), Junin Rail (ENDEMIC), Dark-winged Miner (ENDEMIC), Black-breasted Hillstart (ENDEMIC), Chilean Flamingo, Andean flicker, Andean Goose, Puna Ibis, Plumbeus Rail, Black-crested Tit-Tyrant, Giant Conebill, Thick-billed Siskin, Brown-flanked Tanager (ENDEMIC) and Barons Spinetail (ENDEMIC), Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, Tchudis Tapaculo, Gray-browed Brush-Finch, Rufous Spinetail, Peruvian Wren, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Golden-plumed Parakeet, Scaly-naped Parrot, Rufous-browed Hemispingusand many more.
- DAY 6: Bosque Unchoq - Lima
Today we will have a full morning to get all wanted species and then we will drive back to Lima. Dinner and night in Hotel
Birds: Golden-backed Mountain-tanager, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Coppery Metaltail, Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant, Paramo Pipit, Paramo Seedeater, Bay-vented Cotinga, Pardusco, Rufous-browed Hemispingus, Blue-mantled Thornbill, Mountain Velvetbreast, Rufous Antpitta sp Obscura, Undulated Antpitta, White-chinned Thistletail, Line-fronted Canastero, Large-footed Tapaculo, Neblina Tapaculo, Tschudis Tapaculo, Brown-flanked Tanager, Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher, Rufous-breasted Antthrush, Plushcap, Capped Conebill.and many others.
- DAY 7: Lomas de Lachay - Tarapoto
Early drive up to North of Lima for birding along this natural reserve. This place is a unique ecosystem providing habitat for several species only found at this place. After few hours birding along the reserve we will drive straight to Lima airport for our afternoon flight to Tarapoto. Dinner and Night in Hotel.
Birds: Least Snipe, Thick-billed Miner (E), Cactus Canstero (E), Coastal Miner (E), Peruvian Pipit (yellowish), Band-tailed Sierra-Finch among others.
- Day 8: Cordillera Escalera ( Tunnel)
Early drive up to the popular birding spot the tunnel. There we will find several mixed flocks and some restricted habitat range species. Then we will visit the hermit station for the hummingbird feeders and some extra species in this private reserve. Then we will drive to Moyobamba town. We will try to do some owling before dinner. Night in Hotel
Birds: Mishana Tyrannulet, Carmiols Tanager, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Blackish Pewee, Dotted Tanager, Plumbeous Euphonia, Masked, Orange-backed, Paradise, Swallow, Blue-necked Tanagers, Western Striolted Puffbird, Andean Cock of the Rock, Golden-headed, Blue-backed, Blue-crowned Manakins, Brown, Lesser, Sparkling Violetear, Long-tailed Hermit, Koepckes Hermit (ENDEMIC) and many others.
- Day 9: Morro de Calzada - Hummingbird Feeders - Abra Patricia
Early birding along our birding spots; Lodge surroundings, Morro de Calzada Reserve. After Lunch we will enjoin the hummingbird feeders. Then we will search for some missing species on our way to Abra Patricia.with a stop in Aguas Verde village where we will check the feeders for Tinamous, Wood-quails, and hummingbirds. Then we will start our birding drive up to Afluente area for mixed flocks and finally to our lodge. Night in Owlet Lodge
Birds: Black-bellied Tanager (ENDEMIC), Lafresnayes Piculet, Black-faced Tanager, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Pearly-Vented Tody-flycatcher, Painted Manakin (ENDEMIC), Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch, Ash-throated Antwren (ENDEMIC) Rusty-backed Antwren, Russet-crowned Crake, Black-banded Owl, Yellow-bellied Tanager, White-lined Tanager, White-chinned Sapphire, Turquoise Tanager, Sapphire-spangled Emerald, Rufous-breasted Hermit, Peruvian Tyrannulet, Pale-breasted Thrush, Long-billed Starthroat, Varzea Thrush, Gray-breasted Sabrewing, Great-billed Hermit, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Golden-bellied Euphonia, Green-backed Trogon, Gilded Barbet, Fork-tailed Woodnymph, Rufous-crested Coquette, Rufous-capped Thornbird, Chestnut-bellied Seedeater, Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Blue-tailed Emerald, Reddish Hermit, Black-throated Mango, Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch, Blue Ground-Dove, Black-throated Hermit, Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant, Spot-winged Antbird, Fiery-throated Fruiteater and many others.
Early Breakfast and Full day birding along the birding hot spots. We will visit fundo alto nieva and afluente for our target spcecies. We will look for our owls wanted before dinner. Night in Owlet Lodge
Birds: Blue-fronted Lancebill, Green-fronted Lancebill, Reddish Hermit, Napo Sabrewing, White-bellied Woodstar, Wire-crested Thorntail, Little Tinamou, Cinereous Tinamou, Grey-necked Wood-rail, Ruddy Quail-dove, Orange-billed Sparrow, Rufous-breasted Wood-quail, Lulus Tody-Tyrant (ENDEMIC), Subtropical Cacique, Yellow-scarfed Tanager (ENDEMIC), Metallic-Green Tanager, White-capped Tanager, Long-whiskered Owlet (ENDEMIC), Royal Sunangel, Rusty-tinged Antpitta (ENDEMIC), Chestnut Antpitta, Ochre-fronted Antpitta, Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant, Cinnamon Screech-Owl, Rufous-bellied Night-Hawk, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Black-mandible Toucan, Equatorial Graytail, Ecuadorian Tyrannulet, Foothill Antwren, Speckle-chested Piculet (ENDEMIC), Vermilion Tanager, Ecuadorian Piedtail and many others.
- Day 11: Morning birding - Pomacochas
Early breakfast and we will search with some missing species before we leave abra Patricia mountains and surroundings. Then we will drive to Pomacochas town on our way to Huembo center for Marvelous Spatuletail (ENDEMIC) and others hummingbirds species. Then we will search for some others target species near Pomacochas Lagoon. Dinner and Night in Pomacochas Hotel.
Birds: Marvelous Spatuletail (E), Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Brown Violetear, Brownzy Inca, Black-tailed Trainbear, Little Woodstar, Rufous-capped Antshrike, Black-capped Warbler, Line-cheeked Spinetail, Russet-Crowned Warbler, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Rufous-bellied Tanager, Peruvian Meadowlark, Plumbeous Rail and many others.
- Day 12: San Lorenzo Trail - Jaen
Early Breakfast and we will search for Pale-billed Antpitta a very rare and restricted to this area. But we will find several other species for sure along the trail. After our amazing time birding up the mountain ridge at San Lorenzo, we will back to Pomacochas for our Lunch. Then we will head up to Jaen town making some birding stops. Dinner and night in Jaen Hotel.
Birds: Pale-billed Antpitta (E), Russet-mantled Softtail (E), Plain-tailed Wren (possibly a split), Peruvian Wren (E), Great Spinetail, Little Inca-Finch (E) and many others.
- Day 13: Morning Birding - Leymebamba
Today we will have a full morning birding along several hot spots for our target species. After lunch, we will start our drive to Leymebamba with some stops on the way. Night in Hotel
Birds: Marañon Spinetail, Little Inca-Finch (E), Marañon Crescentchest, Spot-throated Hummingbird, Oasis Hummingbird, Pearl Kite, Comb Duck, Red Pileated Finch, Andean Emerald, Red-hooded Tanager, Peruvian, Buff-throated and Rufous-backed Treehunter, Purple-throated Sunangel, Rainbow Starfrontlet, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Buff-bellied Tanager, Chinchipe Spinetail and many others.
- Day 14: Leymebamba - Celendin
Today we will start early drive up to Abra Barra Negro hot spot for some missed species: Then we will explore the driest area of the Marañon Valley, riverine, agricultural vegetation and bombax woodlands. Dinner and Night in Hotel.
Birds: Coppery Metaltail (ENDEMIC), White-chinned Thistletail, Large-footed Tapaculo, Purple-backed Thornbill, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Buff-bridled Inca-Finch (ENDEMIC), Marañon Pigeon (ENDEMIC), Yellow-faced Parrotlet (ENDEMIC), Chestnut-backed Thornbird, Grey-winged Inca-Finch (ENDEMIC), Jelskis Chat-Tyrant and many others.
- Day 15: Celendin - Cajamarca
Early birding alon the humid forest and Polylepis scrub and Rio Chonta Valley for our target species. Dinner and Night in Cajamarca hotel.
Birds: Barons Spinetail, Striated Earthcreeper, Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant, Grey-bellied Comet (ENDEMIC), Black Metaltail (ENDEMIC), and many others.
- Day 16: Cajamarca - Chaparri Ecolodge
Morning birding for some missing species before our drive to Chiclayo. We will do some birding stops along our trip and obligate area to stop before Chiclayo for Peruvian Plantcutter (ENDEMIC). Then we will drive to the private reserve. There is a chance to do some owling before dinner. Night in Chaparri Ecolodge.
Birds: Tumbes Hummingbird, Tumbesian Tyrannulet, Grey and gold Warbler, Short-tailed Woodstar, Grey and white Tyrannulet, Tumbes Tyrant (ENDEMIC), Necklaced Spinetail, Collared Antshrike, Elegant Crescentchest, White-tailed Jay, Superciliated Wren and many others.
- Day 17: Full Day Birding - Chiclayo
Today we will early drive up to Casupe mountains several endemic species for the morning. After lunch we will search the Chaparri trails and microhabitats some others Tumbesian species. After Lunch we will bird Pomac Reserve. Dinner and Night in Chiclayo Hotel
Birds: Ecuadorian Piculet, Ecuadorian Trogon, Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner, Chapmans Antshrike, Three-banded Warbler, Tumbes Pewee, Grey-chinned Hermit, Black-cowled Saltator, White-headed Brush-finch, White-edged Oriole, Cinereous and Sulphur-throated Finches, Pacific Pygmy-Owl, West Peruvian Screech-Owl, Rufous Flycather, Bairds Flycatcher, Scarlet-backed Woodpecker, Streak-headed Woodcreeper and many others.
- Day 18: Flight to Lima - Cusco - Limatambo
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for our flight to Lima and connection to Cusco. As soon we arrive to Cusco airport we will drive and bird on our way to Limatambo to take the road up to Mollepata town. We will do some owling before dinner and Night in Mollepata Hotel.
Birds: Koepckes Screech-Owl, Buff-fronted Owl
- DAY 19: Apurimac Endemic Species - Ollantaytambo
Early drive up to Mollepata road where we can enjoin a our new birding spot for several species very restricted to the area. We will have a lunch in a favorite local restaurant by the base of the Soraypampa Glaciar. Then we will keep birding on our way back to Mollepata searching for missing species. Then we will take a short cut to Ollantaytambo. Dinner and night in Hotel
Birds: White-eared Puffbird, White-wiged Black-Tyrant, Plain-tailed Canastero, White-tuffed Sunbean (E), Vilcabamba Thisleatail (E), Apurimac Brush-finch (E), Stripe-headed Antpitta, Vilcabamba Tapaculo (E), Andean Condor, Chestnut-breasted Mountain-finch (E), Creamy-crested Spinetail (E), Giant Conebill, Tit-like Dacnis and Many others.
- DAY 20: Birding and drive to Abra Malaga
Early start drive up to peñas area for our target species and after we will keep drving up the valley untill Abra Malaga pass where we will try for Polylepis species. Then we will bird Carrizales and at the end Ipal Ecolodge. Dinner and night there.
Birds: Royal Cinclodes, White-Browed Tit-Spinetail (ENDEMIC), Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant (ENDEMIC), Tawny Tit-spinetail, Cusco Brush-Finch (ENDEMIC), Parodis Hemispingus (ENDEMIC), Black-Capped Hemispingus, Plushcap, Streak-Headed Antpitta, Blue-Backed Conebill, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant and many others.
- DAY 21: Full Day Birding - Cusco
Early birding around the lodge and then we will heap up the cloud forest for our target species. After lunch we will enjoin with the feeders and drive back to Cusco. Night in hotel
Birds: Sclaters Tyrannulet, Swallow-tailed Hummingbird, Pileated Finch, Ocellated Piculet, Masked Fruiteater (E), Flame-faced Tanager, Mottled-cheeked Tyrannulet, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Greena and White Hummingbird (E) and many others.
- DAY 22: Manu National Park - Manu Road
Breakfast and then we will start our birding adventure driving to Hucarpay Lake for target species. Then we will continuos our drive to Paucartambo village for lunch on our favorite local restaurant. After we will move to Acjanaco pass where Manu National Park starts. After the pass we will probably start to see more species on our way to our first lodge in Manu road located at 1,500 meters. We will try to get in time for Lyred-Tailed Nightjar display at dusk and Rufescent Screech-Owl. Dinner and night in Lodge.
Birds: Bearded Mountanier (E), Moustached Flowerpiercer, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Golden-collared Tanager, Grass-green Tanager, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Grass-green Mountain-Tanager, Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Barred Becard, Red-crested and Chestnut-crested Cotingas, Slaty-backed Chat-tyrant, Golden-headed Quetzal, Golden-collared Tanager, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Blue-banded Toucanet, Red and White Antpitta (E), Marcapata Spinetail (E) and many more.
Today we will have full day birding the the lower road along the cloud forest and bamboo forest. Night in Lodge.
Birds: Gray-mantled Wren, Mountain Foliage-Gleaner, Olive-Backed Woodcreeper, Stripe Threehunter, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Inca Flycatcher(E), Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant, Stripe-Chested Antwren, White-backed Fire-Eye, Black-eared Hemispingus, Yellow-breasted Antwren, Yungas Manakin, Yellow-throated, common Clorospingus, Dusky-Green Oropendola, Brown Tinamou, Rufous-tailed Tyrant, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Unicolored Antshrike, Andean Motmot, Rufescent Screech-Owl, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Yellow-breasted Antbird, Black-streaked Puffbird and many others.
- Day 24: Birding up to the Upper Manu Road.
Erly birding for some missing species and then we will drive up to 2,900 meters which is located our next lodge. We will find several mixed flocks along the way and we will try for some owls and nightjr before dinner. Night in Lodge.
Birds: Andean Cock of the Rock, Versicolored Barbet, Beryl-spangled, Safron-Crown, Golden Tanagers and Orange-eared, Yellow-throated, Slaty, Golden-naped, Paradise, Blue-necked, Bay-headed, Spotted Tanagers, Deep-blue Flowerpiercer, Three-stripe Warbler, Russet-crowned Warbler, Black-faced Brush-finch, Golden-headed Quetzal, Crested Quetzal, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Wire-crested Thorntail, Speckled Hummingbird, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Peruvian Piedtail (E), Many-spotted Humminbird, Botted Raquetail, Gray-mantled Wren, Mountain Foliage-Gleaner, Olive-Backed Woodcreeper, Stripe Threehunter, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant, Stripe-Chested Antwren, White-backed Fire-Eye, Black-eared Hemispingus, Yellow-breasted Antwren, Yungas Manakin, Yellow-throated, common Clorospingus, Dusky-Green Oropendola, Brown Tinamou, Rufous-tailed Tyrant, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Unicolored Antshrike, Andean Motmot, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Yellow-breasted Antbird and many others.
- Day 25: Flight to Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata Reserve
Early drive to cusco for our mid-day flight to Puerto Maldonado. There we will drive for one hour around to get tambopata river port for our boat trip with the chance to find Jaguar and several birds along the river banks on our way to get the lodge. Dinner and Night in Lodge.
- DAY 26: Biggest Macaw Clay Lick in the World - Sandoval Lake
Early boat ride to get the best experience watching Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick considered as the biggest and diversity. Every morning macaws, parrots, parakeets meet here to socialize and get some minerals from the river bank (cliff) as important for their diet. The activity usually end before noon and after we will back to the lodge and then we will back to Puerto Maldonado as the entrance to Sandoval Oxbow Lake. There is a boat ride for 20 minutes on Madre de Dios River to get the entrance of the lake. From there we will start birding along the trail till we get the small boat with paddles to get our lodge. Dinner and Night in Lodge
- Day 27: Birding lake and trails
Early birding by a catamaran along the lake for resident species and with a good luck a family of Giant Otters, Black Caiman, Agami Heron, Capped Heron, kingfishers and many others wildlife. After a nice early morning, we will back to our lodge for breakfast and then we will bird along the trails. We will do some owling before dinner. Night in Lodge.
Birds: Drab Water-Tyrant, Capped Heron, Ladder-tailed Nightjar, Sand-colored nighthawk, Cocoi Heron, Horned Screamer, Great-black Hawk, White-winged Swallow, White-banded Swallow, Paradise Jacamar, Great Jacamar and many others.
- DAY 28: Birding back to Puerto Malfonado - Lodge
We will start our way back birding along the lake and trail untill we arrive the main river for our boat trip to the city for lunch. Then we will start our next birding hot spot. We will navigate along Tambopata river for some hours with the chance to find several species on the river sides. We usually arrive late afternoon. Before dinner we will do night search by boat for nightjarm Owls and Potoos. Dinner and night in Lodge.
- DAY 29: Canopy Tower Birding and trails.
Early breakfast and we will go to the canopy tower for the first hours of the morning. Then we will keep birding along the trail for some other species. After lunch we will bird diferent trail and back to canopy tower for some missing species. Nigh in Lodge
Birds: Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Bare-necked Fruitcrow, Golden-Collared Toucanet, Emerald Toucanet, Curl-crested Aracari, Chestnut-eared Aracari, Ivory-billed Aracari, Ringed Woodpecker, Blue-headed Macaw, Red and Green Macaw, Scarlet Macaw and many others.
- DAY 30: Birding and late afternoon flight to Lima
We will do some birding for the morning and then we will be transfer to Puerto Maldonado city for some extra birding, Lunch and airport for your flight to Lima and connections.
Have a awesome 1000 species!