Birding Tambopata


Peru Birding Tours invite to join us for birding along the most diversity rainforest located at the southeast of Peru.

This tour is mainly for Amazonian species staying at some of the lodges to provide the best birding time in the south Amazon for: Tinamous, parrots, macaws, parakeets, toucans, manakins, trogons, motmots, antbirds, antwrens, antthrush, foliage-gleaners, woodcreepers, woodpeckers, tanagers and Euphonias just to mention some families.

This tour provides you a chance to explore several habitats: Primary and second ground forest, oxbow lakes, canopy tower, rivers, streams, bamboo forest, floodplain forest, parrot clay licks to enhance your life list.

We are very sure that you will see more than 350 species and get amazing photos on this trip.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Puerto Maldonado - Lake Sandoval

Airlines usually arrive from midday from Lima or Cusco but try to book the earliest one to arrive. We will welcome to Puerto Maldonado and transfer to our river port for our boat trip for only 30 minutes to get Sandoval Lake entrance where we need to register. There we will start birding along the trail on the way to get our lodge. Dinner and Night in Lodge.

  • Day 2-3: Full days Birding

Early breakfast and we will search by a catamaran along the lake for resident species and with a good luck a family of Giant Otters, Black Caimans, Agami Heron. After a nice early morning, we will back to our lodge for breakfast and after we will keep birding along the trails. After lunch, we will walk along the trails for more Amazonian species and late afternoon we will take the catamaran again for some species missing if we need to do it again if, not we will keep birding along the trails. Dinner and Nights in Lodge.

  • DAY 4: Sandoval - Puerto Maldonado

Early birding around the lake and trail on the way out to the main river where we will take our boat to explore a river island for some extra species. Then we will back to the Puerto Maldonado for lunch. After a short break we will have some birding. Night in Hotel.

  • DAY 5: Birding to Explorers Inn Lodge

Today we will do some birding on our way out to Puerto Maldonado again.  Then we will start our boat trip upstream along the Tambopata river. We will navigate for 3 hours around upstream searching for some river birds. If there is the time we will do some birding at the lodge surroundings. Night in Explorers inn Lodge.

Birds: Ringed, Amazon, Green kingfishers, Drab Water-Tyrant, Capped Heron, Ladder-tailed Nightjar, Sand-colored nighthawk, Cocoi Heron, Horned Screamer, Great-black Hawk, White-winged Swallow, White-banded Swallow, and many others.

  • DAY 6: Canopy Tower and Explores Inn Trails.

Early Breakfast and bird the canopy tower for the specialist. After Lunch, we will explore floodplain forest for extra species and some owling before or after dinner. Night in Explorers inn Lodge.

Birds: Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Bare-necked Fruitcrow, Golden-Collared Toucanet, Emerald Toucanet, Curl-crested Aracari, Chestnut-eared Aracari, Ivory-billed Aracari, Blue-headed Macaw, Red and Green Macaw, Scarlet Macaw among others.

  • DAY 7-8: Early birding along the trails

We will have to two full days to search for some missing species along the trails, canopy tower, oxbow lake and several forest types. At the end of the day we will try to do some owling. Nights in Explorers inn Lodge.

  • DAY 9: Early Birding -  Transfer to Eco Lodge

Early birding along the trails. Then we will be transfer out to Puerto Maldonado city and then Eco Lodge where it is a great location for the canopy walk way, tower, Blue-headed Macaw Clay Lick and forest Surroundings for target species. Night in Eco Lodge. 

  • DAY 10: Macaw Clay Lick  and Airport 

Early Visit Macaw Clay Lick and some birding after lunch we will go to Puerto Maldonado airport for your flight to Lima.

Great birding time :)

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