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: 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 8: 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 9: Birding and drive to Abra Malaga - Cusco
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 in Cusco Hotel
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, 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 10: 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, 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 12: Birding drive to Cusco - Flight to Lima
Early birding and then we will strat our way back to Cusco for your evening flight to Lima and home connections
Have the best birding!