Breakfast around 5:30 am and we will start our birding time along the road and selected birding location for endemic and much number of species. One of the morning we will explore the Acjanaco Pass for their specialist, After lunch, we will keep birding for some missing species. There are chances do some owling before or after dinner if someone want to join us. Dinner and Night in Wayqecha Station
Birds: Brown-Backed Chat-tyrant, White-browed Conebill, Black-throated Flowerpiercer-backed Conebill, Cordilleran Canastero, Lined-fronted Canastero, Scribble-Tailed Canastero and many more.
- DAY 4: Wayqecha Station – Cock of the Rock Lodge
Breakfast and we will do some morning birding before lunch. After lunch, we will leave the lodge and keep birding along the road with several chances for more species according to the elevation and forest type with some selected stops for targets species. Dinner and overnight in Cock of the Rock Lodge
Birds: Blue-capped Tanager, Black-Faced Brush-Finch, Golden-headed Quetzal, Crested Quetzal, Moustached Flowerpiercer, Masked Flowerpiercer, Banded-Tailed Pigeon, White-browed Chat-Tyrant, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Tyrant Metaltail, Rufous-capped Thornbill, Puna Thistletail, Marcapata Spinetail (ENDEMIC), Chestnut-Bellied Mountain-Tanager, Fawn-Breasted Tanager, Black-Eared Hemispingus, Three-Stripe Hemispingus, Mountain Cacique, Slaty-Backed Chat-Tyrant, White-Collared Jay, Barred Becard, White-throated Tyrannulet, White-Tailed Tyrannulet and many more.
- DAY 5-6: Full Days Birding
Breakfast and we will have the full morning and part of the afternoon birding along the road and trails. We will back for Lunch and have some time off for watching hummingbirds at the feeders in front of the Comedor. We will have time to do some owling before or after dinner. Nights in Cock of the Rock Lodge
Target Species: Cock of the Rock, Green Jay, Long-tailed Antbird, Two Banded Warbler, Chestnut-Backed Antshrike, Blue-Naped Chlorophonia, Paradise Tanager, Bronze-Green Euphonia, Orange-eared Tanager, Golden Tanager, Crested Quetzal, Booted Racket-Tail, Spotted Hummingbird, Violet-fronted brilliant, Wire-crested Thorntail, Mountain Foliage-Gleaner, Versicolored Barbet, Black-streaked Puffbird, Scale-Crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Striped-Chested Antwren, Yellow-Breasted Antbird, Beryl-spangled Tanager, Spotted Tanager, Gray-Mantled Wren, Yungas Manakin, Ash-Browed Spinetail, Mountain Woodcreeper, Purple Honeycreeper, Golden-Olive Woodpecker, Black-billed Treehunter and many more.
- DAY 7: Cock of the Rock lodge – Villa Carmen Station
Villa Carmen is a new birding destination and have great cabins with private toilets, hot water, internet, excellent bamboo forest for all bamboo species and also part of the hill forest in Manu. In birding terms, it is an obligate place. Dinner and Night in Villa Carmen Lodge
Target Species: Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher, Striolated Puffbird, Southern Lapwing, Southern Caracara, Warbling Antbird, Little Woodpecker, Russet-backed Oropendola, Bamboo Antshrike, Swallow wing, Blue-Headed Macaw, Swallow Tanager, Magpie Tanager, Ornate Antwren, Ornate Flycatcher, Plumbeous Kite, Festive Coquette, Goeldis Antbird, White-Lined Antbird, Manu Antbird, Black-faced Antbird, White-browed Antbird, White-cheeked Tody-Flycatcher, Rusty-fronted Flycatcher, Flammulated Pygmy-Tyrant, Scarlet-hooded Barbet, Lemon-Throated Barbet, White-flanked Antwren, White-eyed Antwren, Iherings Antwren, and many more.
Breakfast and we will have full morning birding along the bamboo stand forest and in the afternoon some birding along the trails for extra species. We will back for Lunch and have some time off for watching hummingbirds at the feeders in front of the Comedor. We will have one of the morning birding along the road for some missing species. There is a chance to do some owling before or after dinner. Night in Villa Carmen Station.
Species: Rufous-crested Coquette, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Gray-breasted Sabrewing, Fork-tailed Woodnymph, Blue-tailed Emerald, Gould’s Jewelfront, Sapphire-spangled Emerald, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Masked-Crimson Tanager, Cinnamon-Throated Woodcreeper, Pale-legged Hornero, Lemon-throated barbet, Chestnut-fronted Puffbird, Bluish-Fronted Jacamar, Pectoral Sparrow, White-browed Antbird, Ringed Antpitit, Rusty-belted Tapaculo, Crested Oropendola, Olive Oropendola, Silvered Antbird, Goeldi’d Antbird, White-Lined Antbird, Sooty Antbird, Buff-throated Woodcreeper, Plain-crowned Spinetail, Great Potoo, Hoatzin, Military Macaw, Gray Antbird, Pygmy Antwren, Gray Antbird, Chestnut-fronted Macaw, Blue-headed Parrot, White-eyed Parakeet, Violaceus Jay, Purplish Jay, Great Antshrike, Amazon Kingfisher, Ringed, and many more…
- DAY 9: Villa Carmen - Manu Wildlife Center
Today will be our private boat ride downstream on the Alto Madre de Dios river for about 4 hours with the chance to see several river species and with good luck Jaguar, Tapir, Capybara, herons, Kingfishers, and raptors. We will take with us our box lunches to increase our birding time on the trip. We usually arrive late in the afternoon to our last birding Lodge. Dinner and Overnight in Manu Wildlife Center
- DAY 10-11: Full days Birding
Early Breakfast and after lunch, we will search several trails for our Amazon birding list. Then we will do some owling before or after dinner. Nights in Manu Wildlife Center.
- DAY 12: Oxbow Lake – Chuncho Lodge
We will visit Blanco Oxbow Lake early morning; this place is to search the edges from a stable floating catamaran platform. Possibilities here include Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Green Ibis, Horned Screamer, Hoatzins, Gray-breasted Crake, Green-and-Rufous and American Pygmy Kingfishers, Pale-eyed Blackbird and family of Giant Otters.
After that, we’ll take our (box lunch) and get on board the boat for about 3 hours with some birding along the river for Capped Heron, Orinoco Goose, Sand-colored Nighthawk and perhaps Jaguar on the way!!! As soon we arrive at the Colorado village, we’ll continue our trip to Puerto Maldonado by local private taxi for 1 hour and then we’ll cross the Inambari River with a local boat and finally, we’ll take a private local taxi for the last 2 hours to get our last lodge. Canopy Tower, dinner and night in Chuncho Lodge
- Day 13: Biggest Macaw Clay Lick in the world