Marvelous & Plantcutter

Marvelous Spatuletail tour for less than two weeks including, Tarapoto area (Cordillera Escalera Reserve, Koepecks Hermit Station, Moyobamba Valley, Aguas Verdes (Arena Blanca Reserve), Afluente, Fundo Alto Nieva, Abra Patricia (Owlet Lodge), Pomacochas (Huembo Center) extending to Jaen, Olmos, Bosque Pomac and Chaparri Ecolodge

Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis), the most outlandishly ornamented of hummingbirds frequenting at Huembo Center, an adult male Loddigesia is truly a wonder. We will target during our days: Royal Sunangel, Ecuadorian Piedtail, Speckle-breasted Piculet, Equatorial Graytail, Ochre-fronted, Rusty-breasted, Chestnut, and Rusty-tinged Antpittas, Bar-winged Wood-Wren, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Johnson’s Tody-Flycatcher, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, and Cinnamon Screech-Owl. We even have an excellent chance of hearing, and a reasonable chance of seeing, the bizarre Long-whiskered Owlet.

Tarapoto and Moyobamba that have an array of additional species, some of which are especially interesting, like the recently described Mishana Tyrannulet, the huallagae form of Maranon Slaty-Antshrike, the recently-described Painted Manakin (part of the Striped Manakin complex), the scarce Blackish Pewee, Plumbeous Euphonia, Dotted Tanager, Golden-headed Manakin, Rufous-crested Coquette and many others for sure.

We invite you to join us for this amazing birding time together with a great chance to get amazing photos.


  • DAY 1: Arrive to Lima

We will pick you up from lima airpot and transfer to our hotel. Usually international flights arrive to Peru from 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm. But remind us about your arrival time. Night in Hotel.

  • Day 2: Flight to Chiclayo - Chaparri Ecolodge

We will have a mornign flight to Chiclayo to start our northern peru birding along the tumbessian, marañon and amazonas birding areas in one trip.There we will be transfer to Tinajones water reserve before Chaparri Ecolodge for some wading species. After this amazing area we will drive to our stay for to night. There we will do some birding after lunch for tumbesdin species. We will try to do some owling before dinner. Nioght in Chaparri Ecolodge.

  • Day 3: Full day birding

Early start birding among the casupe mountains for full morning. After Lunch we will bird for some missing species along the trails. Dinner and night in Chaparri Ecolodge.

Target Species: Green and white Tyrannulet, Tumbes Tyrant, Henna Foliage-gleaner, Gray and Gold Warbler, Tumbes Sparrow, White-headed Brush-finch, Piua Chat-tyrant, Ecuatorian Piculet, Sooty-crowned Flycatcher, Black-and-White Becard, Superciliated Wren, Bairds Flycatcher, Plumbeous-backed Thrush, Tropical Gnatcatcher, White-tailed Jay, Three-banded Warbler, Collared Warbling-Finch, Black-capped Sparrow, Streaked Saltator, Peruvian Meadowlark, Sulphur-throated Finch, Parrot-billed Seedeater, Cinereous Finch, Fasciated Wren, Elegant Crescent-chest, White-winged Guan among others.

  • Day 4: Birding Pomac Reserve - Olmos

Early birding for extra species and then we will drive to Pomac Reserve for target Sspecies for the rest of the morning. After Lunch we will drive to Olmos town with some stops along the road. Dinner and Night in Olmos Hotel.

Target Species: Peruvian Plantcutter, Rufous Flycatcher, Streak-Headed woodcreper, Band-tailed Sierra-Finch, Tumbes Swallow, Striped Cucko, Snowy-throted Kingbird, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Bran-colored Flyctacher, Mouse-colored Tyrannulet, White-crested Elaenia, Necklaced Spinetail, Collared Antshrike, Scarlet-backed Woodpecker, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Short-tailed Woodstar, eruvian Sheartail, Amazilia Hummingbird, Purple-collared Woodstar, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Red-masked Parakeet, Pacific Parrotlet, Pacific Dove, Croaking Ground-Dove, Aplomado Falcon, Crested Caracara, Zone-tailed Hawk, Savanna Hawk, Cinereous Harrier, Plumbeous Kite, Pearl Kite and mamy others.

  • Day 5: Birding Abra Porculla - Jaen

Early birding up the mountain of Abra Porculla at 2,150 meters for some our target species if we have not seen before. We will try to spend all morning birding along the area. Then we will keep driving with some birding on our way to Jaen Town. Dinner and night in Hotel.

Target Species: Piura Chat-tyrant, Chapmans Antsrike, Ecuatorian Trogon, Guayaquil Woodpecker, Ecuadorian Piculet, White-headed Brush-Finch, Grey-browed Brush-finch, Bay-crowned Brush-finch, Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner, Line-cheeked Spinetail, Gray-chinned Hermit, Black-cowled Saltator, Elegant Crescentchest, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Three-banded Warbler, Spot-throated Hummingbird, Smoky-brown Woodpecker, Tawny-crowned Pygmy-tyrant, Speakled-breasted Wren, White-edged Oriole, Silvery Tanager, Fawm-breasted Tanager, Blue Seedeater, Black-crested Warbler, Pacific Elaenia, Black-capped Sparrow, Yellow-tailed Oriole, Black-crested Tit-tyrant, Rufous-chested Tanager, Rufous-winged Tyrannulet, Chivi Vireo, Golden Grosbeak, Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant, Gray-breasted Flycatcher and many others.

  •  Day 6: Jaen Forest, Pomacochas

We will start early exploring patch of forest for our main target species moving from one locacion to other to encrease our birding spots. After lunch we will look for some missing species on our way to Pomacochas. We will stop at Huembo Center for the hummingbirds. Dinner and Night in Hotel.

Target Species: Northern Slaty Antshrike, Rufous-fronted Thornbird, Sooty-crowned Flycatcher, Marañon Crescentchest, Little Inca-Finch, Red-crested Finch, Tataupa Tinamou, Ecuadorian Groun-dove, Blue Ground-dove, Yellow-throated Toucan, Green-Backed Becard, Black and white Becard, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Purple-throated Euphonia, Drab Seedeater, Dull-colored Grassquit, Peruvian Pigeon, Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Comb Duck, Pale-legged Hornero, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Buff-bellied Tanager, Plain-breasted Ground-dove, Andean Emerald, Marvelous Spatuletail, Purple-throated Sunangel, Andean Emeral, Litlle Woodstart, White-bellied hummingbird, Rainbow Startfronlet, Bronzy Inca, Sickle-winged Guan, Andean Guan, Speckled-chested Piculet, Rufous-capped Antshrike, and many others. 

  • Day 7: San Lorenzo Trail, Owlet Lodge

Today we will explore San Lorenzo trail for some endemic and restricted species found at this mountain ridge. This trail start from 2,560 a 2,900 meters. The trail is not very easy but as soon as you find several of the species will be worth it. After lunch we will check pomacochas lake surrounding for some extra species then drive to Owlet lodge. 

Target Species: Russet-mantled Softtail, Northern Rufous-capped Antshrike, Peruvian Wren, Emerald Toucanet, Band-tailed Fruiteater, Barred Fruiteater, Black-throated Tody-tyrant, Spectacled Redstart, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Blue-and-black Tanager, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Marvelous Spatuletail, Mountain Velvetbreast, Amethyst Woodstar, Variable Antshrike, Red-crested Cotinga, Trilling Tapaculo, Blackish Tapaculo, Plain-tailed Wren, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Rufous Spinetail, Pale-Billed Antpitta, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Golden-plumed Parakeet. 

  • DAY 8,9: Abra Patricia, Afluente

We will start to explore early morning some trails to get more species and we will visit also fundo alto Nieva for Antpittas feeders and rare hummingbird species only found there. We will try during the nights for some owls, but specially Long-whiskered Owlet.  Nights in Owlet Lodge

  • DAY 10: Tinamous feeders, Moyobamna

We will bird early morning for some missing species and strat our drive down to Aguas verdes for Tinamous and Hummingbird feeders at Arena Blanca Reserve. Then we will head to moyobamba and visit the hummingbird place for extra species. After Lunch we will search Morro de Calzada Reserve and for the end of the day some owling before dinner. Night in Waqanki Lodge.

  • Day 11: Birding, Tarapoto

Morning birding the hill forest behind the lodge. And After Lunch we will start our drive to Tarapoto. There are several stops along the road. After Lunch we will seacrh for centain species outside town. Night in Tarapoto hotel.

  • Day 12: The tunnel, Koepecks Hermit Station

Early drive up to the tunnel for Dooted Tanager, Plumbeous Euphonia, Masked Tanager, Golden-collared Toucanet, Cliff Flycatcher and several other found along the reserve. Then we will visit the feeders for the Endemic Koepecks Hermit. There is a chance to get also Golden-headed Manakin lek near the station with some luck White-plumed Antbird, Long-tailed and Great Potoo roosting. We will have lunch there at the reserve and some extra birding along the trails and the road on our way to tarapoto. Dinner and night in hotel.

  • Day 13: Cordillera Escalera - Flight to Lima

We will bird early morning the reserve for some missing species and search other hot spot for extra species. Then we will have our last lunch togheter and transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima and connections to Home.

NOTE: If you still have more time you can extend your trip for more birds before your flight to Home:

1. The endangered Scarlet-Banded Barbet (endemic) at plataforma for extra 4 days with several other species only found there starting from Tarapoto and back Tarapoto.

2. For White-masked Antbirt (endemic) at San Lorenzo for 4 days including a short plane trip to get and back the area and many other resident species. 

Have a nice birding trip!
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TOUR DATES Fixed and custom departures - TOUR CALENDAR   
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 400.00 (we do not charge this; hotels and lodges do)  
GROUP SIZE From 2 to 8 People  
ACCOMODATION Confortable places with private toilet, hot water, WI-FI in certain places
EASY OF BIRDING Easy to moderate with some challenging species
INCLUDE Domestic Flight, hotel, lodges, full meals, soft drinks, train, entrance fee, private transport, driver and birding guide
NOT INCLUDE International Flight, any alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, extra activities 


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