Marvelous Spatuletail 10 days


 

Marvelous Spatuletail tour for only 10 days 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).

Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis), the most outlandishly ornamented of hummingbirds frequenting at Huembo Center, an adult male Loddigesia is truly a wonder. We willl 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 great chance to get amazing photos.

   

Have a nice Trip! 

 

 

  • 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 Tarapoto

Morning flight to Tarapoto. There will be welcome from our driver and go to Moyobamba with our main stop for Oilbird roosting place. After our accomodation we will enjoin the amazing hummingbird fedeers place. We will try to do some owling before or after dinner. Night in Waqanki Lodge

Target Species: Oilbird, Rufous-crested Coquette, White-chinned Sapphire, Golden-tailed Sapphire, 

  • DAY 3: Full Day Birding

Today will explore Morro de Calzada and forest surrounding for our main target species. Then we will spend time at the hummingbird feeders. In the afternoon we will try for oter birding area and lodge surrounding and hill forest behind the lodge for trogons, tanagers, woodpedkers, jacamars, manakin and many others. If people still with energy we will also try for some owls before or after dinner. Night in Waqanki Lodge.

  • DAY 4: Tinamous feeders - Owlet Lodge

We will drive up to Aguas verdes for tinamous and hummingbird feeders at Arena Blanca Reserve. Then we will head up to afluente for some mixed flocks and keep birding up to Abra Patricia mountains till we get Owlet Lodge. We will have a chance to do some owling before dinner. Night in owlet lodge

  • DAY 5,6: Abra Patricia - Afluente

We will check the canopy tower at the lodge and 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 7: Birding up to Marvelous Spatuletail

We will do our last morning birding along the trails and after lunch we will go to Pomacochas hotel to leave our bags and them to Huembo Center for our our main target specie Marvelous Spatuletail with several other species also in the feeders station. Night in Pomacochas Hotel.

  • Day 8: Pale-billed Antpitta and more

Today we will explore San Lorenzo trail for our target species: Peruvian Wren, Plain-tailed Wren, Pale-billed Antpitta among others. We will try to get all target species. We will have some birding in the afternoon near the lake ans surroundings.Night in Pomacochas hotel.

  • Day 9: Full day birding drive - tarapoto

We will start after breakfast birding along pomacochas, abra patricia mountains for some missing species along the way to tarapoto city. we will stop at several hot spot and feeders station for target species. we usually arrive to town late afternoon. Dinner and nightin Tarapoto hotel.

  • Day 10: The tunnel, Koepecks Hermit Station - Lima

We will 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. Then we will take a late afternoon flight to Lima and connections.

 

Have a gret birding trip!

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TOUR TIME 10 DAYS & 09 NIGHTS  
TOUR DATES With fixed and custom departures - TOUR CALENDAR   
PRICE PER PERSON US$ 2,500.00  
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 400.00 (we do not charge this; hotels and lodges do)  
DOMESTIC FLIGHT US$ 400.00 - you can book yourself   
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
PHOTOGRAFIC CHANCE Excellent
INCLUDE Hotel, lodges, full meals, soft drinks, train, entrance fee, private transport, driver and birding guide
NOT INCLUDE International / Domestic flights, any alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, extra activities 

 

 

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  • Omar, we all arrived home safely with no problems. Again, we all want to say that we had a GREAT trip with you and all enjoyed our time in Peru.   We are now bragging to our friends about our trip and how wonderful it was.  They are all surprised to hear how many birds we saw.  Thank you so much for all of your patience and efforts to make our trip fantastic.  You are a very good guide.  Take care and if you decide to come to the United States, please feel free to contact me at any time.  Your friend, Al

    ! Buenos Dias, Omar ¡
  • I wanted to express my sincere thanks for the great trip you provided Karl and me.  It was the best biding trip Ive ever had in my life. Im now in the middle or sorting out and editing all my photos. 

    I miss Peru already! and I miss seeing all of Perus colorful birds.

    Muchas GraciasDoug Harr
  • Dear Omar:

    "An excellent and honest birder running a high quality birding tour,if you plan to birding in Peru,that is"

    "一位正直又有經驗的鳥人經營高水凖的賞鳥生態旅遊團,如果你計劃到袐魯賞鳥,選它絕對沒有錯!"

    國際台灣觀鳥協會理事長Simon - Chairman of ITBA
  • Hi Omar,

    Im a pretty good birder, but Omar Diaz spotted at least 200 species that I probably would have overlooked! He knows his birds by sight and sound and is very passionate about his chosen profession.

    My Dad is not a birder but was extremely impressed by how well organized and professional the trip was. Thanks Omar and Americo!

    I hope you and your family are doing well.

    Regards Ken Simonite
  • Thank you Omar for a wonderful time in Peru. You made it all happen for us & took such good care of us throughout the whole trip!

    California USASusan Gerling Gonzales
  • Many thanks to César, Amerigo, Omar and the entire Peru Birding Tours team for an unforgettable trip to u and Manu Road!

    USALance Lack
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