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.
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: Milloq Bogs - Junin - Huanuco
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 whre we will have our boat trip for our main target species Junin Grebe. Then we start our birding drvie up to Huanuco. Night in Churubamba Hacienda.
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,
- DAY 5: Carpish Tunnel - Paty trail
Early brive up to Carpish area and paty trail for our target species. Then we will back late afternoon to rest. Dinner and night in Hacienda in Churubamba
Birds: 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 Hemispingus and 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 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.
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 9: Birding Pomac Reserve - Cajamarca
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 Cajamarca town with some stops along the road. Dinner and Night in 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 10: Cajamarca - Celendin
Early morning birding through the remnant humid forest and Polylepis scrub and We will be searching for Andean species we may not have seen so far. We will also bird Rio Chonta Valley for one full day and other location. Dinner and Night in Celendin hotel.
Target Species: Peruvian Sierra Finch, Shining Sunbeam, Black-crested Warbler, the Maranon sub-species of Black-crested Tit-Tyrant, Many-striped Canastero, Barons Spinetail, Striated Earthcreeper and Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant, Grey-bellied Comet, Black Metaltail, and many others.
- Day 11: Celendin - Leymebamba
We will early start in order to make a short pass at any of the Abra Barra Negro birds we might have missed before, we will go deep into the driest portion of the Marañon Valley, riverine, agricultural vegetation and bombax woodlands. We will have also one full day to explore all the areas for missing species. Night in Leymebamba Hotel.
Target Species: Coppery Metaltail, Russet-mantled Softtail, White-chinned Thistletail, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Rufous Antpitta, Large-footed Tapaculo, Shining Sunbeam, Collared Inca, Grey-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Northern Mountain Cacique, Purple-backed Thornbill, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Buff-bridled Inca Finch, Maranon Pigeon, Yellow-faced Parrotlet, Chestnut-backed Thornbird, Grey-winged Inca Finch, Jelski’s Chat-Tyrant and many others.
- Day 12: Leymebamba - Jaen
Today we will have a full morning birding drive along several hot spots for our target species. After lunch, we will start our drive to Jaen. Dinner and Night in Jaen Hotel
Target Species: Marañon Spinetail, Marañon Slaty-Antshrike, Black-capped Sparrow, Northern Slaty-Antshrike, Little Inca-Finch, Marañon Crescentchest, Spot-throated Hummingbird, Oasis Hummingbird, Pearl Kite, Comb Duck, Red Pileated Finch, Andean Emerald, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Northern Mountain Cacique, Red-hooded Tanager and Peruvian, Buff-throated and Rufous-backed Treehunter, Purple-throated Sunangel, Rainbow Starfrontlet, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Buff-bellied Tanager, Chinchipe Spinetail and many others.
- Day 13: 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. 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 14: San Lorenzo Trail - Huembo
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. Dinner and night in Pomacochas hotel.
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 15: Birding Abra Patricia
Early birding on our way to Abra Patricia mountains. We will look for mixed flocks and several endemics species. There are several spots for feeders alogn the area where we will stop for more species. Then after full day birding we will get the popular and the only lodge at this location. Dinner and night in Owlet Lodge.
- DAY 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: The tunnel, Koepecks Hermit Station - Evening flight to Lima
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 for your flight to Lima and Connections.
DAY 1: Birding drive to Plataforma
Early drive up to flor de cafe to get the only accesible place for few more endemics and new specie for peru. Today is a long drive about 7 hours to get the spot, but there are several stops on the way for some others birds. Dinner and night in a basic home stay the only place to stay.
DAY 2: Full day birding
Today we will ave a full day birding along the mountaisn searchign for all our target species. Dinner and night in a basic home stay the only place to stay.
DAY 3: Birding drive to Tarapoto - Evenign flight to Lima
We wil have a extra morning for some extra species and then we will head back to tarapoto for your flight to lima and connections.
Have a nice birding trip!