North Peru Complete

Peru Birding Web
  • DAY 1: Arrive to Lima

You will arrive to Lima International Airport. We will welcome with a sign Peru Birding Tours and transfer to our hotel selected. Night in Miraflores Luxury Inkary Hotel or Similar

  • Day 2: Flight to Tarapoto

We will transfer to lima airport for our flight to north of peru (Tarapoto). There we will be welcome for our driver and them we will do some birding untill lunch. After lunch we will eplore other hot spot for more species. Dinner and night in Tarapoto Hotel.

  • Day 3: Cordillera Escalera ( Tunnel)

Early drive up to the popular birding spot the tunnel. There we will find several mixed flocks and some restricted habitat range species. Then we will visit the hermit station for hummingbird species and some extra species in this private reserve. we will back to Tarapoto for dinner and night in the hotel. 

Target Species: Mishana Tyrannulet, Golden-collared Toucanet, Carmiols Tanager, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Blackish Pewee, Dotted Tanager, Plumbeous Euphonia, Masked, Orange-backed, Paradise, Swallow, Blue-necked Tanagers, Striolted Puffbird, Andean Cock of the Rock, Golden-headed, Blue-backed, Blue-crowned Manakins, Brown, Lesser, Sparkling Violetear, Long-tailed Hermit, Koepckes Hermit and many others.Rufous-crested Coquette, Rufous-capped Thornbird, Chestnut-bellied Seedeater, Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Blue-tailed Emerald, Reddish Hermit, Black-throated Mango, Tropical Screech-Owl and many others.

  • Day 4-5: Morro de Calzada - Waqanki Lodge

Early drive to get Moyobamba Town and do some birding at Morro de Calzada Reserve. After Lunch on resting time, we will watch the hummingbirds feeders. Then we will search for some missing species. If there is a time we will do some owling before or after dinner. Nigh in Waqanki Lodge.

Target Species: Black-bellied Tanager, Lafresnayes Piculet, Black-faced Tanager, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Pearly-Vented Tody-flycatcher, Painted manakin, Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch, Ash-throated Antwren, Rusty-backed Antwren, Russet-crowned Crake, Black-banded Owl, Yellow-bellied Tanager, White-lined Tanager, White-chinned Sapphire, Turquoise Tanager, Sapphire-spangled Emerald, Rufous-breasted Hermit, Peruvian Tyrannulet, Pale-breasted Thrush, Long-billed Starthroat, Varzea Thrush, Gray-breasted Sabrewing, Great-billed Hermit, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Golden-bellied Euphonia, Green-backed Trogon, Gilded Barbet, Fork-tailed Woodnymph, Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch, Blue Ground-Dove, Black-throated Hermit, Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant, Spot-winged Antbird, Guira Tanager, Fiery-throated Fruiteater and many others.

  • Day 6: Arena Blanca Reserve - Owlet Lodge

Early Breakfast and drive to Aguas Verde village where we will check the feeders for Tinamous, Wood-quails, and hummingbirds. Then we will start our birding drive up to Afluente area for mixed flocks and more hummer feeders. We usually arrive at our lodge late afternoon and we can try for some owls before dinner. Night in Owlet Lodge. 

Target Species: Rufous-throated Sapphire, Black-throated Brilliant, Blue-fronted Lancebill, Green-fronted Lancebill, Green Hermit,  Reddish Hermit, Black-throated Hermit, Napo Sabrewing y al Gray-breasted Sabrewing, Rufous-crested Coquette, White-bellied Woodstar, Wire-crested Thorntail, Long-billed Starthroat, Many-spotted Hummingbird, Sapphire-spangled Emerald, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Fork-tailed Woodnymph, Little Tinamou, Cinereous Tinamou, Grey-necked Wood-rail, Ruddy Quail-dove, Orange-billed Sparrow, Rufous-breasted Wood-quail and many others.

  •  Day 7-8: Full day Birding

We will have two full days birding among the trails, canopy tower, hummingbirds feeders, and lodge surrounding. And we will also search along the road for mixed flocks and there are other some places such as Fundo Alto Nieva Station, Venceremos point and llanteria places for target species. We will do some owling before dinner. Nights in Owlet Lodge.

Target Species: Lulus Tody-Tyrant, Subtropical Cacique, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Metallic-Green Tanager, White-capped Tanager, Long-whiskered Owlet, Royal Sunangel, Rusty-tinged, Chestnut, Ochre-fronted Antpittas, Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant, Cinnamon Screech-Owl, Rufous-bellied Night-Hawk, Umbrellabird, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Black-mandible Toucan, Equatorial Graytail, Gray-mantled Wren, Ecuadorian Tyrannulet, Foothill Antwren, Speckle-chested Piculet, Versicolored Barbet, Golden-winged and Jet Manakin, Vermilion Tanager, Cock of the Rock, Ecuadorian Piedtail and many others.

  • Day 9: Morning birding - Huembo

Early breakfast and we will search with some missing species before we leave abra Patricia mountains and surroundings. We will visit Huembo center for Marvelous Spatuletail and others hummingbirds species. Then After lunch, we will search for some others target species near Pomacochas Lagoon. Dinner and Night in Pomacochas Hotel.

Target Species: Marvelous Spatuletail, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Brown Violetear, Brownzy Inca, Black-tailed Trainbear, Little WoodstarYellow-bellied Seedeater, Rufous-capped Antshrike, Black-capped Warbler, Line-cheeked Spinetail, Russet-Crowned Warbler, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Rufous-bellied Tanager, Peruvian Meadowlark, Plumbeous Rail and many others.

  • Day 10-11: Pomacochas - Jaen

Early Breakfast and we will search for Pale-billed Antpitta a very rare and restricted to this area. But we will find several other species for sure along the trail. After our amazing time birding up the mountain ridge, we will back to Pomacochas village for our Lunch. Then we will head up to Jaen town making some birding stops. Them we will have a full day to explore Jaen area. Nights in Jaen Hotel.

Target Species: Pale-billed Antpitta, Russet-mantled Softtail, Plain-tailed Wren (possibly a split), Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Rufous-capped Thornbill, Rusty-tinged Antpitta, Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Undulated Antpitta, Russet-mantled Softtail, Northern Rufous-capped Antshrike, Peruvian Wren, Powerful Woodpecker, Emerald Toucanet, Band-tailed Fruiteater, Barred Fruiteater, Black-throated Tody-tyrant, Spectacled Whitestart, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Blue-and-black Tanager, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Marvelous Spatuletail, Mountain Velvetbreast, Amethyst Woodstar, Variable Antshrike, Red-crested Cotinga, Trilling Tapaculo, Blackish Tapaculo, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Rufous Spinetail, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Golden-plumed Parakeet  among others.

  • Day 12-13: Morning Birding - Leymebamba

Today we will have a full morning birding along several hot spots for our target species. After lunch, we will start our drive to Leymebamba. Them we will have a full day birding for more species. Nights in Leymebamba 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 14-15: Leymebamba - Celendin

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. Nights 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 16-17: Celendin - Cajamarca

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 Cajamarca 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 18: Cajamarca - Chaparri Center

We will early morning for some missing before our departure to Chiclayo. We will explore Santa Rosa area also which offers a good opportunity to search out a few species that are more difficult to encounter away from the coastal littoral and Puerto Eten wetlands provide a lot of diversity. Then after Lunch will drive up to Chaparri Reserve. We will do some owling before dinner. Night in Chaparri.

Targets: Least Seedsnipe, Tawny-throated Dotterel, Peruvian Thick-knee, Short-tailed Field Tyrant, White-cheeked Pintail, and White-tufted Grebe, Wren-like Rushbird, Many-coloured Rush Tyrant and many others.

  •  Day 19: Full Day Birding 

Today we will arise early to explore Casupe mountains in the higher elevation forest which host several endemic species in this bromeliad-laden misty forest. The in the afternoon we will search the Chaparri trails and microhabitats for all the low-elevation Tumbesian endemics. We will do some owling before dinner: Night in Chaparri.

Targets: Ochre-bellied Dove, Ecuadorian Piculet, Ecuadorian Trogon, Rufous-necked and Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaners, Grey-breasted Flycatcher, Chapman’s Antshrike, Three-banded Warbler, Tumbes Pewee, Grey-chinned Hermit and Black-cowled Saltator, Tumbes Hummingbird, Tumbesian Tyrannulet, Grey-and-gold Warbler, Short-tailed Woodstar, Grey- and-white Tyrannulet, Tumbes Tyrant, Rufous Flycatcher, Baird’s Flycatcher, Necklaced Spinetail, Collared Antshrike, Elegant Crescentchest, White-tailed Jay, Superciliated Wren, White-headed Brushfinch, White-edged Oriole, and both Cinereous and Sulphur-throated Finches, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, West Peruvian Screech-Owl, Striped Owl, Scrub Nightjar, Ochre-bellied Dove, Ecuadorian Piculet, Ecuadorian Trogon, Rufous-necked and Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaners, Grey-breasted Flycatcher, Chapman’s Antshrike, Three-banded Warbler, Tumbes Pewee, Grey-chinned Hermit and Black-cowled Saltator and many others.

  •  Day 20: Bosque Pomac - flight to Lima 

We will early check Bosque de Pomac for several endemic species and also this place is recognized as an important archaeological site that indirectly protects a vast, intact stretch of contiguous, primary mesquite forests native only to the region. Then we will drive to Chiclayo airport for our afternoon flight to Lima and connection to home

Targets: Peruvian Plantcutter, Tumbes Swallow, Pacific Parrotlet, Grey-and-white Tyrannulet, Plumbeous-backed Thrush, Streak-headed Woodcreeper, Peruvian Plantcutter, Short-tailed Woodstar, Oasis Hummingbird, Coastal Miner, Necklaced Spinetail, Tumbes Sparrow, Cinereous Finch, Guayaquil Woodpecker, White-edged Oriole, Cinereous Conebill and Tawny-crowned Pygmy-Tyrant.

  Have a lovely trip!


Peru Birding Web
GROUP SIZE From 2 to 8 People
TOUR DATES Book at any time with fixed and custom dates 
ACCOMMODATION Comfortable places with private toilet, hot water, WI-FI according to the area.
EASY OF BIRDING Easy to moderate with some challenging species
INCLUDE Domestic flights, lodges, full meals, soft drinks, entrance fee, transport, birding guide
NOT INCLUDE International flights, any alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, extra activities


Peru Birding Web
Peru Birding Web
Peru Birding Web