Northern Peru 18 days

Peru Birding Web
  • 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

Today we will flight to Chiclayo in the morning. As soon as we arrive we will get our transportation to do some birding around the reserve for some species. Night in Ecolodge.

  • DAY 3: Pomac Reserve-Olmos

Today we wil spend birding all day along Tinajones area and Pomac Reserve for more species. After full day birding we will drive to Olmos. Night in Hotel.

Birds: Green and white Tyrannulet, Tumbes Tyrant, Tumbes Sparrow, Superciliated Wren, Bairds Flycatcher, Plumbeous-backed Thrush, Tropical Gnatcatcher, White-tailed Jay, Collared Warbling-Finch, Streaked Saltator, Fasciated Wren, Streak-Headed woodcreper, Tumbes Swallow, Striped Cucko, Snowy-throted Kingbird, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Mouse-colored Tyrannulet, White-crested Elaenia, Necklaced Spinetail, Collared Antshrike, Scarlet-backed Woodpecker, Golden-olive Woodpecker,  Amazilia Hummingbird, Purple-collared Woodstar, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Red-masked Parakeet, Paciļ¬c Parrotlet, Croaking Ground-Dove, Crested Caracara, Savanna Hawk among others.

  • DAY 4: Birding Quebrada Limon 

After breakfast we will drive to quebrada limon where we will search for target species for full day. After awesome birding we will back to Olmos for dinner. Night in hotel

Target Species: Henna-hooded and Rufous-necked Foliage-Gleaners, Ecuadorian Piculet, Ecuadorian Trogon, Short-tailed Woodstar, Parrot-billed Seedeater, Cinereous Finch, Purple-collared Woodstar, Tumbes Hummingbird, White-winged Guan, Cinereous Finch, Tumbes Tyrant (ENDEMIC),Tumbes Sparrow, Sulphur-throated Finch, Gray-breasted Flycatcher (ENDEMIC), Gray and Gold Warbler, Sooty-capped Flycatcher, Gray and White Tyrannulet, Pacific Elaenia, Guayaquil Woodpecker, Ecuadorian Piculet, 

  • Day 5: Birding Abra Porculla - Chiclayo.

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.

Birds: Piura Chat-tyrant, Chapmans Antsrike, Grey-browed Brush-finch, Bay-crowned Brush-finch, Line-cheeked Spinetail, Gray-chinned Hermit, Black-cowled Saltator, 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, Black-crested Warbler, Pacific Elaenia, Black-capped Sparrow, Yellow-tailed Oriole, Rufous-chested Tanager, Rufous-winged Tyrannulet, Chivi Vireo, Golden Grosbeak, Gray-breasted Flycatcher and many others.

  • DAY 6: Peruvian Plantcutter-Trujillo,Sinsicap

Morning birding for some missing species and one of our targets specie the endagered Peruvian Plantcutter. Then we will drve to Trujillo and then sinsicap for some extra species. Night in hotel

  • DAY 7: Sinsicap-Cajamarca

Early birding for Russet-bellied Spinetail, Piura Chat-tyrant, Piura Hemispingus, Rufous-backed Inca-Finch, Unicpored Tapaculo, Bay-crowned Brush-Finch and several other species. Then we will head to Cajamarca birding along the road. Night in hotel.

  • DAY 8: Chonta Valley-Celendin

Early morning  Rio Chonta Valley for Gray-bellied Comet, Many-striped Canastero, Barons Spinetail, Striated Earthcreeper and Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, White-tailed Shrike-Tyrant, Black Metaltail and many others. Night in Hotel

  • DAY 9: Celendin-Leymebamba

Early birding drvie up to the mountains and Abra Barra Negro on our way to the Marañon Valley, riverine, agricultural vegetation and bombax woodlands. Night in Leymebamba Hotel.

Birds: 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 10: Rio Atuen-Chachapoyas (Nuevo Tingo)

Morning birding along the cloud forest along atuen and  if we have some mising species abra negro. Then we will drvie to Utcubama valley amazonas region for some other species. Night in Hotel.

  • DAY 11: kuelap Fortress-Jaen

This morning we will visit the pre-Inca site where we can enjoin part of this amazonas culture and some birding around. Then we do our birding drive to Jaen. Night in Hotel

  •  Day 12: 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. Night in Pomacochas Hotel

Birds: 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 13: 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 visit huembo center for Marvelous Spatuletail and before dark pomacochas lake surrounding for some extra species. 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 14,15: Birding Abra Patricia Mountains, Afluente, Alto Nieva

After breakfast we will drive to Abra Patricia area searching for mixex flocks. There is a trail to explore for some missing species and canopy tower to explore in the morning or afternoon. We will visit also fundo alto Nieva and afluente hot spot for Antpittas feeders and other 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

Early Birding for some missing species and then we will 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. The if we still have energy we will do some owling after dinner. Night in Waqanki Lodge.

  • DAY 17: Birding, Tarapoto

Morning birding Morro de Calzada reserve and other birding spots . Then we will start our drive to Tarapoto. There are several stops along the road. Night in Tarapoto hotel.

  • DAY 18: The tunnel, Koepecks Hermit Station - 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. Then we will drvie to Tarapoto airport for your flight to Lima and connections.


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

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.  

Peru Birding Web
GROUP SIZE From 2 to 6 People
TOUR DATES Tour Calendar 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