We will pick you up from lima airpot and transfer to our hotelwith a signed with of Peru Birding Tours. But remind us about your arrival time. Night in Hotel near the aiport.
- DAY 2: Flight to Chiclayo - Peruvian Plantcutter
Morning flight to Chiclayo. There we will meet our driver for this part of the trip. We will start with one of the target specie the Peruvian Plantcutter. We will need to drive south of chiclayo for 30 minutes to geta a more easy and available area to find this particular specie and may others for sure. Then we will back to chiclayo for our lunch into our favority restaurant for northern Peru cusine. After our deliciuos lunch we will head to our lodge for accommodations. After some break we will go to Pomac Reserve for more species ending with some owling. Dinner and night in our Lodge.
Birds: Peruvian Plantcutter, Amazilia Hummingbird, Superciliated Wren, Tropical Gnatcatcher, Collared Warbling-Finch, Fasciated Wren, Streak-Headed woodcreper, Tumbes Swallow, Bairds Flycatcher, Streaked Saltator, Green and white Tyrannulet, Tumbes Tyrant, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Necklaced Spinetail, Collared Antshrike, Scarlet-backed Woodpecker and many others
- DAY 3: Drive to Olmos - White-winged Guan
After breakfast we will start our birding drive to Olmos area with some selected stops for some species found along the road. After Olmos town we will keep driving on our way to Qebrada limon where we will spend the rest of the day birding along the Valley. After our birding day alon the tumbessian region we will head to Olmos. Dinner and Night in Hotel
Birds: White-winged Guan, Henna Foliage-gleaner, Tumbes Sparrow, White-headed Brush-finch, Ecuatorian Piculet, Sooty-crowned Flycatcher, Black-and-White Becard, Plumbeous-backed Thrush, White-tailed Jay, Three-banded Warbler, Black-capped Sparrow, , Peruvian Meadowlark, Sulphur-throated Finch, Parrot-billed Seedeater, Cinereous Finch, Striped Cucko, Snowy-throted Kingbird, Bran-colored Flyctacher, Mouse-colored Tyrannulet, White-crested Elaenia, , Golden-olive Woodpecker, Short-tailed Woodstar, Purple-collared Woodstar, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Red-masked Parakeet, Paciﬁc Parrotlet, Croaking Ground-Dove, Crested Caracara, Savanna Hawk, Eegant Crescentchest, Gray-breasted Flycatcher, Gray and White Tyrannulet, Pacific Elaenia among others.
- DAY 4: Birding Abra Porculla - Jaen
Early birding drive up the mountain of Abra Porculla area with some selected stops for some of our target species. After Porculla 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 5: Jaen Forest, Huembo Center
Morning birding along Jaen birding spots for our main target species. We are planning to arrive Huembo center for the afternoon to enjoin the hummingbird feeders specially for Marvelous Spatuletail. And fpr the end of the day some birding near pomacochas lake forest. Dinner and Night in Pomacochas 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 6: San Lorenzo Trail - Owlet Lodge
Today we will try to reach San Lorenzo ridge forest for some endemic and restricted species found at this area. The trail is not very easy but as soon as you find several of the species will be worth it. We will try to spend all morning and part of the afternoon if we need o find some missing species. Then we will back and drive to Abra Patricia mountains for mixed flocks ending at Fundo Alto nieva for our first try of the mytical Long-Whiskered Owlet. Dinner and Night in 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, Mountain Velvetbreast, 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 and many others
Today we will start with the canopy tower and then some of the trails and if time permits part of the road. After Lunch we will drive donw to afluentes and keep birding along the road, We try to be in time for the antpittas feeding at fundo alto nieva ending the day with some owling. Dinner and Night in Owlet Lodge
- DAY 8: Birding drive to Moyobamba
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. If we still have energy we will do some owling. Dinner and Night in Waqanki Lodge or Hotel
- DAY 9: Birding drive to Tarapoto
Morning birding Morro de Calzada reserve and other birding spots . Then we will start our drive to Tarapoto with some selected stops along the road. Night in Tarapoto hotel.
- DAY 10: The tunnel -Koepecks Hermit Station - 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. Then we will keep birding alogn the road on our way to Tarapoto Airport for the late afternoon flight to Lima Dinner and Night in Hotel
- DAY 11: Flight to Puerto Maldonado & Birding
Morning transfer to Lima Airport for our flight to Puerto Maldonado. There we will welcome and transfer to our offcie to leave our big suitcases. Then we will start our birding drive for 1 hour to reach our river dock. There we will take our boat to navigate upstream on the tambopata river for about 30 minutes to get into our first lodge. After Lunch we will do our introductory afternoon birding and some owling. Dinner and Hotel
Birds: Purus, white-throated, bluish-fronted Jacamars, Spot-throated, Crimson-crested, Lineated, Little, Cream-colored Woodpeckers, Black, Red-throated Caracaras, Red-bellied, Blue-headed, Chestnut-fronted Macaws, Blue-headed Parrot, Black-capped Donnacobiuos, Red-breasted Medowlark, Rusty-fronted Tody-tyrant, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher and many others.
- DAY 12: Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick
Early drivw an boat ride to the upper Tambopata River with the chance to find Orinoco Goose, Razor-Billed Curassow and with good luck Jaguar, Tapir or even Puma. We will yake with us our breakfast ad need to be at the view point as earliest possible to get the best experience watching Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick considered as the biggest and diversity of rthe world. Every morning macaws, parrots, parakeets meet here to socialize and get some minerals from the river bank (cliff) as important for their diet. The activity starts early morning and usually end before noon. Then we will back birding along the river and road. In the afternoon we will do some birding. Night in Hotel
- DAY 13: Birding to Sandoval Oxbow Lake
Morning birding along the trails. After breakfast we will back to Puerto Maldonado town Office. Then we will go to Madre de Dios River port where we will navigate for 30 minutes down stream to arrive sandoval entrance. There we will bird along the new walkway plattform on the old trail with the chance to find some mixed flocks, toucans, woodcreepers, tanagers among others species found along the trail. At the end of the trail we will take a small boat with paddles to explore the lake sides for herons, kingfishers on our way to the lodge. Dinner and night in Sandoval Home Lodge
Birds: Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Bare-necked Fruitcrow, Golden-Collared Toucanet, Emerald Toucanet, Curl-crested Aracari, Chestnut-eared Aracari, Ivory-billed Aracari, Ringed Woodpecker, Blue-headed Macaw, Red and Green Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Drab Water-Tyrant, Capped Heron, Ladder-tailed Nightjar, Sand-colored nighthawk, Cocoi Heron, Horned Screamer, Great-black Hawk, White-winged Swallow, White-banded Swallow and many others.
Early birding by boat along the lake for resident species and with a good luck a family of Giant Otters, Black Caiman, Agami Heron, Capped Heron, kingfishers and many others wildlife. After a nice early morning, we will back to our lodge for breakfast and after we will keep birding along the trails. Then we will take the boat again to search for more species before dark.
The second day we will bird along the trails for the morning and afternoon. But if we need to do the lake again for some missing species there is a chance for sure. Dinner and Night in Sandoval Home Lodge.
Birds: Ringed, Green, Amazon, Green and Rufous, Pygmy Kingfishers, Agami, Capped, Cocoi Herons, Green ibis, Silvered Antbird, Streak Antwren, Long-billed Woodcreeper, Point-tailed Palmcreeper, Hoatzin, Cream-colored, Lineated, Crimson-crested Woodpeckers, White-winged, White-banded Swallows, Black-cowled Wood-Rail, Paradise, Great jacamars, Black-tailed, Blue-crowned, Collared, Amazonian Trogons, Amazonian, Rufous, Broad-billed Motmots, Pale-winged Trumpeter, Curl-crested, Ivory-billed, Letter, Chestnut-eared Aracaris, Buff-throated, Cinnammon-throated, Elegant, Inanbari, Wedge-billed, Plain-brown, Long-tailed Woodcreepers, Black-faced, White-browed, Chestnut-tailed, Gray, White-throated Antbirds and many others.
- DAY 15: Birding to Explorers Inn Lodge
We will do some birding along the trails and after we will back to Pierto Maldonado and there we will be transfer to our last lodge in thamazn tambopata. there is a chance to do some birding in the afternoon. Night in Lodge.
We wil do the canopy tower (38 mts) early morning and for the rest of the day birding along the trails and surroundings. Night in Lodge
Birds: Curl-crested, Ivory-billed, Lettered, Chestnut-eared Aracaris, White-throated, Channel-billed Toucans, Golden-collared Toucanet, Purple-throated, Bare-face Fruitcrows, Ringed, Scale-breasted, Chestnut, Golden-green, Red-necked, Cream-colored, Yellow-tufted Woopeckers, Blue-headed, Scarlet, Red and Green, Chestnut-fronted, Red-bellied Macaws and many others
- DAY 17: Birding and flight to Cusco
Morning birding for some extra species and we will be transfer to Puerto Maldonado airport for our flight to Cusco. Depends of our arrival time to cusco we will do some birding along the andean lakes Poroy and Piuray. Dinner and night in Hotel.
- DAY 18: Birding the Manu Road
Breakfast and then we will start our birding adventure driving to Hucarpay Lake for target species. Then we will continuos our drive to Paucartambo and Acjanaco pass where Manu National Park starts. After the pass we will start searching for mixed flocks along man road. We will try to get in time for Lyred-Tailed Nightjar display at dusk another wise we will do on next afternoon Dinner and Night in Manu Paradise Lodge (at 1500m)
Target Species: Bearded Mountanier (E), Moustached Flowerpiercer, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Golden-collared Tanager, Grass-green Tanager, Gray-mantled Wren, Mountain Foliage-Gleaner, Olive-Backed Woodcreeper, Stripe Threehunter, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Inca Flycatcher(E), Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant, Stripe-Chested Antwren, White-backed Fire-Eye, Black-eared Hemispingus, Yellow-breasted Antwren, Yungas Manakin, Yellow-throated, common Clorospingus, Dusky-Green Oropendola, Brown Tinamou, Rufous-tailed Tyrant, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Unicolored Antshrike, Andean Motmot, Rufescent Screech-Owl, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Yellow-breasted Antbird, Black-streaked Puffbird and many others.
Early and late afternoon birding along the road for mixed flocks and residents species. We will enjoin our free time watching the feeders. We will try also at dusk for some owls. Night in Manu Paradise Lodge
Target Species: Andean Cock of the Rock, Versicolored Barbet, Beryl-spangled, Safron-Crown, Golden Tanagers and Orange-eared, Yellow-throated, Slaty, Golden-naped, Paradise, Blue-necked, Bay-headed, Spotted Tanagers, Deep-blue Flowerpiercer, Three-stripe Warbler, Russet-crowned Warbler, Black-faced Brush-finch, Golden-headed Quetzal, Crested Quetzal, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Wire-crested Thorntail, Speckled Hummingbird, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Peruvian Piedtail (E), Many-spotted Humminbird, Botted Raquetail, Gray-mantled Wren, Mountain Foliage-Gleaner, Olive-Backed Woodcreeper, Stripe Threehunter, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant, Stripe-Chested Antwren, White-backed Fire-Eye, Black-eared Hemispingus, Yellow-breasted Antwren, Yungas Manakin, Yellow-throated, common Clorospingus, Dusky-Green Oropendola, Brown Tinamou, Rufous-tailed Tyrant, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Unicolored Antshrike, Andean Motmot, Rufescent Screech-Owl, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Yellow-breasted Antbird and many others.
- DAY 20: Birding drive the upper Manu Road
Morning birding for some missing species. Then we we will start our drive up the mountains to get our last birding lodge in Manu Road. Night in Wayqecha Station.
Target Species: Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Grass-green Mountain-Tanager, Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Barred Becard, Red-crested and Chestnut-crested Cotingas, Slaty-backed Chat-tyrant, Golden-headed Quetzal, Golden-collared Tanager, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Blue-banded Toucanet, Red and White Antpitta (E), Marcapata Spinetail (E) and many others.and many others.
- DAY 21: Birding drive to Cusco
Today we will have a full Morning birding for some missing and extra species. Then we will drive to Ollantaytambo. Dinner and Night in Hotel.
- DAY: 22: Birding Abra Malaga , Carrizales
Early driving up to the pass for birding the small polylepis forest for some especies restrcited to this area. Then we will continue our birding drive to Carrizales (chusquea Bamboo) for some other endemic species. Then we will keep birding to Ipal Ecolodge for Lunch. Then we will bird the cloud forest surrounding and then we will back to Ollantaytambo. Dinner and night in Hotel
Birds: White-tufted Sunbean (E), Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch (E), Cuzco Brush-Finch (E), Parodis Hemispingus (E), Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant (E), Inca Wren (E), Marcapata Spinetail (E), White-browed Tit-Spinetail (E), Junin Canastero (E), Masked Fruiteater (E), Sclaters Tyrannulet, Ocelated Piculet and many others.
- DAY 23: Machu Picchu time!
Early transfer to Ollantaytambo train Station for our train trip to Aguas Calientes and buss drive up to the entrance. There we will meet our local guide for your culture time along the inca site. After the amazing time along Machu Picchu we will do some birding. Then our train back to cusco and transfer to Mollepata. Dinner and Night in Hotel
Birds: Inca Wren, Torrent Duck, White-capped dipper, Sclaters Tyrannulet, Pale-legged Warbler, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Variable Antshrike, Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch and may others.
- DAY 24: Apurimac endemics
Early drive birding along the road up to Soraypampa pick at 4,200 mts. There we will enjoin the amazing landscape and endemic species only found at this valley. fter a full day birding around we will back to Cusco. Night in hotel
Birds: White-eared Puffbird, Pale-tailed Canastero, Apurimac Brush-Finch, Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch, Creamy-crested Spinetail and many others.
- DAY 25: Villa Marshes/Pucusana - Flight Home
Morning flight to Lima. As soon as we arrive to lima, we will drive for 40 minutes to get the wetland where we can find residents and migrans species along the marsh cloe to pacific ocean. Then we will go to Pucusana for Luch and to do our semi pelagic boat trip for penguins, cormorants, Oystercatcher. After all birding time we will transfer you to Lima Airport for your flight to Home
Have an awesome birding time!