Plantcutter & Marvelous 13 days


 

 

  • 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: Birding Lomas de lachay -Fight to Chiclayo

Early birding Lomas de Lachay for endemic species and enjoin this amazing reserve. Then we will drive directly to Lima airport for our afternoon flight to Chiclayo to start our Northern Peru Birding along the tumbessian, marañon and amazonas birding areas in one trip. If times permits we will visit Eten marsh area for some sea birds and others. Dinner and night in Hotel

  • Day 3: Birding for Peruvian Plantcutter, Pomac / Olmos

Mornign drive to Mocupe area to explore a small carob trees patch for the endemic and restricted Peruvian Plantcutter. Then we will head up to Pomac Reserve for some other species. After those great places we will drive up to our next place: Olmos. Dinner and Night in Hotel

Target Species: Gray and white Tyrannulet, Tumbes Tyrant, Sooty-crowned Flycatcher, Superciliated Wren, Bairds Flycatcher, Tropical Gnatcatcher, White-tailed Jay, Collared Warbling-Finch, Peruvian Meadowlark, Cinereous Finch, Fasciated Wren, Streak-Headed woodcreper, 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, 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 among others.

  • Day 4: Full Day Birding Quebrada Limon 

After breakfast we will drive to qebrada limon for full day. Night in Olmos

Target Species: Henna-hooded Foliage-Gleaners, Ecuadorian Piculet, Ecuadorian Trogon, Purple-collared Woodstar, Tumbes Hummingbird, White-winged Guan (ENDEMIC), White-headed Brush-finch, Guayaquil Woodpecker, 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 and many others

  • Day 5: Birding Abra Porculla - Jaen

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.

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 6: 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

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 7: 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 8,9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: The tunnel, Koepecks Hermit Station

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. Dinner and night in Tarapoto Hotel

  • Day 13: Cordillera Escalera - Flight to Lima

We will bird early morning the reserve for some missing species and search other hot spot for extra species. Then we will have our last lunch togheter and transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima and connections to Home.

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

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. 

 
Have a nice birding trip!
Peru Birding Web
TOUR TIME 13 DAYS & 12 NIGHTS  
TOUR DATES Fixed and custom departures - TOUR CALENDAR   
PRICE PER PERSON

US$ 3,500.00

US$ 3,000.00

 
GROUP SIZE From 2 to 6 Birders + Guide  
     
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 Domestic Flight, hotel, lodges, full meals, soft drinks, train, entrance fee, private transport, driver and birding guide
NOT INCLUDE International Flight, any alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, extra activities 

 

Peru Birding Web
  • My husband and I wanted to see the birds of southern Peru so we choose Peru Birding Tours, operated by Omar Diaz. There were many combinations of places and length of time, so we did a 19-day trip which included Machu Picchu, Manu Road and the Amazon basin. Omar did not disappoint us as the birds abounded wherever we went. We stayed at comfortable lodges and in some cases, quite remote, where the only way to reach the lodge was by motorized boat. There was limited electrical power in these areas so candle light was necessary in the evenings, but we did not mind since we were tired birders by then. Meals were also good as we enjoyed Peruvian cuisine. Omar is a fantastic guide and with a somewhat flexible schedule, he tried to maximize the opportunity and experience of our trip.

  • I took the Tambopata birding tour Peru Birding Tours this last May. This company never conducts a tour with a complement of more 5 people so that the value for money is exceptional. On this occasion I was the only participant, and although I had to pay a supplement of 20% for the price for the tour, it was well worth the extra cost to have one-on-one personal guidance. From age 18 and now retired, I have birded off and on in the U K, North America (with, Audubon chapters), Sri Lanka, East Africa, South and Central America. But never have I experienced such intensive skillful birding. My guide Omar Diaz, an ornithologist with extraordinary expertise, did the up-most to get me so see as many birds as possible. He has made his own vocal recordings of all the species found in this part of the Peruvian Amazon. Despite unseasonable wet weather throughout the tour, Omar made it his business that I add as many species as possible to my life list. Of particular value were the 2 days spent surveying the mixed habitat in and around Puerto Maldonado. Most travelers coming to Madre de Dios want to make a ‘bee line’ for the rain forest and the Tambopata Nature Reserve. But it is also essential to check out open country around this river town if one is a serious birder seeking to extend their life list. Oh, and by the way, Omar coached me in bird photography, I being a total novice with new untested equipment was able to take a few creditable pictures.

  • A group of 6 friends took the Machu Picchu Manu Road Classic 13-day tour in late September. It was fantastic. We were never disappointed. Everything was great. We were able to spot over 460 bird species in a variety of habitats--ocean, cloud forest, jungle, high Andes. we saw a number of endemics and Omar Diaz, our guide, made sure that we were able to see these incredible birds. The accommodations were very comfortable from a variety of remote mountain and rustic Amazonian lodges to three star hotels in the cities. The food was tasty and gave us an opportunity to taste Peruvian cuisine. The vans we traveled in were clean and safe and our drivers were always concerned with our safety. Omar is an excellent guide and is very patient and informative about the birding experience. He took extra efforts to make sure that all of us saw the birds that we were interested in seeing. He took to time to assure that all of our needs were met and that we were gaining the experience that we wanted. Omar was flexible with our tour and he arranged for tickets for us to climb Huayna Picchu while at Machu Picchu. This was an exciting add on for us. We all were very satisfied with our tour and I would heartily recommend Peru Birding Tours to anyone who is looking for a good tour. Being that this is a Peruvian company, the value for money spent is well worth going with this operator.

  • We contacted Omar a few months ago to add on a two-day birding trip to Santa Eulalia, after a group birding tour to Northern Peru. Omar emailed us two days before our scheduled trip date and informed us some landslides on the road due to heavy raining, he would not be able to completed the tour as planned. But he still met us at Lima airport as scheduled, explained the situation, offered alternative plan. Although we declined his alternative plan and decided to head home early, we are deeply impressed by his professionalism and honesty. Knowing he is someone you can count on, we would not hesitate to schedule birding trip with Omar and Peru Birding Tours in Peru and other destinations in South America. Thank you Omar, we will see you next time.

  • Based on excellent reviews for PBT 19-day birding tour, we booked the same for May 2017. The entire trip was fantastic, covering a cross section from the dry west coast to the highlands, Andes, and Amazonia. Best of all, we saw more than 350 bird species, photographed 274 species, of which 213 were new to us!!! Top of the list were Andean Cock of the Rock, Horned Screamer, Hoatzin, countless hummers, trogons, and parrots galore. We also saw 13 species of mammals, including giant river otters, tayra, and 5 species of monkeys. Lodging and food were first-rate, even gourmet, which was surprising in remote lodges in Amazonia that could be reached only by boat. We were happy to see that PBT owner Omar Diaz limits the tour size to 6 people. Since 4 would-be participants on our tour canceled, my spouse and I ended up with a private tour! Omar led the first half of the trip, followed by Saulo Lima. Both guides were excellent and customized the tour for our photography interests, working hard to find the birds and maximize our chances of taking quality photographs. Omar handled all the logistics perfectly, including 2 plane flights, 2 train trips, van drivers, and all the boat trips. Oops - almost forgot about the bus trips to and from Machu Picchu. The World Heritage site surpassed all our expectations.

  • Our group of 6 went from the Pacific to Machu Picchu to the Amazon jungle. In all, we saw over 550 species of birds, 5 types of monkeys, a tapir, sloth, ant eater along with many other creatures. Omar was a wonderful guide and made sure that everyone had an opportunity to see everything. Make sure you bring your camera and plenty of insect repellent. I would highly recommend using this company if you are planning a trip to Peru and would like a guide.

  • Our group of six just returned from a 16-day birding tour starting in Lima through Machu Picchu, Manu Road, cloud forest, Amazon and ending in Puerto Maldonado. What a fabulous adventure!!! Omar, our guide, was the best - friendly, patient, energetic and SO KNOWLEDGEABLE! He knows his birds and where to find them. Our schedule was intense, but worked out flawlessly. We had nice accommodations and great food. Logged in over 550 bird species. I would without hesitation recommend Omar and Peru Birding Tours to any birders. We had a great time and lots of fun. Peru is an amazingly beautiful and diverse country!

  • My wife and I went on a Manu Cloud Forest 5 Day tour with Omar and Peru Birding Tours this past June-July. It was spectacular. We saw 215 lifers in five days, plus plenty of birds we did seen previously but were happy to see again. Bird highlights included Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Andean (Yungas) Pygmy Owl, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Fiery-Capped Manakin, Barred Fruiteater, Red-crested Cotinga, and Lyre-tailed Nightjar. Mammal highlights included Andean fox, Tayra, and two species of monkey. Omar is a truly expert guide. He is one of the only guides in Peru who knows all of the species of Peru. He knows them all by sound, by sight, by location. In addition to being as knowledgeable a guide as you could find, he is also extremely personable, kind, and accommodating. He is just a pleasure to hang out with. The logistics of the trip went perfectly. He picked us up at our hotel in Cusco, and dropped us off there at the end of the trip. In the meantime, we stayed at Cock-of-the-Rock lodge, and Wayqecha lodge, both of which are really nice places to stay. We also saw lots of birds between Cusco and the Manu road. It is a long drive, but Omar planned stops in beautiful places that allowed us to see more birds and take nice breaks. My only regret is that we did not plan a longer trip, so we could get into the lowlands. I highly recommend Peru Birding Tours.

  • ! 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 I have ever had in my life. I am now in the middle or sorting out and editing all my photos. I miss Peru already! and I miss seeing all of Peru 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 - Simon - Chairman of ITBA

  • I am 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. RegardsKen 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

  • This is a small and fairly new business enterprise that has aspirations to gain a larger part of the international birding market and if our (wife and I) trip is anything to go by, they very much deserve to succeed. Firstly, they are reliable and trustworthy, essential when you have to pay upfront as you will be required to do. Omar is the main man but he can hardly be a better guide than our appointed guide - Cesar. In a word, he was amazing. He could spot a bird in a tree across a wide valley and have the telescope (his second wife!) on it before we could find it with binoculars. In fact, never known a guide so proficient with a telescope. Closer by he would hear a bird call in the bush, that we never even detected and was immediately able to identify it and, usually, find it. Cesar English was impeccable, which together with his amiable personality and intelligence, made for easy and pleasant conversation over meals for instance. We only did a 4-night trip over the Manu road but still produced over 200 good sightings - we only count good sightings! This is not the safest of roads but the driver gave us absolutely no cause for concern. In conclusion, I can thoroughly recommend this outfit for any birding trip in Peru and wish them every success in the future.