Santa Eulalia Birding

Peru Birding tours design for a full day birding along Santa Eulalia Canyon which is located 2 hours from lima by car. The birding starts from 900 m along the arid mountains and get up to around 4,800 m which the pic of this road. The scenary of the area is spectacular landscape overview. There are several species only found along this valley and mountains.

This tour is mainly driving and several stops on our spots for our targets species such as: Great Inca-finch, Black Metaltail, Black-necked Woodpecker, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Bronze-tailed Comet, White-cheeked Continga, Rufous-bellied Brush-finch, White-bellied Cinclodes all ENDEMICS but for sure we will find several other species!


  •  Santa Eulalia canyon Central Lima Andes

NOTE: To do this trip we will need to start early morning around 4:30 am to evoid lima trafic and enjoin birding more time and to do the whole circuit and get more chances for all endemics found here we recomend one extra night in San Pedro de castas hostel (3,300m) (small hotel with basic accomodation but with private toilets) it is the only place to stay overnight, few family restaurants to get warm and well cooked meals.

ONE FULL DAY: We will pick you up from your hotel around 4:30 am and start our drive up to Santa Eulalia entrance for about 2 hours for our first stop for birding. then we will keep driving up the canyon for more species and we hope to get in time for the Andean condor view area where is our further part of the road to get in one day.  After hour box lunch we will start to drive back to Lima and we usually arrive arond 6:00 pm. But if you booked for two days we will stay overnight in San Pedro de Castas village.

SECOND FULL DAY: Early breakfast and we will start driving up again the mountains to get more species. we wil pass nearby a small polilepys forest, small lagoons, bogs where we will be at 4,200 m high where we need to walk slowy and try to get some target species: White-bellied Cinclodes, Puna Snipe, Canasteros, Seedsnipes. From the higher part of the road we will star to slow down to get the main central pave highway for our drive straight to Lima. We usually arrive around 6:00 pm

Target Species: Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch, Bronze-tailed Comet, Black-necked Woodpecker, Striated Earthcreeper, Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, Canyon Canastero and Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Andean Condor, Great Inca-Finch, Bare-faced Ground-Dove, Andean Swift,  Peruvian Sheartail, Purple-collared Woodstar, Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant, Yellow-billed Tit-tyrant, White-browed Chat-Tyrant, White-capped Dipper, Chiguanco Thrush, Cinereous Conebill, Blue-capped Tanager, Mourning Sierra-Finch, Band-tailed Seedeater, Golden-bellied Saltator, Striated Earthcreeper, White-winged Diuca-Finch, Peruvian Sierra Finch, Diademed Plover, White-bellied Cinclodes (E), Andean Goose, Andean Condor, Puna Snipe, Giant Coot, Andean Hillstar, Mountain Caracara, Andean Flicker, Dorbignys Chat-Tyrant and many more..


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NOTE If you are a bigger group number or prefer a private tour, please let us know.
EASY OF BIRDING Moderate with some challenging species
INCLUDE snacks, lunch, soft drinks, private transport, driver and birding guide
NOT INCLUDE International/domestic flights, any alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, extra activities  
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  • Lena and I want to thank you again for a wonderful trip. It is hard to believe it is over. We appreciated your great bird-finding skills, the design of the trip and your taking care of us so well. Although Lena took a couple afternoons off, she finished the trip very enthusiastic about the whole experience. Take care and hope to see you again some day.

    William Proebsting
  • Omar really took care of us from picking us up at the airport to getting us back there, 21 tour days, one in country fight day to Cusco, 1 National Strike day off , 1Partial Rain Day...whew, yet 656 BIRDS in that time frame (21 Days). I am still exhausted...

    Bruce Garlinger
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