Birding Northern Peru Endemics

Birding Northern Peru Endemics

  • 18 Nights & 17 Days

NOTE: Join us for the SCARLET-BANDED BARBET TOUR before the Main Tour! 

  • DAY 1: Arrive in Lima/Callao - International Airport Jorge Chavez

Usually, international flights arrive in Peru from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm. We will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel selected. We mainly stay in the Miraflores area. Overnight in Lima Hotel

  • DAY 2: Flight to Tarapoto & Birding Cordillera Escalera - Tunnel - Aconabikh

Morning flight to Tarapoto and then we will drive for about 30 minutes up to 800 mt to reach the first birding spot which is the area for White-throated, Yellow-tufted Woodpeckers, Dotted Tanager, Rose-fronted, Garlepps Parakeets, Dotted, Yellow-bellied, Paradise, Bay-headed, Swallow, Yellow-crested, Magpie, Olive, Blue-grey, Silvery Tanagers, Blackish Pewee, Rough-legged Tyrannulet, Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo, Cliff Flycatcher, Flavescent Flycatcher, Streaked Flycatcher, Curl-crested, Chestnut-eared, Ivory-billed Aracaris, Pink-throated Brilliant, Plumbeous Euphonia, Purple-throated Euphonia, Gilded Barbet, Black-faced, Blue Dacnis, Green, Purple Honeycreepers just to mention some of them. Then we will head to our next birding spot Koepecks Hermit (Aconabikh) which is a great place for Golden-headed, Blue-crowned, Blue-backed, Fiery-capped Manakins, Black-faced Antthrush, Black-faced Antbird, White-flanked Antwren, Pygmy Antwren, Golden-collared Woodpecker, Spixs Guan, Golden-collared Toucanet and with luck Hairy-crested Antbird, and White-plumed Antbird. By the feeders Koepckes Hermit, Goulds Jewelfront, Black-throated Mango, White-necked Jacobin, and other species. After a full day of birding, we will back to our Hotel. Dinner & Night in Tarapoto

  • DAY 3: Birding - Drive to Moyobamba

Morning birding for some missing species and then we will head to Moyobamba. We will make an obligate stop for the Oilbird roosting spot where we can see over 20 of them under a bridge. Then we will keep driving to get our place to stay. Lodge provides hummingbird feeders and forest surroundings for Tanagers, flycatchers, trogons, and several other species. According to our arrival, we will amaze the hummingbird place with Rufous-crested coquette, Black-throated Hermit, Brown Violetear, Grey-breasted Sabrewing, White-chinned Sapphire, White-necked Jacobin, Great-billed Hermit, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Fork-tailed Woodnymph and many other species according to the season. Late afternoon we will try to find Band-bellied, Black-banded, Stripe Owls, and Tropical Screech-Owl. Dinner and night in Waqanki Lodge.

  • DAY 4: Full-day Birding at different birding spots

Early birding at Morro de Calzada Reserve where hold several species such us Blue-crowned, Violaceus, White-tailed Trogons, Bluish-fronted Jacamar, Gilded Barbet, Chestnut-eared Aracari, Short-crested Flycatcher, Mishana Tyrannulet (E), Painted Manakin (E), Cinereous-breasted Spinetail, Western Striolated Puffbird, Pearly-vented, and Stripe-necked Tody-tyrants, Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant, Red-shouldered Tanager, Paradise, Blued-necked Tanagers, Black-bellied Tanager (E), Lafresnayes Piculet and many more. Then we will explore a small pond for Masked Duck as the unique spot available to find in Northern Peru. In the afternoon we will bird some of the trails for Ash-throated Antwren (E), Ornate Antwren, Black-and-white Tody-Flycatcher, Fiery-throated Fruiteater, Fiery-capped Manakin. Late afternoon we will try to find Band-bellied, Black-banded, Stripe Owls, and Tropical Screech-Owl. Dinner and night in Waqanki Lodge

  •  DAY 5: Birding - Drive up to Abra Patricia Mountains

Morning birding for some missing species. Then we will head up to Alto Mayo Reserve with a stop at Afluente spot where usually we find mixed flocks and at the place Llanteria for the Hummingbird Feeders for Ecuadorian Piedtail, Napo Sabrewing, Green Hermit, Fork-tailed Woodnymph and some other species. Then we will visit Fundo Alto Nieva Station for other feeders for Greenish Puggleg, Royal Sunangel, Long-tailed Sylph, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, and Booted Ratquet-Tail. Depending on our arrival we will watch the hummingbird feeders and lodge surroundings. If time permits we will search for White-throated Screech-Owl no far from the lodge. We can try for the restricted Long-whiskered Owlet but that spot is a 2 km hike downhill, which is a bit challenging to walk for the distance but always there is a chance. Dinner and night in Owlet Lodge

  • DAY 6-7: Full days birding along Abra Patricia Forest

Today we will spend time searching for mixed flock species including Grass-green Tanager, Yellow-scarfed Tanager (E), Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Russet-crowned Warbler, Inca Flycatcher (E), Green and Black Fruiteater, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, Blue and Black Tanager, Spectacled Redstar and many more. Then We will explore the lower part of the Main road Golden-naped Tanager, Huallaga Tanager, Yellow-breasted Antwren, Ash-throated Antwren (E), Russet Antshrike, Lined Antshrike, Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner, Spotted Barbtail, Ash-browed Spinetail, Ornate Flycatcher, Sepia-capped Flycatcher, Marble-faced Bristle-tyrant, Peruvian Tyrannulet, Olivaceous Greenlet, Blackish Antbird, Lanceolated Monklet, Andean Cock-of-the Rock, Scaled Fruiteater and many other species. If the weather is good we will try to find such as White-throated and cinnamon screech owls and the restricted and endemic Long-whiskered Owlet before dinner and night in Owlet Lodge.

  • DAY 8: Birding - Drive to Florida- Pomacochas Amazonas Region

Morning birding for some missing species. Then we will head to our next destination which we use to arrive late afternoon to explore near Pomacochas Lake for Plumbeous Rail and a small patch of forest for Lined-cheeked Spinetail, Black-crested Warbler, Rufous-capped Antshrike, Buff-bellied Tanager. Dinner and night in Pomacochas town.

  • DAY 9: San Lorenzo Trail for Pale-billed Antpitta

Early birding up is the only available spot for the restricted, endangered, and endemic Pale-billed Antpitta with good luck we can watch it! The trail is a bit challenging for the long distance about 2 km uphill to get to the spot. There is also along the trail a chance to find some other species such as Lacrimose, Blue-winged, Chestnut-bellied, Hooded Mountain-Tanagers, Peruvian Wren (E), Rusty-tinged Antpitta, Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Undulated Antpitta, Russet-mantled Softtail (E), Black-throated Tody-tyrant, Spectacled Whitestart, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Blue-and-black Tanager, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Mountain Velvetbreast, Amethyst Woodstar, Variable Antshrike, Red-crested Cotinga, Trilling Tapaculo, Blackish Tapaculo, Plain-tailed Wren, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Rufous Spinetail, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Golden-plumed Parakeet in a good day. Then we will back and visit Huembo Center for Marvelous Spatuletail (E) as the main target but we will find several other species at the Hummingbird feeders. Dinner and night in Pomacochas

  • DAY 10: Birding - Drive to Jaen

Morning birding for some missing species and then we will head to Jaen where we will search for the Northern-Slaty Antshrike (NE), Red-crested Finch, Little Inca-Finch (E), Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Striped Cuckoo, Tataupa Tinamou, Golden Grosbeak, Spot- throated Hummingbird, Marañon Crescentchest (E) Red-necked, Blue and gray, Palm Tanagers, White-bellied, Drab Seedeater and some other species. Dinner and night in Jaen.

  • DAY 11: Birding - Drive to Leymebamba

Morning birding for some missing species. Then we will head to our next birding spot. Then We will drive to Pedro Ruiz for Peruvian Pigeon, Marañon Thrush. After this birding spot, we will drive to Leymebamba and enjoin the Hummingbird feeders where usually we find Purple-throated Sunangel, Chesnut-breasted Coronet, and many others. Dinner and Night in Leymebamba

  • DAY 12: Full-day birding Atuen Valley

Early birding the road along the Atuen River which starts at just 10 minutes from Leymebamba. The road is very productive for several cloud forest species. If we have nice weather we will have a chance to find several mixed flocks including Saffron-crowned, Beryl-spangled, blue-necked, Blue and black, Rust and Yellow, White-capped Tanagers, Scarlet-bellied, Blue-winged, Hooded Mountain-Tanagers, Golden-headed and Crested Quetzal, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Tyran Metaltail, Rainbow Startfronlet, Collared Inca, Shining Sunbeam, Speckled Hummingbird, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Barred Becard, Andean Solitaire, Mountain, Strong-billed Woodpecreepers, Brown-backed, Slaty-Backed and Jelskis chat-tyrants, Montane foliage-gleaner and several other species found along the valley and for the rest of the day we will visit the hummingbird feeder and if we are lucky Koepeckes Screech-Owl. Dinner and night in Leymebamba.

  • DAY 13: Birding - Drive to Celendin

Early birding for some missing species and then we will head up to Abra Negro forest spot for Shining Sunbeam, Rainbow Starfrontlet, Blackish Tapaculo, Neblina Tapaculo, Ash-coloured Tapaculo, Moustached Flowerpiercer, White-chinned Thistletail (E), Sword-billed Hummingbird, Russet-mantled Softtail (E), and some mixed flock of Tanagers, Flowerpiercers, Flycatchers. Then we will keep birding to Balsas which is located on the Marañon River which divides the Amazonas and Cajamarca regions. There we will start to search for Yellow-faced Parrotlet (E), Spot-throated Hummingbird (E), Buff-bellied Tanager (E), Black-necked Woodpecker (E), Rufous-backed Inca-Finch E), Grey-winged Inca-Finch (E), Buff-bridled Inca-Finch (E), Chestnut-backed Thornbird (E). Dinner and night in Celendin.

  • DAY 14: Birding - Drive to Cajamarca

Early birding for some missing species then we will drive to Cajamarca with some stops along the road and if time permits we will go for the Restricted & Endemic Gray-bellied Comet with the chance to find several other species along the road by the Chonta River on the way to Molino (Otuzca). Dinner and night in Cajamarca.

  •  DAY 15: Birding - Drive to Chiclayo

Early birding to Abra Gavilan forest for Rufous-backed Inca-Finch (E), Black Metaltail (E), Rusty-crowned Tit-spinetail, Pale-naped Brush-Finch with the chance to find several other species along the road. We will try to reach the coastal area near the north of Peru by the Pacific Ocean with a small patch of carob trees for the restricted, endangered, and endemic Peruvian Plantcutter (E), which we usually have seen in prior birding times. But we will see other species such as Peruvian Sheartail, Amazilia Hummingbird, Purple-collared Woodstart, Tumbes Hummingbird, Collared Antshrike, Necklaced Spinetail, Superciliated Wren, Tumbesian Tyrannulet, Grey-and-White Tyrannulet, and several other ones. Night in Olmos

  • DAY 16: Birding Quebrada Limon

Today we will start our birding day with a drive for 30 minutes to reach the entrance of Quebrada Limon Village northeast of Olmos on the way to Tumbes. There we will make some stops along the dirt road for several species such as Pacific Elaenia, Tumbes tyrant, Tumbes Sparrow, Tumbes Hummingbird, Bairds Flycatcher, Parrot-billed Seedeater, Chestnut-throated Seedeater, Pacific Parrotlet, Collared Warbling-Finch, Tumbes Tyrannulet, Rufous Flycatcher, and several other species found along the roadside. Then we will try to walk along the trail by the village searching for White-winged Guan (E), Ecuadorian Piculet, Ecuadorian Trogon, Guayaquil Woodpecker, Ecuadorian Tyrannulet, Pacific Elaenia, Ecuadorian Tyrannulet, and several other species. Then we will back to our hotel to rest. Dinner and night in Olmos Town.

  • DAY 17: Birding Limon de Porculla - Trujillo

Morning drive for about 40 minutes for our first birding stop along the road. Then we drive to Abra de Porculla for Piura Chat-Tyrant (E), Ecuadorian Piculet, Grey-browed Brush-finch, Bay-crowned Brush-finch, Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner, Line-cheeked Spinetail, Gray and Gold Tanager, Porculla Hermit, Black-cowled Saltator, Chapmans Antshrike, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Three-banded Warbler, Long-tailed Sylph, Green-tailed Trainbearer and several other species. After a nice morning birding along this valley, we will back to Chiclayo for a delicious Lunch. Then we will head to Trujillo in time for birding at Cerro Campana for Cactus Canastero (E), Streaked Tit-Spinetail, and Great Inca-Finch (E). Dinner and night in Trujillo.

  • DAY 18: Birding Sinsicap Spot

Early drive up to the high Andes about Trujillo in search for Piura Hemispingus, Piura Chat-Tyrant, Russet-bellied Spinetail, Rufous-backed Inca Finch, Unicolored Tapaculo, and many other species found along this valley. After a great morning of birding, we will back to Trujillo for our last lunch to celebrate our amazing birding time together. Then we will be transferred to the airport for our flight to Lima

Have a wonderful birding time!




From 2 to 6 People + Birding Guide


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350 - 400


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Easy to moderate with some challenging species




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