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Birding

Boasting a staggering 1600 species and more than 40 regional endemics, northern Perú is among the world's premier birding destinations. A great diversity of ecoregions in such a small area allows for birders to reliably experience many different avian communities in a short period of time. Our birding packages cover the four major ecological divisions in northern Peru: the lowland Amazon, the eastern Andean cloud forest, the alpine páramo, and the tropical dry forest in the west. Our guides have a deep knowledge of and experience with the avifauna of the region, coupled with an enthusiasm for connecting people with their target species.

  1. Discounted prices available for groups of over 2 persons.

  2. National flights, transportation, food, and lodging are included in trip prices.

The Northern Peru Birding Trail

See hundreds of species across 7 ecoregions on an excursion from Tarapoto to Tumbes. Our site selections are designed to facilitate both 1) finding endemics and 2) a large overall species list. Specialties include Golden-headed Quetzal, Marvelous Spatuletail, and up to four antpitta species.

Duration: 11 days / 12 nights

Fare: $3000 / €2742 *

Birding by Kayak in the Amazon Rainforest

Explore the tremendous avian diversity of the Amazonian varzea, or flooded forest, in the magnificent Pacaya Samiria National Park. Specialties include Iquitos Gnatcatcher, three hawk-eagle species, Black-tailed Antbird, Nocturnal Curassow, and Harpy Eagle.

Duration: Flexible (typically 2-7 nights)

Fare: $250 (€230) /dy *

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Birding 

Madre de Dios

In Manú National Park and Tambopata National Reserve, viewing methods range from hiking to observation towers to traversing oxbow lakes. Clients even have the opportunity to participate in mist-netting of birds alonside licensed orthnitholo-gists! Specialties include Blue-headed Macaw, Crested Quetzal, & Andean Cock-of-the-Rock.

Duration: 11 days / 12 nights

Fare: $3000 / €2742 *

Custom Target Tour

Do you have one or more regional endemic (or other) species that you're hoping to find? Our custom tours bring you to the best, most reliable sites to maximize our chances of finding exactly the birds you are looking for!

Duration: Flexible

Fare: Variable

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Notable National & Regional Endemics

White-winged Guan (Penelope albipennis)

Sira Curassow (Pauxi koepckeae)

Peruvian Pigeon (Patagioenas oenops)

Long-whiskered Owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi)

Koepcke's Hermit (Phaethornis koepckeae)

Bronze-tailed Comet (Polyonymus caroli)

Gray-bellied Comet (Taphrolesbia griseiventris)

Coppery Metaltail (Metallura theresiae)

Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis)

Purple-backed Sunbeam (Aglaeactis aliciae)

Spot-throated Hummingbird (Thaumasius taczanowskii)

Scarlet-banded Barbet (Capito wallacei)

Yellow-browed Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus huallagae)

Speckle-chested Piculet (Picumnus steindachneri)

Yellow-faced Parrotlet (Forpus xanthops)

Ash-throated Antwren (Herpsilochmus parkeri)

Allpahuayo Antbird (Percnostola arenarum)

White-masked Antbird (Pithys castaneus)

Pale-billed Antpitta (Grallaria carrikeri)

Rusty-tinged Antpitta (Grallaria przewalskii)

Chestnut Antpitta (Grallaria blakei)

Ochre-fronted Antpitta (Grallaricula ochraceifrons)

Unicolored Tapaculo (Scytalopus unicolor)

Large-footed Tapaculo (Scytalopus macropus)

Rufous-vented Tapaculo (Scytalopus femoralis)

Neblina Tapaculo (Scytalopus altirostris)

Chestnut-backed Thornbird (Phacellodomus dorsalis)

Russet-mantled Softtail (Thripophaga berlepschi)

Great Spinetail (Synallaxis hypochondriaca)

Russet-bellied Spinetail (Synallaxis zimmeri)

Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant (Uromyias agraphia)

Mishana Tyrannulet (Zimmerius villarejoi)

Peruvian Tyrannulet (Zimmerius viridiflavus)

Johnson’s Tody-Flycatcher (Poecilotriccus luluae)

Tumbes Tyrant (Tumbezia salvini)

Piura Chat-Tyrant (Ochthoeca piurae)

Rufous Flycatcher (Myiarchus semirufus)

Peruvian Plantcutter (Phytotoma raimondii)

Bay-vented Cotinga (Doliornis sclateri)

Peruvian Wren (Cinnycerthia peruana)

Iquitos Gnatcatcher (Polioptila clementsi)

Rufous-browed Hemispingus (Poospiza rufosuperciliaris)

Pardusco (Nephelornis oneilli)

Black-bellied Tanager (Ramphocelus melanogaster)

Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager (Cnemothraupis aureodorsalis)

Yellow-scarfed Tanager (Iridosornis reinhardti)

Sira Tanager (Stilpnia phillipsi)

Cinereous Finch (Piezorina cinerea)

Rufous-backed Inca-Finch (Incaspiza personata)

Gray-winged Inca-Finch (Incaspiza ortizi)

Buff-bridled Inca-Finch (Incaspiza laeta)

Little Inca-Finch (Incaspiza watkinsi)

Plain-tailed Warbling-Finch (Microspingus alticola)

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