Peru is one of the most bird-rich countries on the planet, home to over 1700 species - 100 of which are endemics. 30 of these are only found in the north, and this tour will focus on finding as many of those as possible in addition to a variety of regional specialties. The spectacular scenery of the Andes will be our backdrop as we explore a wide diversity of habitats searching for some relatively easy-to-see ultra-rare birds, such as the once-believed to be extinct White-winged Guan, the incredible Marvelous Spatuletail, and the mythical Long-whiskered Owlet.
Between the astonishing diversity of habitats, majesti landscapes, and sheer number of endemic or specialty birds on offer, this 16-day Venture is not one to miss!
Lot of roadside birding; a few optional, more strenuous hikes; some trails will be steep, others can be a bit muddy; majority of hikes will be easy; delicious food and comfortable accommodations throughout.
Some of the Birds We Hope to See
Great and White-tufted Grebes; Tawny-throated Dotterel; Long-whiskered Owlet; Peruvian Screech-Owl; Yellow- faced Parrotlet; Chestnut-backed Thornbird; Piura Chat-Tyrant, Gray-and-white Tyrannulet; Lulu’s Tody-Tyrant; Many-colored Rush-Tyrant; Elegant and Maranon Crescentchests, Versicolored Barbet, Yellow-throated Toucan; Hummingbirds galore (Tumbes, Oasis, and Giant Hummingbirds; Gray-bellied & Bronze-tailed Comets; Royal Sunangel; Marvelous Spatuletail); White-winged Guan; White-collared Jay; Peruvian Plantcutter; Rufous Flycatcher; Bar-winged Wood-Wren; Yellow-scarfed, Metallic-Green and White-capped Tanagers; Little, Gray- winged, and Buff-bridled Inca-Finches; Ochre-fronted Antpitta and many, many more!