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Northern Peru's Famed Birding Route

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Northern Peru's Famed Birding Route

Northern Peru has a suite of birds not found anywhere else in the world, and holds some of the most remarkable species in a land renowned for its amazing avifauna. The Marvelous Spatuletail is surely among the most astonishing birds on earth, the endangered Peruvian Plantcutter is just one highly sought-after target species, and the Long-whiskered Owlet is simply astounding. And the list goes on - Inca-finches, Marañon Thrush, Marañon Crescentchest, spinetails, softtails, lots of tanagers, foliage-gleaners, wood creepers, ovenbirds, lots of Tumbesian specialties, and many endemics.

At dusk we look for White-throated Screech-Owl, Cinnamon Screech-Owl and Lyre-tailed Nightjar. Near Tarapoto, Wattled Guan, Orange-breasted Falcon, Bluish-fronted Jacamar, Gilded Barbet, Red-stained Woodpecker, White-fronted Tyrannulet, Dotted Tanager, Plumbeous Euphonia, White-tipped Swift, Koepke’s Hermit and gaudy birds such as Curl-crested Aracari and Andean Cock-of-the-rock occur.

Join Hector Gómez de Silva for a northern Peru birding tour to these amazingly diverse areas ranging from arid scrub and desert, through tropical thorn-forest and deciduous forest, to montane cloud forest and inter-mountain scrub, one of the richest and most threatened wildlife areas on earth.

Things to Know

What can I expect on this journey

Our accommodations range from good to basic but perfectly adequate on our Northern Peru birding tour. In the Tumbes region, weather will be variable. At low and middle elevations days are usually warm to hot, sunny and likely humid, although it can be cool and overcast. At higher altitudes conditions range from cool to cold, especially in the early morning. Rain can be expected at times. Layers and a windbreaker would be the solution in the mountains. At all altitudes, we should remember to have adequate protection from the sun.

Walking effort is mostly moderate, with some optional harder walks including the walk to see the Marvelous Spatuletail. On some occasions we go spotlighting at night. Trails may be muddy; waterproof footwear is recommended. In the evening, we enjoy good meals provided by the various lodges’ dining facility or at the hotel restaurant. At this time we discuss the day’s activities and review the list of birds and wildlife we have encountered. We outline the events for the next day, in preparation for another round of excitement and discovery.

What is included on this adventure?

• All accommodations and meals
• Includes 2 flights: Lima - Chiclayo, Cajamarca – Lima
• Ground Transportation
• Guides - Expedition Leader plus local guide with 4 - 12 participants
• Park entry/tour fees
• Gratuities Not Included
• Flights to and from Lima
• • Items of a personal nature

From: $6,975 per person
16 Days, 15 Nights
Guest Capacity
12 Guests
Trip Type
Expedition Destinations

Trip Highlights

  • Expedition Dates: November 3, 2017
  • Remote & beautiful deserts, forests & mountains
  • Lots of superb endemics, including the marvelous spatuletail, an astounding bird!
  • Stay at the fabulous Abra Patricia lodge