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Peru: Northern Endemics

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maranon-crecentchest Northern Peru offers many great birds including some of the most spectacular in the Americas. The sought-after Marvelous Spatuletail, a hummingbird with improbably long tail extensions, is certainly at the top of everyone’s list for Peru.

Long-whiskered Owlet is another desired bird, discovered in the 1970’s, then not seen for a quarter century! We now have a regular location to search for them, which has offered very good luck on most trips!

Tumbes Tyrant, Rusty-tinged Antpitta, Royal Sunangel, Fiery-throated Fruiteater, Spot-backed Antbird, Coraya Wren, Piura Chat-tyrant (a very rare and local endemic), Elegant Crescentchest, Three-banded Warbler, Bay-crowned Brush-Finch, Chapman’s Antshrike, Henna-hooded Foliage-Gleaner, Ecuadorian Piculet and Black-and-White Seedeater are just a few of the other incredible birds we’ll seek!

Note: A Machu Picchu, Marañon or Galapagos Islands pre- or post-trip extension may be added. Call for details.

  • Tour Cost
  • 2015 Cost

    $4150 per person from Lima

     

    Financial Requirements

    Deposit of $500 required to reserve space. Final payment due 120 days prior to trip departure.

     

    Included in the Tour Cost

    All ground transportation from Lima plus local flights and train tickets. All accommodations. All meals from breakfast on first full day through breakfast on departure day. All entrance fees and guide fees. Tips for meal service.

     

    Included in the Tour Cost
    All ground transportation from Lima, Peru and local flights in Peru. All accommodations. All meals from breakfast on first full day through breakfast on departure day. All entrance fees and guide fees. Tips for meal service.

    Not Included in the Tour Cost
    International air travel, passport fees, luggage fees, trip insurance, alcoholic beverages, departure taxes, phone calls, laundry, or other items of a personal nature.

  • Itinerary
  • Day 1 Arrival / Night in Lima

     

    Day 2 Lima / Coastal Birding

    Visit Lomas de Lachay, a dry desert forest 2 hours from Lima to look for peruvian endemics: Cactus Canastero, Thick-billed Miner, Raimondi’s Yellow Finch, Oasis Hummingbird, Peruvian Sheartail, Peruvian Meadowlark, Least Seedsnipe and more.

     

    Day 3/4 Chaparri Ecolodge

    Fly to Chiclayo and transfer to Batan Grande to bird the sanctuary Bosque the Pomac woodland for Rufous Flycatcher, Necklaced Spinetail, Peruvian Plantcutter , Baird’s Flycatcher and more. Other stops for Black-faced Ibis and Comb duck.

     

    Hummingbirds gather each morning to bathe in the stream in front of the dining room. Watching this spectacle with a cup of coffee is a popular way to start the day. We may see Purple-collared Woodstar, Tumbes Hummingbird, Amazilia Hummingbird, Long-billed Starthroat, Short-tailed Woodstar and Oasis Hummingbird. Other specialities here include sulphur-throated and Cinereous Finch, Tumbes Tyrant and White winged Guan plus mammals like Sechuran Fox.

     

    Day 5 Hotel El Bosque

    Leaving the coastal strip behind we’ll set off early heading making selected stops along the way. We will pay particular attention to a side trail where we have seen Piura Chat-tyrant endemic, a very rare and local endemic. Other birds we may see include: Black-cowled Saltator, Andean Tinamou, Elegant Crescentchest, Three-banded Warbler, Bay-crowned Brush-Finch, Chapman’s Antshrike, Henna-hooded Foliage-Gleaner, Ecuadorian Piculet and White Seedeater.

     

     

    Day 6/7/8 Owlet Lodge

    These two days we’ll target the Marañon Crescentchest and other Marañon endemics including Buff-bellied Tanager, Chinchipe Spinetail, Marañon Slaty Antshrike, Marañon Spinetail, Marañon Thrush and Yellow-cheeked Becard. We will visit  the Hummingbird Center where three male Marvelous Spatuletails have been seen regularly along with 9 other species.

     

    At Abra Patricia area we’ll look for Ochre fronted, Chestnut and Rusty-tinged Antpittas. The garden at the  Owlet Lodge has White-throated Screech Owl and Rufous-banded Owl. We’ll also seek the newly named Lulu’s Tody-tyrant. Other target birds—some very rare—include: Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant, Royal Sunangel, Straw-backed Tanager, Long-tailed Antbird and Large-footed Tapaculo and Long-whiskered Owlet.

     

    Day 9 Moyobamaba

    Speckle-chested Piculet and Ecuadorian Piedtail, the endemic Huallaga Tanager are targets today. Other birds we may find include White-eyed Parakeet, Red-billed Parrot, Black-mandibled Toucan and Blackish Antbird.

     

    Day  10 Tarappoto

    Fiery-throated Fruiteater, Spot-backed Antbird, Coraya Wren, Fiery-capped Manakin and Black billed seed Finch. At the feeders we’ll seek Rufous-crested Coquette, Saphirre-spangled Emerald, Long-tailed Hermit, Rufous-brestaed Hermit and Gray-breasted Sapphirewing. We also have a stop for the enigmatic Oilbird!

     

    Day 11 Lima

    Fly back to Lima in the morning and visit Pantanos de Villa for Great Grebe, Many-colored Rush Tyrant, Wren-like Rushbird and much more .

     

    Day 12 Depart for home