Traveling Peru - Birds tours in Peru

Oropéndola Festiva

Oropéndola Festiva

Outline Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Lima. Transfer to hotel

Day 2.

Fly Lima-Iquitos. Canopy Walkway Lodge

Day 5, 6.

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Cumaceba Lodge

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Back to Iquitos

Day 10, 11.

Alpamayo-Mishana book. Hotel in Iquitos

Day 14


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Back to Iquitos. PM flight to Lima


Day 1. Arrive in Lima and transfer to our hotel in Lima. Overnight at the hotel. B: L: D

Day 2: Early morning flight from Lima to Iquitos and straight onto the Amazon for the fast boat ride to the Sucasari river and the comfortable ACTS canopy walkway lodge. Food and accommodation is excellent and from this lodge we will concentrate on birds and especially night excursions for Nocturnal Currasow. We will arrive in time for lunch and take our first walk in the afternoon to the medicinal gardens in search of Cinereous Becard and the recently described Orange-eyed Flycatcher. B: L: D

Day 5, 6: We'll move to Explornapo Lodge to-day and explore the varzea forest and river islands for the next 2 days. Species we'll be looking for include Zimmer's Woodcreeper, Short-tailed Parrot, Lesser Wagtail Tyrant, Castelnau's Antshrike, Parker's and White-bellied Spinetail, Horner's Bay and Lesser, Leaden Antwren, Bicolored and Pearly-vented Conebill, Black and White and Ash -breasted Antbirds, Olive-spotted Hummingbird, River Tyrannulet, and more. In varzea forest we'll look for the newly described Orange-eyed Flycatcher (common), Yellow-crowned Elaenia, Cinnamon Atilla, Dot-backed Antbird, Velvet-fronted Grackle, Black Bushbird, Black-tailed Antbird (a localized endemic) White-chinned Jacamar, Spotted Puffbird, and more. B: L: D

Day 7: Early morning birding at Explornapo then by boat down the Amazon to Cumaceba Lodge. If time permits we will explore transitional floodplain and varzea forest trails. B: L: D

Day 8: A full days birding at Cumaceba Lodge. This is varzea forest with ox-bow lakes. We'll be looking here for Red and White Spinetail, Brownish Elaenia, Many-banded, Lettered and Ivory-billed Aracaris, Festive Parrot, Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper, Black-faced Hawk, Agami Heron, Long-billed Woodcreeper, Jacamar Paradise. Yellow-hooded Blackbird, White-eared Jacamar, Cinnamon Attila, Hoatzin and more. Black-tailed Antbirds are common here should we miss it so far. We should be treated to looks at the Pygmy Marmoset - the worlds smallest primate and Pink River Dolphins should be encountered. Night Cumaceba Lodge. B: L: D

Day 10, 11: Two full days with early starts from Iquitos at the Allpamayo-Mishana reserve outside Iquitos. Here we'll be on the lookout for some rare and recently found white sand forest birds - including the newly described Ancient Antwren, Allpahauyo Antbird, Mishana Tyrannulet, Northern Chestnut-tailed Antbird and yet to be described Gnatcatcher. Other special birds here are Pompadour Cotinga, Yellow-throated Flycatcher, Orange-crowned Manakin, Sulfur-crested Tyrant-Manakin, Cinnamon-crested Spadebill, White-crowned Manakin, Citron-bellied Atilla, Tody-Flycatcher Zimmers, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Yellow-browed Antbird and more. We'll try some night birding - White-winged and Rufous Potoo are here as well as the commoner Crested and Spectacled Owls. All hotel's guestrooms have all the conveniences expected in a hotel in its class to suit guests' utmost comforts. One afternoon we'll visit the Nanay river to look for Black-crested Antshrike and the soon-to-be-split form of the Band-tailed Nighthawk. B: L: D

Day 12: Fast boat up the river to Muyuna Lodge with afternoon birding there. BLD

Day 13: Our main target is the endangered Wattled Currasow which is to be seen in the floded areas - this is one of the few places in the world where you cn asee this species. Other birds here include Black-tailed Antbird and Rufous-necked Puffbird, Bluish-cheeked Jacamar, Saturnine Antshrike, Gray-chested Greenlet. Also here is Bar-bellied Woodcreeper, Rufous-headed Woodpecker, Festive Parrot, Amazonian Antshrike, Velvet-fronted Grackle. Waterbirds are common such as Horned Screamer, Black-collared Hawk, Green Ibis, 5 species of Kingfishers.Primates are common and two species of freshwater dolphin may be seen. Night at Muyuna Lodge B: L: D

Does not include air Lima - Iquitos - Lima. We will purchase these on request - the price depends on when you send your full name, deposit and passport numbers - you can check currently prices at or <

Dates 2017