BIRDING ABRA MALAGA

DAY 01. CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – ABRA MALAGA

We pick you up from your Hotel in Cusco or Ollantaytambo Town to start our birding adventure into Abra Malaga Pass located at 4600m. Ollantaytambo Town has also some good birds around that we can catch on the way as we head to Abra Malaga. We know some good spots for cool birds and Endemics as well. Once we reach Abra Malaga we move around in order to bird Polilepys Forest and Paramo Forest, plus some bogs high in the Andes. This area has some really good birds and at the same time very nice landscape for photography. Lunch will be taken somewhere with a nice view for you. Then we will be coming back later that day to Ollantaytambo Town for dinner and sleep.

Target Birds Species: The rare Royal Cinclodes and the Endemics like White Browed Tit-Spinetail, White Tufted Sumbean, Junin Canastero, Creamy Crested Spinetail and the very Localized Ash Breasted Tit-Tyrant. Some more like Black Faced Ibis, Giant Conebill, Puna Tapaculo, Striped Headed Antpitta, Tackzanowsky Ground Tyrant, Cordilleran Canastero, Junin Canastero, Line-fronted Canastero, Blue-Mantled Thornbill and many more.

Overnight at Ollantaytambo

DAY 02. PEÑAS – CARRIZALES – CHUSQUEA BAMBOO

Our second day it would be over Abra Malaga Pass descending to 2700m. This area is covered with interesting vegetation and Chusquea Bamboo Forest where we can get special Target Birds. We spend the whole day along the road and lunch will be taken in one of the local restaurants found along this area. Later that day we come back straight to Cusco.

Target Birds Species: The Endemics Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, Parodis Hemispingus plus Red and White Antpitta. Marcapata Spinetailt, Cuzco Brush Finch, Some more uncommon birds like Imperial Snipe, Undulated Antpitta, Rusty Breasted Antpitta, Trilling Tapaculo, Lacrimose Tanager, Pearled Treeruner, Highland Elaenia, Yellow Billed Cacique and many more.

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  • Full meals, soft drinks
  • Private Car
  • General Entrance Fees
  • Hotel with private toilet & hot shower
  • Birding Guide
  • Wi-Fi
  • Taxis
  • Any alcoholic beverage
  • Phones Calls
  • Laundry
  • Extra activities
  • Tips
  • Other items of personal nature
02 days/01night From For For
In Double Accommodation 3 to 6 People 2 People 1 Person
Price per Person US$ ???? US$ 400.00 US$ 795.00
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Accomodation Comfortable
Tour Pace & Walking Moderate Steep Walks
Birding Rate Excellent
Photography Opportunities Excellent