BIRDING THE CENTRAL ANDES

NOTE:
This birding trip can be shortened according to your needs and stay in Peru. Or if you are already in Peru then other things can be done to fulfill your expectations, anyways if you are in any of these cases just let us know to work in every detail to give you a nice trip. Prices are negotiable, according to how you want to bird in this trip.

DAY 01. LIMA ARRIVAL

Inetrnational flight usually arrive late in the afternoon, so we wait for you at the airport to then take you to our hotel in Lima Downtown. We start with all the details for the following days while we have dinner.

Overnight at Libre Hotel - Lima

DAY 02.PUCUSANA & VILLA MARSHES

We try these two places first to give you the first Peru bird introduction and slowly acclimatize for the fallowing days. Nice áreas where we can combine wettland & sea birds with a nice refreshing boat trip around the rocky island in Pucusana Fishing port, this first spots will give you some good birds and endemics as well.

Target Birds Species: The endemic Sea Sided Cinclodes and the near endemic Peruvian Pipit. Some more birds like Many Colored Rush Tyrant, Wren like Rushbird, Grassland Yellowfinch, Chesnut Throated Seedeater, Inca Tern, Humbolt Penguin, Peruvian Pelican, Guanay Cormorant, Blackish Oystercatcher, Great Greebe, Peruvian Thicknee, Peruvian Meadowlark, Kelp Gull and more. and more.

Overnight at Libre Hotel – Lima

DAY 03. LIMA – SANTA EULALIA CANYON

Early departure to do the first part of Santa Eulalia Canyon and cover all the birds species we want along this route, so we leave the sea level places to then slowly reach the first high elevation áreas at the northwest. This day is basically birding and birding until we find our hotel later that day.

Target Birds Species: The endemics Thick Billed Miner, Great Inca Finch, Rusty Bellied Brush Finch, Bronze Tailed Comet, Black Metaltail, Black Necked Woodpecker and others like Peruvian Puygmy Owl, Pied Creste Tit Tyrant, Southern Beardless Tyrannulet and more. and more.

Overnight at San Juan De Iris – 3400m

DAY 04. SANTA EULALIA CANYON – JUNIN LAKE

Another early departure to bird the highest part of Santa Eulalia road and continue with the very good birds found along this route, leaving the Hotel then we will bird some patches of polylepys forest and puna bogs, getting very cool birds.

Target Birds : Endemics like Striated Earthcreeper, Rusty Crowned Tit Spinetail, White Bellied Cinclodes, Dark Winged Miner and the special Diademed Sanpiper Plover. Some more like Stripe Headed Antpitta, Buff Breasted Earthcreeper, Olivaceous Thornbill, Black Siskin and more.

Overnight at Cesar House – Junin Lake – 4000m.

DAY 05. JUNIN LAKE - HUANUCO

We are having a full day here because the idea is to clean up all the specialties around this famous birding site, here we also take a boat to look for Junin Greebe at the lake and then move around for the others. Cesar House is a basic local house with friendly people and few beds and bathroon. Good enough for 01 night we have there, the idea of staying ta Cesar House is to let the Locals know, tourism can bring some money and involve people in this bussines.

Target Birds Species: The highly threatened Junin Greebe, Junin Rail, Back Breasted Hillstart, Correndera and short Billed Pipit, Junin Canastero, Ornate Tinamou, Andean Avocet and many more.

Overnight at Grand Hotel Huanuco – 1800m.

DAY 06. .- HUANUCO – BOSQUE UNCHOG

Very early departure to reach Bosque Unchog and get all the specialties around this preserved area, full day birding Unchog and we come back to sleep at Huanuco.

Target Birds Species: The endemics Golden Backed Mountain Tanager, Pardusco, Bay Vented Cotinga, Coppery Metaltail, Rufous Browed Hemispingus and others like Plenges Thistletail, Undulated Antpitta, Red Rumped Bush Tyrant and more.

Overnight at Grand Hotel Huanuco – 1800m

DAY 07. BOSQUE UNCHOG – CARPISH TUNNEL

An extra day in Huanuco to get all the birds we want since Bosque Unchog is located at a very high elevation site and to get there and bird is not that easy, specially if we really wan to see all the targets. So the extra day is just in case we miss something good the first day, otherwise we can do Carpish tunnel, another good birding spot for more cool birds and endemics.

Target Birds Species: Endemics like Brown Flanked Tanager, Neblina & Tscudis Tapaculo, Yellow Scarfed Tanager, Bay Antpitta, Chesnut Antpitta, Peruvian Wren. Others like Rufous Spinetail, Unstreak Tit Tyrant, Rufous Antpitta (obscure form) and many more.

Overnight at Grand Hotel Huanuco – 1800m

DAY 08. HUANUCO – LIMA

Early departure from Huanuco to Lima in order to arrive on Time and avoid the terrible traffic along the Central Highway and the inside traffic in Lima. It takes at least 07 hours from Huanuco to Lima, could be less or a bit more according the day and traffic along this road.

END OF OUR SERVICES

  • Hotel with private toilet & hot shower
  • Wi-Fi available ( according to the places )
  • Full meals, soft drinks
  • Private Car
  • General Entrance Fees
  • Birding Guide
  • Flights Tickets
  • Visa Fees
  • Any alcoholic beverage
  • Phones Calls
  • Laundry
  • Taxis, extra activities
  • Tips
  • Other items of personal nature
08 days/07 nights From For For
In double accomodation 5 to 6 People 2 to 4 People 1 Person
Price per Person ?????? US$ 1,780.00 US$ 2,529.00
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Accomodation Comfortable
Tour Pace & Walking Moderate Steep Walks
Birding Rate Excellent
Photography Opportunities Excellent