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Cajamarca, Peru tel: +51-076-630627 | info@greentours.com.pe | www.greentours.com.pe

Birding Peru Tour Specialist

Green Tours was established in 2006 with a desire to offer something more than just tourist trips, but rather real nature experiences of Peru along with innovation, comfort, safety, and a strong commitment to their social and environmental responsibilities.  Not surprisingly, nearly 10 years on and Green Tours has also established themselves as one of the leading wildlife tour operators specialising in Peru birding tours, based in Peru.

For Green Tours, there are two key words when birding in Peru: “diversity” and “endemism”. There are more than 1180 species, 118 of which are endemic making Peru one of the top birding destinations in the world. The reason for this exceptional bird diversity is the Andes mountain range, which creates an incredibly large amount of different habitats from the Pacific coast lowlands, across the Andes and into the Amazonian lowlands.

Main attractions for birders on the Pacific coast are the gorgeous Inca Tern and the lovely Humboldt Penguin, both of them easy to find on a short boat trip to the rocky islands near the seashore. They also offer new Peru birding tours or hotspots for birdwatching in northern Peru, which can take birders north of Tarapoto, to the Alto Mayo valley and the Alto Mayo Protected Forest.

Bird diversity is greater in the Andes, with many optional destinations on both the western and eastern slopes of the mountain range where the key birds definitively are the Andean Condors in the High Andes, the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock in the humid Montane forests. If you are keen for endemics then you cannot miss the northern Peruvian Andes, with 63 endemics this area, the richest endemic bird area in the world.

However, the higher diversity of bird species is in the Amazonian lowlands where almost every lodge has listed more than 600 species nearby the properties. By far the main attraction of the Amazonian lowlands is the Parrot Clay Licks where hundreds of Parrots, Macaws and Parrotlets meet every morning for their daily dose of clay.

With no more than 10 birding Peru tours or departures per year, all tours are lead by Wilson Díaz, manager and founder of Green Tours.  Always travelling with the support of local guides for the different sites he visits (local guides know best!).  Smalls groups make it easy to give a highly personalised service with the staff always taking care of everything that a nature traveler might need.


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Tambopata Birding & Nature Tour

Tombopata Birding & Nature Tour
 
This 9 day specific nature tour scouts the amazing biodiversity of South-Eastern Peruvian

From $2,995 – View Itinerary

Tambopata Birding & Photography Tour

Tombopata Birding & Photography Tour
 
This 9 day specific photography tour examines the amazing biodiversity of

From $3,045 – View Itinerary

50+ Hummingbirds Tour

50+ Hummingbirds Tour
 
This 11 day birding tour will show you more than 50 hummingbird species

From $2,760 – View Itinerary

North Peru, Amazon & Napo River Tour

North Peru, Amazon & Napo River Tour
 
This 12 day birding tour explores the Peruvian Northern Amazonia, around the city of

From $3,360 – View Itinerary

Northern Peru Bird Photography Tour

Northern Peru Bird Photography Tour
 
This 12 day birding tour delves into the eastern slopes of the Andes of Peru which are

From $2,930 – View Itinerary

North Peru, Mayo and Huallaga Tour

North Peru, Mayo and Huallaga Tour
 
This 14 day birding tour on eastern slopes of the Andes of Peru searches one of the most

From $3,240 – View Itinerary

Birds and Machu Picchu

Birds and Machu Picchu
 
This 15 day birding tour will explore the picturesque sights of Machu Picchu. The first part of the

From $3,755 – View Itinerary

Northern Peruvian Amazonia Tour

Peruvian Amazonia Tour
 
This 15 day birding tour shows Curassows; large Cracids (related to Guineafowls and

From $4,415 – View Itinerary

Southern Peru Lowlands Tour

Southern Peru Lowlands Tour
 
This 15 day birding tour seeks South-Eastern Peru, probably one of the best birding places

From $4,580 – View Itinerary

Cusco & Manu Lowlands Tour

Cusco & Manu Lowlands Tour
 
This 19 day birding tour explores a deeper side to Peru. Probably you know Peru for its

From $5,325 – View Itinerary

Endemics Peru Extended Tour

Endemics Peru Extended Tour
 
This 20 day birding tour focuses on finding some of this endemic birds by travelling

From $4,280 – View Itinerary

For more Birding Peru Tours visit the Green Tours website.
Please note Green Tours reserves the right to change listed pricing anytime at their discretion.  Please contact them directly to confirm.

Long-whiskered Owlet

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One of the smallest and rarest owls in the world which has a very small distribution range in

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock

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Known as Peru’s National Bird, this cotinga is one of the most colourful birds in the

Humboldt Penguins

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One of the few penguins that breeds off Antarctica, north along to South American and  

Andean Condors

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The emblematic bird of the Andes, although uncommon. Large vulture with a

Inca Tern

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Common resident on the Pacific coast, near coast and on offshore islands. Characteristic

Marvelous Spatuletail

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Tiny hummingbird restricted to a small mountain range in northern Peru in the Río

Inca Wren

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Locally common in the Cuzco area, in forests with important patches of Chusquea bamboo.

White-winged Guan

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Very local and rare in the dry forests of the western slope of the Andes in northern Peru.

Guayaquil Woodpecker

Guayaquil-Woodpecker Peru Bird Species
 
Uncommon woodpecker found in dry and semi-deciduous forests of western north Peru.

Peruvian Plantcutter

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The only Cotinga restricted to the coastal dry forests of northern Peru. Grey bird with

Conservation

amazon forest

Asociación Green Tours is a non-profit organisation committed to the conservation of nature and the wellbeing of the people living in the natural areas where Green Tours regularly runs its birding tours within Peru.

After several years of professional tourism operation in every corner of Peru, the founders and employees of Green Tours felt that it was time to increase the level of commitment and responsibility with the local people living in natural areas where the company was working. Indeed, the non-profit organisation model is helping Green Tours to improve its strategies for nature conservation, environmental education, enhancement of tourism services, and improving the dynamism of small local economies.

Conservation projects

Peruvian Plantcutter conservation project. An important project in west-northern Peru for the conservation of the habitat of the Peruvian Plantcutter, a Peruvian endemic bird restricted to the dry forests of the Pacific coast of northern Peru. The project is led by Peruvian-British conservationist Jeremy Flanagan. Green Tours have been helping Jeremy since 2017 with the production of mesquite tree seedlings and other native species used to repopulate degraded areas of the forests.

Arena Blanca Conservation Area. This is a private conservation initiative located near the small town of Aguas Verdes, in the San Martin department in northeast Peru. The property, 12 hectares of white sand forest, belongs to Norbil Becerra and his family. After three years of hard work, Norbil has positioned Arena Blanca as a major birding hotspot in northern Peru. Norbil Becerra has hummingbird feeders visited by more than twenty species, and a Tinamou feeder visited by at least two species of Tinamous and one species of Wood-Quail. Since the number of birders visiting the area is increasing year after year, Asociación Green Tours is helping Norbil with some aspects of his accounting, and improving the quality of the services he is offering to the visitors.

El Rejo Conservation Area. A family owned patch of about 30 hectares of mountain humid forests above the Río Marañon valley. In 2017, a team from Green Tours visited the area and discovered what could be very important populations of the very rare Cajamarca sub-species of Rufous Antpitta, and the also rare Jelski’s Chat-Tyrant. The owners are already improving the entrance road and the trails inside the property, and are very keen to establish a formal nature reserve.

Loma de las Perdices Conservation Area. This is a former agricultural land nowadays dedicated to the conservation of the characteristic vegetation of the Río Marañon valley. The property is located near the town of San Marcos, in the Cajamarca department in northern Peru. The whole area is known for its population of the endangered Chestnut-backed Thornbird, but in the conservation area Green Tours had identified another four endemic species of birds: Buff-bridle Inca-Finch, Black-throated Woodpecker, Marañon Gnatchatcher, and White-rumped Black-Tyrant. Currently, Asociación Green Tours is working on improving the access road, and planning to buy more land to increase the surface of the protected area.

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