Peru Birdwatching Tours
Green Tours was established in 2006 with a desire to offer something more than just Peru birdwatching tours, but rather real nature experiences 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 birding tours throughout Peru.
With more than 1180 species of birds, 118 of which are endemic making Peru one of the top birdwatching destinations in the world. The reason for this exceptional bird diversity is the Andes mountain range, which creates an incredibly large number of different habitats from the Pacific coast lowlands, across the Andes, and into the Amazonian lowlands.
Our Peru birdwatching tours include birdwatching in almost all possible and accessible habitats in the country. This secures high probabilities of good sightings of almost all interesting bird species.
For Green Tours, there are two keywords that come to mind when birdwatching in Peru: “diversity” and “endemism”.
Green Tours is an approved member of the Peruvian Association of Adventure Tourism, Ecotourism and Specialized Tourism – APTAE.
Founder & Our Guides
Wilson Díaz – Co-founder of Green Tours: With no more than 10 birdwatching tours in Peru 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 highly personalised service with the staff always taking care of everything that a nature traveller might need.
Henry Gonzales: He is living in the great town of Tarapoto gave the position of in of the northern Peru. He is an expert bird and nature guide. He has the power to make out birds by its act of bursting out sounds and quick viewing. At the same time, He has a good knowledge of the best places for birding in the complete work country. He concluded his studies of journeying business managers at the San Martin National University. He has been guiding expertly since 2007, being trained by nearby birding authorities like Jose Alvarez Alonso, Noam Shany and Constantino Aucca Chutas.
Oscar Mishaja: He was born in the low level of development town of Infierno, near the great town of Puerto Maldonado, at the way-in number having made payment to see the event of the Tambopata National Reserve. He has tried most of my living in the woodland of Tambopata and He decided to become a bird guide because of the Joy of having the same my experiences with the visitors. He has been guiding nature expert in Tambopata for more than 10 years, then he becomes an expert with special knowledge in guiding birding groups during a learning position while working in Pantanal (Brazil). Then he returned to Peru to be a full-time birding and nature guide in Tambopata. currently, he is also journeying to other parts of Peru to increase my knowledge of the Peruvian birds, so He will be able to guide in other places of the country.
Miguel Alván: He considers himself very having great interest and readily moved by feelings for his work. He has been guiding in of north Peru for more than 10 years for important companies like Green journeys, over-seas experience of great interest journey, Abercrombie & Kent, North Peru journeys, Setours, National geographic journey for the special purpose, and others. He says, talks liquid (or gas) English, and of direction Spain-sourced. He is always will give space to me to the special needs of the different clients. He likes physical acts for amusement, out-door operations, And birdwatching. currently, he is leading groups with a mixed interest in soft birding and archaeology.
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.
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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