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Birds and Machu Picchu

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The endemics paradise: Central and northeastern Andes of Peru

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Tambopata Birding & Nature Tour

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Tambopata Birding & Photography Tour

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50+ Hummingbirds Tour – Special offer

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Long-whiskered Owlet
One of the smallest and rarest owls in the world which has a very small distribution range in the humid mountain forests of northeast Peru. Long whisker-like feathers make its head appear larger than it really is. Endemic to Peru.
Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
Known as Peru’s National Bird, this cotinga is one of the most colourful birds in the eastern slope of the Peruvian Andes. Has a large distribution range and it is not difficult to find along the roads.
Humboldt Penguins
One of the few penguins that breeds off Antarctica, north along to South American and Pacific coast to Ecuador. Humboldt penguins Can be seen in small numbers on some islands off the coast of Lima.
Andean Condors
The emblematic bird of the Andes, although uncommon. Large vulture with characteristic white upper wings and neck. Adult male Andean condors have a distinctive comb-over bill and forehead. Magnificent birds of prey species.
Inca Tern
A common resident on the Pacific coast, near the coast and on offshore islands. Characteristic sooty colour contrasting with bright red bill and yellow “moustache”. Can be seen in large numbers on the coast of Lima.
Marvelous Spatuletail
Tiny hummingbird restricted to a small mountain range in northern Peru in the Río Utcubamba valley and a few tributaries. Males have only four tail feathers, two of them are extremely long and spatula-like tipped. Endemic to Peru.
Inca Wren
Locally common in the Cuzco area, in forests with important patches of Chusquea bamboo. Medium size Wren with rufous upperparts and streaked underparts. Endemic to Peru.
White-winged Guan
Very local and rare in the dry forests of the western slope of the Andes in northern Peru. Large black Guan with characteristic white primaries often visible in flight. Thought to be extinct but a few populations were rediscovered in the 1970s. Endemic to Peru.
Guayaquil Woodpecker
Uncommon woodpecker found in dry and semi-deciduous forests of western north Peru. Large bird with characteristic facial pattern and heavy drum. Considered as threatened because of habitat loss.
Peruvian Plantcutter
The only Cotinga restricted to the coastal dry forests of northern Peru. Grey bird with rusty belly and forehead, stubby serrated beak. Endemic to Peru.

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.

  • Birding around Lima
    The endemics paradise: Central and northeastern Andes of Peru
    Jeffrey Scott2 Apr 2019
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    Wilson Diaz set up special tours for my wife and I for three days around Lima. The first day was an afternoon visit to the Saint Rose of Lima Cathedral which we found very interesting. The second day was a birding trip to locations south of Lima (Pucusana, Lomas de Asia Reserve and Villa Marshes). The third day was a birding trip north of Lima to the Lomas de Lachay Reserve. In addition to visiting these locations, Wilson also arranged for hotel accommodations and meals. Our guide, Alejandro Tello, was prompt, courteous, very knowledgeable of the birds and a good navigator in Lima's challenging traffic!!. The box-lunch meals that he provided (as part of our agreement) were very good. Everything that we requested was set up exactly as we would have wanted. I highly recommend Wilson Diaz and his organization for the superb job that was done to accommodate our needs. Alejandro found the birds we wanted to see, and even more. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that he is the author of several birding/nature books, two of which we purchased. We had planned for this trip for a long time. The other legs of the trip include a river boat tour on the Peruvian Amazon and a visit to two birding lodges in Ecuador. Wilson's ability to "get it right" on the first leg of the trip was a great start and we are most appreciative of his efforts.
  • First trip to Peru
    Tambopata Birding & Nature Tour
    Peter Cosgrove1 Nov 2017
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    I'm just back from a brilliant birding trip to Peru. Wilson was my guide and he was without hesitation friendly, professional and reliable. Nothing was too much trouble and we saw lots of great birds and habitats. Wilson's fluency in English and Spanish was crucial to the success of the trip, especially when I got altitude sickness at 15,80 ft in the high Andes. Wilson sorted everything out quickly and I recovered rapidly once lower down the mountain. Peru is such a brilliant place to go birding and with Wilson you won't go wrong. I whole heartedly recommend Wilson and Green Tours and look forward to my next Peru birding trip with him. Pete
  • Wonderful wildlife tour in Peru
    Tambopata Birding & Photography Tour
    Nigel Watson25 May 2016
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    Wilson Diaz of Green Tours of Peru, provided a wildlife tour in Peru for my wife and I and two friends. We met him at the Rutland bird fair which gave us the confidence to book through him. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Southern Peru and the Manu Road. Our guide was called Alex, who was excellent throughout. His knowledge of the birds and wildlife was superb. He knew the calls of all the birds and where to find them. The organisation from Wilson's team was very professional and we look forward to going to Northern Peru sometime soon with him.
  • Superb birding tour in N Peru
    Tambopata Birding & Photography Tour
    Josh Jones29 Apr 2016
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    Wilson and his team are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming guides. They made our trip to Northern Peru both seamless and memorable - we saw many of the region's most desirable birds thanks to their skill and intuition. Highly recommended!
  • Northern Peru\'s birding route
    Tambopata Birding & Photography Tour
    Steve Cale11 May 2016
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    We had a brilliant trip in Northern Peru with Wilson. Loads of superb wildlife sightings, good accomodation, good food & a well organised trip. Thge sites we visited were excellant & I would not hestiate to travel with Wilson again, who is a good leader & organised all the tour logistics spot on. highlights were so many it's hard to pick out the best but probably for me it has to be the 13 Andean Condors in the air at once as we crossed the Andeas, some of which were right over our heads, excellant, thanks Wilson.
  • Fantastic birding, expert guide
    50+ Hummingbirds Tour – Special offer
    Dominic Mitchell12 Nov 2018
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    I've visited Peru twice in recent years, and both times I had the pleasure of having Wilson Diaz of Green Tours as my guide. On the most recent occasion he prepared an excellent itinerary and handled all the logistics, while also liaising on my travel arrangements with the tourist board and other organisations. Wilson always replied quickly and helpfully to my emails, and while in Peru went to great lengths to ensure the trips were a success, accommodating last-minute changes I made to the itinerary without any fuss. In the field, his knowledge of Peruvian birds was excellent and made all the difference to key species not being missed. I would liked to have spent longer at some of the sites we visited, but it was my time constraints that prevented this, not the itinerary Wilson devised. The highlight of our time together was seeing a pair of Diademed Sandpiper Plovers and three Andean Condors among a host of other exciting species at high-altitude in the Andes, all preceded by a feast of an outdoor breakfast served at a table with chairs in the middle of an Andean plateau - an amazing experience! Cumulatively on those two shortish trips we logged almost 500 species, a total which speaks for itself. In summary, the birding was spectacular and I have no hesitation in recommending Wilson Diaz and Green Tours for anyone wanting to maximise the potential of their birding trip to Peru. I'm already looking forward to my next trip!
  • Three weeks in Peru
    50+ Hummingbirds Tour – Special offer
    Tim Birkhead4 Sep 2017
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    We recommend Wilson Diaz whole heartedly: excellent organisation, charming personality, very good English, prompt responses to emails. especially notable was when two of our internal flights were disrupted he swung into action and seamlessly re-schedule our arrangements. 10/10. Lodges: Cock of Rock Lodge: perhaps our favourite; one could birdwatch from the veranda and see a succession of birds such as tanagers and hummingbirds. Food excellent, accommodation good; candles for lighting, no wifi or phone signal (but didnt expect that). Manu Research Centre: A 7h boat trip to here. Highlights here included a hand-reared adult tapir, excellent canopy tower and macaw clay lick (a 30 min boat ride away). Ox-box lake birding by boat was cool and relaxing. The lodge boasted wifi, but there wasn't any. This lodge had a sense of care-less management. Tambotpota Research Centre (TRC): coming here it was obvious one had moved into a protected zone, there was much more wildlife, including a jaguar, which made our trip. However, our room here was in an area of the lodge under construction, and was unfinished. The place was a building site with noisy machinery. TRC should have warned us and/or offered a price reduction. Food was excellent, staff charming, parrot clay lick good. Refugio Amazonas; one night here on our way to Maldonado to fly home: Harpy Eagle and chick at nest and an anaconda were fantastic. Guides: Juan Chalco: excellent in every respect: company, birding,breadth of interest, good sense of humour. Oscar Mishaja: also excellent with detailed local knowledge of TRC - a very determined and effective birder. In three weeks: 350 bird species, 15 mammals, hundred (probably 1000s) of insect species including fabulous moths and butterflies.
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