Birding in Peru with Kolibri Expeditions is suitable for all types of birders. For beginner birders and aspiring bird photographers, we have many short tours of only 5 days, that go to the best birding spots in Peru with most of the iconic, beautiful or endemic species which you will see up-close at the most comfortable birding lodges that are the perfect bases for bird photography holidays.
The short tours can be put back to back for those who want longer birding trips in Peru and supplemented with day tours of 1-2 days for birding or bird photography in Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Arequipa and Puno. Naturally, we are also your go-to choice if you don’t want to fill your Peru tour with only birding, but also want a lot of culture, cuisine, or just easy-paced discovery on your own. We often combine birding, history and culture in our Birding and Archaeology tours.
More traditional birders and listers enjoy our classic Peru birdwatching tours for two weeks or more along the Northern birding route, the Central Peru birding itinerary with many of the most sought after endemics at Bosque Unchog, Junin Lake and the Satipo road; and the most diverse birding road on earth along the Manu road. The latter is often combined with birdwatching in lowland Amazon rainforests of Manu National Park, Tambopata or Rio Amigos.
Kolibri Expeditions is based in Lima, Peru and have been operating since 1998, providing birding and wildlife eco-tours throughout Latin America. Kolibri Expeditions also offers selected tours to birding hotspots around the world via our off-shoot 7 Wonders Birding Tours – most notably Asia and Africa.
Kolibri Expeditions takes pride in training our local guides. Our expert guides recognise the bird calls and now where to find the endemics and the target species. We will share with you our unique insights into Peru, including its birds, wildlife and nature; and the world-famous cuisine and culture.
Kolibri Expeditions also pioneered the Peruvian pelagic tours back in 2000 and have the longest track record of pelagic expeditions in Peru. Special rare species of the Humboldt Current such as Hornby’s and Markham’s Storm-Petrels, Peruvian Diving-Petrel and a variety of Albatross species can be seen on our trips.
Itineraries are arranged to suit all budgets, including choices of accommodation, from comfortable lodging in rural areas to upmarket hotels. There are also options to just rent the car and our trained driver who know all the birding spots.
Kolibri Expedition and owner Gunnar Engblom were featured in Noah Strycker’s book “Birding Without Borders”.
Photos and video supplied by Dustin Chen, Alex Durand, Carlos Altamirano, Max Waugh, Kevin Bartlett and Gunnar Engblom. All rights reserved.
Kolibri Expeditions has for many years been committed to being “single use plastic” free, providing filtered water in the field as well as reusable food containers and utensils. We also, whenever and wherever possible, will give preference to our partners in the hospitality industry who provide alternatives to single-use plastic products; and actively encourage local communities to work towards a plastic-free lifestyle.
Kolibri Expeditions trains local community members as guides and conservation specialists. This is especially important in areas where deforestation is rampant and the need for conservation to promote tourism as a viable alternative to unsustainable logging and coca production. We are the lead partner in the Satipo Road/Carpish community initiative.
Kolibri Expeditions also provide financial and logistical support towards the conservation of the critically endangered Junin Grebe.
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