Machu Picchu Cusco Birding
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Cusco Birdwatching Tour, Peru

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Peru 4 Days
Starting From USD 900 / per person
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Peru Hummingbird Tour

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Masked Fruiteater
This beautiful endemic bird can be seen near Puente Ruinas on the way to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Its colors and endemism make it a real highlight of Cusco – Peru.
Rusty-fronted Canastero
Beautiful endemic bird canastero from the Andes of southern Peru. Easily sighted around Cusco but very difficult to photograph because they are among the bushes.
Creamy-crested Spinetail
Incredible endemic bird Spinetail from southern Peru. It can be found very close to Cusco city. Especially around the archaeological site of Tambomachay.
Bearded Mountaineer
Endemic hummingbird. Easily recognisable by its large size (16 cms). Beautiful colors where white predominates. Very impressive.
White-tufted Sunbean
Peruvian endemic hummingbird that reside in two main areas located in Central and Southern-Central Peru. Locally fairly common In Cusco region like at the beginning of the inca trail, Las Peñas in the way to Malaga pass and also in Soqma destination.
Chestnut-breasted Mountain Finch
A beautiful endemic tanager from Cusco and Apurimac region. Fairly common around Cusco city like in Tambomachay archeological site. A large and relatively stocky impressive finch.
Green-and-white Hummingbird
The Green-and-white Hummingbird (Amazilia viridicauda) is an apodiform bird of the trochilidae family. It is one of the many endemic species of the east slopes of the Andes. Locally fairly common from 1000 to 2750 masl among the treetops and forest edges. Click here to watch a video:
Andean Cock-of-the-rock
One of the most representative birds of South America. Bird symbol of Peru. While it is not endemic, its wonderful shape and spectacular color make it a super target. Uncommon to fairly common on the Machu Picchu route to Mandor waterfalls.
Red-legged Cormorant
Most beautiful Peruvian cormorant. Endemic of the humbolt current. Readily recognized into Ballestas Islands by its shape and pretty colors.
Very strange bird with “prehistoric” shapes. Very common in the rainforest like Puerto Maldonado. Readily recognized in Sandoval lake.

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  • Machu Picchu-Cusco Birding Tour (4 Days)
    Cusco Birdwatching Tour, Peru
    Helen Kittredge13 Oct 2019
    This was a great trip choice! Each day we experienced some culture, some archeological/ historical visits and birding! Each day begin around 5:30-6:00am. Our host guide met us and transported us ( car, van, bus, train) to birding locations. When necessary, breakfast or lunch was provided so that we could optimize our time birding. Other times of the days we were met by experienced and congenial guides like Fabrizzio and Vogner who toured us through places like Cusco’s Temple of the Sun, The Cathedral of Cusco and The Citadel at Machu Picchu. Our hosts handled all the remade arrangements for entry tickets and transportation needed throughout the tour. What a fabulous birding experience we had with Oscar and José on the Inca Trail! Although we hiked during several hours of rain, we saw many beautiful and endemic species of birds. We had great recommendations for places to eat, such as Uchu and enjoyed learning the history of Pisco and as well as attending the bar tending class with Alejandro! We tumbled into our beds by 9:00pm most nights after long, exciting and satisfying days. Best of all, we met so many thoughtful and knowledgeable people throughout our tour that the memories created will warm our hearts forever. A special thanks to our main hosts, José Luis and Cristina, whose friendly natures and detailed communications made us feel both happy and secure as we explored this area of Peru.
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