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Andean Endemics Birding Tour, Peru - 20 Days

Andean Endemics Birding Tour, Peru

Central and North Eastern Andes Birding Tour focusing on Endemics

This 20-day Andean Birding Tour is a challenging trip for experienced birders available as a set-departure (or available request) where you can expect to see over 450 species of bird, including around 50 of Peru's key endemic species and other wildlife species on our travels.

According to the updated list of HBW/BirdLife International, Peru has 136 endemic birds. This biding tour in the Andes focuses on finding some of these magnificent Peruvian birds by travelling in the mountains of Peru.

This Andean birdwatching tour begins on the western central Andes in Lima, around the Santa Eulalia valley and the coastal “Lomas” and marshes. Some of the species here are Surf Cinclodes, Coastal Miner, Rufous-breasted Warbling-finch, Black Metaltail and White-bellied Cinclodes to mention a few.

Then, we fly northwards to southern Cajamarca, to explore the Rio Marañon valley. First, we will explore the surroundings of the city of Cajamarca, looking for Grey-bellied Comet, Great Spinetail, Black-necked Woodpecker, and Buff-bridled Inca-finch. In the Marañon valley itself, we will be looking for specialties like Peruvian Pigeon, Yellow-faced Parrotlet, Grey-winged Inca-finch, Chestnut-backed Thornbird, and others.

After this, we will enter the eastern Andes, traveling around the cloud forests of Abra Patricia, into the forests of the valleys of the Mayo and Huallaga rivers. We expect to find up to 56 Peruvian endemics and another 57 range-restricted species*. The main attractions in the area are the Marvelous Spatuletail, Long-whiskered Owlet, Johnson’s (Lulu’s) Tody-flycatcher, Black-bellied (Huallaga) Tanager, and Koepcke’s Hermit.

In this Andean birding tour, we will visit different kinds of habitats, ranging from the dry Pacific desert on the central west coast, the dry high elevation grasslands of central Peru, to the humid mountain forests of Abra Patricia, along with the dry forests of the Marañon and Huallaga valleys.

* We consider “range-restricted species” those species that can be found in small areas with unique habitats, shared with at least one contiguous country. Also, we count the species that have a relatively large distribution range but are rare in their very specific habitats.

Andean Endemics Birding Tour highlights include:

  • Fantastic scenery of the high elevation mountains of the Andes.
  • A high number of endemic birds.
  • The high bird diversity of the cloud forests of the eastern slope of the Andes.
  • Great sights of the Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird.
  • The Marañon valley and its impressive scenery and endemic birds diversity

Please note: this tour is also available as a private tour on request.  Please complete the enquiry form and let us know your preferred dates to travel.

If you'd like to try an alternative tour, look at what this one has to offer Birdwatching Peru Cusco & Manu Lowlands Tour

Alternative Tour Name: The Endemics Paradise: Central and Northeastern Andes of Peru

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20 Days

Price & Availability

USD4,505 / per person
Based on twin/double room
Single Supplement USD 542
This tour is operated by: Green Tours
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Tour Facts

  • Lima, Cajamarca, Marañon Valley, Abra Patricia, Moyobamba, Tarapoto
  • Set Departure Tour
  • Birds
  • 20 days
  • 4 pax
  • Challenging
  • English, Spanish
  • Lima airport
  • Lima airport
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