Bird Photography Tour in Northeast Peru
This 12-day Peru Photo Tour focuses in the unique Peruvian bird species throughout the eastern slopes of the Andes of Peru, which is one of the most diverse places in the neo-tropics for birdwatching; of course, bringing excellent possibilities for bird photography.
In recent years, several private reserves in north Peru, especially in the Alto Mayo and Huallaga valleys have developed good infrastructure for bird photography with hummingbird and tanager feeders.
Our Peru Photo Tour starts in Tarapoto, visiting the Cordillera Escalera reserve. Here we expect to photograph birds like Ivory-billed Aracari, Golden Tanager, Bay-headed Tanager, Paradise Tanager and many more.
Then we move to the Alto Mayo valley where we will spend some time in the city of Moyobamba. Here we will visit the Waqanki hummingbird feeders that offer the chance to photograph special birds like Black-throated Hermit (and some other 20 species of Hummingbirds !). The Tahuishco tower is also good for bird photography, with colourful birds like Blue-headed Parrot, Lettered Aracari, Blue-necked Tanager and more.
After a few days in Moyobamba, we head to the famous Abra Patricia Owlet Lodge where a myriad of hummingbird attends the feeders offering great opportunities for bird photography. The gardens and trails are also great to look out for flycatchers, tanagers, woodpeckers, and more. Here we will also try to photograph some owls like Long-whiskered Owlet, Cinnamon Screech-Owl and White-throated Screech-Owl. We will also visit the Fundo Alto Nieva Private Reserve for opportunities to photograph the Royal Sunangel hummingbird, along with other species of hummers, tanagers and other wildlife coming to the feeders. We will take short walks to photograph specialities like Lulu’s (Johnson’s) Tody-Flycatcher or Yellow-Scarfed Tanager.
We finish the Peru Photo Tour in Huembo, with good chances to photograph the fantastic Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird.
North Peru is a prime destination for bird and wildlife photographers. The perfect place for your next bird photography tour.
Top 5 highlights of the tour:
- High diversity of bird species.
- Well-set feeding stations for hummingbirds, tanagers and tinamous, which is excellent for photography.
- The Alto Mayo mountains and the Marañon valley are rich in endemic bird species.
- You can encounter mixed species flocks of birds almost every day.
- Great opportunities to photograph the Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird.
Alternative Tour Name: Northern Peru Bird Photography Tour