Lima and Beyond Birding Trips
This range of 1-day and half-day Bird Watching Day Trips in Peru: Lima, Cuzco and Arequipa tour is leisurely paced available daily operate daily throughout the year with group sizes of up to 12 birders. The trips are designed to give you some good quality, leisurely birding, even if you are short of time. They also work well if you are on a general touring holiday, visiting Inca sites and taking in Peruvian culture, or passing through on business and want to incorporate a little bit of wildlife watching with an expert guide.
These well-planned bird watching trips are a fantastic opportunity to see and photograph local birds and wildlife from all of Peru’s hub cities - Lima, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco. The birding and bird photography trips from Lima include coastal lagoons and deserts and the rocky shores of the Pacific, with species such as Inca Tern, Peruvian Thick-knee, Peruvian Sheertail, Least Seedsnipe, Red-legged Cormorant, Surf Cinclodes and the Many-colored Rush-Tyrant during this bird watching day trip.
Other trips include venturing up into the Andes mountains to Santa Eulalia Canyon and the Ticlio Pass. There you have opportunities to see the enigmatic Diademed Sandpiper Plover among many other interesting species.
This Birding trips from Cusco offer Condor-watching experiences in the Apurimac Valley. These magnificent birds of prey are the pinnacle of a whole range of raptors that inhabit the high peaks around the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. At the same site you could enjoy Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Torrent Duck, Andean Motmot and Green-and-White Hummingbird.
Another exciting day trip involves views of three species of flamingo filtering the waters in the salt lakes near Arequipa. While you are there you might also catch a glimpse of Andean Avocet, White-throated Earthcreeper and Dark-winged Canastero.
Near Puno there are opportunities for encounters with Titicaca Grebe, Chilean Flamingo, Puna Teal and Giant Hummingbird. Or you could enjoy a slightly longer, two-day trip to Colca Canyon, Abra Malaga and Machu Picchu for a greater range of birds to add to your list.
Bird Watching Day Trips in Peru: Lima, Cuzco and Arequipa highlights include:
- Good quality bird watching trips that only occupy a single day or half day
- The chance to find endemics and iconic Peruvian birds
- A wide choice of habitats and species, from coastal to high mountain
If you are interested in longer tour options and you enjoy finding rarities, then perhaps the Junin Grebe Birding Tour in Central Peru might be to your liking.
Alternative tour name: Peru's Varied Birdwatching Day Trips