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Bird Watching Day Trips in Peru: Lima, Cuzco and Arequipa

Bird Watching Trips in Lima and Beyond

We offer full and half-day bird watching trips and birding photography tours from all of Peru’s hub cities. These include Lima, Arequipa, Puno, Cusco and Machu Picchu and tours operate throughout the year with group sizes of up to 12 birders. Our short trips are perfect if you are passing through and have some spare time. They are a fantastic opportunity to see local birds and wildlife.

Birding and Bird Photography trips from Lima include coastal lagoons, deserts and rocky shores with species such as Inca Tern, Peruvian Thick-knee and many coloured Rush-Tyrant. Other trips include venturing up the Andes to Santa Eulalia Canyon and the Ticlio pass. There are opportunities to see the enigmatic Diademed Sandpiper Plover.

Birding trips from Cusco offer condor watching experiences in the Apurimac valley. You can see three species of flamingo in the salt lakes and enjoy a two day trip to Colca Canyon, Abra Malaga and Machu Picchu.

Would you like to see what longer tour options there are? Perhaps the Junin Grebe Birding Tour in Central Peru might be to your liking. 

Best bird target species during birding day tours near Lima.

  • Inca Tern
  • Condor
  • Diademed Sandpiper-Plover
  • White-bellied Cinclodes
  • White-cheeked Cotinga
  • Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch
  • Cactus Canastero
  • Peruvian Sheertail
  • Least Seedsnipe
  • Red-legged Cormorant
  • Surf Cinclodes
  • Many-colored Rush-Tyrant

Best highlights during birding day tours near Cuzco

  • Condor
  • Royal Cinclodes
  • Many-colored Rush-Tyrant
  • Bearded Mountaineer
  • Sword-billed Hummingbird
  • Apurimac Brush-Finch
  • Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch

Best bird target species during birding day tours near Machu Picchu.

  • Andean Cock-of-the-Rock
  • Torrent Duck
  • Andean Motmot
  • Green-and-White Hummingbird
  • Inca Wren

Best bird target species during birding day tours near Arequipa.

  • Puna Flamingo. (James’ Flamingo)
  • Andean Flamingo
  • Andean Avocet
  • White-throated Earthcreeper
  • Dark-winged Canastero

Best bird target species during birding day tours near Puno.

  • Titicaca Grebe
  • Chilean Flamingo
  • Puna Teal
  • Giant Hummingbird
  • White-tufted Grebe

What is included?

  • Expert Guiding
  • Transport
  • Hotel pickup
  • Lunch in the field during full day tours
  • Breakfast in the field on day tours that start before dawn.
  • All entrance fees to all reserves
  • Safe drinking water (bring empty field bottle to fill up)

What is not included?

  • Dinners
  • breakfasts for any day tour that starts after 7 AM.
  • Gratitudes
  • Personal snacks
  • Bottled drinks

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Why book with Kolibri Expeditions?

We only employ the best drivers and guides, together with our conservation pathos and care for the environment and the local communities. And our field meals are legendary both in terms of abundance, healthy quality and environmental care avoiding single use plastics. Our field meals prepared by our drivers are very healthy. We provide breakfasts that are lacto-ovo vegetarian and our field lunches are vegan most of the time for everyone as a conscious way to more environmentally friendly. Meat eaters don'tneed to be afraid - at night you chose what you want. We try not to waste your birding time avoiding sitdown lunches at restaurants and instead aim to have our driver prepare field meals.

Which are the best day tours for bird photographers?

In Lima we do a coastal tour that is particularly focused on photographing birds. But for mobile photographers any of the day tours are good Also in Cusco there our tour to 2 day tour to Machu Picchu is very good for bird photography.

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USD195 / per person
This tour is operated by: Kolibri Expeditions
4.76 based on 13 reviews

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Tour Facts

  • Full or half day birding trips from Lima, Cusco and Arequipa
  • Available Daily
  • Full Day Trip
  • Birds
  • up to 12 people, but normally groups are 2-6.
  • half day or full day. Also a few 2 day trips from Lima and Cusco
  • Any time of year
  • No limit.
  • Leisurely
  • English, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian + (Japanese and Mandarin with translator).
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