Mayo and Huallaga Valleys Birding Tour in Northeast Peru
Birding North Peru tour during 12 intense days throughout the northern muntains of the country.
The Peruvian eastern slopes of the Andes are one of the most diverse places in the neotropics for birding. The most important places being the Huallaga and the Mayo valleys, in the San Martín region.
Our Birding North Peru tour begins with a visit to the mountain forest of the Cordillera Escalera Reserve. This is the ideal spot for birds like Plumbeous Euphonia, Dotted Tanager, Koepcke’s Hermit, or Blackish Pewee. After that, we go to the dry forest of the Upaquihua valley, the only place in Peru for Planalto Hermit.
The Alto Mayo cloud forest, near the city of Moyobamba, is well known for its high bird diversity and endemisms. Certainly, this forest is the only place in the world to find special birds like Long-whiskered Owlet, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Ochre-fronted Antpitta, or Johnson’s Tody-Flycatcher. As a special extra for the Birding North Peru Tour, we spend a full day birding the Rio Marañon area, searching for the renowed Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird.
In addition, this tour is not just about endemic birds. This area is also home to more than 40 species of hummingbirds that are easy to see at feeding stations. Our Birding North Peru tour can be the trip of a lifetime for hummingbird lovers. Also, these woodlands are full of mixed-species flocks.
Additionally, we start the tour with a full day birding around Lima, looking for good sights of Peruvian Thick-knee, Humboldt Penguins, and Inca Terns.
If you are planning your next birding escapade, our Birding North Peru tour may be your ideal choice.
Birding North Peru Tour highlights include:
- High diversity of bird species.
- Well-set feeding stations for hummingbirds, tanagers and tinamous.
- 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.
- Humbolt Penguins and Inca Terns !!
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.
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Alternative Tour Name: North Peru, the Mayo and Huallaga Valleys