Satipo Road Bird Watching Tour in Central Peru
This moderately paced 5-day Birding Central Peru on Satipo Road Tour is available on request, on which you can expect to see around 250 species of birds, including a dozen or so endemics and opportunities for bird photography.
The birding on Satipo Road is considered to be every bit as good as spending time on the more famous Manu Road. The road to the town of Satipo cuts through pristine habitat in the central part of Peru, from a height of 3,600m down to around 1,000m. On this less trodden birding route you can find many of the endemic birds of Peru. Many of these have only recently been discovered for science and some have not yet even been named!
This birding Central Peru tour provides chances to view Chestnut Antpitta, Bay Antpitta, Tchudi’s Tapaculo, Junin Tapaculo, Jalca Tapaculos, Black-spectacled Brush-Finch, Marcapata Spinetail, Unstreaked Tit-Spinetail, Cerulean-capped Manakin, Masked Fruiteater, Creamy-bellied Antwren, Eye-ringed Thistletail, Mantaro Wren, Mantaro Thornbird, Fire-throated Metaltail, Yellow-scarfed Tanager and around 30 species of hummingbirds.
Hummingbird feeders have been set up in the area, as well as fruit feeders to attract tanagers and habituated antpittas. For this reason, taking photos of these iconic birds is relatively simple and five days are all you need to collect memories to last a lifetime. It is very likely that Satipo Road will eventually become a bird photography hotspot in Central Peru, so now's the time to get in at the beginning!
All-in-all, birding Central Peru offers fantastic opportunities to see an abundant selection of birds within reasonably easy reach of Lima, staying at good value, comfortable accommodation.
Birding Central Peru on Satipo Road highlights include:
- A lesser known, but highly productive, alternative to Manu Road
- The experience of birding in pristine Peruvian countryside
- Easy access from the capital, Lima, with no need for internal flights
- Great photo opportunities at specialist feeders for hummingbirds and tanagers
The price of tour is based on four people on the tour. With few participants there is a surcharge. For example with two people in the group the surcharge is $400/person and with three people in the group $150/person.
As an alternative to a purely birdwatching itinerary, why not have a look at Peru Birding and Culture Tour: Nazca, Titicaca and Machu Picchu?
Alternative tour name: Central Peru Birdwatching Tour