Cusco Birdwatching Half-day Tour to Balcón del Diablo
This is a half-day Cusco birding tour to Balcón del Diablo that is available twice daily. You can opt for a morning tour starting at 5:30am or an afternoon one starting at 2:30pm.
There is nowhere this close to Cusco city that has better access for birding and the bonus of five endemic species gathered in the same place - Rusty-fronted Canastero, Creamy-crested Spinetail, Bearded Mountaineer, White-tufted Sunbeam and Chestnut-breasted Mountain Finch.
Fewer than 10km from Cusco's Main Square, this is an area of unequalled beauty, so much so that it was used by the Incas for ceremonies and rituals related to Mother Earth. Today, this paradise is only visited by some Andean shamans and shepherds who move around the area with their sheep. This adds up to little human activity here, even given its proximity to the city, and it's the solitude that makes this place a natural refuge for birds. Cusco birdwatching is easy and many species can be observed at close quarters.
The location of this half-day Cusco birding tour is the western side of the Andes in the southern part of Peru. It is an area of patches of Polylepis trees and bushes, endemic to the Andes, and scrub forests, with many streams and small bodies of water and low-scale agriculture. This environment is found from 3,400m to almost 3,900m above sea level, appropriate habitat for high-altitude Andean birds.
If you are visiting the city of Cusco, don't miss a great opportunity for some quality birding. In just half a day you can add a number of interesting species to your list and enjoy a unique natural environment.
Cusco Birding Trip to Balcón del Diablo Highlights
- Five endemic birds, all found in one small area.
- Breathtaking high Andes landscapes.
- Convenient location just 10km from the main square in Cusco.
Alternative Tour Name: Cusco Birdwatching at Balcón del Diablo