Marvelous Spatuletail Focused Hummingbird Photography Tour
This short tour of 5 days promises to give spectacular chances for Hummingbird photography. If you are short of time, this tour promises to give you the Marvelous Spatuletail. There will be many opportunities for hummingbird photography as we visit Huembo Lodge and the Spatuletail display site nearby. We will see several hummingbird feeding stations along the way providing spectacular hummingbird photography with over 40 species of Hummingbirds.
In addition to hummingbirds, there will be many bird photography opportunities along the Northern Peru birding route between Tarapoto and Jaen are very good. The Golden-headed Manakin lek at AKONABIKH reserve and Tinamous and Woodquails hide in Arena Blancaprovide great photography experiences. Fruit is placed in various places along the way, encouraging the colourful Tanagers out of their forest hiding places and providing more great photography experiences.
There is also a great chance to see the enigmatic Long-whiskered Owlet as well as other nightbirds. Please note that the Spatuletail leks are visible between October and May, perfect males can be seen throughout the year. July to August is generally mating season for the males, this occasionally means viewing may be more difficult.
This tour is available weekly, Monday to Friday for a minimum of 2 people. The tour may be run in reverse over some weeks, starting in Jaen with an early morning flight and ending in Tarapoto.
Price is based on 5 people.
If there is only one person surcharge is $1000 + plus single supplement
If only two people there is a $500 surcharge/person
If three people there is a $250 surcharge/person
If four people there is a $90 surcharge per person.
There are some community and reserve fees that you pay directly to the reserves.
Km 24 near Tarapoto - Koepcke's Hermit reserva $15,
Aguas Verdes Arena Blanca $15
Llanteria - Afluentes. $13
Royal Sunangel feeders $10
San Lorenzo fee $7
Yanahuanca, Jaen $7
Fundo Alto Nieva $30 (+$30 if you want to look for Owlet there).
If you want to add extensions for some iconic birds in Northern Peru we recommend the Scarlet-banded Barbet and White-masked Antbird expeditions as pre tours. One may also continue birding from Jaen via Porculla pass - and next day look for endemics such as Peruvian Plantcutter and White-winged Guan and fly back to Lima in the evening from Chiclayo.