This 5-day boat ride takes you into the heart of the Amazon for an unusual perspective, birding from the canopy walkway at Explornapo. On this trip, the river islands and white–sand forests (which are home to unique species not seen anywhere else) are also seen.
Late afternoon flight from Lima and transfer to Allpahuayo-Mishana reserve from airport to do a session of nightbirding. Maybe we find Rufous Potoo or White-winged Potoo. Night in Iquitos.
In the morning we shall look for the targets of Allpahuayo-Mishana such as Mishana Tyrannulet, Allpahuayo Antbird, Ancient Antwren, Northern Chestnut-tailed (Zimmer's) Antbird.There is also an undescribed form of Fuscous Flycatcher which likely is a new species and many more. With lots oa luck we may also find the extremely rare Iquitos Gnatcatcher. Mid-morning we transfer to Explornapo lodge. In the afternoon we will be checking out the lek for Black-necked Red-Cotinga.
AM. River islands holding i.e. Ash-breasted Antbird, Bicolored Conebill, Orange-eyed Flycatcher, Leaden Antwren and many others. In the afternoon we will transfer to the canopy walkway and spend the afternoon there. At night near the base of the Canopy walkway, the Nocturnal Curassow can often be located.
AM birding on the canopy walkway with Dugand’s Antwren, Pavonine Quetzal and Crested Eagle possible, before we head back to the lodge and back to Iquitos. In the afternoon we return to Iquitos. At dusk we shall do a short boat trip from Iquitos port in Nanay delta with Black-crested Antshrike and Band-tailed Nightjar. Night in Iquitos.
Additional morning in Allpahuayo-Mishana reserve then transfer to Cumaceba Lodge close to Iquitos. We'll hace a chance to look for river Island speclals that we may not have gotten at Explornapo. The area is good also for Festive Parrot.
Special bird for Cumaceba Lodge is Black-tailed Antbird. We bird until midday when we return to Iquitos. In the afternoon we'll look for some Iquitos stake-outs such as Amazonian Parrotlet and Bay Hornero.