Mayo and Huallaga Valleys Birding Tour in Northeast Peru
An intense 12-day Peru birdwatching tour throughout the Northeastern part of the country.
The eastern slopes of the Andes in Peru are one of the most diverse places in the neo-tropics for birding tours in northern Peru. The most important places being the Huallaga valley near the city of Tarapoto and the Mayo valley, near the city of Moyobamba.
Our Peru birdwatching tour starts with a visit to the humid forest of the Cordillera Escalera Reserve. This is the perfect place to look for birds like Dotted Tanager, Plumbeous Euphonia, Koepcke’s Hermit, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, or the rare Blackish Pewee. We then go to the dry forest of the Upaquihua valley, the most reliable place in Peru for Planalto Hermit and Ashy-headed Greenlet.
The cloud forests of the Alto Mayo, between the city of Moyobamba and the forests of Abra Patricia are rich in bird diversity and endemic species. Indeed, these forests are the only places in the world to find “bird delicatessen” like Rusty-tinged Antpitta, Ochre-fronted Antpitta, Long-whiskered Owlet, Lulu’s (Johnson’s) Tody-Flycatcher, or Yellow-scarfed Tanager. As a bonus, we devote one day to the Rio Marañon area, looking after the famous Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird. The forests of the Alto Mayo are not only about endemic birds but also home to more than 40 species of hummingbirds that can be seen at well-set feeding stations. The forest is full of mixed-species flocks with Tanagers, Barbets, Flycatchers, Woodcreepers, and much more. Our Peru birdwatching tour can be the trip of a lifetime for hummingbird lovers.
As a bonus, at the beginning of the tour we include a day for birding around Lima, we don’t want you to miss sights of Humboldt Penguins, Peruvian Thick-knee or Inca Terns!
If you are thinking about your next birding adventure, Our Peru birdwatching tour might be your best option.
Top 5 reasons to take this tour:
- 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 !!
If you have a little more time to spend on your holiday, maybe you'd consider a longer a trip like this one Andean Endemic Birding Tour in Peru
Alternative Tour Name: North Peru, the Mayo and Huallaga Valleys