Birding Photography Tour in Northeast Peru
This 12-day Peru Photo Tour is a leisurely-paced trip available as a set-departure (or available request) where you can expect to photograph around 100 species of bird, including ten endemics and other wildlife species. During this photography tour of Peru we will focus on the unique Peruvian bird species throughout the eastern slopes of the Andes of Peru, which is one of the most diverse places in the neo-tropics for birdwatching; of course, bringing excellent possibilities for bird photography.
In recent years, several private reserves in north Peru, especially in the Alto Mayo and Huallaga valleys have developed good bird hummingbird and tanager feeders.
Our Peru Photo Tour starts in Tarapoto, first we visit the Cordillera Escalera reserve. Here we hope to be able to photograph birds like Paradise Tanager, Ivory-billed Aracari, Dotted Tanager, Bay-headed Tanager, and more.
Then, we move to the Alto Mayo valley, where we stay near the city of Moyobamba. First, we visit the Waqanki hummingbird feeders with chances to photograph specialties like Rufous-crested Coquette (and some other 20 species of Hummingbirds!). The Tahuishco tower is also good for bird photography, with colourful birds like Spot-breasted woodpecker, Lettered Aracari, Great Antshrike, and more.
After a few days in Moyobamba, this Peruvian photography tour heads to the renowned Abra Patricia Owlet Lodge. We will be welcome by a myriad of hummingbirds attending the feeders. The trails and gardens around the lodge are also great for tanagers, flycatchers, antbirds and more. Furthermore, we will the opportunity to photograph some owls like Cinnamon Screech-Owl, Long-whiskered Owlet, and White-throated Screech-Owl.
We will also visit the Fundo Alto Nieva Private Reserve for opportunities to photograph the Royal Sunangel hummingbird, along with other species of hummers, tanagers, and other wildlife coming to the feeders. We will take short walks to photograph specialties like Johnson’s Tody-Flycatcher or Cinnamon-breasted Tody-Tyrant.
This photography tour in Peru ends in Huembo, photographing the beautiful Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird.
North Peru is an excellent destination for wildlife photographers. The ideal spot for your next bird photography tour.
Birding Peru Photo Tour highlights include:
- High diversity of bird species.
- Well-set feeding stations for hummingbirds, tanagers, and tinamous, which is excellent for photography.
- 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.
- Great opportunities to photograph the Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird.
Please note: this tour is also available as a private tour on request. Please complete the enquiry form and let us know your preferred dates to travel.
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Alternative Tour Name: Northern Peru Bird Photography Tour