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Scarlet-banded Barbet Extension - 4 Days

Scarlet-banded Barbet Extension
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This 4-day extension to the Marvellous Spatuletail trip shows some of the rarest birds in Peru. These include the Scarlet-banded Barbet, newly described Cordillera Azul Antbird and as yet undescribed species of woodcreeper.

Day 1
Day 1: Travel to Bellavista

We shall travel to Bellavista after with stop at the dry scrub of Quebrada Upaquihua to check for birds as Huallaga Slaty Antshrike, Ashy-headed Greenlet, Planalto Hermit, Rufous Casiornis, Mishana Tyrannulet, Comb Duck, Stripe-chested Antwren and others. Night in Bellavista Hotel Monteverde.

Day 2
Day 2: Scarlet Banded Barbet camp

It takes about four hours by 4WD to get to the village which will serve as our base camp. On the way we shall look for Napo Sabrewing which has been seen along the road.

While Scarlet-banded Barbet and Cordillera Azul Antbird are our main target many other birds which have been recorded will also be searched for as well. These include Chestnut-tipped Toucanet, Scaled, Fiery-throated and Scarlet-breasted Fruiteaters, the foothill form of Long-tailed Woodcreeper which is soon to be described as a new species.

Grey-tailed Piha, Rose-fronted Parakeet, Foothill and Slaty Antwren, Rufous-breasted Antthrush. Scaled Antpitta, Foothill Schiffornis, Short-tailed Antthrush, Ash-browed and Chestnut-throated Spinetails, Yellow-throated Spadebill, Yellow-cheeked Becard, Andean Lanisoma, Roraiman Flycatcher and Jet, Yungas and Blue-rumped Manakin.

Grey-mantled Wren, and many tanagers such as Blue-browed, Golden-eared and Straw-backed Tanagers. The local form of White-crowned Tapaculo also needs some attention as this complex surely includes more than one species based on the difference in the songs. At night we can search for Vermiculated Screech-Owl and Band-bellied Owl.

Day 3
Day 3:Scarlet Banded Barbet camp

As above

Day 4
Day 4: Drive back to Tarapoto

Additional birding in the morning, until early afternoon if necessary. On the way down we’ll make stops to look for birds we may have missed. We drive to Tarapoto, where we may take a late evening flight back to Lima or stay overnight to continue to explore more of northern Peru.

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  1. Fantastic tour
    Dan Kaplan09 Jul 2018
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    Had a fantastic trip with Kolibri in Sept 2017 - started with the fixed Manu Rd departure and Gunnar enabled me to customize around flights before and after to bird nearly every waking moment, all at very reasonable cost. Guides and drivers could not have been better. I'd bird with Kolibri again anytime.
  2. Central Peru trip
    Trevor Hardaker13 Jun 2013
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    I had a great experience with Kolibri who managed to find all the targets I was looking for on a short trip in central Peru.

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