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Birding Tour Peru: Central Peru 2018

This tour is designed to search for endemics and localized birds of the Central Peruvian Andes. Exploring the highlands of Lima and Andean heights of up to 5000 feet as well as dry riverbeds, cloudforests, and the tropical foothills of Tingo Maria National Park, we will enjoy 2½ weeks in a fascinating, diverse, and boundlessly species-rich region of beautiful Peru.

An extension to this tour to find the Junin Grebe is possible by request.

Duration: 18 days

Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8

Date Start: September 27, 2018

Date End: October 14, 2018

Tour Start: Lima

Tour End: Lima

Tour Information

This tour is designed to search for endemics and localized birds of the Central Peruvian Andes.

We will visit high elevations during this tour, including 15.000 feet (4 600 meters) above sea level.

A few moderately difficult hikes in steep cloudforest terrain at 9 100 feet are involved in the tour, but a lot of birding is next to the roads.

No domestic flights are required, but there are two days with long drives.

Camping includes two nights at Apaya, and two nights at Bosque Unchog at 11 800 feet (3600 meters) with facilities.

The camping equipment includes: Private tent (single supplement and twin), personal mattress, sleeping bag, and pillow.

The accommodations vary from comfortable good hotels in Lima, Concepción, Huánuco, and Tingo María to basic with en suite bathrooms at Santa Eulalia and Villa Rica. Shared bathroom in the Apaya camp ground..

Possible endemic birds:

Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes, Coastal Miner, Thick-billed Miner, Raimondi Yellow Finch, Great Inca Finch, Black-necked Woodpecker, Rusty-bellied Brush Finch, Bronze-tailed Comet, Rufous-breasted Warbling Finch, Canyon Canastero (near endemic), Junin Canastero, White-bellied Cinclodes, Black-breasted Hillstar, Dark-winged Miner, “Milpo Tapaculo”, Eye-ringed Thistletail, Fire-throated Metaltail, Chestnut Antpitta, Creamy-bellied Antwren, Cloudforest Screech Owl (near endemic), Peruvian Wren, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Masked Fruiteater, Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, Brown-flanked Tanager, Bay Antpitta, Chestnut Antpitta, Tschudi’s Tapaculo, Coppery Metaltail, Golden-backed Mountain Tanager, Pardusco, Rufous-browed Hemispingus, Bay-vented Cotinga, Striated Earthcreeper, Baron’s Spinetail, Neblina Tapaculo, and Huallaga (Black-bellied) Tanager.

Extension for the Junin Grebe by request only

Price: US$6109 per person sharing, assuming 4-8 participants, US$9256 per person sharing for a private tour with just 2 participants

Single Supplement: US$439

Price includes:
All accommodation (hotel and lodges). We use the best accommodations available.
Private transport
Private tour leader
All meals (except where indicated)
Camping equipment
Bottled water
Admission fees
Price excludes:
Dinner on the first night in Lima

International airfares
Personal expenses such as internet access, phone calls, personal laundry, etc.

Beverages and alcoholic drinks
Any activity which is not described above (city tours, museums fees, extra activities, extra drives not described in the itinerary, etc.)
Any birding activity or tour if you arrive in the morning of the first day

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Peru was extraordinary!!!!!! My “to do” list includes a message to Eduardo with some images that we captured and a tally of the last day’s birds seen with Dennis near Lima, so he can prepare a complete trip report. Wil and I completed our tally while he was still here visiting after our trip and it came in at a staggering 430+ species seen, and a trip total of 460 species either seen or heard by the Taylor brothers. Your guys delivered BIG TIME on this trip, with three stellar guides and nearly flawless logistics, including two excellent drivers as well. Can’t thank you enough, Chris. Eduardo, as you no doubt already know, was top notch. It was tough saying good bye to him and Raul when they dropped us at the Cusco airport. We could not have had a better guide/driver combo for the core of the trip. Wil and I have never hesitated to recommend you and BE to our acquaintances, and we now know that our unconditional recommendation can be extended to your Peruvian office as well. Thanks a million for your help in getting the Peru trip arranged. We’ll be in touch. I attach a photo of satisfied customers with their weary guide near the lower end of the Manu Road, with the Rio Union in the background. For my part, the tour with you was the best overall of all the tours we’ve taken; most memorable, rewarding, and enjoyable.

John Taylor, Indiana, Pennsylvania

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