Amazon Birds: Peru is one of the most diverse countries on Earth for birds — and one of the most spectacular, as the images below will reveal. Here we present additional information about this destination and our various birding tour itineraries to help you navigate the options.
Amazon Birds has been taking birders to Peru since the 1982s, and the fathomless richness of Peru’s avifauna – and the sense of discovery that probing it instills – keeps our experienced guides returning year after year. Dan Lane co-authored the most popular field guide to this large and diverse country and spends much of each northern summer in Peru .Given that Peru is huge and geographically complex, with more than 1800 species spread across it, one can spend a lifetime birding there and still be seeing new species now and then! Amazon Birds has developed a diverse Peru birding tour program that includes many of the richest parts of the country.
Our tours can be viewed biogeographically, dividing into Amazonian destinations, north vs. south of the Amazon; and Andean destinations, north, central, and southeastern.
The Amazonian tours are generally immersions in rainforest birding, principally based at one or two lodges right in great habitat, usually reached by an internal flight from Lima and then by boat along the rivers. Most of our birding is by foot on established trails that are well maintained but can be muddy, uneven, slightly hilly, and occasionally littered with roots or fallen logs. The forest gives up its secrets slowly, and forest birding requires watching patiently and walking quietly—sometimes for hours—in a warm, humid climate. These tours are designed for birders who love forest birding and find sorting through mixed-species flocks, viewing a shy tinamou or wood-quail, or finding a troop of monkeys gorging on fruit overhead to be ample reward for their patience and well worth the heat and humidity. The specific rewards vary with each tour.
Amazon Field – Rainforest bird to Manu Road / Machu Picchu: Uncommon bird in the humid montane forest of the eastern slope of the Andes from 2,300 masl to 3,500 masl, and occasionally down to 1,500 masl, ornate toucan with bold red, black, and yellow bill, gray-blue underparts, bronzy-green upperparts, yellow rump and red undertail […]
Manu Amazon Birds Watch: This program is recommended for ornithologists and tourists interested in bird watching in the Andes, cloud forest, high Amazon rainforest, and low Amazon rainforest. The Amazon rainforest is by far one of the world’s most attractive destination for birders, from 3490 m.a.s.l. at the first check point of Manu National Park […]
Amazon Watch – Manu Biosphere: Amazon Birding – the ultimate in wildlife tours in Manu. Manu National Park has the highest biodiversity of any protected area in the world. The unparalleled beauty of this trip is in the landscape and variety of habitats ranging from orchid-draped cloud forest, where Spectacled Bears and Cock-of-the-Rocks still exist undisturbed, […]
Bird Trip – Manu Waching Peru: About 60% of Peruvian territory is Amazon rainforest. Manu Park and Amarakaery Reserve are located in the extreme western corner of Peru’s Madre de Dios Region. This excursion is oriented to people who want to have an adventure deep in the Amazonian forest, without lodges and restaurants. We will take […]
Birding in Cusco – QuinceMil – Tambopata Puerto Maldonado: Our Birding Trips provide to the budget birders with a fantastic opportunity for observing the highlights of this Peru country with incredible birds and wildlife of the jungle. On this Tour we will visit QuinceMil, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata area and Manu Biosphere Reserve, all of which […]
Tambopata Birds Macaw Clay Lick 3 days: As major seed predators, macaws and other parrots are engaged in an “evolutionary race” with plant species, which have developed a protection mechanism where their seeds contain chemical defences – toxins that are either distasteful or harmful to birds that eat them. Macaws engage in geophagy (eating soil) […]
Machu Picchu Birds Peru Abra Malaga 5 days: Machu Picchu hardly needs any introduction and, for birders, the Polylepis Forest at the Abra Malaga pass with many endemic species is almost as famous. There are four types of programs available and the number of days can be varied: A Program: Arrival from Manu road in the […]
Machu Picchu Birds Field – Huacarpay – Abra Malaga 5 days: Huacarpay birding on request half day, arriving or leaving from Cusco and birding Saqsaywaman near the main square of Cusco and Inca Archaeological Sites, Andean Culture, Relict Woodlands, Andean Birds and Machu Picchu adventure. This trip is designed for of birders. We know this […]
DRY WEST ANDEAN SLOPE – HIGH PUNA CENTRAL PERU. 5 days This is a short but richfull birding trip in the dry West Andean Slope and the barren but diverse high-elevation puna, this is home of lots of endemic birds, with small and restricted habitat for most of them, Santa Eulalia Valley is accesible in […]
Bird Trip Central Peru Huanuco and Junin 9 days – If there is anywhere an ornithologist would want to be born…..that place is Peru. The enormous amount of birds which exist on the coast, the desert, the plains, the highlands, the mountains, the forests, the lakes and even the parks in the cities are a dream come true.