About Us

Welcome to Amazon Birds – tour operator 100% Local

Amazon Birds is a birdwatching tour company providing top bird guides, customized itineraries and logistics for your visit to the Pacific coast, Andes and the Amazon in Peru. We are involved directly in bird conservation and research projects. We make the hard birds easy. In our game plan is to target the endemic, the rare, the difficult and the spectacular species. Of course along the way, we will see most of the other birds in the area and visiting all necessary bird habitats which can be found in Peru. Our leaders for these birding trips are experienced neotropical birders who have many years experience in this beautiful country. In addition we conduct bird conservation projects. Amazon Birds offers the most convenient and competitive prices for all our clients. We are a Peruvian Tour operator, we don’t subcontract, we are a local agent.

Amazon Birds is based in Cusco- Peru; a spectacular country with a bird list of 1817-one fifth of the world’s birds and has the highest concentration of bird species in the world. There are 73 species of Raptors, 124 species of marvelous Hummingbirds; 123 species of colorful Tanagers; 154 species of Antbirds; 35 species of Cotingas; 26 species of Manakins; 255 species of Flycatchers; 52 species of Macaws and Parrots, etc. Mixed species flocks may have over 30 commingled species. You will find more than 10 species of Macaws and parrots at the clay licks.

We design our tours, when at all possible, to stay at lodges which are run by conservation organizations such as: Amazon Wildlife Center & Hummingbird Lodge(the most effective bird conservation group in Peru) or hotels which have substantial tracks of preserving forest and demonstrate a clear environmental mission. In these lodges the proceeds go directly to conservation.

We are specialists in the neotropics which constitutes the largest and most pristine mass of forest on the planet
Peru is extraordinary bird diversity country, over 1817 bird species which is due to the juxtaposition of:

  • Extremely varied topography.
  • Wide spectrum of climates.
  • Diverse habitats of birds.
  • Many endemic bird areas.

Here in Peru Birds the Andes rise majestically between the coastal plain and the legendary Amazon basin creating more than 84 major ecosystems for the endemic bird areas.

Amazon Birds is committed to do real conservation through bird-ecotourism and working hard to limit the environmental impact, returning all the waste to the city, working with local people to help build consciousness about the importance of the rainforest and promoting rainforest conservation.

Amazon Birds protects and convey to others about the birds and their environment.

Our Vision amazon birds:

Amazon Birds is working to bring economic, social and environmental harmony to Peru in Amazon rainforest. Our core belief is that mankind and nature can support each other through balance, respect and innovation. We achieve this is through protecting the incredible bird diversity of the amazon rainforest and working with local people to generate truly sustainable development that creates decent livelihoods in harmony with the natural environment.

Our Mission amazon birds:

Amazon Birds was founded in order to promote responsible bird-ecotourism. Beyond our commitment to provide you with the best bird trip for a great price, our mission is to foster bird conservation and to further Hummingbird project at Amazon Wildlife Center, Manu National Park, Sandoval Lake Reserve, Tambopata Reserve, Machu Picchu, Iquitos, etc. 10 percent of our profits will be used directly for the conservation of the Amazon rainforest and will support further research on Amazonian birds and conservation of their habitats.

By choosing Amazon Birds you will help protect bird species and their habitats in Peru.

Browse our site for descriptions of our standard tours which offer comfortable opportunities to see hundreds of bird species. Choosing a tour off the beaten path such as Manu park, will obviously appeal to your sense of adventure, discovery and increase your chances of encountering lesser-known species!

Amazon Birds employs Peruvians, and all operating expenses support the local economy. We’re proud of Peru, its people, and its birds!

Amazon Birds is eager to tackle your specific birding interests and committed to providing you with the best, cost-effective itinerary for your birding pleasure backed by the knowledge and experience we have gained in Peru.

Birding Information:

Travels in the Peruvian Amazon to observe birds Amazonian adventure, hiking, observations, as coexistence with native communities of the reserve area Sandoval Lake, Tambopata tours, Manu National Park, Machu Picchu your birds, etc.

Enjoy your holiday in Peru exploring our wonderful and amazing destinations to perceive, see, walk, learn and experience the magic of their own dreams in our Peruvian Amazon, also called the Spanish city of gold or Paitití Païtiti Great: A legendary Inca preincaica kingdoms and city where speakers might have been this city in the Andes, hidden somewhere in the jungle of southeastern Peru and northern Bolivia and southwestern Brazil, near the city of pure gold.

Amazon Birds – tour operator:

Amazon Birds – Peru: we are a travel agency that offers services to all domestic and foreign people who would love to do Birdwatching in the entire region of Peru and South America. Our travel itineraries are designed for birders, photographers, travelers and all visitors who wish to see our natural wonders of the Amazon.

Manu National Park:

Manu National Park is one of the best nature destinations for the passionate traveler, for photographs of the flora and fauna, for explorers adventure, or just Amazon Birds offers a unique and exciting; walk through the Amazon jungle, student programs, field trips and birding expeditions of living nature, full of cultural Peru along the southern rainforest experiences.

Machu Picchu Birds:

Machu Picchu Subtropical Forest Birds – Most of the lower slopes tours to Machu Picchu, from the ruins themselves 8,500 feet to the slopes at 6400 meters, are covered with vegetation and undergrowth bamboo-faces steep cliffs studded with a surprising variety of terrestrial bromeliads. This is partly due to the very steep slopes of the mountains and slopes themselves, which are rocky and support a thin layer of soil. But along the tracks of our hotel downstream to about 6000 meters from the vegetation becomes more lush and large trees, such as Erythrina extension, align the Urubamba. Here the humid subtropics fingers come up in the region of Machu Picchu Birds and sustain a rich avifauna in this species to the slope. The walls of the cliffs on either side of the Urubamba land are so steep that the subtropical forest is limited to the path of the river has cut through the mountains.

The train tracks follow the river where there is no path goes, and our birding takes place along these tracks in the forest that is full of tanager flocks, parakeets, orioles, suckers, hummingbirds, flycatchers, thrushes , and lonely, and even occasional White-rumped Hawks and Eagles black and brown. After you have spent some time in the field here, we think you’ll agree that this area is underestimated as a place for birdwatching in Machu Picchu.

Sandoval Lake Lodge:

We are known as a tourism agency in the Peruvian Amazon and offer more information on booking a trip to the rainforest at Sandoval Lake Reserve and the Tambopata Reserve adventura full.

Amazon Travels:

Provides all the tourist information of Peru as a tourist map with visits to galleries and reserves National parks of Peru s Heritage. We also offer rental packages for short or long term and large promotional trips for school or college student or national and international institutes, hotel reservations however, the price of services at your convenience. Availability has a journey to experience the magic of Peru in the Amazon with daily departures to Manu.

Being part of travel in Peru is a great way to meet like minded people and make friends for life! Our main objective is to give an original experience that includes interaction with native communities in the Peruvian rainforest, with an itinerary tailor this comfortable and satisfied with the trip.

You can visit our website to choose your adventure travel, hiking, ziplining, etc. to meet all the time you want to be in the Peruvian jungle. Visit the following web sites:

Group size for Birds:

The maximum size of the Group are eight or nine tour participants with one leader while walking on the trails but most of our tour have fewer participants; When there are more participants a second leader will be provided . We limit group size on tours that spent significant time in enclosed forest habitats, where silence is vital to seeing secretive species.

Guaranteed Departures:

Amazon Birds offers guaranteed departures. Even if you are the only one booked, the trip proceeds exactly as planned, just you and your own personal guide. Even when we do have a minimum required number of people. To date we have never disappointed anyone by canceling their reservation.

A level of expertise is not needed to join our trips, but enthusiasm is.

You will never feel intimidated by our guides or other clients. They all understand that the trip is about seeing birds and having a great time, not by showing how great we are to others.

Most of our trips are in the Neotropics:

Amazon Peru is filled with incredible birding destinations, so we have decided to concentrate on those areas that can be tricky for most people to visit alone. The Neotropic support 80% of the world’s bird species, and the diversity and numbers of birds can at times be overwhelming. Birding can be tough with many similar species in the same flock, and with others so secretive that they can only be located by voice. We have built up a storehouse of knowledge on where to find some of the Peru’s rarest birds, and our tours offer the finest birding in Peru. You will finish your trip not only with plenty of birds, but also with a real understanding for the areas you have visited. We also do many trips to other areas outside the Neotropic, but all these sites are ones where we think that we can really add value to your birding experience.

We always remember that it is your holiday, not ours.

Although birding is always first and foremost on our trips, it is fairly usual for our trips in Southern Peru to see over 18 mammal species. Our leaders will explain you about the behavior, ecology and life history. If you have any other particular interest, be sure to let us know so you get the most out of your tour. Furthermore, Our clients come from a variety of nationalities, professions and backgrounds, brought together by the same passion for birds. We visit many places where we may be the only foreign visitors. Some days will require early rises to be in the field, ready for action. When there are optional excursions that require a difficult hike, we will inform you well ahead of time.

We live where the birds are:

Our guides spend more time in the field than they do at home. In fact, for some of them, the field is home. Not only do they know the birds and the areas we visit as well as anyone else in Peru, they also understand that it is your holiday, not theirs.

We are the company that actively supports bird conservation:

We do not just give lip-service to protecting the threatened birds our livelihoods depend on; we are active in all aspects of bird conservation. This not only involves generation of funds for purchase of endangered habitats, but also includes consulting for conservation organizations, training guides, and establishing the avitourism industry in Peru. One project that some of our staff members are near fanatical about is getting more people into casual birding. There are no short term payoffs to our guides for this, but we believe to our very core that getting more people into birding is the ultimate way to get more people to preserve these creatures.

We offer the best value birding tours in peru:

We have managed to strike a balance by providing Top-class tours without charging outrageous prices. While this is not the means by which we differentiate ourselves from the other operators, it is a pleasant side-effect of being the most efficient operator in our target destinations. A quick comparison with other companies will show that while we still stay at the best lodges and have top guides, we retain our more competitive prices.

Much of the time Amazon Birds guides are off guiding free trips, short walks for beginners, giving free workshops on bird identification or presenting talks about working in Peru. We spend our spare time creating catalyst events where we try to introduce as many people as possible to this lifestyle we call birding.

What to Bring for trips:

In order to avoid disturbing birds and to maximize your experience, please avoid wearing bright-colored clothes.

We advise you to bring for trips:

Aside from Binoculars and photo-equipment (the important birdwatchers stuff) we advise:

  • A spotting scope, if you have one
  • Flashlight for night birding
  • Light day pack
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • T-shirts and a long-sleeved shirt
  • Jeans or other cotton pants are comfortable, as well as quick-drying nylon ones
  • Cotton socks
  • Sweater,jacket or fleece for night birding
  • Light jacket, water resistant, or poncho
  • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes
  • Sandals for after hours
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Plastic bags for camera, clothes, etc
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo,towel,etc)

Amazon Birds look forward to welcoming and guiding you soon!

Last minute bookings will be accepted but you must be aware that there is the possibility that we will not get space at the hotel or tour that you need

We are located in Cusco a few steps from the main square of Cusco, Peru.