15-Day Southern Peru

Birding Ecotours – 15-Day Southern Peru


Coastal Birds, Machupicchu, Mountains of Manu and Amazon Rainforest

Price on Request


Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Peru.

Overnight: Lima

Day 2: Lima Coast

Birding along the coast of Lima looking for birds like Inca Tern, Humboldt Penguin, Great Grebe, Peruvian Booby, Red-legged Cormorant, Guanay Cormorant, Blackish Oystercatcher, Peruvian Thick-Knee, Burrowing Owl, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant, Peruvian Meadowlark, Puna Ibis, Vermillion Flycatcher, and Rufous-collared Sparrow.

Overnight: Lima

Day 3: St. Eulalia Valley

Birding along the St. Eulalia Valley in the mountains of Lima looking for birds like:

Great Inca-Finch, Black-necked Woodpecker, Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Canyon Canastero, Thick-billed Miner, Greenish Yellow-Finch, Blue-and-yellow Tanager, Golden-bellied Grosbeak, Mourning Sierra-Finch, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Bronze-tailed Comet, Peruvian Sheartail, Giant Hummingbird, and Purple-collared Woodstar.

Overnight: Lima

Day 4: Huacarpay Lake and Ollantaytambo

Fly to Cusco.

Explore Huacarpay Lake and Ollantaytambo looking for birds like: Bearded Mountaineer, Green-tailed Trainbearer, Rusty-fronted Canastero, Spot-winged Pigeon, Puna Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Speckled Teal, Plumbeous Rail, Yellow-winged Blackbird, Andean Flicker, Cinereous Harrier, Golden-billed Saltator, White-tufted Sunbeam, Great Sapphirewing, Creamy-bellied Spinetail, Peruvian Sierra-Finch, and Andean Lapwing.

Overnight: Ollantaytambo

Day 5: Aguas Calientes & Aguas Calientes

Transfer to the Aguas Calientes village and visit the ruins of Aguas Calientes looking for birds like: Inca Wren, Masked Fruiteater, Green-and-white Hummingbird, Blue-necked Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Golden-naped Tanager, Beryl-spangled Tanager, White-eared Solitaire, Speckled-faced Parrot, Torrent Duck, White-capped Dipper, Dusky-capped Oropendola, Highland Motmot, Rust-and-yellow Tanager, and Variable Antshrike

Overnight: Aguas Calientes

Day 6: Aguas Calientes

Another morning around Aguas Calientes looking for Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch, Streaked Xenops, Ocellated Piculet, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Slaty Tanager, Azara’s Spinetail, Yellow-bellied Seedeater, Russet-crowned Warbler, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Gould’s Inca, White-bellied Hummingbird, and Capped Conebill

Overnight: Cusco

Day 7: Manu Road

Transfer to Manu Road looking for species like Andean Tinamou, Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Slender-billed Miner, Andean Flicker, D’ Orbigny Chat-Tyrant, Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant, Violet-throated Starfrontlet, Yungas Pygmy-Owl, Moustached Flowerpiercer, Grass-green Tanager, Golden-collared Tanager, Chestnut-bellied Tanager, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Mountain Cacique, Red-crested Cacique and Rufescent Screech-Owl.

Overnight: Cock of the Rock Lodge

Day 8: Cock of the Rock Lodge

Birding around Cock of the Rock Lodge looking for birds like: Golden Tanager, Bay-headed Tanager, Spotted Tanager, Golden-eared Tanager, Blue-and-black Tanager, Versicolored Barbet, Barred Fruiteater, Yungas Manakin, Fiery-capped Manakin, Violet-fronted Brilliant, Many-spotted Hummingbird, Speckled Hummingbird, Fork-tailed Woodnymph, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Stripe-chested Antwren, Andean Cock-of-the Rock, Golden-headed Quetzal, Black-eared Hemispingus, Blue-banded Toucanet, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, and White-capped Dipper

Overnight: Cock of the Rock Lodge

Day 9: Cock of the Rock Lodge

Another day birding around Cock of the Rock Lodge for birds like: Montane Foliage-Gleaner, Solitary Eagle, Black-and-chestnut Eagle, Ash-browed Spinetail, White-collared Jay, Chestnut-collared Swallow, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Golden-bellied Grosbeak, Black-faced Dacnis, Blue Dacnis, Plumbeous Pigeon, Lyre-tailed Nightjar, Red-and-white Antpitta, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Masked Trogon, Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant and Black-billed Treehunter

Overnight: Cock of the Rock Lodge

Day 10: Cusco

Transfer to Cusco. We will drive back along the Manu Road looking for species we could miss on the previous day like Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Montane Woodcreeper, Marcapata Spinetail, White-browed Conebill, Masked Flowerpiercer, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, and Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan.

Overnight: Cusco

Day 11: Puerto Maldonado & Explorers-Inn lodge

Fly to the Amazon town of Puerto Maldonado. Transfer by boat to the Explorers-Inn lodge looking for Scarlet Macaw, Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Red-and-green Macaw, Blue-headed Parrot, White-eyed Parakeet, Orange-cheeked Parrot, Cobalt-winged Parakeet, Lineated Woodpecker, Little Woodpecker, Rufous-headed Woodpecker, Striolated Puffbird, Chestnut-capped Puffbird, Swallow-wing, Black-fronted Nunbird, White-fronted Nunbird and Gold-and-green Tanager, Blue-crowned Trogon, Black-tailed Trogon, Green-backed Trogon, Bluish-fronted Jacamar and Yellow-rumped Cacique

Overnight: Explorers-Inn lodge

Day 12-13: Explorers-Inn lodge

Full days around Explorers-Inn looking for birds like: Band-tailed Manakin, Round-tailed Manakin, Curl-crested Aracari, White-throated Toucan, Chestnut-eared Aracari, Scaly-breasted Nightingale Wren, Musician Wren, Black-capped Donacobius, Hoatzin, Pale-vented Pigeon, King Vulture, White-browed Antbird, Goeldis Antbird, Chestnut-tailed Antbird, Black-faced Antthrush, White-flanked Antwren, Undulated Tinamou, Golden-collared Toucanet, Sungrebe, Wattled Jacana,
Dusky-tailed Flatbill, Great Antshrike, Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Amazonian Barred Woodcreeper, Red-billed Scythebill and Gilded Barbet

Overnight: Explorers-Inn lodge

Day 14: Lima

Transfer to Puerto Maldonado and fly to Lima

Overnight: Lima

Day 15: Departure

Connect International Flight


Price on Request

Price includes: Good quality accommodation. Guiding, meals, Bottled Water & transport.

Price does not include: International air transport & embarkation fee, telephone, laundry, any payable drink and porters for luggage, tips and any other personal interest, which is not specified in the itinerary, permits for video or taking pictures.

NB All Anytime Tour itineraries are essentially drafts – the final itinerary will be arrived at during discussions with the clients and tailored to the client’s individual needs and is, of course, subject to the availability of accommodation etc. and any changes in local conditions. Our aim is to arrive at an itinerary which gives you the maximum chance to see the birds [& etc.] you want to see.


October 2013

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