Peru is certainly one of the richest countries in the world for birds with 1,800 species, being more than 85% longtime residents!! second only to Brazil in number of endemic and second only to the “islands” of Indonesia in the number of species with restricted geographical ranges. Peru is a country with amazing contrasts: From the world’s richest oceanic currents, over the world’s highest tropical mountain chain to the basin of the world’s largest river.
Discover it with Habitats Peru Travel, we offer all inclusive tours for beginners to target birders, our tours cover all of the major birding habitats. Bird with us at terrific rainforest lodges, visiting spectacular incan sites. Our trips are led by professional bird-tour leaders that carry the essential equipment, including scopes and sound-library. Our aim is to provide you a trouble free logistics while you enjoy the country.
There is no country like Peru for birdwatching, our country has it all!!!
Here you will find some programs we specifically designed for birders. They are based on successful trips that have already delighted bird-watchers that have traveled with us.
This is a perfect short trip for those of you with spare time, willing to increased your life list or simply enjoy birding in the most dramatic andean habitats.The area offers a number of endemics as well as various andean specialties.
The famous Malaga Pass offers the unique opportunity to bird one of the rarest and threatened ecosystems on earth, the Polylepis Woodlands. As we start our early drive along the Cusco-La Convencion road and as the pass is reach a short walk is requiered to get to the patch of Polylepis, a 4-5 hours easy hike down to valley floor is necessary to explore this unique andean habitat and its highly habitat-specialized birds, unfortunately this endemic andean habitat is quickly disappearing because of selective cutting for fire-wood. The birds we expect to find include Ash- breasted Tit-Tyrant (endemic), Royal Cinclodes (endemic), White-browed Tit-Spinetail (endemic), Tawny Tit-Spinetail, Striped- headed Antpitta, Giant Conebill, Cordilleran Canastero, Black Siskin, Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant, Lined-fronted Canastero, Tit-like Dacnis, Blue-mantled Thornbill, Thick-billed Siskin, Andean Condor and others.
This brand new tour focuses in the wonderful avian diversity of the high mountains of the Urubamba range in the andes with its highest point the Malaga Pass (14,200 ft) and the very little known Lucumayu Valley.
The high elevation plains, boggy áreas, grasslands, elfin forest, upper montane and tropical cloud forest provide the myriads of hábitats that holds various specialties and endemics . Hummingbirds, flycatchers, canasteros, fruiteaters, colorful tanagers and more can be spotted along this route . Polylepis woodlands with their red peeling bark are certainly unique to the Andes and holds highly specialized avifauna. Various days are spend exploring these unique hábitats in search of these colorful creatures.
This trip starts and ends in the colorful and very happening little community of Ollantaytambo, nights will be spend at the grounds of the Pacha Conservancy Project on the Lucumayu Valley, the Project Works with environmmental education and reforestation.
This birding tour focuses on the least-known and most endemic-rich areas of South America; targets geographic specialties on the rich and diverse habitats of northern Peru, including tropical lowlands, foothills on the western cordillera through arid intermontane valleys and up over the eastern Andes. Enjoy the fanciest of all hummers, Marvelous Spatuletail, the Long-whiskered Owlet: the most enigmatic, and least known, of South America’s birds, dozens of hummingbirds and more. This tour focuses on the Alto Mayo Protected Forest and the newly created private Reserve at Abra Patricia and Alto Nieva. This fantastic tour starts and ends in Tarapoto. Up to 250 species of birds are possible during this trip!!!
Manu National Park comprises 19,000 KM2 of the best preserve forest in the southeast of Peru since 1977; is also one of the most important conservation units in the world!! The beauty of this trip is the big variety of habitats the traveler experience from upper montane forest laden with delicate orchids and bromeliads to pristine Amazon rainforest. Manu has a list of almost 1000 species of birds, 13 monkey species, the last refuge of the endangered Giant River Otter, the second largest macaw clay lick and endless areas for forest walks and canopy platforms making this area a naturalist dream. Enjoy it while you bird with a Birding Pal, eating delicious food and staying at terrific lodges. Our Trip starts in Cusco and ends in Puerto Maldonado.
UP TO 300 SPECIES OF BIRDS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TRIP!!!
This trip specially designed for beginners is all inclusive, covering all major birding habitats as well as birding at terrific rainforest lodge and at the most spectacular Incan site.
Enjoy Peru finest birding area in our 11 day program, which combines the remarkable birdlife of the high andes, cloud forest and lowlands of this pristine natural area.
This itinerary has the best of all, in one of the greatest birding areas of the southern hemisphere, where encounters with beautiful mountain tanagers, quetzals, trogons and more are not a surprise.
This two week trip targets the numerous endemics of northern Peru, including the magnificent Marvelous Spatuletail, birding at dry pacific forest outside Chiclayo, the Marañon Valley, the cloud forest around Abra Patricia, ending in the lowlands of Tarapoto. This trip has an incredible combination of premier birding as well as culture, enjoy it while we explore the northern kingdoms of Peru inhabited by the Moche, the Chimu and Chachapoyas people.
Bird the birdiest region in Peru, the puna, elfin forest, cloud forest, foot hills and amazon lowlands of the most pristine National Park “Manu” located on the eastern slopes of the andes of Peru, an extensive area over 19,000 KM2, declared as a national park in 1977.