Peru is one of the top South American locations to experience both the snow-capped Andes and the tropical Amazon Jungle. It is a country of striking contrast and breathtaking beauty. The most well-known tourist destination on the globe, Machu Picchu, is also a part of our extensive lineup of Peru birding tours, and there, we'll marvel at one of the best New World developments.
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Discover the Lima and Ancash Extension
The Lima & Ancash Extension begins our Southern Peru bird-watching series with a trip to the Cordillera Blanca, an actual Andean Switzerland.
Nevado Huascarán, Peru's tallest mountain at 6,768 meters, is among the neighboring summits (22,200 ft). In addition to the breathtaking environment, several limited species, such as the light-skinned Cotinga, the Ancash Tapaculo, the Giant Conebill, the Stripe-headed Antpitta, and a variety of rare coastal species, can be found here.
Prior to leaving on one of the world's top pelagic adventures, we bird the coastal deserts in search of a variety of indigenous species to complement our spectacular extension.
When traveling from Lima to Cusco on the Classic Andes as well as the Manu Road tour, we would stop in the picturesque Apurimac River basin, the origin of the enormous Amazon, the largest freshwater system on the planet. in quest of two highly uncommon and rarely observed species: the Apurimac Spinetail as well as Apurimac Brush-Finch.
Many Road and Wonderful Bird Watching
As we make our way back to Cusco, we ascend the renowned Manu Road prior to actually moving down the eastern Andean slopes and birding though the temperate climates and montane tropical rainforest, providing opportunities to see a staggering array of exceptional and endemic birds, such as Cerulean-capped and Yungas Manakins, Rufous-capped Thornbill, Capped as well as Wonderful Quetzals, Blue-banded Toucanet, as well as Peruvian Piedtail.
We go to a lek site where up to 20 males occasionally gather to observe the bizarre mating ritual of these magnificent birds. Night birding in this area may provide the rare Napo and Rufescent Screech Owls, the Rufous-banded Owl, the Dwellers Nightjar, and perhaps even the Andean Potoo with perseverance.
Machu Picchu Extension: Birds of Northern Peru
We conclude this in-depth analysis of Southern Peru with our Machu Picchu Extension, a 4-day archaeological and birding excursion of the Sacred Valley as well as other Incan legacies that include Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Pisac, Moray, Lago Huaypo, and possibly the most well-known tourist destination in the entire world, Machu Picchu.
Here, we will awe at one of the finest New World architectural accomplishments.
The profusion of highly desirable indigenous avifauna in northern Peru, along with the region's breathtaking scenery and vibrant native customs, make it an especially popular birding site.
Tarapoto and Abra Patricia Forests
We look for the challenging Dotted Tanager, the uncommon Koepke's Hermit, and the indigenous Huallaga Tanager from our home in Tarapoto. We gradually travel north, passing through Moyobamba and the highly specialized and endangered Ash-throated Antwren, as well as spending time in the stunning but sparsely populated Abra Patricia forest.
Before moving on to search for an additional group of endemics, we stop for a while at the lovely pre-Incan citadel of Kuelap, which is probably as magnificent as the well-known Machu Picchu.
In this article, you got to know about the beautiful places in Peru and where to find the unique and beautiful birds to watch. So, why are you waiting any further to book your Peru Bird Watching Tours? Contact Birds of Peru Tours and register your date today. And the birding tour with the experts.