Abra Málaga
Huacarpay Lagoon
Lomas de Lachay
Machupicchu Area
Paracas and Ballestas Island
Villa Marshes



Day 1.- Arrival to Lima and flight to Chiclayo.
Reception at the Lima airport and transfer to accommodation in the Hotel. At night, we will return to the airport for our flight to Chiclayo where we will sleep in a hotel.

Day 2.- Chiclayo. Chaparri Reserve.
After breakfast (in the hotel) we will go to an excellent spot for birding, the Pomac Forest Sanctuary. This place protects a small community of carob forest where you can see the endemic Peruvian Plantcutter, Tumbes Swallow, Necklaced Spinetail, Rufous Flycatcher, Superciliared Wren, Coastal Miner, Tumbes Tyrant (endemic) and Tumbes Sparrow, among others. In the afternoon we will depart towards Chaparri, a reserve rich in equatorial dry forest, home to over 190 species of birds like the Scarlet-backed Woodpecker, the endemic Gray-breasted Flycatcher, Gray-and-Gold Warbler, Gray-and-White Tyrannulet, etc... Chaparri is located at about 60 km from Chiclayo. We will stay overnight at the Lodge Chaparri.

Day 3.- Chaparri Olmos Reserve.
Very early, around the lodge, we will observe several species of hummingbirds like the Purple-collared Woodstar, the endemic Tumbes Hummingbird, Amazilia Hummingbird, Long-billed Starthroat, Short-tailed Woodstar, Oasis Hummingbird, Peruvian Sheartail, and the tiny Little Woodstar.
We will then walk along the trails of the lodge, to observe the endemic Tumbes Tyrant (Pitajo de Tumbes), Tumbes Sparrow, Sulphur-throated Finch, Scarlet-backed Woodpecker, White-tailed Jay, Pale-legged Hornero, Baird's Flycatcher, Gray-breasted Flycatcher, etc... In the afternoon we will head for Olmos and will make some ornithological stops along the way. We will stay overnight at a guesthouse in Olmos.

Day 4.- Olmos.
Early departure to spend the whole day birding around the Quebrada Limón, where the main objective will certainly be the White-winged Guan, bird which was considered extinct until it was rediscovered recently. We can also find White-winged Brush-finch, White-headed Brush-finch (Atlapete, the endemic Elegant Crescentchest, Tumbes Hummingbird, Red-masked Parakeet, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Guayaquil Woodpecker, Streak-headed Woodcreeper, Baird's Flycatcher, One–coloured Becard, Plumbeous-backed Thrush, the endemics Cinereous Finch and Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner, among others. In the afternoon we will return to the hostal in Olmos for the night.

Day 5.- Olmos- Jaen.
After breakfast, we will head for Jaen. In shrub areas outside of town - for example, on the road to San Ignacio - we will find local specialties such as the Tataupa Tinamou, Rufous-necked Foliage-gleaner, Three-banded Warbler, Bay-crowned Brush-finch, Chapman’s Antshrike, etc.
Overnight in a guesthouse in Jaen.

Day 6.- Jaen- Pomacochas.
In the morning we exit going to Pomacochas, making different stops on route to try to observe the Gray-Breasted Crake, Maranon Crescentchest, Red-Crested Finch, Speckle-breasted Wren, Spot-throated Hummingbird and Crimson-breasted Finch, among others. About 30 km further is the village of Florida and about 7 km before arriving - at Km 319 - we can start looking for the spectacular Marvelous Spatuletail.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Florida.

Say 7.- Pomacochas.
We will dedicate the whole day to search for the Marvelous Spatuletail. We may also visit the Pomacochas lagoon which, being located at only 2200 meters altitude, has some unusual birds, typical of the high Andean lagoons, such as the Andean Gull, Andean Lapwing, White-cheeked Pintail, Pied-billed Grebe, Puna Snipe and Spotted Rail.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Florida.

Days 8 and 9.- Pomacochas- Abra Patricia.
Depart for the Abra Patricia. This is a multi-altitudinal floors area with plenty of clouds, frequent rain and cool temperatures. Discoveries were made here of several new species of birds. Abra Patricia has many trails where we can delve quietly for birding. These two days during which we will cross the region we will start the day early as there is much to see. In the pass (upper floor) we should look for bamboo groups where we will find the recently described Johnson’s Tody-Tyrant, Royal Sunangel, Ochre-fronted Antpitta, Bar-winged Wood-wren, White-Capped Tanager, Red-hooded Tanager, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Emerald Tucanet, and many more.
Food and accommodation at the Long-whiskered Owlet Lodge.

Day 10. - Abra Patricia- Moyobamba.
On the descent from Abra Patricia to Moyabamba we will make some stops to watch birds from different altitudes, like the endemic Black-bellied Tanager, Zimmer’s Antbird, Equatorial Graytail, Plain-backed Antpitta and Dusky Spinetail. The Moyobamba village environment presents a unique landscape without primary forests but the patches of secondary forest that are in country restaurants and hotels contain some interesting and rare species such as Pale-breasted Thrush, Burnished-buff Tanager, and the Point-tailed Palmcreeper.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Moyobamba.

Day 11.- Moyobamba - Tingana.
We will leave early for Tingana, flooded forest which constitutes a complex ecosystem dominated by waterhole palms (Mauritia flexuosa) and Renacos (Picus sp.),wetlands and floodplains that we will cross aboard a canoe. This complexity fosters the presence of a high diversity of birds including five species of kingfishers, eight of herons, Horned Screamer, Limpkin, Grey-necked Wood-rail, Hook-billed Kite and Silvered Antbird. We will explore on foot the non-flooded areas to see species such as Cream-coloured Woodpecker, el Common Potoo, etc...
Overnight stay at the hotel in Moyobamba.

Day 12.- Moyobamba - Morro La Calzada-Tarapoto.
In the morning we will head for El Morro de la Calzada, where we will have the chance to see some endemic birds such as the Mishana Tyrannulet, Lesser Elaenia, Stripe-necked Tody-tyrant, Hauxwell’s Thrush, Rufous-fronted Thornbird and Cinereous-breasted Spinetail. After lunch, on the road to Tarapoto, we will make several stops in which we are likely to see Scaled Fruiteater, American Swallow-tailed Kite, Painted Parakeet, Grey-breasted Sabrewing, White-necked Jacobin, Fork-tailed Woodnymph, Gould’s Jewelfront, White-tailed Trogon, Collared Trogon, Striolated Puffbird and Gilded Barbet, among others. At night we will take the flight back to Lima.

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