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Why Birding Peru with Kolibri Expeditions?

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An ecotourism experience that fits your time constraints, budget, skills and fitness level. DON’T PAY MORE TO SEE LESS.

Don't pay more to see less. Apart from bird watching holidays in Peru we also organize bird photography and eco-tourism trips to Peru, South America and Worldwide.

Peru bird watching tours can be customized to fit all comfort levels. Our expert guides take into account your birding experience and help you reach a Higher Skill Level.

Fixed departures in our calendar have lower prices. For some tours such as the Manu Road or North Peru there is tiered pricing depending on level of comfort in lodging and the services you choose. This way you can choose a price that fits your budget.

Use the category menu or the calendar to find a trip that suits your needs in content and time frame. Check tour length to find a trip of preferred length of time. For those with very limited time we recommend look at our 5 day tours covering the major birding areas of Peru.

Recently we have started offering trips outside of Peru. Check our short Winter Japan tour for example.

Our clients choose us because:

  • Of our Environment, Conservation and Community commitments.
  • Of our Excellent in the field meal services, which allows more birding time than sit-down meals.
  • We provide free, completely safe treated drinking water and this way avoid plastic disposable bottles. Doing our part to combat plastic pollution in South America where there is lack of recycling and garbage treatment. Furthermore bottled water is a waste of natural resources and energy. Water is filtered and treated with micro pore systems.
  • We involve and train local guides.
  • We have pioneered new birding areas some that have become part of the regular birding circuit today.
  • We have the longest track record of organizing Pelagic Trips in Peru.
  • Our drivers and guides are legendary.
  • We provide birding for everyone; at every level.
  • We provide deluxe trips as well as budget trips. Even self-guided trips, if you want only some of the logistics taken care of. And we provide for every level of comfort and pace. Your requirements are our guideline. We can pair you up with others who are interested in the same type of trip.
  • We love Hard Core Birding - with Big Days, Specific Target species and attempts to reach 500-1000 species.
  • We love Relaxed Birding where nature, birding and culture often are combined.
  • We love Bird Photography trips, helping you to get the best shots.
  • Also other Fauna, rare plant and orchid trips.

  • MORE BIRDS!
    An ecotourism experience that fits your time constraints, budget, skills and fitness level. DON’T PAY MORE TO SEE LESS.

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 Upcoming Trips 2018
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 July 2018 
14 - 29 Satipo Road and Carpish (17 days)   Complete Central Peru. We are presenting this trip with a new 16 day program for this year. 
14 - 17 White-masked Antbird twitch at San Lorenzo (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Enigmatic White-masked Antbird, but also good for Black Bushbird and Black-necked Red-Cotinga. 
15 - 17 Bird photography at Chuncho Macaw Lick and birding at Chuncho Lodge. 3 days.   Introduction to the Amazon and the great Macaw Clay Lick experience. Scarlet, Red-and-Green and Blue and Yellow on the same mud wall. Combine with other scheduled July programs. 
17 - 21 Scarlet-banded Barbet extension (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Peru's newest birding hotspot with localized and recently described Scarlet-banded Barbet and Cordillera Azul Antbird. Both endemics of course. 
18 Lima Days: Ventanilla Lagoons - a few hours to kill near airport   Afternoon birding at Ventanilla Lagoons just north of Lima Airport. Good for Peruvian Thickknee and Many-colored Rush-Tyrant.
19 - 20 Lima days: Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha (Guide: Alejandro Tello)  Epic tour in spectacular Sta Eulalia Canyon with Condors, Torrent Duck and White-cheeked Cotinga. Next day looking for Diademed Sandpiper-Plover and White-bellied Cinclodes.  
21 Bird photography in Lima   Best bird photography in Lima with Inca Tern, Red-legged Cormorant, Humboldt Penguin and Many-colored Rush-Tyrant,.
22 - 23 Lima days: Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha (Guide: Alejandro Tello)  Epic tour in spectacular Sta Eulalia Canyon with Condors, Torrent Duck and White-cheeked Cotinga. Next day looking for Diademed Sandpiper-Plover and White-bellied Cinclodes
27 Machu Picchu: Independant one day or two day trip   Perhaps run with a guide. Remains to be determined.    
28 Cusco/Ollantaytambo birding day trip: Abra Malaga   First day of two exploring Abra Malaga for Royal Cinclodes etc. 
29 Cusco/Ollantaytambo birding day trip: Abra Malaga   Second day at Abra Malaga concentrating on species missed yesterday.
30 - Aug 3 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography   Megadiverse Manu road with hummingbird feeders and fruitfeeders for tanagers in 5 days. Most endemic and special species along the route are also covered. Cock of the Rciok close up.
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 August 2018 
3 - 20 FIXED DEPARTURE - Complete Manu Birding Tour 17 days   One of the worlds most famous birding routes. In 17 days you should easily be able to record more than 500 species.
5 Lima Days: Palomino Islets and La Poza Arenilla en La Punta (Guide: Alejandro Tello)  Humboldt Penguin and Inca Tern, and several 1000s South American Sea Lion. 
6 Pelagic (Guide: Gunnar Engblom) 4 people booked. We shall need 3 more people to run the trip at minimum $300.
7 - 11 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography (Guide: Jose Antonio Padilla)  New confirmed departure. Cock of the Rock lek and loads of hummingbirds and tanagers.
11 FIXED DEPARTURE - Pelagic (Guide: Gunnar Engblom) Pelagic from Paracas
12 - 16 Long-whiskered Owlet and Marvellous Spatuletail 5 day Get-away (Guide: Carlos Altamirano)  Our exciting 5 day North Peru tour sandwiched between two weekends. Can be combined with a pelagic on Aug 11.
13 - 17 FIXED DEPARTURE - Satipo Road and Colibri Cloud Forest - Short 5 Day Tour (Guide: Carlos Altamirano)  Our newest  tour which rivals the famous Manu Road. Central Peru endemics, and conservation.
24 Lima days: Daytrip to Santa Eulalia Canyon (Guide: Alejandro Tello)  Join as we look for the western slope specials of the central Andes.
25 Lima days: El Olivar Park and Pantanos de Villa   Half day trip to the famous Lima marshes and parks for the area's most wanted species.
25 - 28 White-masked Antbird twitch at San Lorenzo   White-masked Antbird, Black Bushbird and Black-necked Red Cotinga are the main targets on this great litte tour. See blogpost about the birding here.
28 - 31 Scarlet-banded Barbet extension   Now with newly described Cordillera Azul Antbird. See blogpost
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 September 2018 
3 - 7 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography   A short tour that can be combined with your trip to Cuzco and Machu Picchu
7 Pelagic (Guide: Gunnar Engblom) Pelagic from Paracas
9 - 22 Manu Road Bird Photography   We have put together the best bird photography options in this action packed program for Manu road. There are presently 4 spots available. Price TBA. 
10 - 14 FIXED DEPARTURE - Long-whiskered Owlet and Marvellous Spatuletail 5 day Get-away   Take advantage of the "dry season" in the jungle and see some mega endemics
15 - 19 FIXED DEPARTURE - Carpish, Unchog and Junin Lake 5 days.   Can be combined with Satipo Road
22 - 29 FIXED DEPARTURE - Bird Photography in South East Brazil 8 days   A new shorter version of our regular SE Brazil itinerary more adequate for photographers and birders with little time who wants to combine with a weel of mammals and birds in the Pantanal. The trip is run between two weekends to allow for you to only take 5 days off work.  Please arrive before 10 AM on Sep 22 or oin the evening of the 21st.
27 - Oct 31 BIG MONTH BIRDING PERU with Gunnar Engblom, Trevor Hardaker, Noah Strycker and Diego Calderon   The Complete Big Month Itinerary. Join this historic record attempt for $8800 but book before August 19th and get a $1500 discount. paying only $7500.
27 - Oct 1 Big Month Part 1: 300 species in one day - The Biggest Day Prep, (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Big Month Part 1. Special Guest: Trevor Hardaker - star birder and photographer from South AfricaPreparation for Big Month and Big Day attempt. Cost for only this part is $1445  Including flights. Price for the FULL MONTH is $8800. BUT if you sign up for the full month before Aug 19th,  recieve a $1300 discount and pay only $7500.
30 - Oct 6 FIXED DEPARTURE - Jaguar Safari and Birding in Pantanal   Although Pantanal tours will always be expensive, we have concentrated on making it very effective timewise, so you can fit it into only one week. We also avoid the most expensive lodges, which makes it extremely good value. So far we have not missed the jaguars. If it is a sunny day, you should see them.
Also extremely good macro birding... that is BIG birds that show well such as Hyacinth Macaws, Sunbittern, Sungrebe, Jabiru Stoks and other Storks, Herons, Spoonbill, Piping-Guan, Parrots and Woodpeckers. 
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 October 2018 
1 - 6 Big Month Part 2: Birding Manu road, Abra Malaga and Apurimac Catchment (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Special Guest: Trevor Hardaker. When arriving in Cusco on Oct 1, we shall continue towards Manu road. via the wetland of Huacarpay, sleep in Wayquecha. This is a demanding Manu road trip as we also fit in Apurimac and Abra Malaga. Cost for this leg, $1500. Price for the FULL MONTH is $8800. BUT if you sign up for the full month before Aug 19th, recieve a $1300 discount and pay only $7500.
6 - 10 Big Month Part 3: 2 Pelagics and Tumbes with Trevor Hardaker and Noah Strycker (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Big Month Part 3: We start off with a pelagic from Paracas with Trevor Hardaker, then we are joined by Noah Strycker for Tumbes forest at Campo Verde and El Caucho for a day and a half and the Tumbes mangroves half a day. On the last day we do a pelagic from Los Organos and continue to Piura. Cost for this part is $1615 including flight to Tumbes (not return). Price for the FULL MONTH is $8800. BUT if you sign up for the full month before Aug 19th,  recieve a $1300 discount and pay only $7500.
6 - 22 FIXED DEPARTURE - Complete Manu Birding Tour 17 days   Once again. Our most complete Manu road trip, which gives you the best birding combining several top birding lodges. 
7 Pelagic  
8 Lima days: Daytrip to Santa Eulalia Canyon (Guide: Alejandro Tello)  A day tour for the endemics above Lima, such as Great Inca-FInch and Bronze-tailed Comet. Also, good chance to see Condor-
9 - 13 Carpish, Unchog and Junin Lake 5 days. (Guide: Alejandro Tello)  Our popular 5 short trip to Junin Grebe and Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager. 
11 - 19 Big Month Part 4: North Peru Birding Blitz, Piura - Tarapoto (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Big Month. Part 4. Special 9 day version of the Birding Blitz which starts in Piura, and also includes Canchaque, Huancabamba and Cajamarca and an addtional night at Abra Patricia. This tour does not include areas around Chiclayo. Associated species can be seen on the Tumbes tour prior to this one. Cost for only this part is $2150  not including flight on Oct 10. Price for the FULL MONTH is only $8800. BUT if you sign up for the full month before Aug 19th,  recieve a $1300 discount and pay only $7500.
14 Lima days: Daytrip to Ticlio and Marcopomacocha area (Guide: Alejandro Tello)  Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, White+bellied Cinclodes and White+cheeked Cotinga are our main targets on this classic day tour. 
19 - 21 Big Month Part 5: Scarlet-banded Barbet (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  With Noah Strycker. Kolibri Expeditions 20 Years. Shorter 3 day version of this trip. Cost for only this part is $835 including the cost of 4WD. Join the FULL MONTH plus preparation Sep 27-30 for $8800. Sign up  for the full 35 days before Aug. 19th for a $1300 discount paying only $7500.
21 - 24 Big Month Part 6: Iquitos with Canopy Walkway, River Islands and White Sand Forest. With Noah Strycker (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Departure from Tarapoto at 16:40pm on Oct. 21st or alternatively from Lima. Visting Explornapo Lodge and Allpahuayo-Mishana reserve. Price for this part $1200 including two flights. Full Big Month including Puerto Maldonado pre-trip is $8800 including all flights. Early Bird price before Aug 19th is $7500. A $1300 savings bargain!
25 - 30 Big Month part 7: Birding Central Peru (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Part 7. Special invited Guest is Diego Calderon, from ColombiaCelebrating 20 years of Kolibri Expeditions. A demanding pace. If you only want to take part in this section cost is $1880. Start on the 24 at night driving through the night to Andamarca. The FULL MONTH, 35 days including 4 days of prep in Puerto Maldonado for the Big Day is $8800 including all the flights. Book at the Early Bird price before Aug. 19TH at $7500. A $1300 savings bargain!
31 Birding Arequipa 1 day. (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Big Month part 9 . Flight to Arequipa 19:35 arr 21.05 on Oct 30. You need to be altitude adapted for this tour.  Return to Lima at 21:40 arriving at 23:20 on the 31st.  
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 November 2018 
10 Lima days: El Olivar Park and Pantanos de Villa (Guide: Alejandro Tello)  Afternoon birding at Pantanos de Villa and a Lima park
10 - 14 Long-whiskered Owlet and Marvellous Spatuletail 5 day Get-away (Guide: Carlos Altamirano)  Our popular 5 day short North Peru again. Loads of hummingbirds. Option to visit Chachapoyas culture sites of Kuelap and Karajia on this departure. But also birding all out, if you prefer. 
11 Lima Days: Palomino Islets and La Poza Arenilla en La Punta (Guide: Alejandro Tello)  Some quality birding near Lima with a boat trip to Palomino Islands to see Sea Lions, Humboldt Penguins, Inca Terns, Peruvian Booby and Peruvian Pelican
11 Pelagic (Guide: Gunnar Engblom) Pelagic from Callao
26 - 30 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Wildlife TV presenter Nigel Marven will be the special host with Gunnar Engblom on this epic 5 Day tour down the Manu road. 
26 - Dec 7 Nigel Marven and Gunnar's Peru Bird Party (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  A 3 Part tour with celebrity TV host Nigel Marven and Gunnar Engblom visiting the classic Manu Road, Cusco, Machu Picchu and North Peru
29 Pelagic  
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 December 2018 
1 Cusco day trip. Chonta Condors and Apurimac Endemics at Sorayapampa (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Wildlife TV presenter Nigel Marven will be special host with Gunnar Engblom on this day tour to watch condors over the Apurimac River.
2 Machu Picchu: Independant one day or two day trip (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Nigel Marven and Gunnar Engblom return together to Machu Picchu where they filmed together in 18 years ago.  Price TBA. 
3 - 7 Long-whiskered Owlet and Marvellous Spatuletail 5 day Get-away (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Wildlife TV presenter Nigel Marven will be special host with Gunnar Engblom on this 5 Day tour for birding North Peru. 
15 - 19 300 species in one day - The Biggest Day (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  The absolutely best time of year to go for a Big Day in Peru. The days are longer than in the Peruvian winter. The trip ends in Lima. The first 4 days will be used as scouting to finetune the final Big Day itinerary. 
 Upcoming Trips 2019
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 January 2019 
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 February 2019 
2 Lima days: Lomas de Lachay and Paraiso Lagoon.   Perfect day tour for anyone visiting Lima with a Cruise ship!
24 - Mar 2 Winter Birding and Bird Photography in Japan (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  For the third year in a row, we are offering our successful Winter Hokkaido tour with Steller's Eagle, Red-crowned Crane, Blakiston's Fish-Owl and hot spring bathing Snow Monkeys.
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 March 2019 
16 - Apr 7 Guyana with Roraima hike and Suriname extension (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  The most amazing and the wildest South America trip of them all visiting four countries in 3 weeks.
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 April 2019 
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 May 2019 
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 June 2019 
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 July 2019 
19 Bird photography in Lima   Humboldt Penguin and Inca Tern are two of the more important photographic targets today. 
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 August 2019 
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 September 2019 
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 October 2019 
5 - 11 Jaguar Safari and Birding in Pantanal   We repeat our classic good value Pantanal trip with Jaguar and Hyacith Macaws. 
12 - 19 Bird Photography in South East Brazil 8 days (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Focus on Humminbirds? One may leave Trilhas dos Tucanos after one night there and spend the last night at Intervales State Park in order to also get Purple-crowned Plovercrest.  Birding is also very good at Intervales, with several species not available at Trilhas dos Tucanos. 
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 November 2019 
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 December 2019 
 

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