Oct 19: Travel to Plataforma via Quebrada Upaquihua
Most guests will likely continue with our extensions to the Scarlet-banded Barbet site. We start birding the dry scrub of Upaquihua for Huallaga Slaty-Antshrike, Rufous Casiornis, Ashy-headed Greenlet, Chestnut-throated Spinetail and Sulphur-bellied Tyrant-Manakin. We shall arrive at Plataforma after dark and will immediately look for Subtropical Pygmy-Owl and Vermiculated Screech-Owl.
Oct 20: Plataforma All Day
We have the full day to look for a variety of key birds such as Jet Antbird, a new species of Woodcreeper similar to Long-tailed Woodcreeper, Yungas Manakin,and Gray-tailed Piha, but the star bird will be Scarlet-banded Barbet. We’ll also look for the newly described Cordillera Azul Antbird, Sharpbill, Wing-banded Wren, Rufous-Brown Solitaire and many more.
Oct 21: Plataforma - Tarapoto
Depending how well we have done at Plataforma verses Upaquihua we shall spend more time at either as we make our way to Tarapoto. Those continuing on the Iquitos extension will catch a 16:40 pm flight to Iquitos others will return to Lima.