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 Kolibri Calendar ::.
2018
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 APRIL 2018 
17 - 21 FIXED DEPARTURE - Satipo Road and Colibri Cloud Forest - Short 5 Day Tour   The poor man's Manu road. Spectacular birding with mega diversity and many new and undescribed species at a low cost. The birding trip just for YOU, regardless of your experience! 100% pleased with our service, or your money back.
22 - 27 Lowland SE Peru specialties at Los Amigos Research Center (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Some of the best Amazon birding can be had in Amigos in SE Peru. Lots of wildlife and packed with birds. join us!
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 MAY 2018 
5 PRIVATE GROUP - FULLY BOOKED - Bird photography in Lima   Our favorite Lima day trip with Inca Terns, Red-legged Cormorants and Peruvian Pelicans in Lima. 
7 - 11 FIXED DEPARTURE - Carpish, Unchog and Junin Lake 5 days.   Junin Grebe and Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager. The birding trip just for YOU, regardless of your experience! 100% pleased with our service, or your money back.
14 - 18 FIXED DEPARTURE - Satipo Road and Colibri Cloud Forest - Short 5 Day Tour   The poor man's Manu road. Spectacular birding with mega diversity and many new and undescribed species at a low cost. The birding trip just for YOU, regardless of your experience! 100% pleased with our service, or your money back.
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 JUNE 2018 
8 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo and Cañete valley (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Classic introduction to Lima birding with Inca Tern and Humboldt Penguin. Good as pretour to our confirmed short 5 day Manu road trip on June 11
9 - 13 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography (Guide: Alex Durand)  New departure: Can be combined with birding at Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga, as well as Lima days before and after: See the calendar for combinations already confirmed. 
9 - 13 FIXED DEPARTURE - Carpish, Unchog and Junin Lake 5 days.   Junin Grebe and Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager. The birding trip just for YOU, regardless of your experience! 100% pleased with our service, or your money back.
14 Machu Picchu - independant one day or two day trip   Independent for the time being, but if more people sign up to the Manu road trip prior to this excursion, then perhaps the guided verson is wanted.
14 - 18 FIXED DEPARTURE - Satipo Road and Colibri Cloud Forest - Short 5 Day Tour   The poor man's Manu road. Spectacular birding with mega diversity and many new and undescribed species at a low cost. The birding trip just for YOU, regardless of your experience! 100% pleased with our service, or your money back.
15 Cuzco altitude adaptation. Birding Cuzco-Ollantaytambo (Guide: Alex Durand)  This reversed tour starts in Ollantaytambo and ends in Cusco.  Some clients are flying to Lima in the evenig. 
16 Lima days: Daytrip to Ticlio and Marcopomacocha area (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)   A trip to the Andes with Diademed Sandpiper Plover and White-belled Cinclodes. 
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 JULY 2018 
12 - 13 Paracas two days with Pelagic (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  With the move of the Lima Pelagics to Paracas we offer a comprehensive two day trip to Paracas with lots of birding en route and which includes the pelagic. 
13 Pelagic (Guide: Gunnar Engblom) 5 AM start. One has to overnight in Paracas, Faster boat shorter. Back in port before 11 AM allows to get back to Lima in time for late afternoon/evening flights.
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. 
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 Bird photography in Lima   Best bird photography in Lima with Inca Tern, Red-legged Cormorant, Humboldt Penguin and Many-colored Rush-Tyrant,.
20 Lima days: Daytrip to Santa Eulalia Canyon   A classic visiting the andes from Lima with Great Inca-Finch, Black-necked Flicker and Andean Condor. 
21 Lima days: Lomas de Lachay and Paraiso Lagoon.   In search of endemic Cactus Canastero and Tawny-throated Dottorel at the desert oasis 100km north of Lima
24 - 26 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. 
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.
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 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.
6 - 10 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.
6 Pelagic (Guide: Gunnar Engblom) 4 people booked. We shall need 3 more people to run the trip at minimum $300.
11 FIXED DEPARTURE - Pelagic (Guide: Gunnar Engblom) Pelagic from Paracas
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.
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
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 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 - Jaguar Safari and Birding in Pantanal   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 1 300 species in one day - The Biggest Day (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Big Month part 1. Prep for Big Day and Big Day attempt. You may sign-up for only this trip. 
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. 
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 OCTOBER 2018 
1 - 6 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Big Month part 2.  When arriving in Cusco on Oct 1, we shall continue towards Manu road, via the wetland of Huacarpay and to sleep in Wayquecha, arriving well after dark.This shall be an extreme Manu road trip as we shall also fit in Apurimac and Abra Malaga on the same trip. It will be very intense but lots of birds and chance on all the regional endemics in this short time.
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 - 17 North Peru Birding Blitz. Hummingbirds and Endemics (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Big Month. Part 3. Special 9 day version of the Birding Blitz which also includes Cajamarca and an addtional night at Abra Patricia. Cost for only this part is $2150 incluiding flight and hotel on Oct 8. Or join the full month plus prep for $7500. Note that lodging upgrade is possible at Owlet lodge. Limited space at Fundo Alto NIeva. 
17 - 19 Scarlet-banded Barbet extension (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Big Month part 4. Kolibri Expeditions 20 Years. Shorter 3 day version of this trip. Fixed Cost. $835 including the cost of 4WD. 
20 - 22 5 days Birding Canopy walkway, river islands and white sand forest. (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Big Month part 5. Departure from Tarapoto at 16:40 on Oct 19 or alternatively from Lima. Visting ExplorNapo Lodge and Allpahuayo-Mishana reserve. Price for this part TBA. Full Big Month including Puerto Maldonado pretrip is $7500 including all flights.
23 Birding Arequipa 1 day. (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Big Month part 7 . Flight to Arequipa 19:35 arr 21.05 on Oct 22. You need to be altitude adapted for this tour.  Return to Lima at 21:40 arriving at 23:20 next day.
   
24 - 29 Big Month: Birding Central Peru (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Big Month Birding Peru part 8. Celebrating 20 years of Kolibri Expeditions. Brutal pace. If you only want to take part in this section cost is $1880. Start on the 23 at ngiht driving through the night to Andamarca. The full month including 4 days of prep in Puerto Maldonado for the Big Day is $7500 including all the flights. A bargain!
30 - 31 North Peru 1: Tumbes and pelagic (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  Big Month part 9. A two day variant of of our 4 day trip principally visiting El Caucho 1 day and a half and the Tumbes mangroves half a day to end the BIG MONTH in Peru. No Pelagic on this trip alas. By now we shall have reached 1100 species for the month and a new record for a BIG MONTH in one single country. 
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 NOVEMBER 2018 
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 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. 
29 Pelagic  
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 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. 
 
 
2019
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 January 2019 
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 February 2019 
24 - Mar 2 Winter Birding and Bird Photography in Japan (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  We repeat our successful short Japan winter trip. Various pre-trips and post trips are possible including Okinawa. If anyone is intersted running Tokyo Marathon with Gunnar, it is on March 3.
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 March 2019 
16 - Apr 7 Guyana with Roraima hike and Surinam extension (Guide: Gunnar Engblom)  The most amazing and the wildest South America trip of them all visiting four countries in 3 weeks.
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 April 2019 
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 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. 
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 August 2019 
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 September 2019 
18 - 28 SE Brazil - Short slow pace itinerary. 11 days   Once again our succesful SE Brazil trip packed with SE Brazil endemics. 
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 October 2019 
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 November 2019 
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 December 2019 
 
 
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