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Extreme Birding

 

Extreme birding. 

Birdwatching 24/7. This is hardcore and very intense. We will do what it takes to get the birds. Sometimes the infrastructure may be lacking so we have to resort to very basic accomodation or camping. On these trips it is birdwatching all the time. Endemics and special birds are priority.  Birdphotography is not a priority on these trips. These trips are suitable for people who want to get massive lists and are prepared to work hard for it. HIkes may be involved., sometimes for several days, 

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South Peru

Cusco day trip. Chonta Condors and Apurimac Endemics at Sorayapampa

Two new areas visited during a LONG day trip from Cusco, with best place to watch Vilcabamba Tapaculo, Apurimac Spinetail and Apurimac Brush-Finch, as well as a fairly strenuous 3.5km hike (and 3.5 km back of course) at 3400m for spectacular views of Andean Condor over the breath-taking Apurimac river.

Self-guided birding in Peru

Rent our vehicle with an experienced birder/driver for two weeks or more and set off on a road trip with wonderful safe birding in Peru for a fraction of the Normal tour price.

Central Peru

Junin Grebe twitch

If you want to get the Junin Grebe but have little time and worry about altitude sickness, a fast way to do it is to start at midnight in Lima and go to Junin, see the Grebe and the Rail and then come back down to Lima again.

Big Month part 7: Birding Central Peru

Part 7 of Peru Big Month. Birding Central Peru: Star birds include Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager, Cloud-Forest Screech-Owl and Black-spectacled Brush-Finch, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover and White-bellied Cinclodes. Visiting Satipo road, Oxapampa, Junin Lake, Unchog, Marcapomacocha and Santa Eulalia at a demanding pace.

Carpish and Colibri Cloudforest on Satipo Road, 8-days

Bloggers, Facebook users and non-bloggers come together to raise money for the benefit of the local communities on Satipo road and Carpish.birding for Less - 8 days.

Self-guided birding in Peru

Rent our vehicle with an experienced birder/driver for two weeks or more and set off on a road trip with wonderful safe birding in Peru for a fraction of the Normal tour price.

Lima Area


Self-guided birding in Peru

Rent our vehicle with an experienced birder/driver for two weeks or more and set off on a road trip with wonderful safe birding in Peru for a fraction of the Normal tour price.

North Peru

Self-guided birding in Peru

Rent our vehicle with an experienced birder/driver for two weeks or more and set off on a road trip with wonderful safe birding in Peru for a fraction of the Normal tour price.

White-masked Antbird twitch at San Lorenzo

Recently the rare and little known White-masked Antbird was found at San Lorenzo. Accessible by light aircraft from Yurimaguas. There are also many other good birds here such as Black-necked Red-Cotinga and Black Bushbird

Scarlet-banded Barbet extension

Scarlet-banded Barbet was discovered in 1995 on an isolated peak in the Cordillera Azul in the head waters of Rio Cushabatay and was formally described to science in 2000. For many years the only way to see it was doing a 10 day expedition with a 2-3 grueling hike to reach the peak. Recently a new site has been discovered very near an extremely rough - but nonetheless - road allowing much easier access. This is still a rough trip with camping and extremely bumpy 4WD ride to get to the base, but the rewards are high with a number of other seldom seen birds in the same area.

Purple-backed Sunbeam and Russet-bellied Spinetail extension.

Short, quite rough trip with lots of driving, to get the very rare Purple-backed Sunbeam and Russet-bellied Spinetail.

Birding Tumbes and North Peru pelagic

A great 5 day pre-trip to any of our North Peru trips that commence in Chiclayo. It includes birdng in Amotape National Park, the Tumbes mangroves and a Pelagic from Los Organos.

Amazon Lowlands

The Peruvian Amazon for birders is separated into two main areas. Iquitos region in the North and Manu-Tambopata areas in the South-East. The SE Peruvian Amazon rain forest is perhaps one of the less known gems of South America. It is outstanding for bird and nature watching and still very pristine in spite of being close to Puerto Maldonado served with flights from Lima and Cusco. Nowhere in South America is wildlife so easily accessible at relatively inexpensive rates. Here you may see up to 10 species of monkeys in a week (of 15 possible), Tapir at nightly clay licks, Giant Otters in the oxbow lakes, sometimes jaguar on the sandbanks (May-August) and the famous colorful Macaw-licks where hundreds of colorful parrots, parakeets and macaws gather to eat clay for digesting toxic leaves and fruits. The Iquitos area is less wild, but has a number of endemic bird species in the white sand forests close to the town and many different birds if one goes north or south of the Amazon. There are also many river island specialists and of course Pink River Dolphin. Rainy season (Dec-April) birding in the SE Amazon, can actually be very good, since the rain mostly comes in showers. Right after a shower the birding is fantastic. In the Iquitos region the rain is more spread out through the year with no marked rainy season. However, the river floods from December-April, so access to river islands is difficult this time of year.

Big Month Part 1: 300 species in one day - The Biggest Day Prep,

With some 600 species in 10m radius from Puerto Maldonado, it should be quite possible to get over 300 during our Big Day attempt. You will be part of the team. The first four days will be spent watching each species and scout for the Big Day. The last day ends in Lima, to add additional birds to the Big Day.

Machu Picchu

Visiting Peru without visiting Machu Picchu is like going to Egypt and not seeing the pyramids. Combo: Machu Picchu combined with Manu Road or Tambopata. Stand-alone trip: (especially in rainy season) combined with a trip to the north. Peru has several itineraries that lend themselves to combinations of culture, archeology and gastronomy. Archeology and Birding Itineraries especially South: (classic Peru tour) Lima, Paracas, Nazca Lines, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno and Titicaca Lake, before ending in Cusco and Machu Picchu�whilst birding and enjoying nature. North: Moche, Chan Chan, Sipan & Chachapoyas cultures with excellent birding.

Machu Picchu and Quillabamba birding

The upper Urubamba area is opening up with a new road that connects to San Francisco and Ayacucho at cuts over Cordillera Vilcabamba at its lowest point. Birding here will be full of surprises. By combining with Machu Picchu going there and Abra Malaga on the way back it shall give a long list of species. It is a quite bad road at the upper Urubamba.

5-day trips

We have noted that people have less and less time and problems to get away for a 2-3 week holiday and in the wired day and age simply can�t disconnect for such long periods of time. To solve this problem we have ns to a completely different part of the country if you are looking to boost the species list in as short time as possible. Currently the 5 day trips include Central Highway, Abra Patricia area (with Marvelous Spatuletail), Machu Picchu&Abra Malaga, Manu road, Amigos Research Center in the Amazon, Iquitos, Chaparri and Marañon Valley, Tumbes and Arequipa-Colca-Puno. From this � (9x5 = 45 days) - you realize that no matter how you bend it, Peru is not one time destination if you are a birder.

Birding Tumbes and North Peru pelagic

A great 5 day pre-trip to any of our North Peru trips that commence in Chiclayo. It includes birdng in Amotape National Park, the Tumbes mangroves and a Pelagic from Los Organos.

World Birding

Kolibri Expeditions is venturing outside of the Americas. Our first trip is to Japan in the winter, to offer a relatively inexpensive (Japan is not cheap) short trip over 7 days including Hokkaido with Steller�s Eagle, Blakiston�s Fish-Owl and Japanese Crane, Tokyo and the winter hot spring bathing macaws. Part of the idea of the inexpensive winter Japan trip is to keep the length short and to immerse with the Japanese Culture and staying at small Japanese guesthouses and hostels, which are less expensive than the hotels. Other plans for World birding on our agenda is a trip to Madagascar complete clean up and a three week safari in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Gunnar also has lots of experience in the Mediterranean area for birding and plant watching which we plan to include in our future programs.

Triunfo and Horned Guan

Triunfo hike with Horned Guan, Resplendent Quetzal and Tody Motmot is a birding classic that everyone needs to do once. One hikes from the Atlantic slope to the Pacific Slope in beautiful cloud forest.

Bird Photography

Bolivia Endemics incl Blue-throated Macaw and Pakachulpa Cotinga

Endemic birds in Bolivia 29 days. Can be made into shorter legs if requested.

Colombia: West and Central 19 days

Endemic birds in Cauca and Magdalena valley with some Choc? birding on the Pacific slope. Keybirds include. Gold-ringed Tanager and Black-and-Gold Tanager, Brown-banded Antpitta, Yellow-eared Parrot, Fuerte's Parrot, Rusty-faced Parrot, Rufous-fronted Parakeet, Dusky Starfrontlet, Parker's Antbird, Chestnut-capped Piha, Blue-knobbed Curassow, Beautiful Woodpecker, White-mantled Barbet, Tolima Dove, etc.

Guyana with Roraima hike and Suriname extension

This is the complete Guyana trip all categories and the full trip should be taken for people that has lots of South America experiences and want to fill holes in their South America list, but it can also be suited as a first visit to South America combining the first week with a more standard adventure trip down river searching for Jaguar and Harpy Eagle. (PRICE TBA)

Triunfo and Horned Guan

Triunfo hike with Horned Guan, Resplendent Quetzal and Tody Motmot is a birding classic that everyone needs to do once. One hikes from the Atlantic slope to the Pacific Slope in beautiful cloud forest.

Darien Panama - It is now or never.

Darien is a trip one should do while one is fit enough. Pristine rainforest with Harpy and Crested Eagle and bunch of endemic birds that can be seen nowhere else.

Cusco day trip. Chonta Condors and Apurimac Endemics at Sorayapampa

Two new areas visited during a LONG day trip from Cusco, with best place to watch Vilcabamba Tapaculo, Apurimac Spinetail and Apurimac Brush-Finch, as well as a fairly strenuous 3.5km hike (and 3.5 km back of course) at 3400m for spectacular views of Andean Condor over the breath-taking Apurimac river.

Junin Grebe twitch

If you want to get the Junin Grebe but have little time and worry about altitude sickness, a fast way to do it is to start at midnight in Lima and go to Junin, see the Grebe and the Rail and then come back down to Lima again.

Machu Picchu and Quillabamba birding

The upper Urubamba area is opening up with a new road that connects to San Francisco and Ayacucho at cuts over Cordillera Vilcabamba at its lowest point. Birding here will be full of surprises. By combining with Machu Picchu going there and Abra Malaga on the way back it shall give a long list of species. It is a quite bad road at the upper Urubamba.

Big Month part 7: Birding Central Peru

Part 7 of Peru Big Month. Birding Central Peru: Star birds include Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager, Cloud-Forest Screech-Owl and Black-spectacled Brush-Finch, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover and White-bellied Cinclodes. Visiting Satipo road, Oxapampa, Junin Lake, Unchog, Marcapomacocha and Santa Eulalia at a demanding pace.

Carpish and Colibri Cloudforest on Satipo Road, 8-days

Bloggers, Facebook users and non-bloggers come together to raise money for the benefit of the local communities on Satipo road and Carpish.birding for Less - 8 days.

Self-guided birding in Peru

Rent our vehicle with an experienced birder/driver for two weeks or more and set off on a road trip with wonderful safe birding in Peru for a fraction of the Normal tour price.

White-masked Antbird twitch at San Lorenzo

Recently the rare and little known White-masked Antbird was found at San Lorenzo. Accessible by light aircraft from Yurimaguas. There are also many other good birds here such as Black-necked Red-Cotinga and Black Bushbird

Purple-backed Sunbeam and Russet-bellied Spinetail extension.

Short, quite rough trip with lots of driving, to get the very rare Purple-backed Sunbeam and Russet-bellied Spinetail.

Scarlet-banded Barbet extension

Scarlet-banded Barbet was discovered in 1995 on an isolated peak in the Cordillera Azul in the head waters of Rio Cushabatay and was formally described to science in 2000. For many years the only way to see it was doing a 10 day expedition with a 2-3 grueling hike to reach the peak. Recently a new site has been discovered very near an extremely rough - but nonetheless - road allowing much easier access. This is still a rough trip with camping and extremely bumpy 4WD ride to get to the base, but the rewards are high with a number of other seldom seen birds in the same area.

Birding Tumbes and North Peru pelagic

A great 5 day pre-trip to any of our North Peru trips that commence in Chiclayo. It includes birdng in Amotape National Park, the Tumbes mangroves and a Pelagic from Los Organos.

Big Month Part 1: 300 species in one day - The Biggest Day Prep,

With some 600 species in 10m radius from Puerto Maldonado, it should be quite possible to get over 300 during our Big Day attempt. You will be part of the team. The first four days will be spent watching each species and scout for the Big Day. The last day ends in Lima, to add additional birds to the Big Day.


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