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Why Birding Peru with Kolibri Expeditions?

MORE BIRDS!
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 2022

Birding Peru Anytime

Every week Mo-Fri throughout the year Kolibri attempts to run three different 5 day tours. They are our most popular programs and perfect for those with little time. You can of course combine them into one longer trip. They are:
Photography friendly Machu Picchu and Cusco endemics - with extreme comfort.
Manu road. Best season and drier mid-April to mid-December - although birding can be very good also in the rainy season between showers.
Northern Peru transect Tarapoto-Jaen or vice versa with Marvelous Spatuletail and Long-whiskered Owlet. Note that the male Spatuletail often lack spatulas in July-Aug.
When you book, we shall enter the dates in the calendar so other people will see that these trips are running these dates and they could book the same date for a better price for everyone.
Having said that, just booking any date yourself or with your partner at the date you prefer will not break the bank. $1000 surcharge for a single person + single supplement. $500 surcharge per person if only two people. $250/person surcharge with three people, and no surcharge with groups of 5 or more.
 
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 September 2022 
23 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomJuan Julca)  A classic Lima birding excursion with desert, coastal marshes and seawatching. Our favorites include Humboldt Penguin, Peruvian Thickknee and Inca Tern.
24 - 28 Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga - Birding program (Guide(s): Alex Durand)  Birding focused 5 day tour with our new program covering Abra Malaga, Machu Picchu, Laguna Huaypo, Ensifera Camp feeders and Salcantay road for Apurimac endemics. Can be combined with Complete Manu road (18 days).
29 - Oct 16 Complete Manu Birding Tour 18 days (Guide(s): Alex Durand)  Join us for the complete Manu tour. Now with an improved itinerary to get you a chance of all the special birds in SE Peru. Tiered pricing saves you money. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 October 2022 
2 - 6 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomAlex DurandJose Luis AvendañoJuan Julca)  Megadiverse Manu road with hummingbird feeders and fruitfeeders for tanagers in 5 days. Most endemic and special species along the route are also covered. The people who are doing this trip are also doing hiking and birding in Lima and Cusco area prior to the trip. We can also set y9ou up for Machu Picchu afterwards and adding a days in Lima before and after the trip. Ask us for details. kolibriexp@gmail.com
5 - 9 Cambodia - Angkor Wat and rare birds (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Confirmed short trip to Cambodia. Extensions are offered birding the highlands of Mt Aural or adding time in Thailand. 
8 Lima days: Daytrip to Santa Eulalia Canyon (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Great Inca Finch, Condor, Black-necked Woodpecker, Bronze-tailed Comet, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Peruvian Sheartail and with luck Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch.
8 - 15 Lowland SE Peru specialties at Los Amigos Research Center (Guide(s): Alex Durand)  The best birding in the Amazon. Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant and Black-faced Cotinga on the same trip! 8 species of monkeys.
Spend 3 to 7 nights at Amigos research station guided by an expert guide and a very small group. The trip is confirmed. Price is $200/day plus $150 for the river transport and transport back and forth from airport to port. 
17 - 18 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  A classic Lima birding excursion with desert, coastal marshes and seawatching. Our favorites include Humboldt Penguin, Peruvian Thickknee and Inca Tern.
18 Lima days: Daytrip to Santa Eulalia Canyon (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Great Inca Finch, Condor, Black-necked Woodpecker, Bronze-tailed Comet, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Peruvian Sheartail and with luck Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch.
23 - 29 Jaguar Safari and Birding in Pantanal (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  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. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 November 2022 
13 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Alejandro Tello)  A classic Lima birding excursion with desert, coastal marshes and seawatching. Our favorites include Humboldt Penguin, Peruvian Thickknee and Inca Tern.
14 - 18 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. The people who are doing this trip are also doing our Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga tripafterwards and adding a days in Lima before and after the trip. The trip is also possible one week later. Ask us for details. kolibriexp@gmail.com
19 - 23 Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga - Birding program (Guide(s): Alex Durand)  Classic combo over five days. This version will also visit the Salcantay road on the first day to add several Apurimac endemics as well as Vilcabamba Tapaculo. Great birding close to Cusco that can be combined with our 5 day Manu road. 
20 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Alejandro Tello)  A classic Lima birding excursion with desert, coastal marshes and seawatching. Our favorites include Humboldt Penguin, Peruvian Thickknee and Inca Tern.
21 - 25 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography (Guide(s): Alex Durand)  Megadiverse Manu road with hummingbird feeders and fruitfeeders for tanagers in 5 days. Most endemic and special species along the route are also covered. The people who are doing this trip are also doing our Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga tripafterwards and adding a days in Lima before and after the trip. The trip is also possible one week earlier. Ask us for details. kolibriexp@gmail.com
24 - 25 Lima days: Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha (Guide(s): Alejandro Tello)  One day in the Santa Eulalia Valley looking for Rufous-breasted Warbling-finch, Great Inca-finch and Condor, etc with the night spent high up in the valley. Next morning polylepis with White-cheeked Cotinga and then White-bellied Cinclodes and Diademed Sandpiper-plover. 
26 - 30 Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga - Birding program (Guide(s): Alex Durand)  Classic combo over five days. This version will also visit the Salcantay road on the first day to add several Apurimac endemics as well as Vilcabamba Tapaculo. Great birding close to Cusco that can be combined with our 5 day Manu road before this departure.. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 December 2022 
1 - 2 Lima days: Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha (Guide(s): Alejandro Tello)  One day in the Santa Eulalia Valley looking for Rufous-breasted Warbling-finch, Great Inca-finch and Condor, etc with the night spent high up in the valley. Next morning polylepis with White-cheeked Cotinga and then White-bellied Cinclodes and Diademed Sandpiper-plover. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
 
 Upcoming Trips 2023

Birding Peru Anytime

Every week Mo-Fri throughout the year Kolibri attempts to run three different 5 day tours. They are our most popular programs and perfect for those with little time. You can of course combine them into one longer trip. They are:
Photography friendly Machu Picchu and Cusco endemics - with extreme comfort.
Manu road. Best season and drier mid-April to mid-December - although birding can be very good also in the rainy season between showers.
Northern Peru transect Tarapoto-Jaen or vice versa with Marvelous Spatuletail and Long-whiskered Owlet. Note that the male Spatuletail often lack spatulas in July-Aug.
When you book, we shall enter the dates in the calendar so other people will see that these trips are running these dates and they could book the same date for a better price for everyone.
Having said that, just booking any date yourself or with your partner at the date you prefer will not break the bank. $1000 surcharge for a single person + single supplement. $500 surcharge per person if only two people. $250/person surcharge with three people, and no surcharge with groups of 5 or more.
 
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 January 2023 
1 - 7 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Special 7 day bird photography departure with a focus on getting great photos of Marvelous Spatuletail. 
Cost for the two addional days is $650 which should be added to the price of the tour. 
If the tour size is less than five there would also be a small group surcharge between $125-$700 depending on how many people are joining. 
Tour dates are tentative, and could be changed if there is a demand for it. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 March 2023 
20 - 24 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomJuan Julca)  Long-whiskered Owlet and Marvelous Spatuletail are the main targets of this short 5 day trip, that can easily be combined with our 4 day Scarlet-banded Barbet tour
Start in Jaen!

Fly into Jaen the night before, to maximise the birding. On the Sunday we offer a short Lima introductory birding tour with Humboldt Penguin, Inca Tern and waterbirds at Pantanos de Villa. 
24 - 27 Scarlet-banded Barbet extension (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomJuan Julca)  Peru's newest birding hotspot with localized and recently described Scarlet-banded Barbet and Cordillera Azul Antbird. Both endemics of course.  Join us on the 5 day Marvelous Spatuletail and Long-whiskered Owlet tour prior to this trip. 
28 - 29 Lima days: Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomAlejandro TelloJuan Julca)  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.  
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 April 2023 
26 - May 13 Complete Manu Birding Tour 18 days (Guide(s): Alex Durand)  Join us for the complete Manu tour. Now with an improved itinerary to get you a chance of all the special birds in SE Peru. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 May 2023 
8 - 12 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomAlex DurandJose Luis Avendaño)  Megadiverse Manu road with hummingbird feeders and fruitfeeders for tanagers in 5 days. Most endemic and special species along the route are also covered. The people who are doing this trip are also doing our Chuncho trip with the Macaw-lick after this itinerary. If you like a good short tour before this one we recommend Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga for five days. Ask us for details. kolibriexp@gmail.com
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 November 2023 
18 - Dec 3 Northern Peru Complete Standard Birding Route in 16 days. (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomAlex DurandCarlos AltamiranoJuan Julca)  One of our distinguished guides mentioned will guide you on our most complete Northern Peru Birding trip with Marvelous Spatuletail and all the other endemics and special birds. Check out our tiered pricing for this tour. Something affordable for you, or maybe you want more comfort and you are willing to pay for it. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
 
 

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