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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 2020
Every week Mo-Fri throughout the year Kolibri attempt 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 2020 
25 - Feb 1 Best Birding of Yucatan (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Combine a visit to the Maya heritage of the Yucatan with the New 7 Wonder Chichen Itza as one of the highlights together with incredible birding, and delicious Mexican food. Birding highlights include Flamingos, Great Curassow, Occelated Turkey, Yucatan Jay and a number of other localized endemics. 
Take only 5 days off from work. 
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
 February 2020 
2 - 8 Triunfo and Horned Guan (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Once again we run our successful trip to Horned Guan, Pink-headed Warbler and Resplendent Quetzal with the famous Triunfo hike. . 
15 - Mar 1 Northern Peru Complete Standard Birding Route in 16 days. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  The most comprehensive North Peru trip targeting all the endemics along the route from Chiclayo to Tarapoto. 
21 - 27 FIXED DEPARTURE - Winter Birding and Bird Photography in Japan (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Steller's Eagle, Blakiston's Fish-Owl, Red-crowned Crane and Snow Monkeys 
29 Bird photography in Lima (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  A day dedicated to photograph birds in Lima including Inca Tern and Many-colored Rush-Tyrant. 
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 2020 
1 - 5 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  A special departure for bird photographers. It is possible to add two days and stay until March 7 and spend additional time with Marvelous Spatuletail.  Also an outing in Lim on Feb 29 to photograph Inca Tern and other birds along the coast. 
5 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Our classic Lima introduction tour with Many-colored Rush-Tyrant and Inca Tern.
6 Lima days: Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  A visit to the endemic birds of Santa Eulalia Canyon and a good chance to see Condor. 
9 - 14 Birding in Guatemala and Mayan History (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Horned Guan and Pink-headed Warbler are two Central American top target birds that can either be seen at the classical Triunfo site in Chiapas. Mexico, or traditionally a rather tough climb up the a volcano in Guatemala. However, in this program a new site is presented which gets both species with minimal necessary walk on the same day A trip to Guatemala would not be complete without a visit to the famous Maya ruins of Tikal, which incidentally is one of the best birding spots in the world within an archaeological compound, with top targets like Great Curassow, Ocellated Turkey and Orange-breasted Falcon which are relatively easy. You may add a day for a twitch to Goldman's Warbler - a subspecies of Yellow-rumped Warbler and often considered a good species and thus a Guatemalan endemic bird. 
16 - Apr 7 Guyana with Roraima hike and Suriname extension (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  The most amazing and the wildest South America trip of them all visiting four countries in 3 weeks.
19 - Apr 8 Birding North East Brazil 3 weeks (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  An epic 3 week pilot birding trip to North East Brazil, packed with endemics and at a special fixed price $4500.
19 - 20 Lima days: Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Two day excursion to the best birding in Lima including Diademed Sandpiper-Plover and Condor. 
21 - 25 Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga - Birding program   One of the New 7 Wonders - and perhaps the most spectacular of all. There is great birding too with many endemics, when adding sites like Abra Malaga and Salcantay. 
26 - 30 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography (Guide(s): )  Our most popular tour with the largest biodiversity on earth. 
31 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  The classic Lima coast trip with a number of good sites with many birds. 
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 2020 
1 - 5 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Birding Peru Anytime. New departure. The best birds of Northern Peru in a short burst. 
6 - 10 Carpish, Unchog and Junin Lake 5 days. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager and Junin Grebe are among the most wanted targets of this tour. 
11 - 15 Satipo Road and Colibri Cloud Forest - Short 5 Day Tour (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Poor man's Manu road. Great birding at a fraction of the price in Manu. Many yet do be described species. 
25 - 29 BIrding and Culture in Rome 5 days   Discover the wonders of the eternal city of Rome, including the New 7 Wonder Coliseum, plus some amazing birding in the Abruzzo National park area and the Mediterranean coast. Target includes Rock Partridge, Brown Bear, Scopoli’s Shearwater (split from Cory’s by some) and Yelkouan Shearwater.
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 2020 
10 - 19 Butterfly watching Satipo (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomJuan Julca)  If you love butterflies and moths, and don't worry to much about comfort, then this trip is for you. The birding is also very good - especially on Satipo road.
Your guides know both butterfiles, moths and birds. 
25 - 30 Iberian Lynx, Raptors and Alhambra - Flamenco and Tapas. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Andalucia, Spain is everything. It is birds, mammals, flamenco, moorish heritage, isolated sierras, white painted villages, gastronomy and wine.  Our bucket list for Southern Spain include Iberian Lynx, Spanish Imperial Eagle and Alhambra among many other mammals, birds and sites. Join us!
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
 June 2020 
8 - 12 Wild Borneo Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey and Bornean Bristlehead (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Yes, you can do Borneo in 5 days and still see the essential wildlife. Mammals such as Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey and Pygmy Elephant are the main targets, as well as the Bornean Bristlehead, which is the only endemic bird family in Borneo. Apart from this there will be loads of birds with Pittas and Hornbills being particularly in focus.

This time we have managed to get Superior Deluxe rooms at the amazing Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Danum valley, why the price is very high, but on a short trip like this you don't want to be too cheap. The birding is second to none. 
Serious birders can add a 3 day pretrip to Mt Kinabalu area for most of Borneo's the endemic birds. 
11 - 20 North Peru getaway (10 days) featuring White-winged Guan and Marvelous Spatuletail (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  Two options. Either this 10 day trip or the 5 day trip below, depending on how much time you have got. The 5 day trip meets up with the 10 day trip in Jaen. 
Either option is confirmed. 
15 - 19 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)  This is the shorter North Peru version which would coincide with the 10 day program. Either is confirmed. Best if you arrive to Jaen the afternoon of June 14 so you don't miss any birding in Jaen.   
21 - Jul 1 Butterfly watching Satipo  New Departure
30 - Jul 4 Birding RIo de Janeiro and Foz Iguazu - 5 days. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Christ the Redeemer in Rio was somwhat surprisingly selected as one of the New 7 Wonders after a popular voting campaign in Brazil. Regardless, Rio de Janeiro is a natural wonder of its own kind and perhaps the most beautifully located big city in the world. The shape of the Sugarloaf and Corcovado are iconic. Hence, Rio de Janeiro is on many people’s bucket list. It was also named as one of the top 7 Natural Wonder of the World by CNN. So what is in it for the birder? There is surprisingly good birding at the Botanical Garden, which will be visited one morning and in Tijuca National Park where Corcovado and the Christ statue is situated. So with local expertise we shall be able to enjoy to see all major Rio sights, but also a great number of birds. Serious birders should look into the 3 day Rio de Janeiro State pretrip, which focus on some of the most local endmemic birds in South America. Ask us for details. After Rio, we fly to another iconic place – the Iguazu Falls – situated on the border of Southern Brazil and Misiones of NE Argentina. A spectacular natural wonder, and while staying at very comfortable hotels, we shall also do some excellent birding here. 
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
 July 2020 
5 - 11 Jaguar Safari and birding in the Pantanal (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  If you want to see the best mammals of the Amazon, don’t go to the Amazon. Go to the Pantanal in Brazil! In the Amazon the system is very complex, closed by a lot of vegetation and the animals are scare and hard to find. On the other hand, in the open savanna of the Pantanal, the animals have Amazon origin, but are more plentiful and less concealed. Hence, the best place to spot Jaguars, Giant Otter, Tapir, Giant Anteater, Capibaras, Howler Monkeys, Caimans, and even Maned Wolf and Ocelot sometimes. Additionally, it is home of big iconic birds such as Jabiru Stork, Toco Toucan, Agami Heron, Sunbittern, Sungrebe, Hoatzin and of course the gigantic vivid blue Hyacinth Macaw. This trip offers Amazonian Wildlife like no other area in South America.
Our 7 day trip fits within two weekends, so you in most cases can get to Sao Paulo and back to your own country only taking 5 days off from work.
12 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Classic coastal tour with Inca Tern, Peruvian Thickknee, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant and many more. 
21 - 26 5 days Birding Canopy walkway, river islands and white sand forest.   This departure will focus on the endemics and special birds. There shall be no overnight at Cumazeba and more time spent in Allpahuayo-Mishana reserve, but perhaps a half day tour to include Black-tailed Antbird and Zimmer's Woodcreeper. 
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
 August 2020 
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
 September 2020 
27 - Oct 31 FIXED DEPARTURE - BIG MONTH BIRDING PERU with Gunnar Engblom and special guests.   For the third year in a row, we offer Peru Big Month. Join us for Mega Birding in Peru. Please note that it is possible to sign up for only parts of the trip.  
30 - Oct 4 Birding RIo de Janeiro and Foz Iguazu - 5 days. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Christ the Redeemer in Rio was somwhat surprisingly selected as one of the New 7 Wonders after a popular voting campaign in Brazil. Regardless, Rio de Janeiro is a natural wonder of its own kind and perhaps the most beautifully located big city in the world. The shape of the Sugarloaf and Corcovado are iconic. Hence, Rio de Janeiro is on many people’s bucket list. It was also named as one of the top 7 Natural Wonder of the World by CNN. So what is in it for the birder? There is surprisingly good birding at the Botanical Garden, which will be visited one morning and in Tijuca National Park where Corcovado and the Christ statue is situated. So with local expertise we shall be able to enjoy to see all major Rio sights, but also a great number of birds. Serious birders should look into the 3 day Rio de Janeiro State pretrip, which focus on some of the most local endmemic birds in South America. Ask us for details. After Rio, we fly to another iconic place – the Iguazu Falls – situated on the border of Southern Brazil and Misiones of NE Argentina. A spectacular natural wonder, and while staying at very comfortable hotels, we shall also do some excellent birding here. 
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 2020 
5 - 11 Jaguar Safari and birding in the Pantanal   If you want to see the best mammals of the Amazon, don’t go to the Amazon. Go to the Pantanal in Brazil! In the Amazon the system is very complex, closed by a lot of vegetation and the animals are scare and hard to find. On the other hand, in the open savanna of the Pantanal, the animals have Amazon origin, but are more plentiful and less concealed. Hence, the best place to spot Jaguars, Giant Otter, Tapir, Giant Anteater, Capibaras, Howler Monkeys, Caimans, and even Maned Wolf and Ocelot sometimes. Additionally, it is home of big iconic birds such as Jabiru Stork, Toco Toucan, Agami Heron, Sunbittern, Sungrebe, Hoatzin and of course the gigantic vivid blue Hyacinth Macaw. This trip offers Amazonian Wildlife like no other area in South America.
Our 7 day trip fits within two weekends, so you in most cases can get to Sao Paulo and back to your own country only taking 5 days off from work.
25 Puerto Maldonado Day Trip: Cocha Tres Chimbadas   An full day exploring the oxbow lake of Tres Chimbadas with good chance to Giant Otter and many bamboo species. 
26 - 30 Lowland SE Peru specialties at Los Amigos Research Center (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  The most impressive trail system and birding in the Peruvian Amazon. Special birds includ Black-faced Cotinga, Rufous-fronted Antthrush, Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant and many more. Also, the cute Emperor Tamarin can be seen here, as there is a good population. Stay connected with WIFI at the lodge. 
30 - Nov 1 Bird photography at Chuncho Macaw Lick and birding at Chuncho Lodge. 3 days.   When in the SE Peruvian Amazon, it is essential to visit a Macawlick. The one at Chuncho hosts the three big macaws. Blue-and-Yellow, Red-and-Green and Scarlet Macaw. There is good bamboo nearby for SE Peru specialities, and a good canopy tower. 
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 2020 
2 - 6 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet.   Once again, a confirmed 5 day North Peru trip. This tour run the following tours back to back prior to this. Cocha Tres Chimbadas, Amigos Research Station, Chuncho Lodge and macaw lick.  Let us know if you have more dates. 
7 - 22 Northern Peru Complete Standard Birding Route in 16 days.   Our full North Peru itinerary with all amazing endemics, hummingbirds and antpittas. Note that this trip has tiered pricing depending how much you want to spend on the lodging. 
9 - 14 China: Culture and Wildlife Exploration in Beijing and Xi’an. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  The absolute China essentials on your bucket list with Chinese Wall, Terracotta Army and the Forbidden City, plus some amazing birding and wildlife with Crested Ibis and Golden Stub-nosed Monkey.
16 - 20 Birding Holiday in Cambodia wth Angkor Wat (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  The fascinating Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world, built as a Hindu temple in the early 12th century, but gradually transformed to a Buddhist Temple. It is the most important tourist attraction of Cambodia and obviously on many people's bucket list. But there is also very good birding available nearby. Our tour to Cambodia focusing on the unique birds and especially a number of Critically Endangered species such as Giant Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis and White-winged Duck. We run this tour in cooperation with Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation - the prime conservation porganization in Cambodia with projects aiming to conserve the threatened birds. The departure is just before the Asian Bird Fair which runs Nov 21-23. After the Bird Fair there will be an extension Nov 24-27 to hike Mt Aural in Cardamom Mountains for the endemic Cambodia Laughing-Thrush and several endemic subspecies.
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 2020 
22 - 31 North Peru getaway (10 days) featuring White-winged Guan and Marvelous Spatuletail (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  Two options. Either this 10 day trip or the 5 day trip below, depending on how much time you have got. The 5 day trip meets up with the 10 day trip in Jaen. 
Either option is confirmed. 
26 - 30 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)  This is the shorter North Peru version which would coincide with the 10 day program. Either is confirmed. 
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 2020
Every week Mo-Fri throughout the year Kolibri attempt 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 2020 
25 - Feb 1 Best Birding of Yucatan (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Combine a visit to the Maya heritage of the Yucatan with the New 7 Wonder Chichen Itza as one of the highlights together with incredible birding, and delicious Mexican food. Birding highlights include Flamingos, Great Curassow, Occelated Turkey, Yucatan Jay and a number of other localized endemics. 
Take only 5 days off from work. 
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
 February 2020 
2 - 8 Triunfo and Horned Guan (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Once again we run our successful trip to Horned Guan, Pink-headed Warbler and Resplendent Quetzal with the famous Triunfo hike. . 
15 - Mar 1 Northern Peru Complete Standard Birding Route in 16 days. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   The most comprehensive North Peru trip targeting all the endemics along the route from Chiclayo to Tarapoto. 
21 - 27 FIXED DEPARTURE - Winter Birding and Bird Photography in Japan (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Steller's Eagle, Blakiston's Fish-Owl, Red-crowned Crane and Snow Monkeys 
29 Bird photography in Lima (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   A day dedicated to photograph birds in Lima including Inca Tern and Many-colored Rush-Tyrant. 
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 2020 
1 - 5 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   A special departure for bird photographers. It is possible to add two days and stay until March 7 and spend additional time with Marvelous Spatuletail.  Also an outing in Lim on Feb 29 to photograph Inca Tern and other birds along the coast. 
5 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Our classic Lima introduction tour with Many-colored Rush-Tyrant and Inca Tern.
6 Lima days: Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   A visit to the endemic birds of Santa Eulalia Canyon and a good chance to see Condor. 
9 - 14 Birding in Guatemala and Mayan History (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Horned Guan and Pink-headed Warbler are two Central American top target birds that can either be seen at the classical Triunfo site in Chiapas. Mexico, or traditionally a rather tough climb up the a volcano in Guatemala. However, in this program a new site is presented which gets both species with minimal necessary walk on the same day A trip to Guatemala would not be complete without a visit to the famous Maya ruins of Tikal, which incidentally is one of the best birding spots in the world within an archaeological compound, with top targets like Great Curassow, Ocellated Turkey and Orange-breasted Falcon which are relatively easy. You may add a day for a twitch to Goldman's Warbler - a subspecies of Yellow-rumped Warbler and often considered a good species and thus a Guatemalan endemic bird. 
16 - Apr 7 Guyana with Roraima hike and Suriname extension (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   The most amazing and the wildest South America trip of them all visiting four countries in 3 weeks.
19 - Apr 8 Birding North East Brazil 3 weeks (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   An epic 3 week pilot birding trip to North East Brazil, packed with endemics and at a special fixed price $4500.
19 - 20 Lima days: Santa Eulalia valley and Marcopomacocha (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   Two day excursion to the best birding in Lima including Diademed Sandpiper-Plover and Condor. 
21 - 25 Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga - Birding program   One of the New 7 Wonders - and perhaps the most spectacular of all. There is great birding too with many endemics, when adding sites like Abra Malaga and Salcantay. 
26 - 30 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography (Guide(s): )   Our most popular tour with the largest biodiversity on earth. 
31 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   The classic Lima coast trip with a number of good sites with many birds. 
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 2020 
1 - 5 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   Birding Peru Anytime. New departure. The best birds of Northern Peru in a short burst. 
6 - 10 Carpish, Unchog and Junin Lake 5 days. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager and Junin Grebe are among the most wanted targets of this tour. 
11 - 15 Satipo Road and Colibri Cloud Forest - Short 5 Day Tour (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   Poor man's Manu road. Great birding at a fraction of the price in Manu. Many yet do be described species. 
25 - 29 BIrding and Culture in Rome 5 days   Discover the wonders of the eternal city of Rome, including the New 7 Wonder Coliseum, plus some amazing birding in the Abruzzo National park area and the Mediterranean coast. Target includes Rock Partridge, Brown Bear, Scopoli’s Shearwater (split from Cory’s by some) and Yelkouan Shearwater.
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 2020 
10 - 19 Butterfly watching Satipo (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomJuan Julca)   If you love butterflies and moths, and don't worry to much about comfort, then this trip is for you. The birding is also very good - especially on Satipo road.
Your guides know both butterfiles, moths and birds. 
25 - 30 Iberian Lynx, Raptors and Alhambra - Flamenco and Tapas. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Andalucia, Spain is everything. It is birds, mammals, flamenco, moorish heritage, isolated sierras, white painted villages, gastronomy and wine.  Our bucket list for Southern Spain include Iberian Lynx, Spanish Imperial Eagle and Alhambra among many other mammals, birds and sites. Join us!
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
 June 2020 
8 - 12 Wild Borneo Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey and Bornean Bristlehead (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Yes, you can do Borneo in 5 days and still see the essential wildlife. Mammals such as Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey and Pygmy Elephant are the main targets, as well as the Bornean Bristlehead, which is the only endemic bird family in Borneo. Apart from this there will be loads of birds with Pittas and Hornbills being particularly in focus.

This time we have managed to get Superior Deluxe rooms at the amazing Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Danum valley, why the price is very high, but on a short trip like this you don't want to be too cheap. The birding is second to none. 
Serious birders can add a 3 day pretrip to Mt Kinabalu area for most of Borneo's the endemic birds. 
11 - 20 North Peru getaway (10 days) featuring White-winged Guan and Marvelous Spatuletail (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   Two options. Either this 10 day trip or the 5 day trip below, depending on how much time you have got. The 5 day trip meets up with the 10 day trip in Jaen. 
Either option is confirmed. 
15 - 19 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   This is the shorter North Peru version which would coincide with the 10 day program. Either is confirmed. Best if you arrive to Jaen the afternoon of June 14 so you don't miss any birding in Jaen.   
21 - Jul 1 Butterfly watching Satipo  New Departure
30 - Jul 4 Birding RIo de Janeiro and Foz Iguazu - 5 days. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Christ the Redeemer in Rio was somwhat surprisingly selected as one of the New 7 Wonders after a popular voting campaign in Brazil. Regardless, Rio de Janeiro is a natural wonder of its own kind and perhaps the most beautifully located big city in the world. The shape of the Sugarloaf and Corcovado are iconic. Hence, Rio de Janeiro is on many people’s bucket list. It was also named as one of the top 7 Natural Wonder of the World by CNN. So what is in it for the birder? There is surprisingly good birding at the Botanical Garden, which will be visited one morning and in Tijuca National Park where Corcovado and the Christ statue is situated. So with local expertise we shall be able to enjoy to see all major Rio sights, but also a great number of birds. Serious birders should look into the 3 day Rio de Janeiro State pretrip, which focus on some of the most local endmemic birds in South America. Ask us for details. After Rio, we fly to another iconic place – the Iguazu Falls – situated on the border of Southern Brazil and Misiones of NE Argentina. A spectacular natural wonder, and while staying at very comfortable hotels, we shall also do some excellent birding here. 
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
 July 2020 
5 - 11 Jaguar Safari and birding in the Pantanal (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   If you want to see the best mammals of the Amazon, don’t go to the Amazon. Go to the Pantanal in Brazil! In the Amazon the system is very complex, closed by a lot of vegetation and the animals are scare and hard to find. On the other hand, in the open savanna of the Pantanal, the animals have Amazon origin, but are more plentiful and less concealed. Hence, the best place to spot Jaguars, Giant Otter, Tapir, Giant Anteater, Capibaras, Howler Monkeys, Caimans, and even Maned Wolf and Ocelot sometimes. Additionally, it is home of big iconic birds such as Jabiru Stork, Toco Toucan, Agami Heron, Sunbittern, Sungrebe, Hoatzin and of course the gigantic vivid blue Hyacinth Macaw. This trip offers Amazonian Wildlife like no other area in South America.
Our 7 day trip fits within two weekends, so you in most cases can get to Sao Paulo and back to your own country only taking 5 days off from work.
12 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Classic coastal tour with Inca Tern, Peruvian Thickknee, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant and many more. 
21 - 26 5 days Birding Canopy walkway, river islands and white sand forest.   This departure will focus on the endemics and special birds. There shall be no overnight at Cumazeba and more time spent in Allpahuayo-Mishana reserve, but perhaps a half day tour to include Black-tailed Antbird and Zimmer's Woodcreeper. 
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If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
 August 2020 
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
 September 2020 
27 - Oct 31 FIXED DEPARTURE - BIG MONTH BIRDING PERU with Gunnar Engblom and special guests.   For the third year in a row, we offer Peru Big Month. Join us for Mega Birding in Peru. Please note that it is possible to sign up for only parts of the trip.  
30 - Oct 4 Birding RIo de Janeiro and Foz Iguazu - 5 days. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Christ the Redeemer in Rio was somwhat surprisingly selected as one of the New 7 Wonders after a popular voting campaign in Brazil. Regardless, Rio de Janeiro is a natural wonder of its own kind and perhaps the most beautifully located big city in the world. The shape of the Sugarloaf and Corcovado are iconic. Hence, Rio de Janeiro is on many people’s bucket list. It was also named as one of the top 7 Natural Wonder of the World by CNN. So what is in it for the birder? There is surprisingly good birding at the Botanical Garden, which will be visited one morning and in Tijuca National Park where Corcovado and the Christ statue is situated. So with local expertise we shall be able to enjoy to see all major Rio sights, but also a great number of birds. Serious birders should look into the 3 day Rio de Janeiro State pretrip, which focus on some of the most local endmemic birds in South America. Ask us for details. After Rio, we fly to another iconic place – the Iguazu Falls – situated on the border of Southern Brazil and Misiones of NE Argentina. A spectacular natural wonder, and while staying at very comfortable hotels, we shall also do some excellent birding here. 
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 2020 
5 - 11 Jaguar Safari and birding in the Pantanal   If you want to see the best mammals of the Amazon, don’t go to the Amazon. Go to the Pantanal in Brazil! In the Amazon the system is very complex, closed by a lot of vegetation and the animals are scare and hard to find. On the other hand, in the open savanna of the Pantanal, the animals have Amazon origin, but are more plentiful and less concealed. Hence, the best place to spot Jaguars, Giant Otter, Tapir, Giant Anteater, Capibaras, Howler Monkeys, Caimans, and even Maned Wolf and Ocelot sometimes. Additionally, it is home of big iconic birds such as Jabiru Stork, Toco Toucan, Agami Heron, Sunbittern, Sungrebe, Hoatzin and of course the gigantic vivid blue Hyacinth Macaw. This trip offers Amazonian Wildlife like no other area in South America.
Our 7 day trip fits within two weekends, so you in most cases can get to Sao Paulo and back to your own country only taking 5 days off from work.
25 Puerto Maldonado Day Trip: Cocha Tres Chimbadas   An full day exploring the oxbow lake of Tres Chimbadas with good chance to Giant Otter and many bamboo species. 
26 - 30 Lowland SE Peru specialties at Los Amigos Research Center (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   The most impressive trail system and birding in the Peruvian Amazon. Special birds includ Black-faced Cotinga, Rufous-fronted Antthrush, Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant and many more. Also, the cute Emperor Tamarin can be seen here, as there is a good population. Stay connected with WIFI at the lodge. 
30 - Nov 1 Bird photography at Chuncho Macaw Lick and birding at Chuncho Lodge. 3 days.   When in the SE Peruvian Amazon, it is essential to visit a Macawlick. The one at Chuncho hosts the three big macaws. Blue-and-Yellow, Red-and-Green and Scarlet Macaw. There is good bamboo nearby for SE Peru specialities, and a good canopy tower. 
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 2020 
2 - 6 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet.   Once again, a confirmed 5 day North Peru trip. This tour run the following tours back to back prior to this. Cocha Tres Chimbadas, Amigos Research Station, Chuncho Lodge and macaw lick.  Let us know if you have more dates. 
7 - 22 Northern Peru Complete Standard Birding Route in 16 days.   Our full North Peru itinerary with all amazing endemics, hummingbirds and antpittas. Note that this trip has tiered pricing depending how much you want to spend on the lodging. 
9 - 14 China: Culture and Wildlife Exploration in Beijing and Xi’an. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   The absolute China essentials on your bucket list with Chinese Wall, Terracotta Army and the Forbidden City, plus some amazing birding and wildlife with Crested Ibis and Golden Stub-nosed Monkey.
16 - 20 Birding Holiday in Cambodia wth Angkor Wat (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   The fascinating Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world, built as a Hindu temple in the early 12th century, but gradually transformed to a Buddhist Temple. It is the most important tourist attraction of Cambodia and obviously on many people's bucket list. But there is also very good birding available nearby. Our tour to Cambodia focusing on the unique birds and especially a number of Critically Endangered species such as Giant Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis and White-winged Duck. We run this tour in cooperation with Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation - the prime conservation porganization in Cambodia with projects aiming to conserve the threatened birds. The departure is just before the Asian Bird Fair which runs Nov 21-23. After the Bird Fair there will be an extension Nov 24-27 to hike Mt Aural in Cardamom Mountains for the endemic Cambodia Laughing-Thrush and several endemic subspecies.
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 2020 
22 - 31 North Peru getaway (10 days) featuring White-winged Guan and Marvelous Spatuletail (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Two options. Either this 10 day trip or the 5 day trip below, depending on how much time you have got. The 5 day trip meets up with the 10 day trip in Jaen. 
Either option is confirmed. 
26 - 30 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   This is the shorter North Peru version which would coincide with the 10 day program. Either is confirmed. 
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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