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White-masked Antbird twitch at San Lorenzo


White-masked Antbird is now EASY to see at San Lorenzo.

White-masked Antbird Pithys castaneus Photo: Göran Altsted

Recently the rare and little known White-masked Antbird has been found at San Lorenzo. Accessible by light aircraft from Yurimaguas, there are many rare species. including Black-necked Red-Cotinga and Black Bushbird. 

There is still good habitat around the town. Birding here is vital to help conserve this accessible forest. 

No Departures for this Tour

If the departure dates don't fit you, please suggest another date.


Day 1: Tarapota - Yurimaguas, Tunnel Area and ACONABIKH Reserve


We drive from Tarapota to Yurimaguas through the tunnel area, which is a classic site to see the Dotted Tanager, Purplish Euphonia and Blackish Pewee. The area is also good for Wattled Guan, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Cliff Flycatcher and Tanager flocks. 

At km 24.5 we leave the roadside to bird at the ACONABIKH reserve and enjoy one of Kolibri Expeditions famous field lunches. At the bird feeders we will look for the rare, endemic Koepcke’s Hermit and the Gould’s Jewelfront, among many other hummingbird species

Nearby, there has recently been a roost for the Long-tailed Potoo. On the trail to the Golden-headed Manakin lek, we may find an army antswarm with Hairy-crested Antbird and White-plumed Antbird feeding, and also Long-tailed Potoo. In the afternoon we continue to Yurimaguas for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Flight From Yurimaguas to San Lorenzo

Early flight to San Lorenzo, arriving before lunch and bird for the rest of the day looking for White-masked Antbird and Black-necked Red-Cotinga among other rareities.
Lodging in San Lorenzo is basic.

Day 3: San Lorenzo

All day at San Lorenzo. We may need to find an antswarm to get our target and possibly use playback.

Other targets include: Green-tailed Goldenthroat, White-eared Jacamar, Black Bushbird, Lunulated Antbird, Short-billed Leaftosser, Three-striped Flycatcher, Black-necked Red-Cotinga and Western Striped and White-crowned Manakins.

If time permits, we may take a boat trip looking for river island specialities.Basic lodging at San Lorenzo. 

Day 4: Flight to Yurimaguas and travel to Bellavista

Midmorning we return to Yurimaguas  and drive via the tunnel area to Tarapoto. If you wish, contntinue with our 5 day Marvelous Spatuletail and Owlet twitch or to Bellavista, 2 hours south of Tarapoto for the Scarlet-banded Barbet.   


Option: White-masked Antbird twitch at San Lorenzo Days: 4
Price: US$ 1420 (Minimum 5 people).
Less than 5 people: (see pricing)
Single supplement: 30 US$

Includes scheduled flight, but note that the flight service is very regular. Sometimes we have been forced to charter the flight with additional costs to be paid at the spot. Be aware and bring $200 extra in case there is this kind of trouble. Also includes food and lodging. The lodging at San Lorenzo is very basic. Bottled drinks during meals is not included. Treated water is included while travelling by road. Bottled water in San Lorenzo is not included. Any small community fees to be paid are not accounted for and has to be paid for on the spot.



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