Day 0. Late afternoon flight from Lima and transfer to Allpahuayo-Mishana reserve from airport to do a session of nightbirding. Maybe we find Rufous Potoo or White-winged Potoo. Night in Iquitos.
Day 1. Allpahuayo-Mishana.
In the morning we shall look for the targets of Allpahuayo-Mishana such as Mishana Tyrannulet, Allpahuayo Antbird, Ancient Antwren, Northern Chestnut-tailed (Zimmer's) Antbird. There is also an undescribed form of Fuscous Flycatcher which likely is a new species and many more. With lots of luck, we may also find the extremely rare Iquitos Gnatcatcher. Mid-morning we transfer to Explornapo lodge. In the afternoon we will be checking out the lek for Black-necked Red-Cotinga.
Day 2. Explornapo.
AM. River islands holding i.e. Ash-breasted Antbird, Bicolored Conebill, Orange-eyed Flycatcher, Leaden Antwren and many others. We can also visit a small lagoon where it is not uncommon to see Band-tailed Cacique (Oropendola) and Agami Heron. In the afternoon we will transfer to the canopy walkway and spend the afternoon there. At night near the base of the Canopy walkway, the Nocturnal Curassow can often be located.
Day 3. Canopy walkway - return to Iquitos
AM birding on the canopy walkway with Dugand’s Antwren, Pavonine Quetzal, and Crested Eagle possible, before we head back to the lodge and back to Iquitos. In the afternoon we return to Iquitos. At dusk, we shall do a short boat trip from Iquitos port in Nanay delta with Black-crested Antshrike and Band-tailed Nightjar. Night in Iquitos.
Day 4-5. Allpahuayo-Mishana.
Two full days for the white-sand forest. With our extended time, we increase our chance to see all the special birds of this unique habitat. Some other birds to look for include Pompadour Cotinga, Black-necked Red-Cotinga and Gray-legged Tinamou.