Duration: 18 days
Group Size: 4 – 8
Date Start: September 27, 2018
Date End: October 14, 2018
Tour Start: Lima
Tour End: Lima
This tour is designed to search for endemics and localized birds of the Central Peruvian Andes.
We will visit high elevations during this tour, including 15.000 feet (4 600 meters) above sea level.
A few moderately difficult hikes in steep cloudforest terrain at 9 100 feet are involved in the tour, but a lot of birding is next to the roads.
No domestic flights are required, but there are two days with long drives.
Camping includes two nights at Apaya, and two nights at Bosque Unchog at 11 800 feet (3600 meters) with facilities.
The camping equipment includes: Private tent (single supplement and twin), personal mattress, sleeping bag, and pillow.
The accommodations vary from comfortable good hotels in Lima, Concepción, Huánuco, and Tingo María to basic with en suite bathrooms at Santa Eulalia and Villa Rica. Shared bathroom in the Apaya camp ground..
Possible endemic birds:
Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes, Coastal Miner, Thick-billed Miner, Raimondi Yellow Finch, Great Inca Finch, Black-necked Woodpecker, Rusty-bellied Brush Finch, Bronze-tailed Comet, Rufous-breasted Warbling Finch, Canyon Canastero (near endemic), Junin Canastero, White-bellied Cinclodes, Black-breasted Hillstar, Dark-winged Miner, “Milpo Tapaculo”, Eye-ringed Thistletail, Fire-throated Metaltail, Chestnut Antpitta, Creamy-bellied Antwren, Cloudforest Screech Owl (near endemic), Peruvian Wren, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Masked Fruiteater, Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, Brown-flanked Tanager, Bay Antpitta, Chestnut Antpitta, Tschudi’s Tapaculo, Coppery Metaltail, Golden-backed Mountain Tanager, Pardusco, Rufous-browed Hemispingus, Bay-vented Cotinga, Striated Earthcreeper, Baron’s Spinetail, Neblina Tapaculo, and Huallaga (Black-bellied) Tanager.
Extension for the Junin Grebe by request only