Peru Birding Tours
Peru is a land of contrast, history, and some of the most beautiful scenery in South America. With 1890 species and 113 endemic birds it is the second-richest country for avian diversity on the planet. Peru is also one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world as defined by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) of the United Nations Environment Program, and home to 84 life zones out of the 104 classified on the planet and an incredible variety of plant and animal life. This probably explains the presence of such incredible birding diversity, making a Peru birding tour a dream activity for birders all over the world.
Peru receives a large number of visitors. Each year many tourists come to Peru to visit the famous city of Cusco, the capital of the ancient Inca Empire, and the breathtaking Incan citadel of Machu Picchu nearby. Several adventures are on offer, like hiking great mountain trails such as the Inca Trail or the Ausangate trek, flying over the mysterious Nazca Lines, visiting Lake Titicaca, or enjoying the tasty gastronomy present everywhere.
However, if your goal is bird watching, Birding Ecotours have a number of intriguing birding itineraries for you and 20 years of experience in organizing birding trips in this country. The most adventurous visitors might love a trip to Southern Peru, and visit the pristine Amazon rainforest with the Manú Road/Manú National Park and Tambopata National Reserve, getting overwhelmed with the large number of species in this area, including Pale-winged Trumpeter, Blue-crowned, Collared, Green-backed, and Black-tailed Trogons, Razor-billed Curassow, Hoatzin, Horned Screamer, Rufous-headed Woodpecker, White-throated Toucan, Golden-collared Toucanet, Lemon-throated Barbet, White-throated Jacamar, Musician Wren, and a large number of secretive forest skulkers including antwrens and antbirds.