With more than 1800 species of birds, Peru has more species of birds then North American and Europe combined! From the condors of Colca Canyon to the Harpie Eagle of the Amazon, do not miss your opportunity to come to this birding paradise. We will set you up with an expert bird guide to hunt down those species you want to add to your lifetime list. Anita, one of our birding clients, said it best:
The birds were truly spectacular. Had a great time everywhere we went and enjoyed everything we did.
In November, 2010 my husband and I, along with his brother and wife, spent two weeks in Peru. We spent the first week in Iquitos visiting our daughter who was working as a volunteer at Poppy’s house (People of Peru Project Youth Services House.) My sister-in-law and I are avid bird watchers. She has been doing it a lot longer than I have but we had never done so in Peru.
We saw many new and beautiful birds which we were able to add to our life bird list. We added about 55 or so that were new to us. Most of the ones we saw were in the Iquitos and Poppy’s House area. We did see some of the birds along the river and at Cuzco and Macchu Picchu.
Marcos, our guide was wonderful on the only formal day of birdwatching in Alpahuayo and Mishana bird sanctuary, a few miles out of Iquitos. The second week we spent in Macchu Picchu. We had a wonderful time in both places seeing many beautiful and interesting things.
Thanks so much for everything,
Some of the new ones were:
Scarlet-crowned Barbet Plumbeous Kite
Smooth-billed Ani Black-billed Thrush
Blue Gray Tanager Puna Teal
Lesser Kiskadee White-bellied Hummingbird
Tropical Kingbird Blue-crowned Mot Mot
Yellow-headed Cara Cara Rufous-collared Sparrow
Mountain Cara Cara Puna Ibis
Brownish Twistwing Red Shoveler
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker Andean Coot
Palm Tanager Chilean Flamingo
Russet-backed Oropendula Mountain Cara Cara
White-winged Parakeet Yellow-rumped Cacique
Silver-beaked Tanager Social Flycatcher
Violacious Trogon White-shouldered Tanager
Amazon Kingfisher White-throated TouconRed-capped Cardinal Yellow-crowned Parrot