Peru Bird Watching

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:

 

Paul,

 

 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,

Anita Folkenberg

 

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 Toucon

Red-capped Cardinal                             Yellow-crowned Parrot