Overview

Our comprehensive north west tour is set amongst some of the finest scenery in all of South America, and targets every single endemic and near endemic the region has to offer! From such diverse areas as Quebrada de las Conchas and Tafi del Valle to the spectacular Humahuaca Valley and Yungas Cloud forests of Calilegua National Park, no better backdrop exists against which to search out the region’s avian gems! Highlights include Rufous-throated Dipper, Tucuman Mountain Finch, flashy Red-tailed Comet, immense Andean Condor, Sandy Gallito, Burrowing Parrot, Tucuman Amazon, Lark-like Brushrunner and even Spot-winged Falconet.

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Rufous-throated Dipper, Tucuman Amazon, Golden-collared Macaw, Grey-hooded, Green-cheeked & Mitred Parakeets, Sandy & Crested Gallitos, Brown & White-throated Cacholotes, Andean Condor, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Spot-winged Falconet, Andean, Ornate & Tataupa Tinamous, Black-legged Seriema, Chaco Chachalaca, Dusky-legged Guan, Chilean, James’s & Andean Flamingos, Giant Coot, Andean Goose, Puna Teal, Puna Ibis, Puna Plover, Andean Avocet, Andean Gull, Dot-fronted Woodpecker, Ocellated Piculet, Striped Owl, Little Nightjar, Moreno`s Ground Dove, Yungas Dove, Plush-crested Jay, Streak-fronted Thornbird, Olive-crowned Crescentchest,  Stripe-backed Antbird, Puna, Maquis, Steinbach´s & Scribble-tailed Canasteros, Rock & Buff-breasted Earthcreepers, Lark-like Brushrunner, Rufous-naped Ground Tyrant, Andean Tyrant, Streamer-tailed Tyrant, Suiriri Flycatcher, Andean Slaty Thrush, Chaco Puffbird, Red-tailed Comet, White-sided Hillstar, Golden-rumped Euphonia, Orange-headed Tanager, Tucuman Mountain Finch, Yellow-striped Brushfinch, Many-colored Chaco Finch, Ash-breasted Sierra Finch, Black-masked Finch.
Top Mammals
Guanaco, Vicuña, Southern Mountain Viscacha, Culpeo
Habitats Covered
yungas cloud forest, montane forest, woodland, high andean grassland, monte desert, cacti scrubland, dry chaco, altiplano lakes, wetlands, marshlands, rivers, streams
Expected Climate
hot and humid in the lower lying regions, moderate to very cold in the higher altitudes, strong winds can be expected at times
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
mostly relaxed
Accommodation
comfortable
Ease of Birding
moderate with some tricky species
Other Attractions
spectacular scenery, pristine & little-explored wilderness, great cuisine, super-friendly people
Photographic Opportunities
excellent
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Dennis's knowledge & ability to imitate bird calls is phenomenal. He is also an interesting person to travel with. I enjoyed Eric's humour and felt he handled the group well.

CJ

The B&BG Tour was the trip of a lifetime for me. Rockjumper did everything just right. The birds and animals, the accommodations, and especially Wayne were all top notch. Although Wayne is relatively new to Rockjumper, he is definitely a keeper – personable, a keen observer, and a natural leader. He really made the tour more than “just another birding trip”. This is certainly a tour that I would enthusiastically recommend to anyone, although I am seriously considering South Africa next. Alison was wonderfully helpful, especially for finding a U.S. travel agent who booked affordable and reliable airline tickets for me.

P

André, who escorted us on four drives, is a superb tracker with great knowledge of the reserve and its denizens. He is also an expert on the birdlife of southern Africa and was able to bring the bush to life for us with knowledge of all that we saw.

The ability of our guide, Rich Lindie, to locate the birds from the faintest movement or call under difficult and trying conditions was outstanding.

Glen and Dennis did a fantastic job on this tour. Birding in the lowland rainforest looking for Pittas was certainly a challenge! Glen was informative, patient and persistent, and did his best in making sure that the entire group saw these fascinating birds. The itinerary was comprehensive, the accommodations were great and the food was excellent. Overall, a wonderful trip.

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