Our tour of Peru’s central Andes is designed to search for a wide variety of scare and rare species, many of which are localised endemics, a testament to the rich avian diversity of Peru in general. A mountainous country, Peru’s isolated valleys and cordilleras have seen avian evolution at its finest, with many species being described to science in recent years.
We will visit a variety of habitats during our tour, including high-altitude lakes, cloud forests, and Andean grasslands. This will give us the opportunity to find more than 50 endemics, including some of the most sought-after birds in Peru.
Just some of the birds we are targeting include Golden-backed Mountain Tanager, Pardusco, Rufous-browed Hemispingus, Junin Grebe, Creamy-bellied Antwren, Fire-throated Metaltail, Marcapata Spinetail, Eye-ringed Thistletail, Black-goggled Brushfinch, several antpittas and tapaculos, Masked Fruiteater, Bay-vented and White-cheecked Cotingas, Royal, White-breasted and Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes, Tit-like Dacnis and Yellowscarfed Tanager.
Junin Grebe; Black-necked Hillstar; Bronze-tailed Comet; Coppery, Fiery-throated & Black Metaltails; Gren-and-white Hummingbird; 'Junin' Rail; Black-necked Woodpecker; Creamy-bellied Antwren; Bay, Chestnut, Chachapoyas, Panao & Junin Antpittas; Junin, Jalca, Large-footed, Neblina & Tschudi's Tapaculos; Coastal & Dark-winged Miners; Striated Earthcreeper; White-bellied & Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes; Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail; Junin & Cactus Canasteros; Eye-ringed Thistletail; Marcapata & Creamy-crested Canasteros; Cerulean-capped Manakain; Masked Fruiteater; White-cheeked & Bay-vented Cotingas; Inca Flycatacher; Peruvian Tyrannulet; Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant; Peruvian Wren; Tricolored, Black-spectacled, 'Taczanowski's' & Rusty-bellied Brushfinches; 'Peruvian' Citrine Warbler; Rufous-backed Inca Finch; White-browed Hemispingus; Brown-flanked & Yellow-scarfed Tanagers; Pardusco; Tit-like Dacnis; 'Streak-crowned' & Golden-backed Mountain Tanagers.
cloud forest, high altitude lakes, polylepis forest, coffee plantations, foothill forest
variable from very warm to cold. High altitude areas can be very cold. At lower altitude, can be warm to very hot on the western coast. Some rain is to be expected.
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
fast paced, several long, winding drives
variable from basic to comfortable
moderate to difficult
worthwhile to good
Successful and enjoyable. Rob proved his already high reputation. Special thanks to our driver Miguel - always helpful, always smiling.
Rob Williams was a brilliant guide in all respects. Throughout the three weeks, he gave the group his all. He is outstanding, and we would love to travel with him again.
Our guide, Rob Williams, was exceptionally well qualified, good humoured in all circumstances and remarkably diligent in accommodating all levels of birding skills within our group. He went out of his way to make sure that each member of the group realised their expectations for the trip. We would welcome the opportunity to join him on additional trips; he is a quality individual with sound values and a superb representative of Rockjumper Birding Tours.
Rob Williams is the best guide I have ever birded with - wonderful birding and people skills.
The tour met all of my expectations. Rob Williams is an excellent tour guide - knowledgeable, manages logistics well, interacts with participants in a fun and caring way, and strives to find the birds that are on participants' "wish lists".
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