Overview

Our short pre-tour extension sees our intrepid band of birders searching for of one of the worlds 'newest' and most rarely seen species, the Scarlet-banded Barbet. While no longer a dedicated expedition, this challenging tour offers the chance at a spectacularly rare and attractive species alongside a host of other species seldom seen on any tour, anywhere.

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

Tour Facts Top Birds
Scarlet-banded Barbet, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Golden-headed Quetzal, Rusty-tinged & Scaled Antpittas, Jet, Yungas, Band-tailed, Golden-headed & Blue-rumped Manakins, Fiery-throated, Scarlet-breasted & Scaled Fruiteaters, Andean Laniisoma, Grey-tailed Piha, Roraiman Flycatcher, Foothill Schiffornis, Red-necked Woodpecker, Subtropical Pygmy Owl, Curl-crested Aracari, Blackish Antbird, Slaty, Dot-winged, Rufous-rumped & Foothill Antwrens, Buff-tailed Sicklebill, Metallic-green, Blue-browed, Paradise & Saffron-crowned Tanagers, Chestnut-crowned Gnateater and Yellow-throated Spadebill, Stripe-chested & Ornate Antwrens, Rufous Casiornis.
Habitats Covered
cloud and foothill forest
Expected Climate
Humid, possible showers
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
Our Mega tours are very fast-paced birding adventures designed for the dedicated lister and serious birder. The focus of the tour is to see as many of the endemics and area specials as possible in our given time. In order to cover the necessary route to maximise the species list we tend to spend a single night at most sites and travel large distances. There is very little down time aside from that spent driving from one site to the next. These tours are not suitable for dedicated or avid photographers; inexperienced or new birders; as well as anyone with serious mobility or health challenges.
Accommodation
basic to comfortable
Ease of Birding
moderate with some tough species
Other Attractions
amazing pristine forests, unique, seldom-explored location
Photographic Opportunities
good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

Rob Williams is the best guide I have ever birded with - wonderful birding and people skills.

The tour was fantastic. Forrest Rowland, did a terrific job spotting birds, giving us clear directions to actually sight the birds and displayed plenty of patience in the process.

This was an excellent tour! We saw so many great birds, and had many delicious meals from pizza to ceviche. The time spent birding and touring Kuelap was a highlight. To top everything off, Forrest Rowland is an awesome leader. In addition to hearing, seeing and getting everyone on the birds, he told wonderful stories and kept everyone laughing. All in all, we had a terrific time.

Forrest Rowland is a terrific guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable of the birds we encountered on our trip. Further, he is very friendly, engaging and enthusiastic. I’d be quite pleased to join him again on any birding tour in the Neotropics.

It is terrific to have a bilingual guide in any country and one who knows the history and culture of the country is even better, thanks Rob! As always, terrific eyes, ears and birding skills.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
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