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.

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.
basic to comfortable
Ease of Birding
moderate with some tough species
Other Attractions
amazing pristine forests, unique, seldom-explored location
Photographic Opportunities
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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.

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".

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

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.

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.

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