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.
*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*
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
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.
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.
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.
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".
Guides were awesome. Found lots of birds; guide was way too knowledgeable about the bird species and taxonomy.