Rob Williams is right up there among the very best tour leaders. His vast experience from lots of research and conservation projects and intimate knowledge of the country add lots of value compared to a tour leader who is “just” a good organiser, birder and guide. He is also great company, with a sublime sense of humour.
Peru is one of the most diverse and exciting birding destinations on the planet. Peru hosts an abundance of highly sought-after endemic avifauna and this, combined with spectacular scenery and thriving local culture, makes for a very popular birding destination. This specially crafted tour covers a number of hot spots, targeting a large number of Peru’s endemics and near endemics.
Marvelous Spatuletail, Long-whiskered Owlet, Lulu’s Tody-Flycatcher, White-winged Guan, Pale-billed, Elusive, Stripe-headed & Watkin’s Antpitta, Pompadour, Black-necked Red & Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Little Inca Finch, Allpahuayo Antbird, Iquitos Gnatcatcher, Wattled & Razor-billed Curassow, Rufous, Andean & White-winged Potoo White-headed, Bay-headed & White-winged Brushfinch, Grey-breasted Mountain Toucan, Swallow-tailed & Lyre-tailed Nightjar, Rufous-breasted Wood Quail, Little & Cinereous Tinamou, Rufous-capped Thornbill, Blue-banded Toucanet, Spotted Barbtail, Pale-winged Trumpeter, Purus Jacamar, Sunbittern, Sungrebe, Agami Heron, Andean Ibis, Andean Hillstar, Tawny & White-breasted Tit-Spinetail, Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer, Peruvian Piedtail, Rufous-headed Woodpecker, White-capped, Yellow-scarfed, Dotted, Huallaga and Saffron-crowned Tanager, Ash-throated, Dugand’s & Ancient Antwren, Northern Chestnut-tailed & Manu Antbird, Castelnau’s Antshrike, Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner, Guayaquil Woodpecker, Tumbes Hummingbird, Rufous-headed Chachalaca, Elegant Crescentchest, Grey-backed Hawk, West Peruvian Screech Owl, Red-masked Parakeet, Tumbes Swallow, Necklaced & Cinereous-breasted Spinetail, Tumbes Pewee, Pacific Royal, Inca & Baird’s Flycatcher, White-tailed Jay, Tumbes Sparrow, Piura Chat-Tyrant, Line-cheeked Spinetail, Cinnamon-breasted & Zimmer’s Tody-Tyrant, Royal Sunangel, Coppery Metaltail, White-chinned Thistletail, Black-billed Seed Finch, Pale-eyed Blackbird, Buckley’s Forest Falcon, Bluish-fronted Jacamar, Mishana Tyrannulet, Fiery-capped, Cerulean-capped & Yungas Manakin, Grey-tailed Piha, Spot-winged & Manu Parrotlet, Sharpbill, Koepke’s Hermit, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Zimmer’s Woodcreeper, Pavonine, Crested & Golden-headed Quetzal, Crested Eagle, Rusty-fronted Canastero, Streak-fronted Thornbird, Bearded Mountaineer, Napo & Rufescent Screech Owl, Rufous-banded Owl, Junin Canastero, Puna Tapaculo, Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant, Blue-mantled Thornbill, Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant, Red-rumped Bush Tyrant and Giant Conebill.
13 species of monkey, chances for Brazilian Tapir, Collared & White-lipped Peccary and even Jaguar!
Rainforest, Amazonian terra fire and white sand forest, Cloud Forest, montane lakes and xerophytic scrub, coastal lagoons, mangroves, grasslands & wetlands
Temperate to cold in highlands (Andes, Abra Patricia, upper Manu Road), hot and humid in the lowlands (Iquitos, Tarapoto, lower Manu Road). Rain is certainly likely on some days.
Hardcore. Fast paced, with the intention to see as many birds in as short a time as possible
Spectacular Andean scenery, pristine Amazonian forests
What our clients say about tours to Peru
- UA, Peru
Rob Williams is the best guide I have ever birded with – wonderful birding and people skills.PM, Peru
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.TE, Northern Peru 2015
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.JH & CH, Southern Peru
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”.RH, Peru