PERU BIRDING:  With over 1800 species of birds recorded in Peru, the country is second only to Colombia in bird diversity. While accessibility to many parts of the country is rapidly improving, access to many areas in the Amazon is still by boat only.  Happily we have those!  The north-eastern Amazonian portion of Peru is particularly rich in bird species, with many species pairs being found to the north and south of the Amazon, and east and west of the Napo River - the two major rivers in the region. There are also many river island specialists and various white-sand endemic species to be sought. Two field sites that we regularly visit - the Madre Selva Biological Station and the Santa Cruz Forest Reserve have a combined total of over 600 species, and that number grows every year. 

Upcoming trips:

9-29 September 2018 - Peru Grand Tour de Birds:  This birding extravaganza will include coastal desert and pelagic birding out of Lima, Amazon lowland birding in the Iquitos region, mid-elevation birding in Tarapoto and Moyobamba (northern Peru) and a lowlands to snow-line transect in southern Peru. As this trip is still being developed, it will be at cost to participants. Maximum of 5 participants. Inquire immediately if you are interested!

31 March-9 April 2019 - Amazon Birding (10d/9n) $1925: Visiting the Allpahuayo-Mishana Reserve, Amazon River islands, the Madre Selva Biological Station and Santa Cruz Forest Reserve. Minimum of 4 participants required, maximum of 8 participants. 

23 June-3 July 2019 - Amazon Birding (10d/9n) $1925: Visiting the Allpahuayo-Mishana Reserve, Amazon River islands, the Madre Selva Biological Station and Santa Cruz Forest Reserve. Minimum of 4 participants required, maximum of 8 participants. 

11-28 September 2019 - Peru Grand Tour de Birds-II (18d/17n) $TBD:  This birding extravaganza will include coastal desert and pelagic birding out of Lima, Amazon lowland birding in the Iquitos region, mid-elevation birding in Tarapoto and Moyobamba (northern Peru) and a lowlands to snow-line transect in southern Peru. Maximum of 5 participants.