12D/11N: Endemics of Tarapoto, Alto Mayo, Abra Patricia and Jaen dry forest
This route offers the possibility to see and feel the great diversity and endemism of ecosystems and birds of northern Peru.
The highlights of this Route are: Koepcke´s Hermit (Phaethornis koepckeae), Marvelous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis), Long-whiskered Owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi), Ochre-fronted Antpitta (Grallaricula ochraceifrons) y Little Inca-Finch (Incaspiza watkinsi).
We can reach to see up 600 species, being 24 of them endemic.
DAY 01 to DAY 04
Owls, Cotingas, Antbirds, Hoatzin & Koepcke’s Hermit
The trip begins in Tarapoto city after picking up from the airport. We visit the surroundings of the Cordillera Escalera Conservation Area and Huallaga river to see owls and other wildlife nocturnal species. The highlights of the day are: Black-banded Owl, Crested Owl and Band-bellied Owl. The sleeping site is a local lodging in the middle of the woods of Cordillera Escalera Conservation Area.
The day 02 initiates very early with the purpose to see Plum-throated Cotinga, Spangled Cotinga, Northern Slaty-Antshrike, al Amazonian Motmot and Hoatzin in the shore of Huallaga river and surroundings.
At the afternoon we go to a close lagoon close to Tarapoto city to look for Ashy-headed Greenlet, Southern Lapwing, American Comb-Duck, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck and Planalto Hermit.
Third day goes to another area of Cordillera Escalera Conservation Area looking for the endemic Kopcke´s Hermit and other species like Ivory-billed Araçari, Curl-crested Araçari, Plumbeous Euphonia and Dotted Tanager.
The sleeping site is a local lodging in the middle of the woods of Cordillera Escalera Conservation Area.
Fourth day we drive to Huallaga dry forest to looking for Rusty-backed Antwren, Amazonian Motmot, Rufous Casiornis, Sulphur-bellied Tyrant-Manakin and Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant. At the afternoon we go to Alto Mayo valley to Moyobamba city and in the route, we make a few stops to see Oilbird and White-eyed Parakeet.
After to go and left the lugage in the local hotel we are going to make nocturnal wildlife sighting around Moyobamba, where owls and other nocturnal wild species are the highlights.
DAY 05 to DAY 06
Painted Manakin, Owls, Birds of prey & San Martin Titi Monkey
In day 05 we do all our activities close to Moyobamba and Rioja city in forest and wetlands mainly.
The highlights of the day are: Rufous-crested Coquette, Lettered Araçari, Rufous-fronted Thornbird, Black-bellied Tanager, Point-tailed Palmcreeper, Pale-eyed Blackbird and Black-billed Seed-Finch. In addition is possible to see San Martin Titi Monkey, an especial endemic mammal of the area. The sleeping site is a local lodging in Moyobamba city.
Sixth day is mainly dedicated to see manakins which highligth Painted Manakin, Band-tailed Manakin and Fiery-capped Manakin.
At the afternoon we go to Morro de Calzada ZOCRE where we go for two endemics that are Mishana Tyrannulet and Black-bellied Tanager. We also can see Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant, Golden-head Manakin and Painted Manakin.
We have the chance to see San Martin Titi Monkey an especial endemic mammal of the area. The sleeping site is a local lodging in Moyobamba city.
DAY 07 to DAY 10
Hummingbirds, Antpittas, Tanagers & Long-whiskered Owlet
The day 07 we go to Alto Mayo Protected Forest and surroundings to see many daily and nightly birds. The highlights are Wire-crested Thorntail, Cinereous Tinamou, Rufous-breasted Wood-Quail, Orange-billed Sparrow, Zimmer’s Antbird, Rufous-crested Coquette, Ecuadorian Piedtail, White-tipped Sicklebill, Buff-tailed Sicklebill, Ochre-fronted Antpitta y Rusty-tinged Antpitta. We go for the Long-whiskered Owlet and other nightly species at night.
It is important to say that there are many specialized spots that have facilities to seeing the species easier because the conservation and tourism efforts.
The sleeping site is a local lodging in the middle of the woods of Alto Mayo Protected Area.
In day 08 we still stay in the zone to look for Booted Racket-tail, Royal Sunangel, Amethyst-throated Sunangel, White-bellied Woodstar y Greenish Puffleg.
After breakfast we go to Abra Patricia Private Conservation Area (ACP) and surroundings to see more birds and wildlife. Abra Patricia ACP has great facilities and trail systems to see wildlife and birds in special.
The highlights of the day in Abra Patricia are: Emerald-bellied Puffleg, Collared Inca, Little Woodstar y Sword-billed Hummingbird. The sleeping site is a local lodging in the middle of the woods of Abra Patricia ACP.
Day 09 we continue in Abra Patricia ACP enjoying this wonderfull natural site and seeing Chestnut Antpitta, Johnson’s Tody-Flycatcher, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, White-faced Nunbird, Chestnut-crested Cotinga and Rufous-vented Tapaculo. By afternoon we go to Pomacochas lagoon to see mainly aquatic birds like Subtropical Doradito, Plumbeous Rail, Andean Lapwing y White-cheeked Pintail. The sleeping site is a local lodging in the little city of Pomacochas.
The tenth day we go for more endemics of the area like: Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, Peruvian Wren, Pale-billed Antpitta, and Russet-mantled Softtail. The sleeping site is a local lodging in the little city of Pomacochas.
By the afternoon we go to Bagua where we sleep in a local lodging.
Endemics of Bagua dry forest
After that we go to have breakfast in a local restaurant and then we go to Shumba airport in Jaen when the service finishes.
It includes guide services, payment of entry to tourist sites, lodging, food, land, and river transfers, activities, use of telescope or binoculars and information materials.
Private ground transportation.
Specialized equipment and material.
DOES NOT INCLUDE
International airfares, airport departure or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, insurance of any kind, laundry, telephone calls or messages, flight reconfirmation and personal items.