Where to bird independently.
Birding by road in Peru can be described as four general areas, North, Central, South and South-East. Best value for independent birders is Central Peru where no flights are needed to get there and the lodiging is generally good and inexpensive. North Peru is more of challange to keep on a low budget but not impossible. There are constantly new places added to bird and more places to stay.
The Southern Circuit can be don at all different price ranges and is great for those who want to do a road trip seeing both birds and cultural sites. The South East can be quite expensive especially along the Manu road where you are pretty much have to use the lodges. However, some of the lodges have research capacity and special prices for more basic lodging or even camping could be asked for by budget birders.
Here are some sample itineraries.
The rough itineraries for each week will be determined by the person who first book the service. Of course some tweaking can be done while en route. Independent birding does allow for flexibility.