Oct 21: Tarapoto - Iquitos
Those already in North Peru shall fly from Tarapoto 16:40 pm with Peruvian Airlines to Iquitos. Anyone joining us today shall fly from Lima to connect with us. After arriving to Iquitos at nightfall, we shall be heading directly to Allpahuayo-Mishana reserve to look for White-winged and Rufous Potoo. We’ll have timed our visit perfectly for a next to full moon when potoos are particularly active. We’ll stay the night at a nearby lodge.
Oct 22: Allpahuayo - Mishana and Explornapo
In the early morning we shall look for all the specials at Allpahuayo-Mishana reserve, such as Allpahuayo Antbird, Ancient Antwren, Brown-banded Puffbird, Zimmer’s Antbird, Mishana Tyrannulet, in the early morning. There is also an undescribed form of Fuscous Flycatcher which is likely a new species. Then later transfer to Explornapo with possibly some stops at a river island on the way for special birds such as Lesser Hornero, White-bellied, Red-and-White and Parker's Spinetails, Orange-fronted Plushcrown, Castelnau's Antshrike, Black-and-White Antbird, Black-tailed Antbird, Lesser Wagtail-Tyrant, Riverside Tyrant, River Tyrannulet and Amazonian Umbrellabird.
In the afternoon we shall look for Black-necked Red-Cotinga, Cinerous Antshrike and Spot-winged Antbird. We shall also target some more widespread Amazonian bird species that we may have missed on the Puerto Maldonado Big Day, or at Amazonia Lodge on the Manu road. At night we shall search for Nocturnal Curassow and any other nightbird still missing.
Oct 23: Explornapo River Islands, Canopy Walkway and Nocturnal Curassow
Morning start with river islands holding Ash-breasted Antbird, Bicolored Conebill, Orange-eyed Flycatcher, Leaden Antwren, Bay Hornero and many others. We continue to target missed Amazonian birds during the rest of the day and in the afternoon we will transfer to the canopy walkway and spend the afternoon there. At night near the base of the canopy walkway, the Nocturnal Curassow can often be located.
Oct 24: Canopy Walkway, River Islands and Rio Nanay
Morning birding on the canopy walkway with Dugand’s Antwren, Pavonine Quetzal and Crested Eagle possible, before we head back to the lodge and back to Iquitos. We possibly do another river island on the way back. In the late afternoon we shall do trip on the black waters of Rio Nanay with species like Black-crested Antshrike, Orange-crowned Manakin, Cinnamon Attila and at dusk Band-tailed Night-Hawk. In the evening, 20:15pm, we fly to Lima with Peruvian Airlines arrving at 21:59pm.