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Why birding Peru with Kolibri Expeditions?

MORE BIRDS!
An ecotourism experience that fits your time constraints, budget, skills and fitness level. DON’T PAY MORE TO SEE LESS.

Don't pay more to see less. Apart from bird watching holidays in Peru we also organize bird photography and eco-tourism trips to Peru, South America and Worldwide.

Peru bird watching tours can be customized to fit all comfort levels. Our expert guides take into account your birding experience and help you reach a Higher Skill Level.

Fixed departures in our calendar have lower prices. For some tours such as the Manu Road or North Peru there is tiered pricing depending on level of comfort in lodging and the services you choose. This way you can choose a price that fits your budget.

Use the category menu or the calendar to find a trip that suits your needs in content and time frame. Check tour length to find a trip of preferred length of time. For those with very limited time we recommend look at our 5 day tours covering the major birding areas of Peru.

Recently we have started offering trips outside of Peru. Check our short Winter Japan tour for example.

Our clients choose us because:

  • Of our ....Environment, Conservation and Community commitments.
  • We provide free, completely safe treated drinking water and this way avoid plastic disposable bottles. Doing our part to combat plastic pollution in South America where there is lack of recycling and garbage treatment. Furthermore bottled water is a waste of natural resources and energy. Water is filtered and treated with micro pore systems.
  • We involve and train local guides.
  • We have pioneered new birding areas some that have become part of the regular birding circuit today.
  • We have the longest track record of organizing Pelagic Trips in Peru.
  • Our drivers and guides are legendary.
  • We provide birding for everyone; at every level.
  • We provide deluxe trips as well as budget trips. Even self-guided trips, if you want only some of the logistics taken care of. And we provide for every level of comfort and pace. Your requirements are our guideline. We can pair you up with others who are interested in the same type of trip.
  • We love Hard Core Birding - with Big Days, Specific Target species and attempts to reach 500-1000 species.
  • We love Relaxed Birding where nature, birding and culture often are combined.
  • We love Bird Photography trips, helping you to get the best shots.
  • Also other Fauna, rare plant and orchid trips.

  • MORE BIRDS!
    An ecotourism experience that fits your time constraints, budget, skills and fitness level. DON’T PAY MORE TO SEE LESS.

UPCOMING TRIPS 2024

Birding Peru Anytime

Every week Mo-Fri throughout the year Kolibri attempts to run three different 5 day tours. They are our most popular programs and perfect for those with little time. You can of course combine them into one longer trip. They are:
Photography friendly Machu Picchu and Cusco endemics - with extreme comfort.
Manu road. Best season and drier mid-April to mid-December - although birding can be very good also in the rainy season between showers.
Northern Peru transect Tarapoto-Jaen or vice versa with Marvelous Spatuletail and Long-whiskered Owlet. Note that the male Spatuletail often lack spatulas in July-Aug.
When you book, we shall enter the dates in the calendar so other people will see that these trips are running these dates and they could book the same date for a better price for everyone.
Having said that, just booking any date yourself or with your partner at the date you prefer will not break the bank. $1000 surcharge for a single person + single supplement. $500 surcharge per person if only two people. $250/person surcharge with three people, and no surcharge with groups of 5 or more.
Learn more about how it all works by reading the blog post about Birding Peru Anytime.
 
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
JUNE 2024
19 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Hard core birding on Lima coast with a very early start to reach Lomas de Asia for Cactus Canastero and other endemic birds. Also Humboldt Penguin, Peruvian Thickknee, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant and Inca Tern of course.
20 Cusco/Ollantaytambo birding day trip: Abra Malaga (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Endemics and Polylepis specialists at Abra Malaga. Perhaps also Sword-billed Hummingbird. Early start from Ollantaytambo..  
21 - 25 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Megadiverse Manu road with hummingbird feeders and fruitfeeders for tanagers in 5 days. Most endemic and special species along the route are also covered. NOTE. This particular departure is very HARD CORE. We will maximise number of species birding also after dark and pre dawn. 

If you like a good short tour before this one we recommend Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga for five days. Ask us for details. kolibriexp@gmail.com
26 - 30 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   Long-whiskered Owlet and Marvelous Spatuletail are the main targets of this short 5 day trip. There are 40 plus hummingbirds to be seen, lots of tanagers, toucans, barbets, oilbird etc that are also seen on this packed short tour. Good lodges with feeders. Before this trip we run Machu Picchu and the Manu road. Best to fly to Tarapoto the night before to maximise the time.
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
JULY 2024
2 Cusco/Ollantaytambo birding day trip: Abra Malaga (Guide(s): Jose Antonio Padilla)   Endemics and Polylepis specialists at Abra Malaga. Perhaps also a visit to Ensifera camp before returning to Cusco. Early start from Ollantaytambo.
3 - 7 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography (Guide(s): Jose Antonio Padilla)   LATE BOOKING - NEW DEPARTURE. Only two people booked. THERE ARE VACANCIES.
Our classic Manu road in 5 days. The fastest way to get the most important birds on Manu road and good photography at feeding stations. Can be combined with a day tour to Abra Malaga the day before and perhaps our  5 days North Peru with Marvelous Spatuletail afterwards. . 
6 - 21 FIXED DEPARTURE - Complete Central Peru (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   The complete Central Peru program covers all the endemics en route including Golden-backed Mountain Tanager, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover and White-cheeked Cotinga. Also several new and undescribed species of Tapaculos and Antpittas. 
31 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   Hard core birding on Lima coast with a very early start to reach Lomas de Asia for Raimondi's Yellow-Finch, Thick-billed Miner and Chilca for Peruvian Martin and perhaps Least Seedsnipe. Also Humboldt Penguin, Peruvian Thickknee, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant and Inca Tern of course.
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
AUGUST 2024
6 - 10 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography   Megadiverse Manu road with hummingbird feeders and fruitfeeders for tanagers in 5 days. Most endemic and special species along the route are also covered. If you like a good short tour before this one we recommend Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga for five days. Ask us for details. kolibriexp@gmail.com
12 Lima days: Pantanos de Villa, Pucusana, Puerto Viejo, Lomas de Asia and Cañete valley (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomJuan Julca)   A classic Lima birding excursion with desert, coastal marshes and seawatching. Our favorites include Humboldt Penguin, Peruvian Thickknee, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant and Inca Tern.
26 - 30 PRIVATE GROUP - FULLY BOOKED - 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   Megadiverse Manu road with hummingbird feeders and fruitfeeders for tanagers in 5 days. Most endemic and special species along the route are also covered. 
29 Arequipa half day birding Chiguata Polylepis (Guide(s): Juan Jose Chalco)  
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
SEPTEMBER 2024
14 - 18 Archeology and Birding at Machu Picchu, Cuszco and the Sacred Valley.   The perfect birding trip for a non-birding spouse, or the perfect cultural trip for a birder. Most endemics are covered (at least the pretty ones), while you at the same time will see the most important Inca sites of the Sacred Valley and Cusco, including Machu Picchu of coarse. 
19 - 23 5 day Manu Road Birding and Photography   Megadiverse Manu road with hummingbird feeders and fruitfeeders for tanagers in 5 days. Most endemic and special species along the route are also covered. If you like a good short tour before this one we recommend Archeology and Birding at Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley for five days. Ask us for details. kolibriexp@gmail.com
24 - Oct 11 Complete Manu Birding Tour 18 days (Guide(s): Gunnar EngblomAlex DurandCarlos Altamirano)   Join us for the complete Manu tour. Now with an improved itinerary to get you a chance of all the special birds in SE Peru. Tiered pricing saves you money. Over 500 species is possible to record on this Mega diverse trip. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
OCTOBER 2024
30 - Nov 14 PRIVATE GROUP - FULLY BOOKED - Northern Peru Complete Standard Birding Route in 16 days. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   Our most complete North Peru trip with Marvelous Spatuletail and all the other endemics and special birds. Check out our tiered pricing for this tour. Something affordable for you, or maybe you want more comfort and you are willing to pay for it. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
NOVEMBER 2024
14 - 17 FIXED DEPARTURE - Scarlet-banded Barbet extension (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   Peru's newest birding hotspot with localized and recently described Scarlet-banded Barbet and Cordillera Azul Antbird. Both endemics of course. We make a three day version of this same itinerary which basically gives you the same stuff. The road is much better now, so we shall gain some time this way.
You can add the16 day Complete North Peru tour after this trip. It will start in Tarapoto on Nov 18 reversing the itinerary to end in Chiclayo.
18 - Dec 3 FIXED DEPARTURE - Northern Peru Complete Standard Birding Route in 16 days. (Guide(s): Juan Julca)   Note: The tour will run in reversed order. Start in Tarapoto and end in Chiclayo.
Our most complete North Peru trip with Marvelous Spatuletail and all the other endemics and special birds. 
Check out our tiered pricing for this tour. Something affordable for you, or maybe you want more comfort and you are willing to pay for it. 
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
DECEMBER 2024
24 - 31 FIXED DEPARTURE - Bhutan: Birding and Buddhism in the Kingdom of Bhutan (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Bhutan is of another world. Join us for this magic experience in the Himalayas. It is possible to extend the trip for three more days.  Prior to this trip we offer our standard short India trip with Tiger and Taj Mahal.
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
 
UPCOMING TRIPS 2025

Birding Peru Anytime

Every week Mo-Fri throughout the year Kolibri attempts to run three different 5 day tours. They are our most popular programs and perfect for those with little time. You can of course combine them into one longer trip. They are:
Photography friendly Machu Picchu and Cusco endemics - with extreme comfort.
Manu road. Best season and drier mid-April to mid-December - although birding can be very good also in the rainy season between showers.
Northern Peru transect Tarapoto-Jaen or vice versa with Marvelous Spatuletail and Long-whiskered Owlet. Note that the male Spatuletail often lack spatulas in July-Aug.
When you book, we shall enter the dates in the calendar so other people will see that these trips are running these dates and they could book the same date for a better price for everyone.
Having said that, just booking any date yourself or with your partner at the date you prefer will not break the bank. $1000 surcharge for a single person + single supplement. $500 surcharge per person if only two people. $250/person surcharge with three people, and no surcharge with groups of 5 or more.
Learn more about how it all works by reading the blog post about Birding Peru Anytime.
 
If you don't find a suitable trip, please contact us at kolibriexp@gmail.com
JANUARY 2025
5 - 9 Marvelous Spatuletail, 40 hummingbirds and Long-whiskered Owlet. (Guide(s): Gunnar Engblom)   Long-whiskered Owlet and Marvelous Spatuletail are the main targets of this short 5 day trip. There are 40 plus hummingbirds to be seen, lots of tanagers, toucans, barbets, oilbird etc that are also seen on this packed short tour. Good lodges with feeders. Add Barbet Extension and perhaps a Machu Picchu  program. Best to fly to Tarapoto the night before to maximise the time.
Every Mon-Fri throughout the year we offer our most popular 5 day tours to Machu Picchu, Manu road and North Peru. Click and sign up!
 



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