Peru Birding Expedition

  • Pace:  Early mornings, long days, high altitude, cool & warm weather
  • 11 days / 10 nights
  • Scheduled Dates: 2019: Oct 1-11
  • Price: 2019:  $3675 per person in double room with minimum 10; with 8: $4075; with 6: $4500
  • Singles on request at a supplement
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Machu Picchu extension

  • 5 days / 4 nights
  • Scheduled Dates: 2019: Sep 28-Oct2
  • Price: 2019: $1125 per person in double room with minimum 10; with 8: $1195, with 6: $1350
  • Singles on request at a supplement
Peru is home to approximately 20% of the world’s total bird species, almost 1,800, making it one of the best and most diverse nations on earth for birders.  The country owes much of its exceptional biodiversity to the Andes Mountains, which divide the country into three main geographic regions: Pacific lowlands, Andes, and Amazonian lowlands. Our tour travels from the Andes to the Amazon staying in a series of lodges, many operated by Amazon Conservation Association.
              Birding in Peru is fantastic and this itinerary can produce a list of approximately 400 species. You’ll see amazing sights like the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Peru’s national bird. And a visit to the Clay Lick at Manu is something you won’t forget. Imagine the sight and sound of hundreds of Orange-cheeked, Blue-headed, and Mealy parrots, followed by Red-and-Green and Scarlet macaws, and the Piping Guan.
              Our trip is coordinated in conjunction with Amazon Conservation Association (ACA), a US-based non-profit organization that has been protecting the western Amazon for almost 20 years. Since 1999, ACA and its Peru-based sister organization Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica (ACCA) have used science to guide a multi-pronged approach to environmental conservation and restoration in Peru and Bolivia. The organization has grown to protect over 4 million acres of rainforest, establish Peru’s first conservation concession, host thousands of scientists and birders at three premier biological stations, empower indigenous communities to develop forest-friendly livelihoods, and more. Your participation in this birding trip to Peru aids and furthers the mission of these excellent conservation organizations.
              We also offer a pre-trip to visit the world-famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, surrounded by some of the most amazing scenery on Earth.
              Birds of Peru, published in 2010, is the definitive field guide for this trip. Due to its size, many birders are using the app, which is the interactive mobile version of the book.  
              Eric Stager will lead this tour for JB Journeys with the assistance of a local bi-lingual naturalist and bird guide. Eric is a senior environmental scientist for the City of Austin, Texas.  He leads field trips and teaches birding skills for Travis Audubon Society (TAS) and serves on their board of directors.  For each member who travels, a donation will be made to TAS.
  • Accommodations: rustic yet comfortable jungle lodges, all rooms en suite with hot water
  • Included: All transportation by van, boat, train according to itinerary; accommodations per itinerary, bilingual guide, all necessary entry fees, basic tips to drivers, boatmen, lodges (tips not included on Machu Picchu extension)
  • Not Included: Airfare, drinks during meals, meals not listed on itinerary, insurance, tips to guides (suggested $7-10 per person per day), tips to driver or hotels on Machu Picchu extension)
  • Bring: A detailed list can be found on the itinerary