Marca Peru

Central Peru: Lima, Satipo Road (13 Days)

Tour Code: BN04
Central Peru: Lima Satipo Road, Endemics, Grassland, cloud forest, Satipo Road, Greebes & Oilbirds. 13 days
Price: 13 Days: 2,300 US$

CENTRAL PERU: LIMA WITH SATIPO ROAD, OILBIRDS  13 DAYS

 PUNA GRASSLAND, CLOUD FOREST, WEST SLOPE ENDEMICS, THE SATIPO ROAD, FLIGHTLESS GREBE, OILBIRDS AND THE CARPISH MOUNTAINS

Day 1: Arrival in Lima. We will arrive in Lima in the early evening and make our transfer to a hotel nearby.

Day 2: We drive south of Lima towards Pucusana. First stop at Villa Marshes to see Puna Ibis, Andean Coot, , Great and White-tufted Grebes, Cinnamon Teal, White-cheeked Pintail, Franklin’s Gull, Gray-hooded Gull, Bay-winged and Red-backed Hawk. Others stops along the way in agricultural areas particularly for Peruvian Thicknee, Yellowish Pipit, Short-tailed Field Tyrant.  Other possibilities Seedeaters, Drab (endemic), Parrot-billed and Chestnut-throated and Scrub Blackbird and long-tailed Mockingbird. After a seafood lunch a boat trip around Pucusana Bay will produce nesting Guanay and Red-legged Cormorants as well as Peruvian Boobies. This is a stunning sight, not to mention the colonies of South-American Sea-lions. . Our targets here are the lovely Inca Tern, Blackish Oystercatcher, Peruvian Pelican, Red-legged Cormorant, Gray Gull, Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes and Humboldt Penguin. In roadside, Oasis and Amazillia Hunmingbirds and Peruvian Sheartail.

Day 3: Go to the Lomas de Lachay, a low coastal hills that protect the endemic Coastal Miner,  Grayish Miner and the endemic Thick-billed Miner. At times Least Seedsnipe, Tawny-throated Dotterel and Yellowish Pipit nest in this area. On the green slopes of the Lomas are Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Variable Hawk, American Kestrel, Eared Dove, Croaking Ground-Dove, Oasis and Amazilia Hummingbirds, Vermilion Flycatcher, Blue-and-white Swallow, Hooded Siskin, Grassland Yellow-Finch, Rufous-collared Sparrow and Peruvian Meadowlark. With luck we will find  Raimondi’s Yellow-Finch. In a desolate desert canyon very near, among cacti and large boulders we shall look for the endemic Cactus Canastero, or the Burrowing Owl. Hotel in Santa Eulalia. B:L:D

Day 4: An early start along the dusty but spectacular Santa Eulalia road will take us high into the mountains above Lima. After crossing a bridge over a tremendous chasm we shall reach a shrubby hillside and small ravine where the rare and endemic Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch is regularly seen. As the early morning sun hits the slopes we will be sorting through flocks of the much more numerous Mourning Sierra-Finches in the hopes of finding this elusive specialty. Lower down we will enter a mosaic of small farms with irrigated fields and hedgerows, where we will check flowering bushes for the endemic Bronze-tailed Comet. Other endemics we will try to find here are Black-necked Woodpecker, Striated Earthcreeper, Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, Canyon Canastero and Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch. Tall groves of introduced Eucalyptus trees often hold the diminutive Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, and depending on weather conditions the majestic Andean Condor may take to the air. Descending farther, we reach the arid cactus-clad slopes, which are the home to another highly prized endemic, the Great Inca-Finch. Other birds we will look for in the course of the day are Bare-faced Ground-Dove, White-tipped Dove, Andean Swift, Sparkling Violetear, Peruvian Sheartail, Purple-collared Woodstar, Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant, White-browed Chat-Tyrant, House Wren, Long-tailed Mockingbird, White-capped Dipper, Chiguanco Thrush, Cinereous Conebill, Blue-capped Tanager, Mourning Sierra-Finch, Band-tailed Seedeater, Golden-bellied Saltator and Scrub Blackbird. We return to our hotel in Santa Eulalia. B:L:D

Day 5: Star SantEulalia very early. The high-elevation bogs of Marcopomacocha is home of Diademed Sandpiper-Plover at an elevation of over 4500 meters. Among boulder-strewn grassy areas we will look for the huge White-bellied Cinclodes, Dark-winged Miner, the  Black-breasted Hillstars, Junin Canastero. Olivaceous Thornbills and other birds we may find like the Andean Goose, Crested Duck, Mountain Caracara, Grey-breasted Seedsnipe, Andean Lapwing, Andean Flicker, Slender-billed Miner, Plain-breasted Earthcreeper, Bar-winged Cinclodes, Streak-throated Canastero, Puna, Plain-capped, Cinereous, White-fronted and Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrants, Andean Swallow, Correndera Pipit, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, White-winged Diuca-Finch and Bright-rumped Yellow-Finch. Country hotel in Concepcion. 3 night stay here. B:L:D

Day 6: We will go to Parihuanca, for the endemic Black-goggled Brush-Finch. On the road we will see Andean Ibis and Ornate Tinamou, Also look  for birds missed at Marcapomacocha. Andean species, such as Pearled Treerunner, and cloud forest Tanagers. Junin Canstero and Stripe-headed Antpitta are also here. Return to Concepcion for second night there. B:L:D

Day 7-8: We will try yo seeThe Creamy-crested Spinetail and also should include Shining Sunbeam, Giant Hummingbird, Tyrian Metaltail, Red-crested Cotinga, Torrent Tyrannulet, Blue-and-yellow Tanager, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, and Rusty and Black-throated Flowerpiercers. We will target the endemic Eye-ringed Thistletail and the Fire-throated Hummingbird as well as Tschudi’s Tapaculo. Also un-described species of white-capped Cranioleuca Spinetail. Pardusco has been seen here. We will spend one night in camp here. Return to the hotel in Concepcion on the last afternoon. B:L:D

Day 9: In small boats visit the Lago Junin. Here we will find the endemic Puna Grebe also known as Junin Grebe, critically endangered. We will see the Yellow-billed and Puna Teal, Yellow-billed Pintail and Andean Duck. Puna Ibis, Andean Gulls, Andean Avocet, Wren-like Rushbird and Many-colored Rush-Tyrant and we have a good chance of seeing them as well as Puna Plover and Plumbeous Rail. In the fields surrounding the lake, Common Miner, Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant, Andean Negrito, Short-billed Pipit and Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch are possible here. PM we will take the way to Huánuco. B:L:D.

Day 10-11: Explore the forests near the Carpish Pass. Walk the Paty Trail.  It is a humed habitat.  Here we will find: Yellow-whiskered, Grey-hooded Bush-Tanagers, Black-capped, Oleaginous, Black-eared and Drab Hemispingus and Beryl-spangled Tanagers, Hooded, Lacrimose and Blue-winged Mountain-Tanagers, the Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Large-footed and Rufous-vented Tapaculos and Rusty-breasted Antpitta. Furnariids like Streaked Tuftedcheeks and Pearled Treerunners, Green-and-black and Band-tailed Fruiteaters. With luck we’ll find the endemic Masked Fruiteater. Peruvian Tyrannulet, Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, Inca Flycatcher and endemic Peruvian Wrens. We hope to find Masked Saltator. We may see White-rumped Hawk, Powerful Woodpecker, Rufous Spinetail, Striped Treehunter, ntshrikes, Long-tailed Antbird, Undulated Antpitta, White-tailed and Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulets, Streak-throated and Smoky Bush-Tyrants.    Golden-headed Quetzal and Masked Trogon and some of the Basileuterus warblers such as Citrine and Russet-crowned Warblers, but the next White-eared Solitaire. Next day we’ll head for Tingo Maria Oilbird Cave. Hundreds of Oilbirds. We’ll spend the afternoon. Possibilities include Blue-headed Macaw, Scaled Pigeon, the endemic Huallaga Tanager and others. Night in Huánuco. Second night in hotel in Tingo Maria B:L:D

Day 12: Early start. We will take a field breakfast. AM at Chinchivito Gorge or Paty Trail depending on what species we still need to see. We’ll return to Carpish for a last afternoon along the tunnel trail. Night in Huánuco. B:L:D

Day 13: Transfer to the airport. Flight back to Lima. Connect flies home. B.

Does not include air Huanuco – Lima but we will do this on request – the price depends on when we get your full name, deposit and passport numbers

E-mail us to: travelingperu@gmail.com

Dates 2017:         October  13-25

Price:  2,300 US$.             Single Supplement:  140 US$

Dates 2018:         October 12-24

Price:  2,300  US$.           Single Supplement:  140 US$

                                       CENTRAL PERU: LIMA WITH SATIPO ROAD, OILBIRDS  13 DAYS

 PUNA GRASSLAND, CLOUD FOREST, WEST SLOPE ENDEMICS, THE SATIPO ROAD, FLIGHTLESS GREBE, OILBIRDS AND THE CARPISH MOUNTAINS

Day 1: Arrival in Lima. We will arrive in Lima in the early evening and make our transfer to a hotel nearby.

Day 2: We drive south of Lima towards Pucusana. First stop at Villa Marshes to see Puna Ibis, Andean Coot, , Great and White-tufted Grebes, Cinnamon Teal, White-cheeked Pintail, Franklin’s Gull, Gray-hooded Gull, Bay-winged and Red-backed Hawk. Others stops along the way in agricultural areas particularly for Peruvian Thicknee, Yellowish Pipit, Short-tailed Field Tyrant.  Other possibilities Seedeaters, Drab (endemic), Parrot-billed and Chestnut-throated and Scrub Blackbird and long-tailed Mockingbird. After a seafood lunch a boat trip around Pucusana Bay will produce nesting Guanay and Red-legged Cormorants as well as Peruvian Boobies. This is a stunning sight, not to mention the colonies of South-American Sea-lions. . Our targets here are the lovely Inca Tern, Blackish Oystercatcher, Peruvian Pelican, Red-legged Cormorant, Gray Gull, Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes and Humboldt Penguin. In roadside, Oasis and Amazillia Hunmingbirds and Peruvian Sheartail.

Day 3: Go to the Lomas de Lachay, a low coastal hills that protect the endemic Coastal Miner,  Grayish Miner and the endemic Thick-billed Miner. At times Least Seedsnipe, Tawny-throated Dotterel and Yellowish Pipit nest in this area. On the green slopes of the Lomas are Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Variable Hawk, American Kestrel, Eared Dove, Croaking Ground-Dove, Oasis and Amazilia Hummingbirds, Vermilion Flycatcher, Blue-and-white Swallow, Hooded Siskin, Grassland Yellow-Finch, Rufous-collared Sparrow and Peruvian Meadowlark. With luck we will find  Raimondi’s Yellow-Finch. In a desolate desert canyon very near, among cacti and large boulders we shall look for the endemic Cactus Canastero, or the Burrowing Owl. Hotel in Santa Eulalia. B:L:D

Day 4: An early start along the dusty but spectacular Santa Eulalia road will take us high into the mountains above Lima. After crossing a bridge over a tremendous chasm we shall reach a shrubby hillside and small ravine where the rare and endemic Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch is regularly seen. As the early morning sun hits the slopes we will be sorting through flocks of the much more numerous Mourning Sierra-Finches in the hopes of finding this elusive specialty. Lower down we will enter a mosaic of small farms with irrigated fields and hedgerows, where we will check flowering bushes for the endemic Bronze-tailed Comet. Other endemics we will try to find here are Black-necked Woodpecker, Striated Earthcreeper, Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, Canyon Canastero and Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch. Tall groves of introduced Eucalyptus trees often hold the diminutive Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, and depending on weather conditions the majestic Andean Condor may take to the air. Descending farther, we reach the arid cactus-clad slopes, which are the home to another highly prized endemic, the Great Inca-Finch. Other birds we will look for in the course of the day are Bare-faced Ground-Dove, White-tipped Dove, Andean Swift, Sparkling Violetear, Peruvian Sheartail, Purple-collared Woodstar, Pied-crested Tit-Tyrant, White-browed Chat-Tyrant, House Wren, Long-tailed Mockingbird, White-capped Dipper, Chiguanco Thrush, Cinereous Conebill, Blue-capped Tanager, Mourning Sierra-Finch, Band-tailed Seedeater, Golden-bellied Saltator and Scrub Blackbird. We return to our hotel in Santa Eulalia. B:L:D

Day 5: Star SantEulalia very early. The high-elevation bogs of Marcopomacocha is home of Diademed Sandpiper-Plover at an elevation of over 4500 meters. Among boulder-strewn grassy areas we will look for the huge White-bellied Cinclodes, Dark-winged Miner, the  Black-breasted Hillstars, Junin Canastero. Olivaceous Thornbills and other birds we may find like the Andean Goose, Crested Duck, Mountain Caracara, Grey-breasted Seedsnipe, Andean Lapwing, Andean Flicker, Slender-billed Miner, Plain-breasted Earthcreeper, Bar-winged Cinclodes, Streak-throated Canastero, Puna, Plain-capped, Cinereous, White-fronted and Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrants, Andean Swallow, Correndera Pipit, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, White-winged Diuca-Finch and Bright-rumped Yellow-Finch. Country hotel in Concepcion. 3 night stay here. B:L:D

Day 6: We will go to Parihuanca, for the endemic Black-goggled Brush-Finch. On the road we will see Andean Ibis and Ornate Tinamou, Also look  for birds missed at Marcapomacocha. Andean species, such as Pearled Treerunner, and cloud forest Tanagers. Junin Canstero and Stripe-headed Antpitta are also here. Return to Concepcion for second night there. B:L:D

Day 7-8: We will try yo seeThe Creamy-crested Spinetail and also should include Shining Sunbeam, Giant Hummingbird, Tyrian Metaltail, Red-crested Cotinga, Torrent Tyrannulet, Blue-and-yellow Tanager, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, and Rusty and Black-throated Flowerpiercers. We will target the endemic Eye-ringed Thistletail and the Fire-throated Hummingbird as well as Tschudi’s Tapaculo. Also un-described species of white-capped Cranioleuca Spinetail. Pardusco has been seen here. We will spend one night in camp here. Return to the hotel in Concepcion on the last afternoon. B:L:D

Day 9: In small boats visit the Lago Junin. Here we will find the endemic Puna Grebe also known as Junin Grebe, critically endangered. We will see the Yellow-billed and Puna Teal, Yellow-billed Pintail and Andean Duck. Puna Ibis, Andean Gulls, Andean Avocet, Wren-like Rushbird and Many-colored Rush-Tyrant and we have a good chance of seeing them as well as Puna Plover and Plumbeous Rail. In the fields surrounding the lake, Common Miner, Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant, Andean Negrito, Short-billed Pipit and Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch are possible here. PM we will take the way to Huánuco. B:L:D.

Day 10-11: Explore the forests near the Carpish Pass. Walk the Paty Trail.  It is a humed habitat.  Here we will find: Yellow-whiskered, Grey-hooded Bush-Tanagers, Black-capped, Oleaginous, Black-eared and Drab Hemispingus and Beryl-spangled Tanagers, Hooded, Lacrimose and Blue-winged Mountain-Tanagers, the Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Large-footed and Rufous-vented Tapaculos and Rusty-breasted Antpitta. Furnariids like Streaked Tuftedcheeks and Pearled Treerunners, Green-and-black and Band-tailed Fruiteaters. With luck we’ll find the endemic Masked Fruiteater. Peruvian Tyrannulet, Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, Inca Flycatcher and endemic Peruvian Wrens. We hope to find Masked Saltator. We may see White-rumped Hawk, Powerful Woodpecker, Rufous Spinetail, Striped Treehunter, ntshrikes, Long-tailed Antbird, Undulated Antpitta, White-tailed and Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulets, Streak-throated and Smoky Bush-Tyrants.    Golden-headed Quetzal and Masked Trogon and some of the Basileuterus warblers such as Citrine and Russet-crowned Warblers, but the next White-eared Solitaire. Next day we’ll head for Tingo Maria Oilbird Cave. Hundreds of Oilbirds. We’ll spend the afternoon. Possibilities include Blue-headed Macaw, Scaled Pigeon, the endemic Huallaga Tanager and others. Night in Huánuco. Second night in hotel in Tingo Maria B:L:D

Day 12: Early start. We will take a field breakfast. AM at Chinchivito Gorge or Paty Trail depending on what species we still need to see. We’ll return to Carpish for a last afternoon along the tunnel trail. Night in Huánuco. B:L:D

Day 13: Transfer to the airport. Flight back to Lima. Connect flies home. B.

Does not include air Huanuco – Lima but we will do this on request – the price depends on when we get your full name, deposit and passport numbers

E-mail us to: travelingperu@gmail.com

Dates 2017:         October  13-25

Price:  2,300 US$.             Single Supplement:  140 US$

Dates 2018:         October 12-24

Price:  2,300  US$.           Single Supplement:  140 US$

 

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E-mail us to: travelingperu@gmail.com

Dates 2017:         October  13-25

Price:   2,300 US$.    Single Supplement:   140 US$

Dates 2018:         October 12-24

Price:   2,300  US$.    Single Supplement:  140 US$