Birding Photo Expedition perú

Birding Photo Expedition perú 12 N / 13 D

Birding Photo Expedition Perú 12 N / 13 D

Join Freddy Madrigal, wildlife photographer and natural history expert with 33 years’ experience leading birding, photography, and nature expeditions in his homeland of Costa Rica and in Central and South America. Travel with Freddy to secret spots away from the crowd for a more relaxing and quality experience.

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Join Freddy Madrigal, wildlife photographer and natural history expert with 33 years’ experience leading birding, photography, and nature expeditions in his homeland of Perú and in Central and South America. Travel with Freddy to secret spots away from the crowd for a more relaxing and quality experience.

Explore through the eyes of a wildlife photographer and natural history expert our national parks’ natural beauties with their enormous variety of wildlife. The Northwest of Peru is a tropical region where you can find diverse ecosystems. The area is crossed by a main road called La Marginal de la Selva. This is completely asphalted and easy to drive, in addition the security is good in the proposed places. In the stretch of interest there are two Biological Reserved Zones by the State.

Visiting this route has a minimum difficulty. There are Lodges where there are facilities for Photography and easy trails. There are also points on the roadsides in strategic places and trails or simple roads that have different attractions.

Adventure into birding, nature photography, to incredible North-orient side of Perú.

All activities included within Perú, food as proposed in itinerary, ground transportation, local airfare, lodging, all fees to proposed activities, Certified International Trip Leader and local guides supporting all activities.

Adventure into birding, nature photography, to incredible North-orient side of Perú.

All activities included within Perú, food as proposed in itinerary, ground transportation, local airfare, lodging, all fees to proposed activities, Certified International Trip Leader and local guides supporting all activities.

Arrival to Lima International Airport (LIM).

Early morning transfer to Tarapoto. PM visit nearby important birding shooting spots. Overnight at Hotel in Tarapoto. Meals included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Very early departure to our first Cock of the Rock Lek, followed by our full day visiting ACONABIH natural Reserve, home of Koepke’s Hermit, Gould's Jewelfront, Yellow-Headed Manakin, Poison dart frogs and much more, bring your macro lens today. Overnight at Hotel in Tarapoto. Meals included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Overland to Aguas Verdes where we will visit Arenas Blancas Private Reserve, species such Wire-crested Thorntail, Rufous-crested Coquette, Many-spotted Hummingbird, Sapphire-spangled, Emerald, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Fork-tailed Woodnymph. Recently he has placed a fruit feeder and arrives at the endemic Huallaga Tanager, Tanagers and one more chance for Cock of the Rock. Meals included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Pomacochas region, home of the Marvelous Spatuletail. Overnight Pomacochas. Meals included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
On our way to Pomacochas we will visit local shooting location “La Llanteria”, Hummingbird feeders and possibility of mis flock of birds passing by. The Ecuadorian Piedtail, White-tipped Sicklebill, Green Hermit, Violet-fronted Brilliant and the Fork-tailed Woodnymph are frequent visitors here.

From Pomacochas as our headquarters, we will do daily visits for two full days to one of the Perú´s renowned birding paradise along our photography expedition, where we have the possibility to photograph the
Marvelous Spatuletail,
probably the most beautiful Hummingbirds in the world displaying its full plumage according to my humbled opinion, among other Hummingbirds, Tanagers and more.

Fundo Alto Nieva Reserve the Endemic and rare Long-whiskered Owlet and Cinnamon Scheech Owl will be our possibilities.

Fundo Alto Nieva:
is also home to Rusty-tinged Antpitta and Ocher-fronted Antpitta, both endemic species of Peru, located 800 meters on an easy road. It also has fruit feeders next to the reserve where the Black-faced Tanager, Blue-winged Mountain-tanager, currently arrives. Royal Sunangel, the rare Rufous-vented Whitetip, White-tailed Hillstar and the Greenish Puffleg. You can also see the Long-tailed Sylph, Booted Racket-tail, Bronzy Inca, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Violet-fronted Brilliant, Speckled Hummingbird, Collared Inca, Tawny-Bellied Hermit.

Day visit to
Abra Patricia,
here we could photograph: Sword-billed Hummingbird, Emerald-bellied Puffleg, among many other tanagers and Hummingbirds.

Overnight at Waqanki Lodge. Meals included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
At this beautiful location, will visit the best places for bird photography in Moyobamba region, in these birding areas the specialties are hummingbirds, tanagers and owls.

From Waqanki lodge we will visit Tahuishco lookout point to photograph species such Gilded Barbet, Blue-ground Dove, Black-bellied Tanager, Turquoise Tanager, Blue-necked Tanager, Blue-gray Tanager, Palm Tanager, Purple-throated Euphonia, Lafresnaye's Piculet and more.

At Waqanki Reserve, beautiful species such Rufous-crested Coquette, Black-throated Hermit, Brown Violetear, Grey-breasted Sabrewing, White-chinned Sapphire, White-necked Jacobin, Great-billed Hermit, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Fork-tailed Woodnymph and the amazing Paradise Tanager can be photographed here.

Late transfer to Tarapoto Airport, flight back to Lima. Meals included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Most of our morning we will be shooting at Waqanki lodge premises. Leave the hotel right after lunch to connect our flight back to Lima.

Check in a local hotel in Lima.

END OF EXPEDITION
and transfer to international airport for your flight back home.
Meals included: Breakfast.
THANK SO MUCH FOR LETTING US SHARE THIS WONDERFUL TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH YOU!

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- Certified International Tour Manager and photographer, local guides to support all included activities.

- Local flight Lima-Tarapoto-Lima.

- Transfer from your hotel in Lima to International airport for local flight to Tarapoto.

- Meals and accommodation starting day one as indicated in your final itinerary.

- Admission to all proposed activities and events, including the entrance fees to National parks and Reserves.

- 1 bottle of water per person per day. You can refill your bottles of water in every hotel.

- Private transportation 24/7 Mercedes Bens Sprinter van 15 passengers’ capacity.

- Airfare from and to Home flights.

- Airline baggage extra charges for international and local flights.

- Hotel accommodations near the airport upon arrival prior to the expedition start date.

- Hotel accommodations near the airport if staying a day or more after the last day of the expedition.

- Transportation from/to the airport, if arrival or departure is prior to or after the first or last day of the expedition.

- Individual travel insurance (Highly suggested).

- Additional meals and drinks outside of Sueños Natura FSM S.R.L offerings.

- Alcoholic or soft drinks.

- Covid19 test if required by country of destination.

- Gratuities for lodge staff, restaurant waiters, driver & trip leader.

We recommend you have a medium fitness level to fully participate on this expedition. Most of our shootings are done from hides, photo platforms, or near our van.

We do not venture on long hikes along our expeditions but be prepared to walk up to a mile through thick, muddy jungle terrain with heavy equipment to find a specific quality species of birds. Porter´s help will be offered when available at lodges.

Please keep in mind that we are venturing deep into nature areas to facilitate finding of most species possible, sometimes requiring long drives. If you have any medications, you must bring enough with you for the entire day. It is best to keep them sealed in plastic Ziploc bags.

In terms of disease risk malaria and zika are rare but present, therefore insect repellent and long sleeve shirts are required, especially at night. Travelers should consult their own physicians about potential preventative measures, including vaccines.

If you are visiting South American countries such as Colombia, Peru, or Ecuador please check with your home country´s health department regulations concerning any required vaccines, Yellow Fever vaccination is often required by country of origin.

Temperatures
most of the lodges visited will be in the lowlands, where the weather hot and humid. When in highlands, though, the temperature drops considerably, especially at night and in the early morning.

Lodging
we strive locate high quality species. This means we will travel far out in the countryside where many of the lodges provide limited amenities such as no air conditioning. Ceiling fans are always provided for your comfort if air conditioning is unavailable.

Crested Quetzal EC

Fasciated Tiger-heron

Golden Headed Manakin

Royal Sunangel

Koepcke´s Hermit

Long-tailed Sylph

Marvelous Spatuletail

Marvelous Spatuletail

Ochre-fronTED Antpitta

Ochre-fronted Antpitta

Paradise Tabager

Royal Sunangel

Rufous Crested Coquette

Rusty-tinged Antpitta

Wire Crested Thorntail

Wire-crested Thorntail

Wire-crested Thorntail

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