Cock of the Rock

Birding in Peru Bolivia and Chile

Yellow-faced Parrotlet
Cock of the Rock

Birding in Peru Bolivia and Chile

Yellow-faced Parrotlet
 

 

 

 

 

For avid birder's looking for a quality and amazing birding tour experience in Peru, Bolivia or Chile, Manu Expeditions has that birding trip for you. We cover all birding areas of these countries including what is probably the best birding trip in the world, birding Peru's Manu Biosphere Reserve from the high altitude Puna Grasslands, thru lush Cloud Forests to the incomparable Amazon Rainforest.

Travel with  us and we will ensure that you have the most complete birding experience ever with expert neo-tropical bird tour leaders!

 
 Manu Biosphere Reserve: South-East Peru

Red and Green MacawThe Manu Biosphere Reserve has the highest diversity of life on Earth and is one of the most important conservation units in the world. If one were to choose THE best birding trip in the world, this must surely be a candidate for the winner. The beauty of this trip is the variety of habitats visited ranging from orchid laden cloud forest where Spectacled Bears and Cock-of-the-Rocks still live unmolested, to untouched Amazon rainforest where 13 species of Monkey abound and Giant Otters still exist in the ox-bow lakes. A trip to Manu is a trip to one of the world’s great wilderness areas where wildlife is still plenty-full and nearly 1000 species of birds have been recorded. No birding in cut-over forest on this trip!  More...

 
 


 Northern Peru: Tumbes and Maranon Endemics

Jelski's Chat-TyrantThis trip is a neo- tropical birders dream. The route taken is designed around some of the most endangered and localized birds to be found in the neo-tropics. The beauty of this trip is that, although centered around certain special birds, we see so much of more widely distributed species on the way and tremendous scenery and places little visited by foreigners. Here we will see other Maranon endemics including - Chinchipe Spinetail, Marañon Slaty Antshrike, Marañon Spinetail, Marañon Thrush and Yellow-cheeked Becard. The distinct Maranon races of Speckle-breasted Wren and Black-capped Sparrows are here too as well as Tataupa Tinamou and surprisingly, Miltary Macaw.  More...

 
 


 Bolivia: Eastern Lowlands, Chaco, Cloud Forest and Intermontane Valleys

Rusty-browed Warbling FinchBolivia... as varied as its people and ranges from steaming Amazonian rainforest, high saline lakes and high steppe desert, rolling tropical savanna to snow covered peaks and glaciers as well as the Chaco near the Paraguayan border. This varied topography makes for many habitat types and consequently one of the largest bird lists for a landlocked country in the world. Bolivia has two endemic big Macaws and a flightless Grebe. This trip is designed around Bolivian specialties and we will see a broad selection of habitats and species on this trip. We’ll be looking for some of the following: White-bellied Northura, Red-winged Tinamou, Long-winged Harrier, Golden-collared Macaw, Bicolored Seedeater, White Woodpecker, and Greater Rhea amongst others.   More...

 
 


 Cloud Forests and Mountains of Manu

Rufous-webbed Brilliant ... we head out south of town with a picnic lunch to Huacarpay lakes. The lake is surrounded by Inca and pre-Inca ruins. Here we will see a variety of high Andean waterfowl including Puna, Speckled and Cinnamon Teal, Yellow-billed Pintail, Andean Duck and other wetland associated birds. White-winged Grebe and Andean coot will be here too. Depending on the time of year migrant North American shorebirds may be present. We will be specifically on the lookout for Wren-like Rushbird, Many-colored Rush-tyrant, Yellow-winged Blackbird, Puna Ibis and Andean White-winged Negrito. Raptors we may see include Aplomado Falcon, Cinereous Harrier, Red-backed Hawk and Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle. More...