DAY 1 – TARAPOTO & SURROUNDINGS
Arrive at Tarapoto, Link with tour1 or airport pick up to do some afteroon birding arround Ricuricocha lagoon . Check in and dinner at Tucan suites.
o/n Tucan Suites
Possible birds: Black-bellied whistling duck, Comb duck, Speckled chachalaca, Least grebe, Cocoi heron, Great egret, Limpkin, Striated heron, Pearl kite, Snail kite, Purple gallinule, Wattled jacana, Blue ground-dove, Canary-winged parakeet, Red-stained woodpecker, Straight-billed woodcreeper, Barred antshrike, Rusty-fronted tody-flycatcher, & maybe some crakes and rails.
DAY 2 – TARAPOTO to MOYOBAMBA
Early morning departure westwards. Stop on route at Oilbird roost site under Quiscarrumi Bridge, then to Wakanki Reserve to view up to 15 species of hummingbirds. Lunch on site & afternoon walking trail at Quebrada Mishquiyacu with local guide. Late afternoon at Morro de Calzada, an isolated forested hill, stay till dusk here for Rufous Nightjar & other nocturnal species.
Possible birds: Oilbird, White-eyed Parakeet, Russet-backed Oropendola, White-necked Jacobin, Rufous-crested Coquette, Sapphire-spangled Emerald, Green & Brown Violetears, Long-billed Starthroat, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Great-billed, Black-throated & Rufous-breasted Hermits, Fiery-capped Manakin, Yellow-bellied Tanager, Short-tailed Hawk, Chestnut-bellied Seedfinch, Lafresnaye’s Piculet, Rufous Motmot, Coraya Wren, Long-tailed Tyrant, Rufous Nightjar, other possible nightjars.
DAY 3 – MOYOBAMBA to ABRA PATRICIA
Early morning at Yacumama on main road west of the town for Point-tailed Palmcreeper & Russet-crowned Crake, other roadside stops. Up to higher altitude, arriving Abra Patricia by mid-afternoon. A prime birding site in Peru – Owlet Lodge was built in 2007.
o/n Owlet Lodge, Abra Patricia
Possible birds: Point-tailed Palmcreeper, Russet-crowned Crake, Lyre-tailed Nightjar, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Speckle-chested Piculet, Great Thrush, various cloud forest hummingbirds, high altitude tanagers & flowerpiercers, Barred Becard, Lulu’s Tody-Tyrant, Rufous-naped Brush-finch, Pearled Tree-runner.
DAY 4 – ABRA PATRICIA
All day at Abra Patricia (2,300 metres), birding the trails and roadside on foot from the lodge in morning and late afternoon / evening, evening walk to site for the elusive Long-whiskered Owlet.
o/n Owlet Lodge, Abra Patricia
Possible birds: Chestnut, Ochre-fronted, Rusty-tinged & Rusty-breasted Antpittas, Lulu’s Tody-Tyrant, Long-tailed Antbird, Grass-Green, Yellow-scarfed, Flame-faced & Silver-backed Tanagers, Green & Black Fruiteater, Sickle-winged Guan, Striped Treehunter, hummingbirds, tanagers etc as yesterday, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Long-whiskered Owlet, Common Potoo.
DAY 5 – ABRA PATRICIA & END TOUR
Birding early morning at Abra Patricia until 15.00 p.m., then transfer to Tarapoto airport, or Pedro Ruiz bus terminal and ending the tour or connection to tour 3.
Possible birds: As yesterday, White-faced Nunbird, Red-hooded Tanager, Royal Sunangel, Bar-winged Wood-Wren, Equatorial Greytail, White-capped & Vermilion Tanagers.
NOTE : Birds mentioned are just a selection of species we might find.
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