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(updated April 2013)
Remaining 2013 Tours
August 10 - 26, ext. Machu Picchu to August 29 2013
My tour to Manu National Park in Southeastern Peru, along with an extension to visit Machu Picchu (optional) is still one of the more exciting tours that I do every year! Apart from seeing nearly 600 species on the tour, we visit some of the most pristine environments accessible in Peru. From the lush high-elevation cloud-forest in the Andes above Cusco, to the rich middle-elevation forest near Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, to the incrdible diversity at Amazonia Lodge to the incredible Rio Manu and Manu National Park, and finally to wonderful Manu Wildlife Center, this tour visits a number of amazing birding locations. There are few places where can one visit such remote primary Amazonia forest and have the opportunity for viewing its amazing birds and mammals. This tour is confirmed and is one of my highlights of my year! (2 spaces still available). IF TWO MORE SIGN UP (FOR A TOTAL OF 7 PARTICIPANTS), I WILL DISCOUNT THE TRIP $200!!
October 26 - November 10, 2013
My tour to Southern Ecuador in late October is a really fun tour! We visit several Jocotoco Reserves that protect patches of vital habitats where several rare and endangered live - these include Buenaventura in the western foothills, where we are likely to see fantastic birds such as Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Tapichalaca, where we look for Jocotoco Antpitta, and Jorupe, where we look for many of the Tumbesian endemics. All three of these reserves have wonderful small lodges right within the reserves. In addition to the Jocotoco Reserves, we visit Podacarpus National Park, and stay at wonderful Copalinga Lodge. I have also recently added a visit to the Cordillera del Condor near the Peruvian border, and we will be staying a few nights at the Cabañas Yankuam - our foremost desire is to find the Orange-throated Tanager, but the birding there is very exciting. Add to all of this a day along the coast, and our trip list is sure to exceed 500 species. This tour is confirmed. There are 2 spaces still available.