Birdwatching

Duration :

6 days / 5 nights

Per person sharing : $1216

Includes :

  • Trasbords to airport
  • Private bungalow Lodging, 
  • One night glam camping,
  • Entries to attractions,
  • All transportation, 
  • 3 meals buffette per day and
  • Professional local bilingual guide

Attractions :

  • Colpa Chuncho ( biggest claylick)
  • Colpa la Torre,
  • Bamboo forest weberbaueri,
  • Lake Cocococha and
  • Oxbow lake ( tres chimbadas).

Terms:

  • Available from 2 persons.

Birdwatchers expeditions is one of the programs we have in Inotawa at the Tambopata National Reserve (RNTAM) and its Buffer Zone (ZA) these are privileged places to observe a high diversity of birds, like parrots and macaws in their daily activities for minerals in colpas all along the river (Tambopata, Chuncho and La Torre) among which are the Ara ararauna, A. Macao, A. chloroptera, A. Severa, red-bellied macaw, and A. nobilis and the Mealy Amazon parrots, A. ochrocephala, blue-headed parrot, amongst others. You can check the list of endemic birds here. 

The reserve and its buffer zone is also a site of passage for more than 40 species of migratory birds like Pandion haliaetus, Buteo platypterus, leucorrhoa tachycineta, amongst others. 

The presence of manchales of bamboo weberbaweri, houses rare and interesting species as the curved beak recurvebill Ucayale, ant Cercomacra manu, carpenter head rufa Celus spectabilis, batara of sanctaemariae bambucymbilaimus, ant of blancaspercnostola lines lophotes, Tody of blancapoecilotriccus cheek albifacies, tyrant Pygmy bambu Hemitriccus flammulatus and many more.

As soon as you land in Puerto maldonado, your guide will be picking you up from the airport, then we will head to the office for some paperwork and there you can leave some of your belongings that you dont think will need in the jungle. You will find it and pick it in your way back. If your arrival is early you can have a free city tour in Puerto maldonado, also last minute purchases, you need to consider theres no shops in the jungle. From here you will take a one hour drive to Infierno Port, where you will sail by boat for the next 1;30 hours in the river Tambopata all the way to the lodge, on this ride we will see some animals on the shores and have lunch.

Arrival to the lodge

At the lodge your guide will give you the instructions for your enjoyable stay, and show the different areas for you and of course take you to your bungalows

Trochas Inotawa :

Inotawa has a network of 8 km of trails inside the lodge and the surrounding areas, where we will go with our guide to see birds like the rare Hormiguero front rufa Formicarius rufifrons birds followers of ants or the Sooty Dendrocincla brown Trepador, the Anthill white throat Gymnopithys salvini and eye peeled mottled black Phlegopsis nigromaculata, the Nuthatch list Striped Woodcreeper, the Tyrannulet white lores Ornithion inerme and Tyrannulet thin leg Zimmerius gracilipes, on the edge of land species, we could observe forest areas which allowed the presence of certain species of open habitats, such as Anthill black throated black-Throated Antbird, the double Sporophila collared Seedeater caerulescens and Saltapalito,Volatinia jacarina.

Depending on the time of year we can also find boreal migratory birds. The northern and southern Tyrannus tyrannus, Tirano Cuclillo, greyish Coccyzus melacoryphus and Corny Myiarchus, swainsoni Swainson, Mosquero Striped, Myiodinastes maculatus, the double collared Seedeater, Sporophila caerulescens and Cabezon white wing Pachyramphus polychopterus

 

Day 02: .

– Macaws parrots and parakeets in colpa La Torre

– Expedition to Colpa Chuncho

– Camping & Hiking recognition

 

COLPA LA TORRE

Very early we will travel by boat for 10 min to Collpa La Torre, a ravine 4m high and 20m long, which has streaks of clay needed for the diet of macaws, parrots, parakeets and the occasional mammal such as deer, capibara, squirrels, etc. In a hiding place we will sit there as our watching point a few meters away of a 30m clay wall allowing us an excellent observation point.

 

 

During the activity we must follow the instructions given by the guide the night before.

After 2 to 3 hours of observation we will return to Inotawa for breakfast and start our next destination : Claylick Chuncho.

 

 

Collpa Chuncho

Colpa Chuncho lies within the Tambopata National Reserve, from Inotawa is a 4 hours sailing trip on the Tambopata River.

Lunch will be served on the boat, for the last bit that takes about an hour by the Tambopata River, spreading river arms and channels that form many islands with secondary forests that hold large gravel beaches where you can watch the Orinoco geese, cormorants, etc.

 

 

Arriving at colpa Chuncho we will go hiking the surroundings of the place while the camp is prepared. During this walk, we will track footprints of mammals such as peccaries, tapir, picuros on its way to the site colpas, therefore predators like jaguars prowl the place.

We will have dinner and a chat from our guide with info on the next day’s activity in colpa Chuncho.

 

Day 03: .

Watching macaws, parrots and parakeets – Camp – Walk recognition

At dawn we would take a walk for 20 minutes to reach the hiding place from which we will observe the activity during the  psittacids colpeo.

 

 

COLPA CHUNCHO (see list of birds )

Colpa Chuncho is a ravine about 10m high on of the edges of a river arm of Tambopata, all this river veins hold clay that is necessary for the diet of several psittacine species (macaws, parrots and budgerigars) the most representative in this colpa are the red and green macaw Ara chloropterus, the larger species in Peru.

 

 

These birds come every morning to provide themselves with clay from the ravine before feeding on berries, this activity  lasts from 1 to 3 hours and happens in an order, getting food smaller birds as parakeets and parrots first and last the big macaws,  culminating in an exceptional spectacle of sound and color.

 

 

Back at camp we will have breakfast and then start our return to Inotawa Lodge for lunch and visits to the surrounding areas. Then , after a few hours of observation and just as the sun sets we will return to Inotawa for our dinner and a nice night rest.

 

Day 04: .

Birdwatching in Lake oxbow and Bamboo Forest (see list of birds and photos )

By 15 minutes Inotawa boat and 40 min by trail, is a mirror lake some of the several kinds of the Peruvian Amazon waters, three Chimbadas or Oxbow Lake.

 

We will travel through Oxbow lake aboard a traditional catamaran paddle which will move us around the lake, like that we’ll be able to observe the lake ecosystem and its birds related, among which are the smallest Diver Least Grebe, the Anhinga Anhinga anhinga and osprey Pandion haliaetus. Other species such as the red Paloma pale-vented pigeon, cuckoo, little cuckoo and often Donacobio Donacabius atrocapilla, shanshos that are associated with forest banks of lakes or rivers, or forest edges, being only registered on this site.

 

 

Shanshos see, anhinga, egrets, kingfishers, reptiles and mammals, especially so sought Otters, because, here a family of several specimens often reveal themselves.

Return to the lodge for lunch

 

Guadua Bamboo Forest weberbaweri.

 

In the afternoon, we will take a walk along the trails of granting Hell surrounding the lake oxbow, a place where we found the Peruvian curved beak recurvebill Ucayale, how the chisel in its peak lets her search for food by opening the stalks of bamboo, and Anthill Cercomacra to manu manu, which depends solely on this type of habitat. He will be also in one of the two places where we recorded the head carpenter rufa Celus spectabilis. Among other species associated with bamboo, we can find the Antshrike bamboo, Cymbilaimus sanctaemariae, the Ant white lines Percnostola lophotes or the scraper white cheek Poecilotriccus albifacies and pygmy Tirano bamboo Hemitriccus flammulatus, this last two being “exclusive” species of such habitats.

Some migratory species like the Eastern Wood Pewee and yellow green Vireo, both migrate here.

 

 

Day 05: .

Hiking and bird watching LAKE COCOCOCHA

Lake Cocococha is located in the Tambopata National Reserve, has an area of 60 acres surrounded by palm swamps, shoals and heights that create an ecosystem of high biodiversity that together with little human intervention makes the place an important habitat for feeding and reproduction of several threatened emblematic species of the Amazon, such as macaws, black caiman and giant otter and the heron Agami and many other rare species that nests in the lake.

 

Day 06: 

RETURN

After an early breakfast, we will return to the office in Puerto Maldonado Inotawa and then to the airport where the guide will help you with what you may require for your return to Lima or Cusco

  REMEMBER THAT ALL EXPEDITIONS need at least to be booked and confirm with 20 days advance. Groups need to be inform and we will take this tour with at least 2 people. 

AT THE TIME OF YOUR RESERVATION CHECK THE EXTRAS OR ADD ONS, YOU MAY LIKE ,you can check the list available HERE

Reservations

 

SEE LIST OF BIRD SPECIES Inhabiting TAMBOPATA.

THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES A PROFESSIONAL LOCAL  BILINGUAL GUIDE

* For an specialist ornithologist, we can coordinate in advance with FERNANDO ANGULO or K. LAU, both some of the best in the region to join us with their knowledge..Their fee is at  extra  $420 per day per group, and its subject to dates availability

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