Routes of the Northern Birds: Coast, High Andes and Jungle

VIPAC Adventures recognizes Peru as an important bird watching destination on a worldwide context because of its high diversity of birds. Peru has more than 1850 species with 108 endemics which are possible to find and see.

VIPAC Adventures offers to the most demanding bird watchers, two routes in the north of Peru, which include the departments of Piura, Lambayeque, Cajamarca, Amazonas and San Martin. Among these departments, more than 1330 bird species have been reported.

Route 1

Route 2

In these exceptional routes, there are 142 species with restricted distribution to seven Endemic Bird Areas (EBA), with 30 endemics species to Peru and easy to see. Among the representatives, we have  White-winged Guan, Peruvian Plantcutter, Rufous Flycatcher, Piura Chat-Tyrant, Spot-throated Hummingbird, Little Inca-Finch, Gray-bellied Comet, Yellow-faced Parrotlet, Buff-bridled Inca-Finch, Koepcke's Screech-Owl, Speckle-chested Piculet, Marvelous Spatuletail, Pale-Billed Antpitta, Long-whiskered Owlet, Koepcke's Hermit, among others.

In both routes, it is recommended adequate Hydration, use of sunscreen and repellent. It is important to pack clothes and footwear adequate for warm, cold and rainy places.

VIPAC Adventures has chosen both of these routes with the highest regard to both endemic birds, and the conservation of bird habitats. The following areas represent the various locations and environments included in both routes:

Southern Central Andes
It is represented by a small part of cloud forest in the western cordillera of the Northern Andes, five species with restricted distribution occur in northern Peru.

Tumbesian region
Located in the Northwest of Peru, the main habitat belongs to the Equatorial Dry Forests. It is one of the areas with the largest number of species (55) with restricted distribution, with eight endemic species from Peru.

Marañon Valley
Mainly it is distributed in the north of Peru, following the inter-Andean basin of the Marañon River. Our routes will cover part of the Huancabamba, Utucubamba and Marañon rivers. The dominant habitat belongs to the ecosystem of the Marañon Dry Forest, which has 22 species of restricted distribution of which 10 are endemic species.

Isolated mountains
Its distribution includes isolated mountain ranges in the north of Peru, where the seven species of distribution restricted to humid forests live.

East Andes
In Peru, it is distributed mainly in foothill forest and lower mountain slope. With sixteen species of restricted distribution. Two of them endemic to Peru.

Peruvian mountain ranges
Distributed mainly in the Central Cordillera of the Andes, it presents twenty-four species of restricted distribution that occur in diverse habitats associated with humid forests with a wide altitudinal range. This place occupies the second place in endemism with twenty endemic species of Peru.

High Andes
It comprises a large part of the High Peruvian Andes, mainly west of the Marañon River. This area has the highest number of endemic species, with twenty-two of the twenty-eight with restricted range.

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