With some 1300 species, landlocked Bolivia supports more than forty percent of South America's bird diversity. From a sky full of Andean Condors to a beautiful endemic macaw in a cactus-clad rain-shadow desert; from a flightless grebe on Lake Titicaca to dazzling hummers and a host of endemics in the high Polylepis forest and puna; and from impressive antpittas and mixed-species tanager flocks in humid montane forest to lowland Chaco savannas with fantastic rheas and seriemas, Bolivia offers an exciting chance to truly immerse ourselves in the marvelous bird life of central South America. And, sometimes to the surprise of birders--so few have been to Bolivia--our accommodations and transportation are good. Birding in the country is now even more user-friendly
Bolivia is home to fewer than twenty endemics, but this figure is misleading because we regularly see another 100-plus species confined to a variety of limited ecosystems just overlapping political boundaries, species that may not be seen readily by birders elsewhere. Indeed, our groups have been privileged to see well the Diademed Tapaculo, a distinctly marked species discovered by Bret Whitney while scouting the tour in the early 90s. Straneck's Tyrannulet is a species we usually see; it too has only been described in the past few years! New discoveries still await us in Bolivia.
With aesthetic highlights varying from seeable tinamous and tapaculos to shy but responsive Slaty Gnateaters and Giant Antshrikes, incredible Hooded Mountain-Toucans, the must-see-to-believe Black-hooded Sunbeam, the superb Olive-crowned Crescentchest, and dazzling and exhilarating flocks of Hooded and Scarlet-bellied mountain-tanagers to subtly beautiful Whistling Herons and Scissor-tailed Nightjars, our focus here will be amply rewarded.
Our extension will seek out the threatened Blue-throated Macaw as well as an additional 250 or so species, including the rare and seldom-seen Chaco Eagle.
Select the KEY INFO tab or click here for our itinerary plus space requests, status, fees, limits, and guides for any departure.
ITINERARIES • TOUR STATUS • DETAILS • SPACE REQUESTSITINERARIES • We issue a separate itinerary for each year, typically at least 9 months before that year's first departure. Most itineraries don't vary much year to year, but there may be small or rarely more substantive changes. A sample previous-year itinerary is usually available even if the one for your chosen departure is not. We do not require any deposit for provisional bookings until the itinerary for the departure is ready.
- 2020 (PDF)
- 2021 (PDF expected Feb 2021)
DEPARTURES • We have 2 departures currently scheduled through 2021, with details including limits, guides, fees, and space available listed below.
Sep 11-27, 2020
Guided by: Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
Tour Manager: Karen Turner
Tour Limit: 10
Status: Waitlisted - This tour is full, and all those booked have made deposits. Click below to be waitlisted for this tour with no obligation; if you are waitlisted, we will also notify you in case of an added departure of this tour.
Tour Fee: $6575
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Nov 5-21, 2021
Guided by: Dan Lane & Micah Riegner
Tour Manager: Caroline Lewis
Tour Limit: 12
Status: Open - Space is still available on this tour, and we are accepting provisional bookings. No deposit is required until you receive the itinerary. Click below to book space.
Tour Fee: Fee TBD / 2020=$6575
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Enjoy looking through the 10 most recent Field Guides triplists for this tour linked below!