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PERU'S MAGNETIC NORTH: Spatuletails, Owlet Lodge & More

The male Marvelous Spatuletail is a highlight, a rare and extremely showy hummingbird. Photo by guide Richard Webster.
A 12-day taste of northern Peru's east-slope Andes, including five nights at Owlet Lodge.

Only two spaces remain open on our Jun 20, 2020 departure.

Read an informative overview of Field Guides Peru Tours covering our seven current itineraries.

Marvelous Abra Patricia is located in one of the loveliest areas of Peru's northern Andes. On our short tour we are powerfully drawn to the beauty and excitement of an astonishing array of fabulous birds--surely the most marvelous of which (among the likely ones) is--well, the Marvelous Spatuletail, the most outlandishly ornamented of hummers!

The rolling beauty of these mountains, much of them unmolested as they fall away to the east, is captivating. The temperature is often perfect, and at this time of year we should experience the best the dry season has to offer in terms of pleasant birding and passable trails. Birds are plentiful here, an impressive variety of which are endemic, endangered, or threatened, a preponderance of which are scarce or lovely--or both. That of course makes the area thrilling.

Species we'll target during our week-long immersion include such legendary ones as Royal Sunangel, Bar-winged Wood-Wren, Lulu's Tody-Tyrant, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, White-faced Nunbird, Cinnamon Screech-Owl, and a bunch of fantastic antpittas.

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We even have a reasonably good chance of encountering the bizarre Long-whiskered Owlet--well, we will be staying at the lodge by that name where this heretofore mythical bird has actually been seen on a number of occasions (we had stunning views in 2013 and 2014!).

VIDEO: Click here to see a wonderful piece by the BBC of a male Marvelous Spatuletail in action!

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2020 Departures
Jun 20 - Jul 2 ($5625)

2021 Departures
Jun 19 - Jul 1

2022 Departures
Jun 18-30



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Guides for our tours
Dan Lane
Jesse Fagan

What to Expect
Good accommodations, easy to moderate terrain, moderate elevation.

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