This coming July, I’ll be returning to Northern Peru for the fourth time in two years to lead a tour to this fine location. Easy in and easy out with flights to Tarapoto, a nice, paved highway to our main destination, the Owlet Lodge at the Abra Patricia divide, and some great birds makes for a fun, short tour.
Johnson’s Tody-Tyrant, also known as Lulu’s Tody-Tyrant is known from only a few localities.
The Long-whiskered Owlet, long unknown in life, is now easier than ever – but still no guarantee as is no owl. But we sure plan to give it a shot. This photo was from my first scouting trip two years ago.
To and from the Owlet Lodge are too many other birds to ignore. The lower elevations of the cloud forest road beg for roadside stops and could have something like this White-throated Woodpecker, a locally rare species which Steve Howell and I found on a scouting trip there.
As is the drab but local White-eyed Tody-Tyrant.
AT TOP: With the new private Waqanki orchid gardens keeping a well-stocked bank of hummingbird feeders, the mindblowingly fancy Rufous-crested Coquette has never been easier.
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