Birding in Lima: Santa Eulalia (one day tour)

Birding in Lima: Santa Eulalia (one day tour)

Santa Eulalia road goes up from the coast to the west slope of the Andes. It covers a wide range of habitats at different altitudes.

We start the tour at a Willow forest near the lower Santa Eulalia river, this area has proved to be reliable for species like Black-necked WoodpeckerPeruvian Pygmy-OwlCollared Warbling-finchPeruvian SheartailBlue-and-yellow TanagerBran-colored FlycatcherYellow-billed Tit-tyrant and Pied-crested Tit-tyrant.

Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch @Jean Paul Perret

Then wecontinue the road up to the mountains checking the river for the occasional Torrent Duck and White-capped Dipper. Before reaching theAutisha bridge we start looking for the endemic Great Inca-finch on the bushes along theroad. Once we see this species we head to the bridge where Andean Condors are often seen flying high above the mountains. Andean and White-collared Swifts are not uncommon here.

Our last stop is the most rewarding, as species like Giant HummingbirdBlack MetaltailBronze-tailed CometRusty-crowned Tit-spinetailRusty-bellied Brush-finch and Canyon Canastero are seen.

Black-necked Woodpecker @ Koky Castañeda

Weather

The western slopes of thePeruvian Andes have to defined seasons, rainy and dry season. The rainy season goes from December to March and the dry season from April to November. Temperatures along the Santa Eulalia road goes from 6°C (43°F) during the early hours of the day, but they soon increase to 25°C (77°F) before midday.

Recommendations

  • Dress in layers, a rainproof jacket, fleece jacket and a T-shirt or a longsleeve shirt is a good combination.
  • Between April and December sunny days are very common. Bring something to cover your head as the UV factor along the Peruvian Andes is very high. Also a sunblock with good UV protection is important.
  • If you suffer from any medical condition that requires special attention please let us know before hand.
  • Altitude sickness is usually not a problem in this area since we only reach 7000 ft above sea level.
  • If you are vegetarian or have any food allergies please let us know so we can include other items in the box lunch.

Prices

$575 – price per 1 person
$365 – price per 2 persons
$300 – price per 3 persons
$265 – price per 4 persons
$255 – price per 5 persons
$240 – price per 6, 7 or 8 persons

Prices include

  • Transportation from your hotel or the airport to the localities mentioned in the tour description.
  • Professional birding guide.
  • Box lunch.
  • Bottle of water.

Prices does not include

  • Tips for the guide and driver.
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Guillermo was so very helpful in keeping us informed about birding options and arrangements.

James Brown (“has been birding for 65 years”)

Retired US Forest Service Scientist

I would like to thank Guillermo Knell of Ecologistica Peru for an amazing birding trip!
I give him the highest recommendation and look forward to booking an Amazon trip with him next year!

Nancy D. Williams, M.Ed, LPC

Trauma Specialist, USA

They are experts at finding the right habitats, they are fun to travel with, and their logistics are flawless.

Peter Cavanaugh

Seattle, Washington, USA.

I can thoroughly recommend Ecologistica Peru for superbly organized highly cost-effective birding trips in Peru.

John Croxall

Chair Global Seabird Programme at Birdlife International – USA

In summary, I would look forward to another trip to Peru with them. Many Thanks!

Bob Wilson

Technical manager IBM Canada – Vancouver Island

The birding trip organized by Ecologistica Peru was excellent due to the outstanding guides, locations visited, and flawless planning and execution.

Tom Walker

Connecticut and California – USA

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