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“…Everything was fine and I had a wonderful day. The food was all I needed. I had the chance to have two guides”

Brisson Jacques

“We LOVED our tour with David and Ceero! David was very knowledgeable of the birds in all locations and we felt quite comfortable with our driver, Ceero. The breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided were delicious and the locations we went to were awesome. We had a chance to learn about other wildlife (wild guinea pigs!) and interact with local Peruvians on our tour through the mountains.This trip was not just a great bird tour, but a chance to see a different way of life and experience the Andes” 

Amanda Shafer

 "David, our guide, was excellent, and his expertise shows as we saw 54 bird species!!  Breakfast and lunch were tasty and kept us very happy throughout the day!  I would not hesitate to recommend Endemic Peru to my friends when traveling to Peru!  Thank you so much for everything!  I cannot tell you how happy we were!  :)" 

Kevin, Bob and Ashley

Birding in Cuzco One full day



From 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

An exceptional birding spot close to Cusco which concentrates more than sixty resident species of birds; around twenty five migratory bird species and twenty occasional species.

Huacarpay lake is located about 45 minutes South Eastern of the city of Cusco with specific spots for endemic bird species to Peru such as Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonynpha nobilis) and Rusty fronted Canastero (Asthenes ottonis), perfect location points for birdwatching in only one day.

Our Full Day Program

  • Breackfast with hot drinks

We pick you up at 5:00 am, then we go to Huacarpay Lake, we should be there around 6:00 am. Once we get there, we start to see as many as possible birds of Peru such as Ducks, Teals, Herons, Grebes, Yellowlegs, lapwings, etc. Then we start to see the Flycatchers, ovenbirds, Hummingbirds, Tanagers, Hawks and some others, we have a nice breakfast among the nature and birds.

  • Box lunch and Snacks

The next hours we will spend our time visiting some specific places for the endemic birds of Peru, or it will also depend on which probable species we are missing in order we get to see them or for taking pictures of any bird we’d like because our local guide knows with very good possibilities the location of this endemic species. We will have box lunch on the way to San Salvador high Andean Lakes too.

San Salvador (3900 – 4200 m.a.s.l.) is located on the way to Sacred Valley of the Incas, of course higher than Cusco. This town is the best place for growing Kiwicha (Amaranthus caudatus) a very nutritive cereal that is used to make some kinds of dishes in Peruvian gastronomy.

The most attractive place for us will be the high Andean Lakes that harbors some bird species which is no possible to fine around Huacarpay Lake such as the Giant Coot (Fulica gigantea), Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides), Silvery Grebe (Podiceps occipitalis), White Capped Dipper (Cinclus leucocephalus), Shining Sunbeam (Agraeactis cupripennis), Chesnut Breasted Mountain-Finch (Poospiza caesar) and some others.


Get your checklist on booking day!


  • Private Car (We pick you up from your hotels and drop off you at your hotels).
  • Bird watching guide (Telescope, books).
  • Breakfast, Box Lunch and snacks.
  • Not included Binoculars (Let us know if you would like to rent binoculars).
  • Best time to Visit all year.


  • Soft Drinks
  • Tips
  • PayPal Fees (Eighteen American Dollars)


Andean TinamouNothoprocta pentlandiiTinamidae
White-tufted GrebeRollandia rollandPodicipedidae
Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusPhalacrocoracidae
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisAnatidae
Andean GooseChloephaga melanopteraAnatidae
Giant CootFulica giganteaRallidae
Speckled TealAnas flavirostrisAnatidae
Crested DuckLophonetta specularioidesAnatidae
Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgicaAnatidae
Puna TealAnas punaAnatidae
Cinnamon TealAnas cyanopteraAnatidae
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisArdeidae
Great EgretArdea albaArdeidae
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaArdeidae
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaArdeidae
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxArdeidae
Cinereous HarrierCircus cinereusAccipitridae
Mountain CaracaraPhalcoboenus megalopterusFalconidae
Puna IbisPlegadis ridgwayiThreskiornithidae
Puna HawkButeo poecilochrousAccipitridae
Aplomado FalconFalco femoralisFalconidae
American KestrelFalco sparveriusFalconidae
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusFalconidae
Plumbeous RailPardirallus sanguinolentusRallidae
Black-faced IbisTheristicus melanopisThreskiornithidae
Chilean FlamingoPhoenicopterus chilensisPhoenicopteridae
Black-chested Buzzard-EagleGeranoaetus melanoleucusAccipitridae
Plumbeous RailPardirallus sanguinolentusRallidae
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropusRallidae
Giant CootFulica giganteaRallidae
Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusRecurvirostridae
Andean LapwingVanellus resplendensCharadriidae
Puna SnipeGallinago andinaScolopacidae
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaScolopacidae
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesScolopacidae
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaScolopacidae
Wilson’s PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorScolopacidae
Eared DoveZenaida auriculataColumbidae
Black-winged Ground-DoveMetriopelia melanopteraColumbidae
Bare-faced Ground-DoveMetriopelia ceciliaeColumbidae
Mitred ParakeetAratinga mitrataPsittacidae
Andean ParakeetBolborhynchus orbygnesiusPsittacidae
White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisApodidae
Andean SwiftAeronautes andecolusApodidae
Sparkling Violet-earColibri coruscansTrochilidae
Shining SunbeamAglaeactis cupripennisTrochilidae
White-bellied HummingbirdAmazilia chionogasterTrochilidae
Giant HummingbirdPatagona gigasTrochilidae
Green-tailed TrainbearerLesbia nunaTrochilidae
Bearded MountaineerOreonympha nobilisTrochilidae
Andean FlickerColaptes rupicolaPicidae
Bar-winged CinclodesCinclodes fuscusFurnariidae
Rusty-fronted CanasteroAsthenes ottonisFurnariidae
Wren-like RushbirdPhleocryptes melanopsFurnariidae
Streak-fronted ThornbirdPhacellodomus striaticepsFurnariidae
White-crested ElaeniaElaenia albicepsTyrannidae
Yellow-billed Tit-TyrantAnairetes flavirostrisTyrannidae
Many-colored Rush-TyrantTachuris rubrigastraTyrannidae
White-browed Chat-TyrantOchthoeca leucophrysTyrannidae
Spot-billed Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola maculirostrisTyrannidae
Rufous-naped Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola rufivertexTyrannidae
Puna Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola juninensisTyrannidae
White-fronted Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola albifronsTyrannidae
Cinereous Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola cinereusTyrannidae
Andean NegritoLessonia oreasTyrannidae
Chiguanco ThrushTurdus chiguancoTurdidae
House WrenTroglodytes aedonTroglodytidae
Brown-bellied SwallowNotiochelidon murinaHirundinidae
Hooded SiskinCarduelis magellanicaFringillidae
Cinereous ConebillConirostrum cinereumThraupidae
Blue-and-yellow TanagerThraupis bonariensisThraupidae
Peruvian Sierra-FinchPhyrgilus punensisEmberizidae
Mourning Sierra-FinchPhrygilus fruticetiEmberizidae
Ash-breasted Sierra-FinchPhrygilus plebejusEmberizidae
Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensisEmberizidae
Puna Yellow-FinchSicalis luteaEmberizidae
Greenish Yellow-FinchSicalis olivascensEmberizidae
Band-tailed SeedeaterCatamenia analisEmberizidae
Black-throated Flower-piercerDiglossa brunneiventrisThraupidae
Golden-billed SaltatorSaltator aurantiirostrisCardinalidae
Yellow-winged BlackbirdAgelasticus thiliusIcteridae
Silvery GrebePodiceps occipitalisPodicipedidae
Striated HeronButorides striataArdeidae
White-capped DipperCinclus leucocephalusCinclidae
Black-faced IbisTheristicus melanopisThreskiornithidae
OspreyPandion haliaetusAccipitridae
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusScolopacidae
Baird’s SandpiperCalidris bairdiiScolopacidae
Dark-billed CuckooCoccyzus melacoryphusCuculidae
Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga aniCuculidae
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianusStrigidae
Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaStrigidae
Black-tailed TrainbearerLesbia victoriaeTrochilidae
Slender-billed MinerGeositta tenuirostrisFurnariidae
Rufous-breasted Chat-TyrantOchthoeca rufipectoralisTyrannidae
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaTyrannidae
White-fronted Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola albifronsTyrannidae
Andean SwallowHaplochelidon andecolaHirundinidae
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaHirundinidae
Páramo PipitAnthus bogotensisMotacillidae
Plumbeous Sierra-FinchPhrygilus unicolorEmberizidae
Chestnut-breasted Warbling-FinchPoospiza caesarEmberizidae
Rusty Flower-piercerDiglossa sittoidesThraupidae
Dolichonyx oryzivorusBobolinkIcteridae
White-browed BlackbirdSturnella superciliarisIcteridae
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violaceaArdeidae

Birding Huacarpay Lake One full day Cuzco or Cusco Peru

We just saw last week a Greater Ani (Crotophaga major), rare in Huacarpay Lake!

March, 2019

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