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Endemic Peru

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Perú Wildlife Tours


Nature Trip Endemic Peru “…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

Departures every day!

We are local Peruvian birding guides waiting for you!


From 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Birding Andes - PeruAn 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

Aves de Peru - Birds of Peru

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.

Bearded mountaineer in Cuzco - PeruSan 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
  • International PayPal Fees (5% fo the total Amount)


Birding in Cuzco - Peru



Birds of Cuzco – Huacarpay Lake 2021

1Andean TinamouNothoprocta pentlandiiTinamidae
2White-tufted GrebeRollandia rollandPodicipedidae
3Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusPhalacrocoracidae
4Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisAnatidae
5Andean GooseChloephaga melanopteraAnatidae
6Giant CootFulica giganteaRallidae
7Speckled TealAnas flavirostrisAnatidae
8Crested DuckLophonetta specularioidesAnatidae
9Yellow-billed PintailAnas georgicaAnatidae
10Puna TealAnas punaAnatidae
11Cinnamon TealAnas cyanopteraAnatidae
12Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisArdeidae
13Great EgretArdea albaArdeidae
14Snowy EgretEgretta thulaArdeidae
15Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaArdeidae
16Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxArdeidae
17Cinereous HarrierCircus cinereusAccipitridae
18Mountain CaracaraPhalcoboenus megalopterusFalconidae
19Puna IbisPlegadis ridgwayiThreskiornithidae
20Puna HawkButeo poecilochrousAccipitridae
21Aplomado FalconFalco femoralisFalconidae
22American KestrelFalco sparveriusFalconidae
23Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusFalconidae
24Plumbeous RailPardirallus sanguinolentusRallidae
25Black-faced IbisTheristicus melanopisThreskiornithidae
26Chilean FlamingoPhoenicopterus chilensisPhoenicopteridae
27Black-chested Buzzard-EagleGeranoaetus melanoleucusAccipitridae
28Plumbeous RailPardirallus sanguinolentusRallidae
29Common MoorhenGallinula chloropusRallidae
30Giant CootFulica giganteaRallidae
31Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusRecurvirostridae
32Andean LapwingVanellus resplendensCharadriidae
33Puna SnipeGallinago andinaScolopacidae
34Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaScolopacidae
35Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesScolopacidae
36Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaScolopacidae
37Wilson’s PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorScolopacidae
38Eared DoveZenaida auriculataColumbidae
39Black-winged Ground-DoveMetriopelia melanopteraColumbidae
40Bare-faced Ground-DoveMetriopelia ceciliaeColumbidae
41Mitred ParakeetAratinga mitrataPsittacidae
42Andean ParakeetBolborhynchus orbygnesiusPsittacidae
43White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonarisApodidae
44Andean SwiftAeronautes andecolusApodidae
45Sparkling Violet-earColibri coruscansTrochilidae
46Shining SunbeamAglaeactis cupripennisTrochilidae
47White-bellied HummingbirdAmazilia chionogasterTrochilidae
48Giant HummingbirdPatagona gigasTrochilidae
49Black-tailed TrainbearerLesbia victoriaeTrochilidae
50Green-tailed TrainbearerLesbia nunaTrochilidae
51Bearded MountaineerOreonympha nobilisTrochilidae
52Andean FlickerColaptes rupicolaPicidae
53Bar-winged CinclodesCinclodes fuscusFurnariidae
54Rusty-fronted CanasteroAsthenes ottonisFurnariidae
55Wren-like RushbirdPhleocryptes melanopsFurnariidae
56Streak-fronted ThornbirdPhacellodomus striaticepsFurnariidae
57White-crested ElaeniaElaenia albicepsTyrannidae
58Yellow-billed Tit-TyrantAnairetes flavirostrisTyrannidae
59Many-colored Rush-TyrantTachuris rubrigastraTyrannidae
60Rufous-breasted Chat-TyrantOchthoeca rufipectoralisTyrannidae
61White-browed Chat-TyrantOchthoeca leucophrysTyrannidae
62Spot-billed Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola maculirostrisTyrannidae
63Rufous-naped Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola rufivertexTyrannidae
64Puna Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola juninensisTyrannidae
65White-fronted Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola albifronsTyrannidae
66Cinereous Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola cinereusTyrannidae
67Andean NegritoLessonia oreasTyrannidae
68Chiguanco ThrushTurdus chiguancoTurdidae
69House WrenTroglodytes aedonTroglodytidae
70Brown-bellied SwallowNotiochelidon murinaHirundinidae
71Hooded SiskinCarduelis magellanicaFringillidae
72Cinereous ConebillConirostrum cinereumThraupidae
73Blue-and-yellow TanagerThraupis bonariensisThraupidae
74Peruvian Sierra-FinchPhyrgilus punensisEmberizidae
75Mourning Sierra-FinchPhrygilus fruticetiEmberizidae
76Ash-breasted Sierra-FinchPhrygilus plebejusEmberizidae
77Rufous-collared SparrowZonotrichia capensisEmberizidae
78Puna Yellow-FinchSicalis luteaEmberizidae
79Greenish Yellow-FinchSicalis olivascensEmberizidae
80Paramo SeedeaterCatamenia homochroaEmberizidae
81Band-tailed SeedeaterCatamenia analisEmberizidae
82Black-throated Flower-piercerDiglossa brunneiventrisThraupidae
83Golden-billed SaltatorSaltator aurantiirostrisCardinalidae
84Yellow-winged BlackbirdAgelasticus thiliusIcteridae
85Silvery GrebePodiceps occipitalisPodicipedidae
86Striated HeronButorides striataArdeidae
87White-capped DipperCinclus leucocephalusCinclidae
88Black-faced IbisTheristicus melanopisThreskiornithidae
89OspreyPandion haliaetusAccipitridae
90Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusScolopacidae
91Baird’s SandpiperCalidris bairdiiScolopacidae
92Dark-billed CuckooCoccyzus melacoryphusCuculidae
93Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga aniCuculidae
94Great Horned OwlBubo virginianusStrigidae
95Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaStrigidae
96Slender-billed MinerGeositta tenuirostrisFurnariidae
97Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaTyrannidae
98White-fronted Ground-TyrantMuscisaxicola albifronsTyrannidae
99Andean SwallowHaplochelidon andecolaHirundinidae
100Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaHirundinidae
101Páramo PipitAnthus bogotensisMotacillidae
102Plumbeous Sierra-FinchPhrygilus unicolorEmberizidae
103Chestnut-breasted Mountain-FinchPoospiza caesarEmberizidae
104Rusty Flower-piercerDiglossa sittoidesThraupidae
105BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusIcteridae
106White-browed BlackbirdSturnella superciliarisIcteridae

Huacarpay lake and other Andean lakes harbors more bird species after this pandemic Covid19

Birding Huacarpay Lake One full day Cusco Peru

Januray, 2021

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