Trip Reports & Sightings

Posted by Barry Walker

Guyana - November 21st to December 6th 2009, author Barry Walker (link created September 27, 2011)
(We timed our visit to coincide with one of the worst droughts for decades which made the birding a bit slower than we expected but we still did extremely well despite this and saw a lot of range restricted and seldom seen species. )

Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru - 4th - 13th May 2011, author Barry Walker (link created September 22, 2011)
(Great views of Horned Screamer)

Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru - 18th April - 2nd May 2011, author Barry Walker (link created September 22, 2011)
(Red-and-Green Macaws were star performers at the macaw lick)

Many Biosphere and Abra Malaga, Peru - 4th - 16th April 2011, author Barry Walker (link created September 22, 2011)
(Superb views of Red-and-white Antpitta)

Maranon endemic bird area, Peru - 9th - 18th June 2011, author Barry Walker (link created September 22, 2011)
(A wide variety of the special birds of this endemic area including 40 species of hummingbirds, 28 true Peruvian endemics and 14 other range restricted species)

Colombian Andes and the Caribbean Coast - 6th - 26th March 2011, author Barry Walker (link created September 22, 2011)
(This trip was to target some of the most endangered Colombia endemics and range restricted species)

Brazil Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Savannas - 7th - 26th May 2011, author Barry Walker (link created September 22, 2011)
(We had wonderful views of Saffron Toucanet at Itatiaia)

Brazil - Rio Cristalino and Emas National Park - July 3rd -15th 2011, author Barry Walker (link created September 22, 2011)
(Cristalino was a haven of trails and birds (and chiggers!))

Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru - July 22nd - August 8th 2013, author Barry Walker (link created November 2, 2013)
(A transect from the Andes to the Amazon - 65 species of tanager and 37 species of hummingbird)

Abancay, Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga, Peru - August 9th - 14th 2013, author Barry Walker (link created November 2, 2013)
(16 Peruvian endemics around the ruins of Machu Picchu)

The Colombian Andes - March 2nd - 21st 2013, author Barry Walker (link created November 2, 2013)
(This trip report is based on visits to reserves that protect the last remaining forests and habitats of some of the most endangered birds in the world. We recorded around 560 species, 37 true Colombian endemics.)

The Peruvian Amazon - September 2013, author Barry Walker (link created November 2, 2013)
(Allpahuayo - Mishana Reserve and Muyana Lodge, Iquitos)

Peru - Scarlet-banded Barbet and North Peru Megas - September 3-9 2012, author Barry Walker (added November 15, 2012)

North Peru Megas - Scarlet Banded Barbet - October 11-19 2012, author Barry Walker (added November 15, 2012)

The Colombian Andes - March 2nd - 21st 2013, author Barry Walker (link created July 12, 2013)
(560 species, 37 true Colombian endemics and 40+ near endemics. 57 species of hummingbirds.)

North-east Brazil - April 6th - 25th 2013, author Barry Walker (link created July 12, 2013)
(450+ species, with 85 endemics and 40 species of antbird)

Northern Peru - July - August 2013, author Barry Walker (link created January 18, 2014)
(Dry forest, arid scrubs, cloud and ridge forests, lowland evergreen tropical forest, puna grassland, desertic canyon slopes, etc... the whole trip is a succesion of different and amazing habitats!)

Central Peru - October 18th to 25th 2013, author Barry Walker (link created January 18, 2014)

Manu Biosphere Reserve - Peru - July 22nd – August 8th 2013, author Barry Walker (link created January 18, 2014)
(A transect from the Andes to the Amazon, from the high Andes to the Amazon Rainforest. Deep immersion into the birdlife of the area, we recorded over 65 species of Tanager and 37 species of Hummingbird.)

Abancay, Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga - Peru - August 9th – 14th 2013, author Barry Walker (link created January 18, 2014)
(16 Peruvian endemics and other range restricted species, many of them endangered.)

Manu Biosphere Reserve - Peru - November 11th – 29th 2013, author Barry Walker (link created January 18, 2014)
(An in depth trip to the Manu Biosphere Reserve, the experience itself on the rivers and in the forest is enough, however we managed to see a cart load of good birds including 37 species of Hummingbird, 45 species of Antbird and 18 species of Parrot)

Northern Peru - October 6th - 14th – 2013, author Barry Walker (link created January 18, 2014)

Abancay, Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga - Peru - November 29th – December 4th - 2013, author Barry Walker (link created January 18, 2014)
(Quite a few days not only the fabulous Machu Picchu Ruins but 15 Peruvian endemics and other range restricted species, many of them endangered.)

Manu Biosphere Reserve, Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga - Peru - September 2nd – September 16th 2013, author Barry Walker (link created January 18, 2014)

Lima Coast, Lomas de Lachay and the Santa Eulalia Valley - Peru - October 15th -17th 2013, author Barry Walker (link created January 18, 2014)

Birding localities along the Manu Road, Manu Park, Cusco and Puerto Maldonado, Peru - November 12th - 30th 2012, author Barry Walker (link created February 25, 2013)

Abancay, Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga, Peru - April 20th - 25th 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 4, 2012)

Abancay, Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga, Peru - August 10th - August 15th 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 4, 2012)

Northern Peru - September 3rd - 9th 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 4, 2012)
(A special “clean up trip” searching for certain species - Scarlet-banded Barbet, Long-whiskered Owlet, Varzea Thrush, Marvelous Spatuletail, Pale-billed Antpitta, Rusty-tinged & Ochre-fronted Antpittas.)

Chile: Arica to Patagonia - February 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)
(The classic tour of Chile, South America’s longest country! Never more than 200 kilometres wide but a staggering 4000 kilometres long, Chile is a superb introduction to Neo-tropical birds.)

Northern Peru - October 11th - 19th 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)
(Scarlet-banded Barbet, Long-whiskered Owlet, Marvelous Spatuletail, Pale-billed, Chestnut & Ochre-fronted Antpittas, Royal Sunangel, Point-tailed Palmcreeper, Jet Manakin, Fiery-throated & Scarlet-breasted Fruiteaters....)

Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru - July 23rd - August 9th 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)

Manu Biosphere Reserve, Machu-Piccu and Abra Malaga, Peru - July 11th – July 22nd 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)

Guyana - October 21st to November 3rd 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)
(We include 45 range restricted species in this report and in total of around 375 species including 9 species of Cotinga, 13 species of Woodpecker and 29 species of Antbirds.)

The Falkland Islands - March 17th – March 23rd 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)
(During the Austral summer (October to March) the islands are inhabited by hundreds of thousands of seabirds that mass in great flocks.)

Santa Marta and Guajira Peninsula, Colombia - March 21st - March 26th 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)
(This scope of this trip was to target some of the most endangered Colombia endemics and range restricted species found in the Serra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains.)

Bolivia - October 1st - 9th 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)
(This tour of Bolivia was designed to visit two principal bio-regions in the country from the eastern lowlands of Beni and the dry valles of Central Bolivia.)

North-east Brazil - April 1st to April 21st 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)

Chile: 7 days around Santiago - February 2012, author Barry Walker (link created December 3, 2012)
(El Yeso is definitely the best place to see the stunning Diademed Sandpiper Plover!)

Pantanal, Amazon and SE Brazil - October 20th to November 27th 2013, author Barry Walker (link created April 26, 2014)

Guyana - January 19th - February 2nd 2014, author Barry Walker (link created April 26, 2014)
(Guyana is only now on the birding map and although having no endemics to the country, it shares a lot of range restricted and difficult to see birds of the Guianan Shield that it shares with neighbouring Surinam, French Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela.)

The Colombian Andes - March 1st - March 26th 2014, author Barry Walker (link created April 26, 2014)
(This scope of this trip was to target some of the most endangered Colombia endemics and range restricted species which are fortunately protected in fragmented forest patches thanks to the efforts of ProAves and the Colombian National Parks and watershed r)