Birding at Abra Malaga Peru - Endemic | Exclusive Birds

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299$ per person
Duration
2 Days
Destination
Cusco
Travellers
2

UNIQUE BIRDS & COMPLEX HABITATS Searching Endemics

The Abra Malaga pass holds an unique birds collection from elevations 13,700, descending in altitude a series of small ridges are the home for other species, bellow the landscapes become progressively less montane and the forest taller and more tropical with increasing number of Amazonian birds
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Destination
Departure Location
Cusco City or Sacred Valley - Transfer from Hotels
Return Location
Cusco City or Sacred Valley - Transfer from Hotels
Tour Start Date & Time
10 June, 2020 5:00 am
Price includes
  • Birdlist of the Location
  • Box lunch
  • Snacks (fresh fruits, cookies, chocolate)
  • Specialized Birding Guide with Spotting scope
  • Touristic Transportation
  • Unlimited Purified Water
Price does not include
  • Accommodation on double bed room
  • First day breakfast

Explore the hotspot for Birding at Abra Malaga Peru

Birding at Abra Malaga Peru is a magical and unforgetable day out. Abra Malaga was the last studied area for ornithology by the world famous Ted parker , the wet side of the Abra MALAGA pass its incredible diverse are that contains a large number of different habitats and consequently a large number of species of birds.

The wet side of the Pass is traversed by the road and allowing access to the interesting bamboo chusquea forest, here the road provides easy access to high mountain forest with its often enveloped in clouds and its laden with epiphytic plants in most of the slopes dense stands of bamboo dominated the vegetation surface.

Abra Malaga From Cusco

Travel 2 hours from Cusco to get close to high elevation and Polilepys forest to encounter most of reclusive birds.

Give a check 0f the  birds records fromt the Dry forest / Polilepys at E-bird

The Wet side Birds also knows at the Cloud Forest , Bamboo patch forets, see the bird  records according  Ebird . 

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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
Day 1

Cusco - Abra Malaga - Wet Slopes

We leave Cusco or any location at sacred Valley early in the morning in the way to Malaga Pass driving uphill which is high Andean with beautiful puna grasses, rugged landscapes, jagged peaks (with snow-capped Veronica quietly dominating the cordillera in these parts) and high temperate forest from treeline down to about 9000 feet.

Much of the area below 9000 feet on the east slope has been badly disturbed so our birding will be along the "Wet-side" endemics include: Marcapata Spinetail, Puna Thistletail, Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, Inca Wren, Parodi's Hemispingus, and Cusco Brush-Finch. Also possible are Saphire-vented Puffleg, Line-fronted Canastero, and Diademed Tapaculo, the flocks will be all interesting with High Mountain Tanagers, Dacnis, Flower-Piercers, Conebills and Flycatchers.

The Undertory of the Bamboo forest its quite interesting for the Endemic Red and White Antpitta , Undulated and Rufous Antpittas and of course Trilling and Diademed Tapaculos.

We will be also looking for canopy forest birds like; Red Crested Cotinga, Golden Plumed Parakeet, Band Tailed Pigeon, Golden Headed Quetzals and Gray Breasted Mountain-Toucan.

While driving back on the pass we will look for some birds at the high elevation such as: Paramo Pipit, Junin and Line Fronted Canastero and some aquatic birds at the marsh, Andean Goose, Yellow Billed Teal¸ Andean Lapwing and unexpected shore birds.

After this exciting walk we drive back to the Peñas Archeological site to look for some other interesting birds such as; Great Sabrewing, Sword Billed Hummingbird, Rufous Breasted Mountain Finch , Creamy Crested Spinetail and Streak Throsted Bush-Tyrants , return to Ollantaytambo to Overnight.

Day 2

Abra Malaga - Dry Slopes- Ollantaytambo or Cusco

We get up early in the morning to find our share during our second morning at Abra Malaga we'll head to the "dry side," watching for Andean Ibis, Gray-breasted Seedsnipe, White-tufted Sunbeam, Creamy-crested Spinetail.

We will also bird along lush mixture of Polylepis forest while descending by drastic transect from the pass to look for the Streak Headed Antpitta, Royal Cinclodes, White Browed and Tawny Tit-spinetail, Ash Breasted Tit-tyrant, Giant Conebill, Red Rumped Bush-Tyrant, D’orbigny’s Chat-Tyrants and the Andean Hillstar.

The moss-festooned trees of the wet slope (on the north side of the pass) is still extremely rich with birds, as is the scrubby canyon of the dry slope (on the south side of the pass).

This, of course is not always apparent since often one can walk along the road, even under highly favorable weather conditions, and see very little. The main reason for this is that birds in this cloud forest travel in mixed-species flocks, so the situation is often feast or famine for the birder.

Yet few phenomena in the tropics hold the excitement off easting one's eyes on these flocks when they do materialize out of the neblina or out of a shady enclave untouched as yet by the sun. And at any time on the "dry side," a huge Andean Condor could circle right overhead, returning to Cusco or Sacred Valley before dusk .

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We are pleased to introduce to our birders interesting short birding excursions that can be connected from Cusco or any location along the Sacred Valley into one of the highlights for endemic birding in Peru, this tours combine the magical feelings of the in heritage of the Inca Cultural and its immerse in the magical landscapes of the Andes.

This was the last studied for ornithology by the world famous Ted parker , the wet side of the Abra MALAGA pass its incredible diverse are that contains a large number of different habitats and consequently a large number of species of birds.

The wet side of the Pass is traversed by the road and allowing access to the interesting bamboo chusquea forest, here the road provides easy access to high mountain forest with its often enveloped in clouds and its laden with epiphytic plants in most of the slopes dense stands of bamboo dominated the vegetation surface. Travel 2 hours from Cusco to get close to high elevation and Polilepys forest to encounter most of reclusive birds.

Give a check 0f the  birds records fromt the Dry forest / Polilepys at E-bird

The Wet side Birds also knows at the Cloud Forest , Bamboo patch forets, see the bird  records according  Ebird 

You can alaso read our birding stories here 

 

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Birding at Abra Malaga Peru - Endemic

Price
299$ per person
Duration
2 Days
Destination
Cusco
Travellers
2

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