The Jungle Babbler - Tropical Birding's newsletter
March 14, 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter! We're highlighting a great tour to Peru in Aug-Sep, as well as providing tour status updates, new tours, new trip reports, and upcoming events.
PERU - MANU AND MACHU PICCHU
Join us on a fabulous trip to the mountains, cloudforests, and lowland Amazonian rainforests of Southeast Peru! This area has a staggering diversity of birds (it's not unusual to see over 600 species) and other wildlife which we will enjoy from a nice selection of eco-lodges and hotels. We start our birding in Cusco and do easy birding nearby to acclimatize to the altitude, then spend several days traversing the famous Manu road for a terrific assortment of colorful birds like hummingbirds, tanagers, quetzals, toucans, and of course Andean Cock-of-the-rock. We'll then use boats to visit two different lodges along the Madre de Dios River (a tributary of the Amazon), with a whole different selection of birds as well as a clay lick frequented by parrots, parakeets, and Red-and-green Macaws.
Upon returning from the Amazon, we head to the Sacred Valley and spend a day birding the high mountains nearby, where on a clear day the scenery is spectacular, dominated by snow-capped, rocky peaks. A visit to the famous ruins of Machu Picchu adds a dash of culture to this trip, as well as a few new birds, before we finally fly back to Lima. We'll have most of a day to see some coastal and desert birds before the trip comes to a close.
These are just some of the tours we offer; for the complete tour schedule, please see our website at www.tropicalbirding.com. Also don't forget that we run dozens of customized private tours every year to these and many other destinations; a custom tour can be an attractive option for groups that enjoy traveling together, for those who want to get off the beaten track, or for people whose work schedules make joining a set-departure tour difficult.
UPCOMING EVENTS Catch up with the Tropical Birding guides and staff at the following events.
Spring Migration in the US - In addition to the events listed below, many of our guides will be roaming some of the birding hotspots in the Midwest, such as Magee Marsh - look for the red and orange caps!
High Island, Texas - April 7-30. Spring is only a few weeks away! Come visit us in High Island and experience the famous spring migration spectacle. Tropical Birding will be offering guided walks to Houston Audubon bird sanctuaries in and around High Island. The schedule of walks is on the Birding High Island website. Even if you don’t join a walk, feel free to stop by the birding center opposite Boy Scout Woods and chat with our guides.
Indiana Dunes Birding Festival - May 4-7. Several Tropical Birding guides will be attending this year’s festival in Porter, Indiana, and helping to lead bird walks. Click here for the festival website.
INTERESTED IN A TOUR?
Just send us an email to email@example.com or call us at (800) 348-5941 or +1-409-515-9110 to check availability and ask any questions you might have. We'll then send you a link to our online booking form. Once we receive your booking form, we'll send you invoice for the tour deposit.