Abra Malaga Birdwatching Day
- 4:30 am to 7:00 pm. / Minimun 02 people. Maximun 06 people.
Abra Malaga Birdwatching Day is a short birdwatching program in what is the most important area of Cusco for birdwatchers. This birdwatching fullday will give to you the opportunity to watch some of the most important Cusco birds and Cusco endemic birds from both sides of Malaga Pass.
For this Abra Malaga birdwatching tour it will be much better to spend the night before in Ollantaytambo town.
We will start our Fullday Tour on Malaga Pass early in the morning picking you up from your Ollantaytambo hotel. We will drive by the road that connects Cusco city with its jungle. After three hours driving through the Abra Malaga we will have our first stop in San Luis area. Located on the east slopes of Malaga pass. Here we will look for the most important Cusco birds and the Cusco endemic birds like Marcapata Spinetail, Parodi´sHemispingus, Cuzco Brushfinch and Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, paying special attention to the bamboo patches for the Inca wren.
From San Luis area we will return to Abra Malaga (38 kms) doing some stops at strategic places.
At appropriate time we will start our trek downhill to the polylepis woodland to look for Royal Cinclodes, White-browed Tit-Spinetail (E), Ash breasted Tit-tyrant (NE), Andean Hillstar, Tawny Tit-spinetail (NE), Line-fronted Canastero (NE), Stripe-headed Antpitta (NE), Puna Tapaculo (NE), Brown-backed Chat-tyrant, Rufous-webbed Bush-Tyrant, Giant Conebill, D’Orbigny’s Chat-tyrant, White-tufted Sunbeam (E), Shining Sunbeam, Tit-like Dacnis (NE) and other birds.
In this peaceful area we will enjoy our boxlunch then we will start our trek uphill at slow pace looking for some of the birds that we couldn’t see at the beginning of the trek.
At 5:00 pm, ending our Abra Malaga Birdwatching tour we will bring you back to your Ollantaytambo hotel.
- Abra Malaga Birds (East & West):
Taczanowski’s Tinamou, Tyrian Metaltail, Shining and White-tufted Sunbeam (E) , Giant Hummingbird, White.billied Hummingbird, Andean Swift, Creamy-crested Spinetail (E) , Junin Canastero (E) , White-crested and Sierran Elaenias, d’Orbigny’s Chat-Tyrant, Rofous-breasted and White-browed Chat-Tyrants, Black-throated Flowerpiercer, Tit-like Dacnis, Peruvian Sierra-Finch, Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch, Greenish Yllow-Finch, Chestnut-breasted Mountain Finch (E), Black-backed Grosbeak, Hooded Siskin, Royal Cinclodes, White-browed Tit-Spinetail, Ash breasted Tit-tyrant, Andean Hillstar, Tawny Tit-spinetail, Line-fronted Canastero, Stripe-headed Antpitta, Puna Tapaculo, Brown-backed Chat-tyrant, Rufous-webbed Bush-Tyrant, Giant Conebill, Marcapata Spinetail (E) , Parodi´s Hemispingus (E) , Cuzco Brushfinch (E) , Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant (E), Royal Cinclodes (NE), White-browed Tit-Spinetail (E), Ash breasted Tit-tyrant (NE), Andean Hillstar, Tawny Tit-spinetail (NE), Line-fronted Canastero (NE), Stripe-headed Antpitta (NE), Puna Tapaculo (NE), Brown-backed Chat-tyrant, Rufous-webbed Bush-Tyrant, Giant Conebill, Tit-like Dacnis (NE) and more.
Departure TimeWe will start the tour at 04:30 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 07:00 PM.
IncludedBox breakfastPrivate TransportationProfessional Guide
Not Included• Chonta´s condor observation circuit ticket5 Star AccommodationAirplane TransportalmuerzoBox breafastBoxlunchBreakfastChonta´s condor observation circuit ticketCusco Condors entrance feeDeparture TaxesPersonal GuideSnacks
5:30 AM: Departure
5:50 AM: The adventure begins
09:30 AM: Return
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