I joined Detlef and Carol Davies on a North Peru Bird Tour from Oct 21st through Nov 13th 2014 travelling from Tarapoto to Chaparri. I am writing to express how impressed I was with the whole trip.
Everything from booking the tour, making the travel arrangements and getting to the tour start, could not have been simpler. The tour programme itself was excellent and well thought out, giving exposure to a wide range of environments and maximum chances to see the birds and other wildlife within those environments. The quality of the accommodation and transit between sites was also very high. Having looked at similar tours I felt I got extreme value for my money.
On the birding front, I can thoroughly recommend Detlef and Carol for their tour leadership and their unending patience, eye for details and just good old fashioned enthusiasm. Detlef’s guiding skill and local knowledge, coupled with the very high quality of the local guides ensured a very high success rate. The tour as a whole saw and identified over 500 bird species and my personal tally was in excess of 480 species in just 3 weeks.
Although birding is the main focus for this tour, other features included a huge array of butterflies, months and other arthropods, mammals, frogs and reptiles as well as local history and early human culture for the region. Not to mention the stunning scenery and fantastic opportunities for photography.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone who is interested in the birdlife of this fascinating and often overlooked area of Peru.