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Hummingbirds of Northern Peru

Hummingbirds of Northern Peru

Royal Sunangel Northern Peru Tour

The Andes Mountains in Northern Peru give way to lush rainforests, creating an altitudinal tapestry that hosts an astonishing array of hummingbird species. Nestled amidst this natural wonderland are the renowned hummingbird hotspots of Huembo, Abra Patricia, and Moyobamba & Tarapoto, each distinguished by their unique altitudes and ecosystems. From the high-altitude cloud forests of Abra Patricia to the lowland rainforests of Moyobamba & Tarapoto, this region boasts an unparalleled diversity of avian life. Along this route, endemic hummingbird species thrive, such as the Marvelous Spatuletail and Royal Sunangel, adding a touch of exclusivity to the adventure. Our tours meticulously explore three main areas: Pomacochas, Abra Patricia, Moyobamba & Tarapoto, promising an unforgettable encounter with Northern Peru’s mesmerizing hummingbird species and the ecosystems they call home.

Moyobamba & Tarapoto: The Lowlands

Tarapoto and Moyobamba, nestled within the lush Amazon rainforest of Peru, are home to a vibrant array of hummingbird species, captivating bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Among the dazzling diversity found in this region, the Wakanki Lodge serves as a haven for birdwatchers seeking the mesmerizing sight of these tiny, iridescent creatures. Within the lodge’s vicinity, one can encounter an impressive variety of hummingbirds, including Rufous-crested Coquette,​ ​White-necked Jacobin,​ ​Brown Violetear​, Black-throated Mango,​ ​Blue-tailed Emerald,​ ​Gray-breasted Sabrewing,​ Fork-tailed Woodnymph,​ ​Sapphire-spangled Emerald,​ ​Golden-tailed Sapphire,​ White-chinned Sapphire​ and Black-throated Hermit.These avian gems adorn the verdant landscape with their vibrant hues, flitting gracefully from flower to flower, their delicate wings a blur as they indulge in the nectar-rich blossoms that abound in the area.

Abra Patricia: The Cloud-forest

Nestled within the biodiverse cloud forests of northern Peru, Abra Patricia, home to the renowned Owlet Lodge, offers a captivating sanctuary for hummingbird enthusiasts. The mist-shrouded slopes surrounding the lodge are teeming with a kaleidoscope of hummingbird species, adding a vibrant touch to the verdant landscape. Among the dazzling array of species found here are the charismatic Royal Sunangel, Bronzy Inca​, ​Collared Inca,​ ​Long-tailed Sylph,​ ​Speckled Hummingbird,​ White-bellied Woodstar​, ​Fawn-breasted Brilliant​, ​Emerald-bellied Puffleg​ and sometimes the uncommon ​Sword-billed Hummingbird​ can be seen. As visitors explore the trails winding through the lush vegetation, they are treated to the enchanting sight of hummingbirds darting amongst the orchids and bromeliads, their iridescent plumage glinting in the dappled sunlight that filters through the canopy.

Pomacochas: Andean Valley

Huembo offers a sanctuary for hummingbirds amidst the stunning landscapes of Pomacochas, providing a haven where these remarkable creatures can thrive. One of the most captivating inhabitants of this region is the iconic and endemic Marvelous Spatuletail, whose story is deeply intertwined with the conservation efforts spearheaded in this area.

As guests marvel at the sight of this extraordinary bird flitting amongst the flowers surrounding the lodge, they are reminded of the importance of preserving Peru’s natural heritage for generations to come. The main target in this are is the Marvelous Spatuletail​, but the feeders of this reserve also attract other species like ​Little Woodstar​, ​Green-tailed Trainbearer,​ ​Green Violetear and Andean Emerald​.


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Hummingbirds of Northern Peru

Hummingbirds of Northern Peru