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Sunrise Birding LLC - Birding and Wildlife ToursAMAZON CRUISE
July 21 - 29, 2017


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A Few of the Many Highlights:

Hoatzin. Photo by Gina Nichol.
Hoatzin. Photo by Gina Nichol.

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Next trip: March 16 - 25, 2018>
Contact gina@sunrisebirding.com for information on this and other tours.

  • Plum-throated Cotinga
  • Golden-collared Toucanet
  • Rufous-capped Nunlet
  • Horned Screamer
  • Gilded Barbet
  • Yellow-crowned Elaenia
  • Black-and-white Antbird
  • Pheasant Cuckoo
  • Ladder-tailed Nightjar
  • Slate-colored Hawk
  • Scarlet Macaw
  • Red-bellied Macaw
  • Masked Crimson Tanager
  • Golden-headed Manakin
  • Bay Hornero
  • Ash-breasted Antbird
  • Red-and-white Spinetail
  • Hoatzin
  • Pink River Dolphin
  • Pygmy Marmoset
  • Woolly Monkey
  • Monk Saki Monkey
  • Equatorial Saki Monkey
  • Green Anaconda
  • Red-Tailed Boa
  • The Night Cruise
  • Village visits
  • Frank’s Binocular

Sunrise Birding’s first wildlife cruise in the Peruvian Amazon explored the Río Amazon, the Río Ucayali, the Río Marañon, and various tributaries from very comfortable accommodation aboard the Amazon Star. We traveled 680 miles on the Amazon Star and an additional 180 miles on the smaller skiffs exploring tributaries and river islands for the region’s special birds. With the help of the ship’s expedition staff and the expertise of Steve Bird and Diego Calderon, we found a good selection of Neotropical bird species and mammals including several species of primate and Pink and Gray River Dolphins.

The outstanding crew of the ship took care of everything for us from delicious meals, picnics in the field, cold drinks all the time, and cold towels to refresh us in the field and when we came back from excursions on the smaller boats. In the evening, the same crew entertained us during happy hour with a new band every night and the battle of the bands on the last night.

We also enjoyed visits to some local villages along the river with the chance to learn about the local culture, interact with local people including school children and buy some local crafts. The experience of cruising the Amazon is extraordinary and unforgettable and we look forward to bringing more groups in the future.

Join us on our next Amazon River Cruise, March 16 - 25, 2018, plus Machu Picchu extension, March 24 - 29, 2018


Amazon sunrise. Photo  Gina Nichol.
Amazon sunrise. Photo © Gina Nichol.

Amazon Kingfisher. Photo  Gina Nichol.
Amazon Kingfisher. Photo © Gina Nichol.

Bay Hornero. Photo  Gina Nichol.
Bay Hornero. Photo © Gina Nichol.

Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth. Photo  Gina Nichol.
Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth. Photo © Gina Nichol.

Red-and-white Spinetail. Photo  Gina Nichol.
Red-and-white Spinetail. Photo © Gina Nichol.

Common Potoo. Photo  Gina Nichol.
Common Potoo. Photo © Gina Nichol.

Black-capped Donacobius. Photo  Gina Nichol.
Black-capped Donacobius. Photo © Gina Nichol.

Ladder-tailed Nightjar. Photo  Gina Nichol.
Ladder-tailed Nightjar. Photo © Gina Nichol.

Saddle-backed Tamarin. Photo  Gina Nichol.
Saddle-backed Tamarin. Photo © Gina Nichol.

Slate-colored Hawk. Photo  Gina Nichol.
Slate-colored Hawk. Photo © Gina Nichol.

Spotted Tody Flycatcher. Photo  Gina Nichol.
Spotted Tody Flycatcher. Photo © Gina Nichol.

Amazon Sunset. Photo  Gina Nichol.
Amazon Sunset. Photo © Gina Nichol.

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