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Birding Trips Machu Picchu 2 Days

One and Two Day Birding trips from Cusco Short trips that are convenient if visiting Cusco, or before or after another trip to the old Inca Capital

Day 1: We leave Cusco early in the morning for the 4 hour train and bus journey to Machu-Picchu. From the train we will certainly see Torrent Ducks and White-capped Dipper on the Urubamba River and get closer looks as we leave the train. Arriving at the ruins, birding takes a back seat for once as we are taken on a guided tour of this mystical archeological complex. White-tipped Swifts will be flying overhead. After lunch we will look for Inca Wren, which is quite common in the bamboo around the ruins and then descend into the Urubamba gorge for late afternoon birding. Night at our Hotel in Aguas Calientes. L:D

Day 2: All morning birding the railway track along the Urubamba River. In the remnant cloud forest we will be looking specifically for Sclater’s and Bolivian Tyrannulets, Silver-backed Tanager, Pale-eyed Thrush, Masked Fruiteater (endemic), Black-streaked Puffbird, Oleaginous Hemispingus and Capped Conebill. Mixed flocks contain many species of Tanager and the endemic Green and White Hummingbird is common here. After a late lunch, we return on the tourist train to the historic town of Cusco ( or Ollantaytambo) for the night. B:L