This trip has the potential to provide opportunities to see
over 500 species.  Our last group found 429 species
during the first 13 days of birding, and then 72 more on
the extension.

Besides a two week itinerary with the potential for to see
over 500 bird species, the trip will have a one week
extension to Machu Picchu to enjoy this high mountain
area and including the opportunity to extend the trip list to
620 and perhaps 670 species!

As the name of the trip implies, we cover a range of
habitats from the lowlands of Bolivia from Santa Cruz up
into the highlands into La Paz.  The extension trip reaches
even higher elevation.  Each change in elevaton and
habitat seems to bring new bird watching opportunities.

The typical trip will likely find numerous regional endemics
(shared with Southern Peru) such as Hooded Mountain-
Toucan, Light-crowned Spinetail, Diademed Tapaculo,  
Golden-collared Tanager and Orange-browed
Hemispingus.  Others regional endemics (shared with
northwest Argentina) include Blue-capped Puffleg, Rufous-
bellied Saltator, and Citron-headed Yellow-Finch.

Over a dozen Bolivian endemics will likely be seen.  All will
be thrilled with marvelous views of the endangered Red-
fronted Macaw, Black-hooded Sunbeam, Cochabamba
Mountain-Finch and the Rufous-faced Antpitta.

Extension participants will have additional chances at some
of the other endemics and likely another seventy species,
including Short-winged Grebe, Scimitar-winged Piha (one
of the rarest birds in South America with some real
fortune), Chestnut-crowned Cotinga, Rufous-bellied
Seedsnipe, and Berlepsch’s Canastero.
Day 1:  Flights into Santa Cruz, including Viru-Viru Airport,
Lomas de Arena, Jardin Botanico.
Day 2:  Birding Jardin Botanico
Days 3 & 4:  Birding Refugio Los Volcanes & Ambororo
National Park
Days 5 to 7:  Birding Samaipata, Tambo and Comarapa
Area and La Siberia
Day 8:  Birding Cochabamba
Day 9 to 11:  Birding Cochabamba, including the
Cochabamba-Upper Chapare Road, Tablas Monte,
Cerro Tunari
and Subestacia Miguelito
Days 12 & 13:  High Altitude Birding:  Includes Laguna
Alalay, Oruro, Lake Uru
, and More Birding as we Ascend
La Paz (including Inquisivi)
Day 14:  Departure or Transition Day:  Fly Home (or
better, extend trip for another 4 or 5 days)

Extension Option Below

Day 1:  Coroico Road to Chulamani
Day 2 & 3:  Birding very productive Apaapa Reserve
Day 4:  Productive birding in Apaapa in morning then
focused on birds may have missed on Coroico Road on
way back to La Paz
Day 5:  Birding Lake Titicaca and Sorata
Day 6:  Flights Home
Brief Itinerary
Photo by John Drummond
Photo by Lelis Navarrete
Photo by John Drummond
Photo by Lelis Navarrete
Photo by Lelis Navarrete
Photo by John Drummond
Trip Description
Bolivia Lowlands to Highlands
Jardin Botanico, Refugio Los Volcanes, Ambororo National Park, Samaipata, Tambo,
Comarapa, La Siberia, Cochabamba, Tablas Monte, Cerro Tunari, Subestacia Miguelito,
Oruro, La Paz and  Inquisivi
Extension: Chulamani, Lake Titicaca, Upper Coroico Road, Apaapa Reserve and Sorata
Bolivia Lowlands to Highlands
More Details on This Trip
Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 or toll free at 888-203-7464) or Ian
(in the UK at 07719-052820), and/or email Also feel free to click