Abra Málaga Eco Birding tour Peru


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Abra Malaga Eco Birding Peru.

This incredible area became one of the best places in Peru for birding, as it is a mixture of ecosystems such as large valleys, Puna grasslands, Polylepis forest, Chusquea bamboo patches. This diversity made Abra Malaga highly recommended.


  • Private birding guide.
  • Birdwatching in private transportation.
  • All meals included.
  • Lodging 1 night in Ollantaytambo.
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Alcoholic beverages.

Tour Plan

Day 1 ABRA MÁLAGA: Western slope.

We pick you up from your hotel, in our private mini van from Cusco to Ollantaytambo. On the way we will arrive at a few points to walk in specific places for bird watching as the high Andean wetlands, such as the side of Huaypo. Where it is possible to see migratory birds such as Andean Puna Plover, Solitary Plover, Pectoral Plover, Wilson’s Plover, Andean Lapwing and several species of finches. In the west Once we reach El Abra Malaga, we will look for endemic species (Cranioleuca albicapilla), (Poospiza caesar), (Aglaeactis castelnaudii), (Asthenes virgata (Asthenes ottonis), Additional birds on this side of the pass include (Penelope montagnii), (Andigena hypoglauca), (Margarornis squamiger), (Ampelion rubrocristatus), (Uromyias agraphia), (Uromyias agraphia), (Conirostrum ferrugineiventre), (Anisognathus igniventris), (Diglossa mystacalis) and (Atlapetes canigenis). Rarely seen but present is (Thinocorus orbignyianus). Of course, Andean condors are also a possibility. During our visit fog is possible, especially in late November and December. The weather is generally much better in the dry season from July to September.

Day 2 ABRA MÁLAGA - eastern slope.

We will leave very early in our ground transportation to Abra Malaga. We will make a stop to observe birds that we missed the previous day, but our goal will be to explore the high area of the mountain and its eastern slope, where we will find new species of birds in habitats generally composed of dwarf forest and cloud forest. In this area we can find species such as (Ensifera ensifera), the endemic (Cranioleuca marcapatae), (Grallaria andicolus), (Chlorornis riefferii), and (Coeligena violifer), and many more. We will have lunch and return to Ollantaytambo or Cusco.

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