ANDEAN ENDEMICS

Bio-regions

Western, Central and Eastern Andes, Chocó and Cauca Valey.

Birding Tour

Carefully designed to observe as many endemics as possible.

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This spectacular birding tour combines a great variety of ecosystems and hot spots of Colombian biodiversity, including the three mountain ranges of the Andes, the Chocó biogeographic and the inter-Andean valley of the Cauca River. Each of these bioregions has its own group of endemic birds and regional specialties, which we will observe as the route progresses at a moderate pace. During this trip it is possible to observe more than 450 species of birds, up to 30 endemic species and more than 50 near endemics, besides, incredible landscapes, delicious gastronomy and local cultural manifestations of each visited region. An unmissable adventure for all the birds and nature lovers.

 

Colombia is for birders what Himalayas is for mountaineers:
The Ultimate Birding Challenge.

 

TAKE YOUR LENSES, GO!

Fixed Tour Dates:

January 7 – 21 /2020

Jun 1 – 15 /2020

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January 7 – 21 /2021

Jun 1 – 15 /2021

15 nights, 16 days

Based in double occupancy

Maximum group size: 10 birders

This itinerary can be customized according to your own preferences.

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INCLUDED AND NOT

BIOLOGISTS AND PROFESSIONAL BILINGUAL GUIDES

YES

QUALITY HOTELS AND LODGES

YES

ALL MEALS (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and drinking water throughout the tour)

YES

FULL GROUND TRANSPORTATION - QUALITY SPACIOUS VEHICLES

YES

TWO DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

YES

All ENTRANCES FEES

YES

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

NOT

TRAVEL EXPENSES SUCH AS: departure taxes, passports, visas, immunizations, medical costs, evacuation, optional excursions, room service, beverages, laundry, excess baggage, tips and expenses of a purely personal nature or arising from the delay or extension of a trip due to causes beyond our control.

NOT

GENERAL ITINERARY AND TARGET SPECIES

(E) endemic, (NE) near endemic, (NT) near threatened, (VU) vulnerable, (EN) endangered, (CR) critically endangered

DAY 1 - Arrive in Bogotá

Welcoming dinner.

DAY 2 - Chicaque Natural Park

Black Inca (E), Golden-bellied Starfrontlet (NE), Moustached Brush-Finch (NE), Golden-fronted Whitestart (NE), Rufous-breasted Flycatcher (NE), Rufous Spinetail, Brown-billed Scytebill, Strong-billed Woodcreeper, Flame-faced Tanager, Grass-green Tanager.

DAY 3 - Chingaza National Park

Silvery throated Spinetail (E), Rufous-browed Conebill (NE), Pale-bellied Tapaculo (NE), Brown-breasted Parakeet (E), Green-bearded Helmetcrest (E), Blue-throated Starfrontlet (NE), Coppery-bellied Puffleg (NE), Pale-naped Brush-Finch (NE), Sword-billed Hummingbird, Hooded & Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanagers.

DAY 4 - La Florida Wetland - Transfer to Cali

Bogota Rail (E), Silvery-throated Spinetail (E), Rufous-browed Conebill (NE), Spot-flanked Gallinule, Pied-billed Grebe, Noble Snipe, Apolinar’s Wren (E), Subtropical Doradito, Andean Siskin, Yellow-hooded Blackbird.

DAY 5 - Anchicaya

Toucan Barbet (NE), Uniform Treehunter (NE), Choco Tapaculo (NE), Glistening-green Tanager (NE), Rufous-throated Tanager (NE), Green Thorntail, Rufous-gaped Hillstar, Crowned Woodnymph, Tooth-billed Hummingbird, Choco Toucan, Spot-crowned Barbet, Golden-collared Honeycreeper.

DAY 6 - Km 18

Multicolored Tanager (E), Chestnut Wood-Quail (E), Blue-headed Sapphire (NE), Purple-throated Woodstar (NE), Purplish-mantled Tanager (NE), Golden-headed & Crested Quetzals, Golden-naped Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Southern Emerald-Toucanet.

DAY 7 - San Antonio Forest - Cock-of-the-rock Lek

Colombian Chachalaca (E), Nariño Tapaculo (E), Western Emerald (NE), Scrub Tanager (NE), Black-winged Saltator (NE), Andean Cock-of-the rock, Tawny-bellied Hermit, Collared Trogon, Red-headed Barbet, Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Red-faced Spinetail.

DAY 8 - Sonso Lagoon

Grayish Piculet (E), Apical Flycatcher (E), Bar Crested Ant-Shrike (NE), Blackish Rail, Jet Antbird, Dwarf Cuckoo, Little Cucko, Anhinga, Wattled Jacana, Orinoco Goose, Little Tinamou, Snail Kite, Limpkin, Spectacled Parrotlet, Ringed, Green & Amazon Kingfishers.

DAY 9 - Montezuma - Tatamá National Park

Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer (E), Munchique Wood-Wren (E), Dusky Starfrontlet (E), Black-and-Gold Tanager (E), Velvet-purple Coronet (NE), Empress Brilliant (NE), Rufous-breasted Flycatcher (NE), Tanager Finch (NE), Dusky Chlorospingus (NE), Purplish-mantled Tanager (NE), Glistening-green Tanager (NE).

DAY 10 - Montezuma - Tatamá National Park

Gold-ringed Tanager (E), Crested Ant-Tanager (E), Tatama Tapaculo (E), Brown Inca (NE), Club-winged Manakin, (NE) Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl (NE), Buffy Tuftedcheek (NE), Black Solitaire (NE), Beautiful Jay (NE), Orange-breasted Fruiteater (NE), Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager (NE), Indigo Flowerpiercer (NE), Yellow-collared Chlorophonia (NE).

DAY 11 - Montezuma - Tatamá National Park

Parker´s Antbird (E), Violet-tailed Sylph (NE), Purple-throated Woodstar (NE), Empress Brilliant (NE), Choco Tapaculo (NE), Rufous-gaped Hillstar, Green-crowned Brilliant, Purple-bibbed Whitetip, Green-fronted Lancebill, Broad-billed Motmot, Rufous Motmot.

DAY 12 - Otun Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary

Cauca Guan (E), Chestnut Wood-Quail (E), Stiles´s Tapaculo (E), Crested Ant-Tanager (E), Multicolored Tanager (E), Moustached Antpitta (NE), Hooded Antpitta (NE), Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Torrent Duck, Golden-plumed Parakeet, White-capped Tanager, Green Jay.

DAY 13 - Rio Blanco Reserve

Brown-banded Antpitta (E), Bicolored Antpitta (NE), Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Slate-crowned Antpitta, Undulated Antpitta, Chestnut Wood-Quail (E), Golden-fronted Whitestart (NE), Masked Saltator, Andean Motmot, Black-billed Mountain-Toucan, Collared and Bronzy Incas, Long-tailed Sylph, Gray-browed Brush-Finch, Green-and-black Fruiteater, Rusty-faced Parrot, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager.

DAY 14 - Hda. El Bosque – Los Nevados National Park – Hot Springs

Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Crescent-faced Antpitta (NE), Rufous Antpitta, Barred Fruiteater, Andean Teal, Andean Duck, Purple-backed Thornbill, Tourmaline Sunangel, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Andean Lapwing, White-browed Spinetail, Pearled Treerunner, Red-crested Cotinga, Blue-backed & Capped Conebill.

DAY 15 - Los Nevados National Park - Transfer to Bogotá or Depart Pereira

Buffy Helmetcrest (E), Rufous-fronted Parakeet (E), Black-thighed Puffleg (NE), Golden-breasted Puffleg (NE), Rainbow-bearded Thornbill, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Noble Snipe, Tawny Antpitta, Stout-billed Cinclodes, Many-striped Canastero, Viridian Metaltail, Shining Sunbeam, Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Mountain Velvetbreast.

DAY 16 - Flight Home.

Before this trip Juan Carlos was a stranger to me, anyway, my Taiwanese friend recommended me his company Go Birding Colombia and it was, by far, the best option for my group. When we discussed some details like hotels, vehicle, food, weather, clothes and cost of the trip, Juan responded clearly in everything, so we never found any trouble about communicating. He provided to us an effective itinerary from day 1 until the last minute when we left Colombia, with excellent lodging, transportation, guidance service he provided, even a guitar that I requested for singing along the road; we never got bored. We were all excited to meet the birds according to the plan that Juan provide before the trip. Although Colombian food is not too delicious as Thai food, we could eat well in nice restaurants. Lastly, Juan is a good man and fair, so I decided to change the word “stranger” to “friend” because of his good manner. I strongly recommend Juan Carlos and Go Birding Colombia, not because he is my friend, but also because he is a responsive man, he will take care of everyone as he did with my group. You will be happy as my group.

Dr. Niwat Tantayanusorn

Thailand

info@gobirdingcolombia.com

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