Multicolored tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima)
Endemic Western and Central Andes - Vulnerable (VU)
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 unique to each region. An unmissable adventure for all the birds and nature lovers.
General itinerary and some target species:
(E) endemic, (NE) near-endemic, (NT) near threatened, (VU) vulnerable,
(EN) endangered, (CR) critically endangered.
Day 1 - Arrive Bogotá:
Pick-up at El Dorado International Airport, transfer to hotel, and welcome 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 Cuckoo, 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:
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.
Breakfast, hotel pick-up, and transfer to El Dorado International Airport.
Biologists and bilingual professional guides.
Quality hotels and lodges.
All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinking water throughout the tour).
Full ground transportation in quality spacious vehicles.
Two domestic flights.
All entrances fees.
Basic travel insurance.
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.
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