Oxypogon stubelii (Buffy Helmetcrest)
Endemic Central Andes - Vulnerable (VU)
If you are visiting Bogota for a couple of days and want to discover the winged beauties around the capital, this set of spectacular birding tours is perfect for you.
You can choose a wide variety of ecosystems to go birding like the cloud forest in Chicaque, high Andean forest, and páramos in Chingaza and Sumapaz, wetlands in La Florida, or Sub-Andean forests around the Tabacal Lagoon, always focusing on endemic birds, regional specialties and the most beautiful birds that you wouldn't belive live only a few kilometers from the Colombian capital.
Day tours and some target species:
(E) endemic, (NE) near-endemic, (NT) near threatened, (VU) vulnerable,
(EN) endangered, (CR) critically endangered.
- Los Nevados National Park + Hot Springs + Termales del Ruiz Hummingbird Feeders:
Black Inca (E), Golden-bellied Starfrontlet (NE), Moustached Brush-Finch (NE), Golden-fronted Whitestart (NE), Rufous-breasted Flycatcher (NE), Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Collared Inca, Rufous Spinetail, Brown-billed Scytebill, Strong-billed Woodcreeper, Pearled Treerunner, Flame-faced Tanager, Grass-green Tanager, Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager.
- Otún Quimbaya Fauna and Flora Sanctuary:
Silvery throated Spinetail (E), Rufous-browed Conebill (NE), Pale-bellied Tapaculo (NE), Flame-winged Parakeet (E), Green-bearded Helmetcrest (E), Blue-throated Starfrontlet (NE), Coppery-bellied Puffleg (NE), Pale-naped Brush-Finch (NE), Sword-billed Hummingbird, Great Sapphirewing, White-chinned Thistletail, Hooded & Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanagers.
- Rio Blanco Nature Reserve:
Green-bearded Helmetcrest (E), Apolinar’s Wren (E), Silvery throated Spinetail (E), Bogota Rail (E), Andean Teal (NE), Bronze-tailed Thornbill (NE), Pale-bellied Tapaculo (NE), Rufous-browed Conebill (NE), Pale-naped Brush-Finch (NE), Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Noble Snipe, Northern Tawny Antpitta, Many-striped Canastero, Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant.
- Cameguadua + Tinamú Birding:
Bogota Rail (E), Silvery-throated Spinetail (E), Rufous-browed Conebill (NE), Andean Siskin (NE), Spot-flanked Gallinule (E) subspecies, Yellow-hooded Blackbird (E) subspecies, Pied-billed Grebe, Noble Snipe, Apolinar’s Wren (E), Andean Duck, Sora, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Subtropical Doradito.
- Alcázares Ecopark + Tinamú Birding:
Velvet-fronted Euphonia (E), Rusty-breasted Antpitta (E) subspecies, Grey-throated Warbler (NE), Black-headed Brushfinch (NE), Scrub Tanager (NE), Stripe-breasted Spinetail (NE), Rosy Thrush-Tanager, Indigo-capped Hummingbird (E), Shining-green Hummingbird (NE), Red-billed Emerald (NE), Ruby-topaz Hummingbird.
- Monserrate + Quinta de Bolivar:
Blue-throated Starfrontlet (NE), Andean Siskin (NE), Shining Sunbeam, Glowing Puffleg, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Green-tailed Trainbearer, Black-tailed Trainbearer, Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant,
Biologists and bilingual professional guides.
Pick up and drop you off at your hotel door.
Lunch, snacks, and hydration throughout the tour.
All entrances fees.
Basic travel insurance.
Other travel expenses such as medical costs, optional excursions, beverages, 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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