Western, Central and Eastern Andes, Chocó and Cauca Valey.
January 7 – 21 /2021
Jun 1 – 15 /2021
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.
General itinerary and target species:
(E) endemic, (NE) near-endemic, (NT) near threatened, (VU) vulnerable,
(EN) endangered, (CR) critically endangered.
Day 1 - Arrive Bogotá:
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.