WINGED JEWELS OF THE ANDES
Bird Photography Tour
Booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii)
Western, Central and Eastern Andes, Chocó and Cauca Valey.
July 5 – 19 /2023
November 15 - 29 /2023
February 7 – 21 /2024
Light - Moderate
Bird Photography Tour
At Go Birding Colombia we understand clearly what more demanding bird photographers are looking for, and that is exactly what we can provide during our photographic tour "Winged Jewels of the Andes". Along this extraordinary tour, you will have excellent conditions to photograph up to 200 species of exclusively neotropical birds such as tanagers, toucans, antpittas, manakins, and cotingas, hundreds of hummingbirds and many more. Pack all your photography gear and get ready to shoot your best images in the #1 country in birds of the world.
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 - La Calera Hummingbird Garden:
Blue-throated Starfrontlet (NE), Coppery-bellied Puffleg (NE), Sword-billed Hummingbird, Great Sapphirewing, Black-tailed Trainbearer, Green-tailed Trainbearer, Glowing Puffleg, Sparkling Violetear, Lesser violetear, White-bellied Woodstar.
Day 3 - La Florida Wetland - Crazy Tree Hummingbird Feeders:
Bogota Rail (E), Spot-flanked Gallinule, Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Noble Snipe (NE), Pied-billed Grebe, Andean Duck, Golden-bellied Starfrontlet (NE), Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Booted Racket-tail, Brown-billed Scythebill, Strong-billed Woodcreeper.
Day 4 - Indigo-Capped Hummingbird Reserve:
Indigo-capped Hummingbird (E), Scrub Tanager (NE), Black-throated Mango, Andean Emerald, Brown Violetear, Gorgeted Woodstar, White-vented Plumeleteer, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Red-headed Barbet, Red-crowned Woodpecker, Bay-headed Tanager.
Day 5 - Hotsprings and Hummingbird Feeders:
Golden-breasted Puffleg (NE), Black-thighed Puffleg (NE), Tyrian Metaltail (NE), Viridian Metaltail (NE), Rainbow-bearded Thornbill, Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Mountain Velvetbreast, Shining Sunbeam, Tourmaline Sunangel, Great Sapphirewing.
Day 6 - Los Nevados National Park:
Buffy Helmetcrest (E), Tawny Antpitta, Many-striped Canastero, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Masked Flowerpiercer.
Day 7 - Hda. el Bosque - Paraiso Verde:
Crescent-faced Antpitta (NE), Equatorial Antpitta, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan (NE), Barred Fruiteater, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Red-crested Cotinga, Purple-backed Thornbill, Golden-plumed Parakeet, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Golden-fronted Redstart (NE), Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia.
Day 8 - Rio Blanco:
Brown-banded Antpitta (E), Bicolored Antpitta (NE), Slate-crowned Antpitta, Chestnut-naped Antpitta, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Undulated Antpitta, Long-tailed Sylph, Collared Inca, Buff-tailed Coronet, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Andean Motmot, Southern Emerald-Toucanet, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager.
Day 9 - Tinamú:
Steely-vented Hummingbird (NE), Western Emerald (NE), Scrub Tanager (NE), Golden-collared Manakin, White-necked Jacobin, Stripe-throated Hermit, Acorn Woodpecker, Bar-crested Antshrike, Clay-colored Thrush, Gray-headed Tanager, Flame-rumped Tanager, Crimson-backed Tanager, Blue-necked Tanager, Green Honeycreeper, Guira Tanager, Thick-billed Euphonia.
Day 10 - Otún Quimbaya - Grape Park:
Cauca Guan (E), Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Great Antshrike, Ruby-topaz Hummingbird
Day 11 - Sonso Lagoon:
Grayish Piculet (E), Apical Flycatcher (E), Anhinga, Snail Kite, Limpkin,Wattled Jacana, Orinoco Goose, Dwarf Cuckoo, Common Nighthawk, Common Potoo, Ringed Kingfisher, Amazon Kingfisher, Green Kingfisher, Horned Screamer.
Day 12 - La Minga:
Multicolored Tanager (E), Brown Violetear, Bronzy Inca, Speckled Hummingbird, Tawny-bellied Hermit, Spectacled Parrotlet, Red-headed Barbet, Chestnut-capped Brushfinch, Metallic-green Tanager, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Flame-rumped Tanager.
Day 13 - Anchicaya:
Toucan Barbet (NE), Purple-throated Woodstar (NE), Violet-tailed Sylph (NE), Rufous-throated Tanager (NE), White-whiskered Hermit, Green Thorntail, Rufous-gaped Hillstar, Empress Brilliant, Purple chested hummingbird, Orange-crowned Euphonia, Crowned Woodnymph, Silver-throated Tanager, Crested Oropendola.
Day 14 - Km 18 - La Conchita - Cock-of-the-Rock Lek:
Multicolored Tanager (E), Colombian Chachalaca (E), Blue-headed Sapphire (NE), Booted Racket-tail, Green Hermit, Tawny-bellied Hermit, Golden-naped Tanager, Black-capped Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Golden Tanager, Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Black-winged Saltator (NE), Golden-headed Quetzal, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock.
Day 15 - Depart Bogotá.
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.
One domestic flight.
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.