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5 Days - Northern Colombia Birding tour

Colombia is a very attractive country for birdwatchers, one of the reasons is that it has the largest number of bird species in the world over 1900, this because of the complexity of geography with branch of the Andes in three mountain ranges with their valleys. It is more important to the Caribbean region where we have a set of representative sites that make the region one of the most attractive in the country, from mountains such as the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (highest coastal mountain in the world and largest center of continental endemism), Guajira peninsula (driest area of Colombia, with most threatened country dry forests) and Tayrona National Park a lush rain forest with beautiful white sand beaches. Are all welcome to live emotions with unique and colorful birds, excellent guides to be told all the magic of this beautiful activity, as well as the culture and customs of the different communities of the Colombian Caribbean!.

 

 

Arrival at the Santa Marta airport- Santa Marta – El Dorado reserve

We will be met at the airport and transfer to El Dorado Reserve(2000 meters above sea level), driving 3 hours by 4×4 along a bad road. we will have lunch at El Dorado and explore the trails to find the species of interest such as Santa Marta Brushfinch, Sierra nevada brushfinch, white-tailed starfronlet, santa marta woostar, santa marta brossoncrown, black-fronted wood quail, white-lored warbler, santa marta tapaculo, and many  more.

Night: El Dorado reserve12:30 Lunch

2:30 Birding time

5:30 Rest

7:00 Dinner and after that we could go finding owls.

 

Cuchilla de San Lorenzo-2600 meters above sea level

 Wake up at 4:30am and start driving up to the top of the mountain where can be seen endemic species only found there such as Santa Marta Warbler, Santa Marta parakeet, Rufous Antpitta, Brown-rumped tapaculo, rusty-breasted spinetail, streak-capped spinetail, Santa Marta Antpitta, and many more.

Breakfast in the wild

Night: El Dorado Reserve

4:30 wape up head to the top

6:00 Enjoy the sunrise and start birding

8:00 Breakfast in the wild

10:30 Start going back to the lodge

12:30 Lunch in the reserve

2:30 Birding time

5:30 Rest

7:00 Dinner 

Leaving the El Dorado Reserve- Guajira Department

After taking breakfast we’ll leave the reserve, after that we will start going down to  the coast zone, making strategic/stationary stops from the reserve to Minca(foothill of the sierra nevada of Santa Marta) where we gonna take lunch.

After lunch start our driving to Palomino(guajira department) where we will stay the night at LA Jorara Hotel

Night: Hotel La Jorara

8:00 Am Breakfast

12:30 am Lunch at Hotel Minca la casona

1:30 pm departure to La Jorara Hotel

4:00 pm Rest at the hotel

7:00 pm dinner

Camarones(guajira highlights)

we won’t can finish your trip better!

We’ll enjoy all the richness of this marvelous area with many birds with a very short distribution, taste delicious sea food and know about the wayuu indigenous cultures. we’ll leave La Jorara Hotel at 5 am to  departure to Camarones(a arid village with many birds) 

Camarones has good popularity casuse it’s the northern extreme of Colombia and it shares many birds with the northwest of venezuela… all of these birds are called Near-endemic cause are only found in this 2 points of the world.

besides this, it is a point of importance for migratory birds.

Birds of interest: Vermilian cardinal,  Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant, Slender-billed Tyrannulet Glaucous Tanager Orinocan Saltator Black-faced Grassquit, Buffy Hummingbird, Chesnut piculet, Black-crested antshrike, black-back antshrike, and many more!

5:00 am Departure from the hotel to the town of Camarones

6:30 am start birding 

8:30 am Breakfast in the wild

12:30 am Lunch time

1:30 pm  departure to Santa Marta ( some stops on the way)

5:00 pm leave you at the Hotel in Santa Marta

Night in Hotel boutique

Salamanca National Park

  At 5:00 am, we will start the activity to Salamanca for an hour driving from your hotel . In this place there are mangroves, with a very dense population Bicoloured Conebill , sharing habitat with Protonotary warbler and Northernwaterthrush. Also you can see the Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird. Along the coast we will see Magnificent frigatebird and numerous Brown pelicans and a host of herons and waders out in the marshes of the Reddish EgretTricolored and Great Blue HeronsYellow-crowned Night-HeronOspreyCommon Black HawkSemipalmated and Wilson’s Plovers, WilletHudsonian WhimbrelShort-billed DowitcherStilt Sandpiper and Gull-billed, Caspian, Royal and Sandwich Terns. Other widespread species that we see, or in other parts of the Santa Marta region, including Savannah and Zone-tailed HawksPearl Kite, Common Ground Dove, Northern Scrub Flycatcher, Bicolored Wren, Red-eyed Vireo, Trinidad Euphonia, grayish Saltator and Great-tailed Grackle.  at 11:00 we’ll leave the national park and drive around 1:30 hour to take lunch in Barranquilla. at 2:00 pm keep going to Cartagena or Santa Marta, depending on the airport of your flight.

 

  • more than 200 bird sp: more than 50 endemic species, many migratory species and restringed range
  • Bird guide: Professional guide in Birdwatching with high knowledge of the Ecology and Biology of Bird species
  • Travel insurance
  • Ground Transportation: From the Santa Marta airport, trhougt the trip and back to the Cartagena.
  • life-changing experience: in one week you can shared with local comunities who work for conservation of birds.
  • Lodging accommodations: doble accommodation in Ecolodge (where if posible), with air conditioning, private bathrooms, clean and comfortable.
  • Daily meals Three delicious gourmet meals daily – drinking water, coffee, tea, fresh juices.
  • tickets: Entrance to the National Park and private reserve
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Laundry services

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