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The SFF Otún Quimbaya is located on the western flank of the Cordillera Central, in the department of Risaralda, 15 kilometers from the city of Pereira. About 90% of the protected area corresponds to natural forests, in different stages of succession, and mature forests. In smaller proportion, small wetlands and forest plantations are found. Otun Quimbaya is well-known as the best site for the endemic, endangered and now very local Cauca Guan, as well as being a great site for Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Chestnut Wood-Quail, Moustached and Scaled Antpittas, Torrent Duck, and Multicolored Tanager. The birding is along fairly flat trails and a road. Mixed flocks are not super common but do hold nice birds – Ashy-headed and Plumbeous-crowned Tyrannulets, Crested Ant-Tanager, Multicolored and Metallic-green Tanager, Red-headed Barbet, Rufous-breasted Flycatcher, and more
Night in the lodge of Otun Quimbaya
All day birding in Otun Quimbaya, leave to tatama at 4:00 pm
Colombia’s Tatamá National Natural Park is located on the borders of the departments of Risaralda, Chocó and Valle del Cauca, within the Chocó bioregion, one of the world’s most biodiverse regions. The park encompasses 51,900 hectares of primary west-Andean tropical and subtropical rainforest, temperate cloud forest and páramo habitat, and is a source of water to rivers in all directions. It is home to over 500 species of birds, 450 species of orchids and 700 species of butterflies. The biodiversity across other taxa is equally impressive. Many Colombian endemic and near-endemic species are found here.
Night in the lodge of Montezuma rainforest
Birds of interest: Black Solitaire, Gold-ringed Tanager, Chesnut-bellied Flowerpiercer, Black-and-gold Tanager, Lanceolated Monklet, Orange-breasted Falcon, Yellow-green bush-tanager, Greater Scytebill and many more
Night in Montezuma&Tatama Lodge
Hotel Tinamú Birding Nature Reserve is a special place in Manizales Caldas for photography and bird watching. Located in San Peregrino village at 30 minutes from the city, in a dry forest of 15 ha. at 1.225. m.a.s.l., home to hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies and a variety of plants and trees. The preservation of the reserve started over 40 years ago thanks to the respect and love for nature of the Londoño Jaramillo family, who allowed coffee plantations and banana trees to become a semi-natural forest, supporting reforestation by planting trees and flowers achieving to attract a high density of wildlife to an oasis in the middle of agricultural mountains.Birds of interes: Green Hermit, Common potoo, Colombian Chachalaca , Rufous-banded Owl, White-bellied Woodstar, Grayish Piculet (E), Parker’s Antbird (E), Azara’s Spinetail, Golden-collared Manakin, Blue-necked Tanager, Guira Tanager, Golden-rumped Euphonia.
The Protective Forest Reserve of Río Blanco is one of the areas with the greatest biodiversity in the world and the conservation of natural resources. It is located on the Central Cordillera of the Andes in the department of Caldas, three (3) km from the north-east side of the municipality of Manizales. It also counts with a really comfortable lodge where is possible to stay. While birding we can enjoy the anpitta show, calling by playback to coax out many shy antpittas(5 species including the near-endemic Bicolored and endemic Brown-banded), Black-billed Mountain-Toucans, Masked Saltator, Rufous wood-quail, around 5 tapaculos species and many more!!!
starting the day seeing the antpitta’s feeders where we gonna see more than 4 antpitta species!
BIRDS OF INTEREST: BICOLOURED ANTPITTA, BROWN-BANDED ANTPITTA, CHESNUT-NAPED ANTPITTA, CHESNUT-CROWNED ANTPITTA, SCALED ANTPITTA, SLATE-CROWNED ANTPITTA, MASKED SALTATOR, GOLDEN-HEADED QUETZAL and many more!
Before birding at Rio Blanco reserve 2500-2600 meters departure to Los Termales de Ruiz at Los Nevados NP 3600- 4300 meters where we gonna look for interesting birds like Buffy Helmetcrest, Red-Crested Cotinga, Rainbow-bearded Thronbill, and many more.Black-backed Bush-Tanager, White-tailed Hawk, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Andean Tit-Spinetail, Grass Wren, Capped Conebill, Golden-crowned Tanager, Paramo Tapaculo the endemic and very hard to find Rufous-fronted Parakeet.
This day we gonna leave the hotel to go up to the mountain(4300 meters above sea level) to try getting the birds of interest only found there. BUFFY HELMETCREST, Rufous-fronted Parakeet, Black-backed Bush-Tanager, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Andean Tit-Spinetail, AND MANY MORE… after that keep going down birding.
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