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8 Days - Northern Birding Trip

About this trip

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 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!

Day 1: Arrival to Barranquilla

Arrival to Barranquilla and meet with the tour leader to discuss the trip itinerary.

Night: Barranquilla Plaza.

Day 2: Salamanca National Park (Mangroves)

At 5:00 am, we started the activity to Salamanca for an hour. 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, WilletShort-billed DowitcherStilt Sandpiper and Gull-billed, Caspian, Royal and Sandwich Terns

Night: Finca la Jorara

Day 3: Miramar Natural Reserve

In the morning we’ll explore the tropical dry forests of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, to discover its natural beauties: landscapes, wildlife. Especially the Birds, the most beautiful animals in nature such as toucans, parrots, hummingbirds and flycatchers. 

Birds of interestWhite-bellied Antbird, Black-crowned Antshrike, Gartered Trogon, King Vulture, Lance-tailed Manakin, golden-headed manakin, white-bearded manakin and many more. 

Lunch in the reserve. In the afternoon we move to the peninsula of La Guajira with stops on the way to register some birds of interest.

Night: Hotel Taroa

Day 4: Flamingos bird Sanctuary

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.

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!

Day 5: Minca to Dorado Reserve

We take breakfast early morning, after we continue birding along the way to the El Dorado Reserve, get to el Dorado where we gonna take lunch, stay the night and enjoy all the endemic birds. Birds of interest 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.

Day 6: San Lorenzo ridge

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.

Night: Dorado reserve

Day 7: Dorado to Minca

After taking breakfast we’ll leave the reserve, we will start going down to  Minca… on road to minca we gonna look for interesting birds such as: Rosy Thrush-Tanager, Scaled piculet, keel-billed toucan, Solitary eagle, Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner, and many more.

Day 8: Flight home from Santa Marta

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  • Bird guideProfessional guide in Birdwatching with high knowledge of the Ecology and Biology of Bird species
  • Travel insurance: 24 hours of medical assitance
  • Tickets: entrance to the national park and private reserve
  • Ground Transportation: From your hotel to the hotspot and once finished the tour back to the hotel
  • life-changing experience: You can shared with local comunities who work for conservation of birds
  • Lodging accommodations: doble accommodation, private bathrooms, hot water, clean and comfortable with a delicious meals.
  • Daily meals: Dinner, breakfast and  lunch, water, coffee, tea, fresh juices.
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