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!
Arrival to Barranquilla and meet with the tour leader to discuss the trip itinerary.
Night: Barranquilla Plaza.
Night: Finca la Jorara
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 interest: White-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
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!
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.
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
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.