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8 Days - Putumayo Birding Trip

This department is located in the south of Colombia, with a complex relief that includes the foothill of the Andes mountain range and lowlands of the Amazon, it has a high diversity of birds, many of those with restricted distribution that shares its rank with Northern Peru and Ecuador, among which we can mention: Chestnut-bellied Cotinga, Mountain Avocetbill, White-rimmed Brush Finch, Orange-fronted Plushcrown, Chestnut-belted Gnacteater, Rufous-vented Whitetip.

Arrival to Bogota
Arrival to Bogota from your home and meet with the guide to planing de trip.
Night: Hotel Santa fe Real.


Flight To Mocoa / Transfer to “Valle del Sibundoy”
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We start our journey from the Sibundoy valley, we take the road towards the Pasto city; One hour away from this route is the Bordoncillo páramo, a wonderful place and home to species such as: Barred Friteater, Chesnut-bellied Cotinga, Masked Mountain-Tanager, Raimbow- Bearded Thornbill, Black-backed Bush Tanager, Agile Tit-Tyrant, Spectaclet redstart, White-Chinned Thistletail, Mountain Avocetbill, Purple -backed Thornbill, Glowing Puffleg, White-browed Spinetail, Crowned Chat-tyrant, Golden-breasted Puffleg,  later we continue to the  La Cocha lagoon located 15 minutes from the páramo, we have lunch and in the afternoon we take a boat tour to the la Corota island fauna and flora sanctuary, where we can find species such as: Yellow-bellied Pintail, Andean Coot, American Coot, Andean Gull, Ruddy duck. 



 In the morning we take the San Francisco – Mocoa route, crossing impressive habitats of great biodiversity, the Amazonian foothill is located between 2400 msnm and 600 msnm, birdwatching is done from the car, stopping at strategic places to observation of species such as: White-rimmed Brush Finch (Atlapetes leucopis), Bronze-green Euphonia (Euphonia mesochrysa), Black-billed Mountain Toucan (Andigena nigrirostris), Blue-browed Tanager (Tanager cyanotis), Golden-eared Tanager ( Tanager chrysotis), Lined Antshrike (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus), White-backed Fire-eye (Pyriglena leuconota), Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus), Golden-eyed Flowerpiercer (Diglossa glauca), Gray-mantled Wren (Odontorchilus branickii), Violet-fronted Brilliant (Heliodoxa leadbeateri), Orange-eared Tanager (Chlorochrysa calliparaea) Black-and-chestnut Eagle (Spizaetus isidori), Black-collared Jay (Cyanolyca armillata), Dusky Piha (Lipaugus fu scocinereus) Red-ruffed Fruitcrow (Pyroderus scutatus) Chestnut-breasted Coronet (Boissonneau matthewsii) Rufous-rumped Antwren (Euchrepomis callinota) White-capped Tanager (Sericossypha albocristata), Rufous-crested Tanager (Creurgops verticalis) Maroon-tailed Parakeet (Pyrrhura melanura chapmani) Golden-collared Honeycreeper (Iridophanes pulcherrimus) have lunch on the way and continue our route to the sector known as “filo del hambre” and then end our day in the capital of Putumayo, Mocoa. 



We take to the “Camino viejo”, one of the oldest roads of Putumayo, used by the indigenous people of the region many years ago, we will down in the Campucana village and walked for an hour until we found a good birding site, Species that we can find are: Coppery-chested Jacamar (Galbula graze), Black-streaked Puffbird (Malacoptila fulvogularis), Speckled Tanager (Tanager guttata), Gray-chinned Hermit (Phaethornis griseogularis), Spot-winged Antbird (Schistocichla leucostigma), Wire-crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii), Blue-fronted Lancebill (Doryfera johannae), White-streaked Antvireo (Dysithamnus leucostictus), Black Tinamou (Tinamus osgoodi), Southern Nightingale-wren (Microcerculus marginatus), Musician Wren (Cyphorhinus arada), Orange-billed Sparrow (Arremon aurantiirostris) Rufous-naped Greenlet (Hylophilus semibrunneus), Ecuadorian Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes gualaquizae), Foothill Antwren (Epinecrophylla spodi) onota) Yellow-breasted Antwren (Herpsilochmus axillaris) White-crowned Manakin (Dixiphia pipra), Blue-rumped Manakin (Lepidothrix isidorei) Short-tailed Antthrush (Chamaeza campanisona) Black-billed Treehunter (Thripadectes melanorhynchus).

 Located 20 minutes from the Mocoa city, it has intervened forest ecosystems but with a great variety of local birds of the region, among its main targets: Coppery-chested Jacamar (Galbula graze), Golden-winged Tody-flycatcher (Poecilotriccus calopterus) ), Fulvous-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus surinamus), Black-faced Antbird (Myrmoborus myotherinus), Paradise Tanager (Tanager chilensis) Lined Antshrike (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus) Golden-collared Toucan (Selenidera reinwardtii) Yellow-browed Tody-flycatcher (Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum) Plain-winged Antshrike (Thamnophilus schistaceus) Scaled Piculet (Picumnus squamulatus) Blue-crowned Trogon (Trogon curucui) Flame-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus cristatus) Amazonian Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus ornatus) Ecuadorian Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes gualaquizae) Golden-tailed Sapphire (Chrysuronia oenone) , Dark-breasted Spinetail (Synallaxis albigularis), Caqueta Seedeater (Sporophila murallae) in the afternoon we return to our hotel in the Mocoa city. 


 The Rumiyaco village is located 15 minutes from the urban area of Mocoa, it is a secondary forest but very good for observation and photography of birds, we feather in the high zone looking for species such as: Orange-fronted Plushcrown (Metopothrix aurantiaca) Black-fronted Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons), White-fronted Nunbird (Monasa morphoeus), Plum-throated Cotinga (Cotinga maynana) Gilded Barbet (Capito auratus), White-eyed Parakeet (Psittacara leucophthalmus), Black-throated Hermit (Phaethornis atrimentalis), Yellow-bellied Tanager (Tanager xanthogastra), Olive-faced Flatbill (Tolmomyias viridiceps), Yellow-browed Sparrow (Ammodramus aurifrons), Chestnut-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila castaneiventris), Gray-crowned Flatbill (Tolmomyias poliocephalus), Chestnut-eared Araçari (Pteroglossus castanotis) , Chestnut Woodpecker (Celeus elegans) Lettered Araçari (Pteroglossus inscriptus) Orange-backed Troupial (Icterus croconotus), Cream-colored Woodpecker (Celeus flavus) Yellow-bellied Da cnis (Dacnis flaviventer) We return to the city of Mocoa for lunch and in the afternoon we return to the lower part of the Rumiyaco river, the home of the smallest monkey in the world Pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pigmaea) and the monkey “Bozo de leche” Lesson’s Saddle-back Tamarin (Leontocebus fuscus) 


Dantayaco farm / Flight to Bogota.
 It is located 15 minutes from the city of Mocoa, on the road to Villagarzon, the walk starts from the bridge of the Mocoa river, are 2 hours of travel to found the waterfalls of the “end of the world”, then we take the route to Dantayaco farm . The specialties of the site are: Western-Striolated Puffbird (Nystalus obamai), Opal-crowned Tanager (Tanager callophrys), Opal-rumped Tanager (Tanager velia), Golden-collared Toucanet (Selenidera reinwardtii), Dusky-chested Flycatcher (Myiozetetes luteiventris) , Ivory-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus azara), Epaulet Oriole (Icterus cayanensis) Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner (Automolus ochrolaemus), Rufous-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia rufiventris) Blue-crowned Trogon (Trogon curucui), Black Stipple-throated Antwren ( Epinecrophylla pyrrhonota) Dwarf Tyrant-manakin (Tyranneutes stolzmanni)
In the afternoon we have the flight Mocoa to Bogota.


  • More than 300 bird sp: more than 20 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
  • Ground Transportation; From the airport, trhougt the trip and back to the airport
  • 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 is posible), with air conditioning, private bathrooms, clean and comfortable.
  • Daily meals;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Tickets;
Alcoholic beverages
Laundry services



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