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Mix Endemic Birding Journey

Mix Endemic Birding Journey

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This is one of the most complete birdwatching adventures in Colombia, where we focus on being able to see the vast majority of endemics in the interior and north of Colombia. This trip is for the most intrepid and for whom a large list of important species is the priority. Although it is a long journey, we have tried to make it as easy as possible and we have organized everything in such a way that we can meet the objective of this trip more than 100 endemic and near-endemic species in the country and a total of more than 600 species of birds . We have decided to call Mix Birding Journey, because on this trip we will be visiting the most important and richest Andean ecosystems in Colombia, which includes the inter-Andean valleys of the Rio Magdalena and the Rio cauca, the Choco Biogeographic and the Atlantic Coast, with two of the most important and isolated mountainous areas, La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta & La Serranía del Perija. After this trip, sweeping Colombia’s missing endemic species will be easier and we will have you put Colombia on your radar for next trips.

Key Species

 Antioquia Bristle-Tyrant
 Apical Flycatcher
 Apolinar´s Wren
 Bang´s Wood-Wren
 Barred fruiteater
 Beautiful Woodpecker
 Bicolored Antpitta
 Bicoloured Conebill
 Black Solitaire
 Black-and-gold Tanager
 Black-backed Thornbill
 Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager
 Black-collared Jay
 Black-fronted Wood-Quail
 Black-thigged Puffleg
 Blue-throated Starfronlet
 Blue-winged Parrotlet
 Bogota Rail
 Brown-banded Antpitta
 Brown-breasted Parakeet
 Brown-rumped Tapaculo
 Buffy Helmetcrest
 Burrowing Owl
 Cauca Guan
 Chestnut Piculet
 Chestnut Wood-Quail
 Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer
 Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia
 Chestnut-crowned Antpitta
 Chestnut-winged Chachalaca
 Choco Tapaculo
 Colombian Chachalaca
 Colombian Nevada Brush-Finch
 Colombian Screech-Owl
 Coppery Emerald
 Coppery-bellied Puffleg
 Crescent-faced Antpitta
 Crested Ant-Tanager
 Crested Quetzal
 Empress Brilliant
 Fulvous-dotted Treerunner
 Glaucous Tanager
 Glowing Puffleg
 Golden-bellied Starfronlet
 Golden-breasted Puffleg
 Golden-headed Quetzal
 Golden-plumed Parakeet
 Gold-ringed Tanager
 Gorgeted Woodstar
 Green-rumped Parrotlet
 Grey-bellied Mountain Toucan
 Hooded Antpitta
 Hooded Mountain Tanager
 Indigo-capped Hummingbird
 Indigo-winged (Fuerte´s) Parrot
 Klage´s Antbird
 Lanceolated Monklet
 Magdalena Antbird
 Marroon-chested Ground Dove
 Military Macaw
 Mountain Avocetbill
 Muisca Antpitta
 Multicolored Tanager
 Munchique Wood-Wren
 Nariño Tapaculo
 Northern Screamer
 Ocellated Tapaculo
 Ochre-breasted Antpitta
 Olivaceous Piha
 Orange breasted Fruiteater
 Perija Brush-finch
 Perija Metaltail
 Perija Tapaculo
 Perija Thistletail
 Phelp´s Bush-Finch
 Purple-backed Thronbill
 Rainbow-bearded Thronbill. Buff-winged Starfrontletet
 Red-ruffed Fruitcrow
 Rosy thrush tanager
 Ruby Topaz
 Rufescent Screech-Owl
 Rufous-browed Conebill
 Rufous-throated Tanager
 Rusty-breasted Antpitta
 Rusty-headed Spinetail
 Santa Marta (Black-cheeked) Mountain-Tanager
 Santa Marta Antbird
 Santa Marta Antpitta
 Santa Marta Blossomcrown
 Santa Marta Brush-Finch
 Santa Marta Bush-Tyrant
 Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner
 Santa Marta Parakeet
 Santa Marta Sabrewing
 Santa Marta Screech-Owl
 Santa Marta Tapaculo
 Santa Marta Warbler
 Santa Marta Woodstar
 Santa Marta Wood-Wren
 Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird
 Scaled Fruiteater
 Silvery-throated Spinetail
 Slate-Crowned Antpitta
 Slender-billed Tyrannulet
 Sooty Ant-Tanager
 Streak-capped Spinetail
 Tanager Finch
 Tatamá Tapaculo
 Tocuyo Sparrow Vermilion Cardinal
 Tolima Blossomcrown
 Tolima Dove
 Toucan Barbet
 Velvet-fronted Euphonia
 Velvet-purple Coronet
 Venezuelan Tyrannulet
 White-faced Nunbird
 White-lored Warbler
 White-mantlet Barbet
 White-tailed Starfrontlet
 White-tipped Quetzal
 White-whiskered Spinetail
 Yellow-breasted Antpitta
 Yellow-crowned Whitestar
 Yellow-headed Brush-Finch


  • Birding in the surroundings of El Nevado del Ruiz volcano above 4000 MSL.

  • The Montezuma Rainforest and its incredible mountains will let you enjoy birding in one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the Western Andes.

  • Be delight by the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the majestic mountains.

  • Be pleased with the rich cultural expressions of the indigenous communities from northern Colombia (Wayuus, Arhuacos, Kogis, and Kankuamos).

  • Destination
  • Departure / Return Location
    Bogota DC IATA: BOG / Bogota DC IATA: BOG
  • Tour Code
    This is a fairly standard birding tour with early morning starts and evening finishes to each day. One some days we may take picnic lunches in order to no waste time during the middle of the day or having to leave site. The weather can be unpredictable with rain and sunshine both likely. At higher altitudes it can be chilly. We have an amazing photo opportunity for many species of hummingbirds and other species coming to feeders, we will also be looking for a good number of species that are very rare and seldom seen, but we will be going to areas that hold these sought-after species.
  • Included
    Accomodation in Double Room
    All 4x4 vehicules or boats
    All domestic flights
    All ground private transportation
    All meals B-L-D
    Colombian Event Insurance
    Entrances to all natural reserves
    Hot drinks
    Private transfer Airport - hotel - aiport
    Professional Private Birding Guide
    Professional Private Driver
    Single room - adicional pay
    Snaks and water
    Soda or juice with each meal
    Vegan and Vegetarian menus
  • Not Included
    Activities not included in the itinerary
    Alcoholic drinks
    Extensions of a trip due to circumstances beyond our control
    International flights and taxes
    International phone calls
    Laundry service
    Medical expenses (not covered for evet insurance)
    Room service
    Tips or gratuity

Day 1. Arrival to Bogota / Hilton
Day 2. : Bosque Guajira, Lagunas de Siecha & Observatorio de Colibríes / Night at Hilton
Day 3. Florida Park, Enchanted Garden, transfer Ibague / Ibague F25
Day 4. Nevado del Tolima & Ukuku Reserve / Ibague F25
Day 5. Laguna del Hato Dry Forest, transfer Victoria / Night at Victoria
Day 6. Bellavista Natural Reserve, transfer to Manizales / Termales
Day 7. Nevado de Ruiz, Hacienda El Bosques, transfer Manizales / Varuna Hotel
Day 8. Rio Blanco Reserve / Varuna Hotel
Day 9. El Cortaderal Santa Rosa, transfer Otun / Night Otun
Day 10. Otun all morning, transfer to Montezuma
Day 11. Montezuma all day / Montezuma
Day 12. Montezuma all day / Montezuma
Day 13. Montezuma, transfer Barranquilla / Barranquilla Plaza
Day 14. Salamanca & Northern University, transfer Minca / Colores de la Sierra
Day 15. San Lorenzo Ridge, Santa Marta Mountains / Dorado
Day 16. Dorado Reserve / Dorado
Day 17. Minca, transfer Guajira / Taroa Hotel
Day 18. Flamencos, transfer Valledupar
Day 19. Perija Mountains all day (highlands) / Valledupar
Day 20. Chamicero del Perija Reserve (lowlands), flight to Bogota / Hilton
Day 21. Flight home from Bogotá.

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