Cundinamarca – Boyacá Plateau
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Trip extension: 12 days.
Average expected number of birds seen during the trip: 350 to 400 species
Colombian Vegetation Types Visited: 2 out of 25
Total habitats visited: 8+
Suggested departure: May
I am Gustavo Cañas-Valle, and I will be your group leader during your trip to Colombia. I have been to Colombia since 1991 and, over these 15 years, I have developed close human relationships with many people there. More than half of them are birders. All of them, Colombians, have proved over the years to be simple and warm people who have supported unselfishly my trips and my sometimes extended stays. I have explored more than half of this country, its neblina covered forests, its mountains, its paramos, its lakes and its people, with their many positive and some negative faces. I have learned to love and to respect this country. It is under these considerations that Neblina Forest has accepted to support this very much desired birding destination: Colombia.
Colombia is one of the best birding destinations in South America along with Ecuador. Colombia supports more birds than any other country in the world. Ecuador, on the other hand, has the record of number of bird species per unit area. If you are planning to go Birding Colombia we will provide you with one of the safest options to visit the country and at the same time with the most personal one. My Colombian friends and I will take you with us to places where birding is safe and fun, and where your entrance fee, when required, will support conservation and social development through tourism. Our Colombian birder-friends will bring along to our trips recent news on where and when to go visit a location.
Our Brief Itinerary:
Arrive in Cartagena (36 m / 118 ft). Transfer to our hotel. Birding the Cartagena Area. Overnigth in Cartagena.
Birding Corales del Rosario National Park. Overnight in Cartagena.
Birding transfer from Cartagena to Barranquilla. Overnight in Barranquilla.
Birding the Isla Salamanca National Park. Overnight in Barranquilla
Early transfer to Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta (9 m / 32 ft). Full day birding the Ciénaga. Overnight in Santa Marta.
Three full birding days in the Santa Marta Area including both Tayrona and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Parks. Overnights in Santa Marta plus one night in Tyrona National Park.
Early transfer to Cartagena. Cartagena city tour. Overnight in Cartagena.
Transfer to the airport for your international flight home or for your connection to one of our Colombia extensions.
SANTA MARTA AREA
Chestnut-winged chachalaca, Blue-knobbed curassow*, Santa Marta parakeet*, Sapphire-bellied hummingbird*, Blossomcrown*, White-tailed starfrontlet, Black-backed thornbill, Santa Marta woodstar, Rusty-headed spinetail, Streak-capped spinetail, Santa Marta antpitta, Santa Marta tapaculo, Santa Marta bush-tyrant*, Santa Marta wren, Yellow-crowned redstart, Santa Marta warbler, White-lored warbler, Santa Marta brush-finch, Santa Marta (Black-cheeked) mountain-tanager, Santa Marta sabrewing*:
This program can be combined with two eight-days extensions:
This program can be also combined with two eight-days extensions:
Cauca, and Magdalena Valleys, and Los Nevados National Park, visiting marshes, lakes and protected forests between Cali and Bogotá; and Santa Marta Endemics, exploring the Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta and Santa Marta Mountains Reserves.
Otherwise, you can take both extensions as independent trips: