A great birding adventure that star in Cali city (The Heaven Branch) in where we visit a lot of ecosystems in where we can see many endemics and near-endemics and enjoy some of the best hummingbird and tanager feeder in the country. Visiting places of wetlands, cloud forest, humid tropical forest, secondary forest and dry forest, this tour promise you an estimate number of 400 species in few days and a lot of good memories.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||El Dorado International airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
Arrival to Cali City in Alfonso Bonilla Aragon in where a person of protocol will be waiting for you to go at the hotel.
We will visit early in the morning the dry forest and wetlands of Laguna de Sonso Natural Reserve in the municipality of Sonso, a great place with a lot of good birds of the lowlands in where will be possible to see some species as Dwarf Cuckoo, Spectacled Parrotlet, Yellow Oriole, Apical Flyctacher, Buff-necked Ibis, Crested Bobwhite, Greyish Piculet, Jet Antbird, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Scrub Greenlet, Black-chested Jay, Little Cuckoo, Black-bellied Wren, Red-capped Cardinal and many more. In the afternoon we will visit Yotoco Forest, a reserve of the humid tropical forest in where the main target will be endemic and very rare Cauca Guan and other birds as Colombian Chachalaca, Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Chestnut-crowned Gnateater, Highland Tinamou, White-throated Spadebill, Scaled Antpitta, Golden-headed Quetzal, Uniform Treehunter, Golden-collared Manakin, Yellow-vented Woodpecker and other species of animals including a bug population of Red-howler Monkeys. In the end of the day we will come back to Cali City to rest.
Early in the morning we will transfer to Km 18 Reserve in where the birds of the cloud forest are the main target. Some of the important birds in the morning include Chestnut Wood-Quail, Nariño Tapaculo, Uniform Antshrike, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Purplish-mantled Tanager, Streak-headed Antbird, Wedge-billed Hummingbird, Andean Cock-of-the-rock, White-throated Quail-Dove, Dusky Chlorospingus, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Green-fronted Lancebill, Powerful Woodpecker, Rusty-winged Barbtail, Crested Quetzal, Golden-rumped Euphonia, Black-throated Tody-Tyrant, Yellow-collared Chlorophonia, Barred Fruiteater, Pale-eyed Thrush, Bronze-olive Pygmy-Tyrant, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper, Rufous-throated Tanager, Tawny-throated Leaftosser, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, an many more. In the afternoon and after lunch, we will have a very special visit to “Finca Alejandria – The Hummingbird Paradise” in where we will see hummers and tanagers in feeders and we will enjpy a wonderful time seeing some birds as the wonderfuland endemic Multicolored Tanager, Golden-naped Tanager, Golde Tanager, Red-headed Barbet, Blue-headed Sapphire, Greenish Puffleg, Long-tailed Sylph and many more. We will transfer in the end of the day to El Queremal in where we will rest for the next wonderful days!
We will be all day birding in the magic Anchicaya Canyon, one of the most amazing road to see birds in Colombia and maybe the world; we will be so focused in some incredible bird species that include a lot of Choco Specialities as Barred Hawk; Blue-headed, Mealy and Rose-faced parrot; White-whiskered Hermit; Rufous-breasted Hermit; Blue-chested and Purple-chested hummingbird; Green Thorntail; Purple-crowned Fairy; Lanceolated Monklet (fairly common here); Chocó Trogon; Chocó Toucan; “Chestnut-mandibled” Toucan; Spot-crowned Barbet; Broad-billed Motmot; Chestnut-backed and Immaculate antbird; Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher; Pacific Flatbill; Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant; Lemon-browed Flycatcher; Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher; Cinnamon Becard; Southern Rough-winged and White-thighed swallow; Slate-throated Gnatcatcher (scarce); Bay Wren; Golden-bellied (Chocó) Warbler; Orange-billed Sparrow; Tawny-crested, Dusky-faced, Golden-chested, Scarlet-browed and Scarlet-and-white tanager; and Black-winged Saltator. This also is an excellent area for many small Tangara tanagers, including Blue-necked, Golden-hooded, Rufous-winged, Bay-headed, Blue-whiskered, Silver-throated, Rufous-throated Emerald, and even Gray-and-gold. Other species include Pied Puffbird, Long-tailed Tyrant, Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo, Scarlet-thighed Dacnis, Yellow-collared Chlorophonia, Ochre-breasted Tanager, Yellow-spectacled Tanager, Russet-backed Oropendola, and Scarlet-rumped Cacique among many more.
This also is an excellent area for many small Tangara tanagers, including Blue-necked, Golden-hooded, Rufous-winged, Bay-headed, Blue-whiskered, Silver-throated, Rufous-throated Emerald, and even Gray-and-gold. Other species include Pied Puffbird, Long-tailed Tyrant, Slaty-capped Shrike-Vireo, Scarlet-thighed Dacnis, Yellow-collared Chlorophonia, Ochre-breasted Tanager, Yellow-spectacled Tanager, Russet-backed Oropendola, and Scarlet-rumped Cacique among many more.
As Anchicaya is a long road, we will birding there again but using the low portion of this for it. In the end of the day we will transfer to Buenaventura City in where we will stay in a nice hotel. During our birding day we will search some incredible and special birds that include Choco & Lita Woodpecker, Tooth-billed Hummingbird, Rufous-browed Solitaire, Esmeraldas Antbird and many more. But before of it we will enter in the lovely house of Mrs. Dora in where she thinking in a business start with hummingbird feeders doing now a successful places in where is possible to see species as Toucan Barbet, Black-chinned Mountain Tanager, Velvet-purple Coronet and many more. We will move to Buenaventura city in the afternoon and rest in a nice hotel of the bay.
We will visit one of the jewel of birding in the Choco Lowlands, the amazing San Cipriano and Rio Escalerete (an incredible clear river in the middle of Choco Jungle) in where some incredible birds will be the focus of this places that include Black—tipped Cotinga, Stub-tailed Antbird, Five-coloured Barbet, Choco Trogon, Pallid Dove, Five-colored Barbet, Spotted Antbird, Thicket Antpitta, Lanceolated Monklet , Bare-crowned Antbird, Scarlet-and-white Tanager, Pacific Flatbill, Spot-crowned Antvireo, Club-winged Manakin, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Sapayoa, Fulvous-breasted Flatbill, Rufous Piha, Lemon-spectacled Tanager, Saffron-headed Parrot, Slaty-tailed Trogon, Rufous-fronted Wood-Quail, Purple Quail-Dove, Gray-breasted Crake, Black Oropendola and many more
The places is really fantastic and when we finish to see birds there, we will transfer to Cali city to rest in a nice hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Cali Airport and check in assistance for international flight. End of services.
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