Colombian Mountains Birding

Code: COBIRD05
10 DAYS - 9 NIGHTS
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Description

A really nice adventure per Colombian Mountains with a lot of hummingbird, tanagers, antpittas and tapaculos to see; this is an easy and short trip in where will be possible to see more than 300 species of birds including great endemics, a lot of hummingbirds and some beautiful and colorful landscapes.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION El Dorado International airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
24/7 assistance Professional guides, drivers and cooks
Private vans or 4×4 with A/A 4×4 transfers in Parks and Reserves
Entrance fees in Parks & Reserves Hotels and eco-lodges as per itinerary
All private transfers Domestic flights Bogota – Pereira / Cali – Bogota
2 snacks daily (water, fruit, etc.) All meals with open menu in restaurants with one drink
NOT INCLUDED
International Flights and taxes Toiletries
Laundry Service Room service
Medical Expenses Beer except one beer at lunch or dinner
International or local Phone Calls Activities not included in the itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Search at night for some owl and nightjar species

TRIP DETAILS

  • Physical demand(1-10): 3
  • Travel Style: Relax – Short walks
  • Price For Minimun 3 PAX

Itinerary

1

Day 1: BOGOTA

Arrival to El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, City Night in Dann Norte Hotel.

2

Day 2: CHINGAZA – LA CALERA GARDEN – TRANSFER IBAGUE

We will visit the Chingaza National Park early in the morning all day, we will take the breakfast and the lunch in the field and we are focus in a many important birds this day as to Brown-breasted Parakeet, Silvery throated Spinetail, , Matorral Tapaculo, Golden-fronted Whitestart, , Rufous-browed Conebill, Purple-backed Thronbill, Paramo Seedeater, Plush-capped Finch, Pale-naped Brush-Finch, Smoky Bush-Tyrant, Black-billed Mountain Toucan, Black-headed Hemispingus and many more. In the afternoon we will visit La Calera Hummingbird Garden in where we will can see come very nice and important species of hummingbird as Blue-throated Starfrontlet, Coopery-bellied Puffleg, Greater Sapphirewing, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Amethys-throated Sunangel, Glowing Puffleg and many more. We will transfer to Ibague city at the end of the afternoon.
Night in Ambala Hotel
HW: Available / Wifi: Available / AC: Available

3

Day 3: NEVADO DEL TOLIMA NATIONAL PARK

Birding in El Nevado del Tolima, El Silencio and Juntas locations the whole day, for seeing the next important birds: Golden crowned Redstart, Spillmann’s Tapaculo, Ocellated Tapaculo, Black-collared Jay, Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager, Masked Saltator (endemic), Golden-plumed Parakeet, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Tolima Dove, Yellow-headed Brush Finch, Tolima Blossomcrown, and many more. In the afternoon we will visit also San Jorge Botanical Garden. In the night we will come back to the hotel in Ibague.
Night in Ambala Hotel.
HW: Available / Wifi: Available / AC: Available

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Day 4: ALTO DE LA LINEA, TRANSFER OTUN-QUIMBAYA

We will move early in the morning to the top of Andes in Alto de la Line location in where we will search high elevation birds as Fuerte´s Parrot, Golden-plumbed Parakeet, Grey-breasted Mountain Toucan and many more. We will transfer to Otun-Quimbaya National park, in where we will search Owls at night in special the very rare and near-endemic Colombian Screech-Owl and others.
Night in Otun-Quimbaya National Park.
HW: Available / Wifi: Not-Available / AC: Not-Available

5

Day 5: OTUN-QUIMBAYA

We will look for wonderful birds all day in the Otun-Quimbaya Sanctuary of Fauna and Flora; this is a lovely place in the central Andes with some very important and rare birds; we’ll search for birds on a little-used road or on the paths inside the forest. Otun is very good for owling, so we do night explorations in this reserve. We will rest in Otun-Quimbaya Park. Some interesting birds in Otun for this day are Cauca Guan, Chestnut Wood-Quail, Multicolored Tanager; Stile´s Tapaculo, Hooded Antpitta, Moustached Antpitta, Colombian Screech-Owl, Rufous-breasted Flycatcher, Flame-rumped Tanager, Scrub Tanager, Golden-plumed Parakeet Red-ruffed Fruitcrow Chestnut-breasted Wren Wattled Guan, Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant, Andean Solitaire, Oleagineous Hemispingus, Golden-headed Quetzal, White-winged Becard, Western Emerald, Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Emerald Toucanet, Spotted Barbtail, Speckle faced Parrot and many more.
Night in Otun-Quimbaya National Park.
HW: Available / Wifi: Not-Available / AC: Not-Available

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Day 6: OTUN – TRANSFER RIO BLANCO

We will search more birds in the morning in Otun-Quimbaya National Park, in the afternoon we will departure to Manizales city for birding on the road to Rio Blanco, we will rest in hotel of the city.
Night in Varuna Hotel.
HW: Available / Wifi: Not-Available / AC: Available

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Day 7: RIO BLANCO NATURAL RESERVE

All day birding in Rio Blanco Natural Reserve, one of the most famous places in Colombia to see birds by the Antpitta feeders; in this location the mixed flocks and the amazing number of birds are fantastic and very easy to see. We will search at night for some owl and nightjar species. Some interesting birds to see in Rio Blanco include: Brown-banded Antpitta, Bicoloured Antpitta, Agile Tit-Tyrant, Rusty-faced Parrot Chestnut-crowned Antpitta Slate-crowned Antpitta, Undulated Antpitta, Chestnut-naped Antpitta Dusky Piha, Yellow-vented Woodpecker, Bar-bellied Woodpecker, Powerful Woodpecker, Masked Saltator, Ocellated Tapaculo, Ash-coloured Tapaculo, Green-and-black Fruiteater, Barred Fruiteater, Black-collared Jay, Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager, Golden-plumed Parakeet, Red-hooded Tanager, Lyre-tailed Nightjar, Swallow-tailed Nightjar, White-throated Hawk, Black-capped Hemispingus, Yellow-billed Cacique, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, White-throated Screech-Owl, Rufous-banded Owl, Wedge-billed Hummingbird, Bronzy Inca and many more.
Night in Varuna Hotel.
HW: Available / Wifi: Not-Available / AC: Available

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Day 8: NEVADO DEL RUIZ, CHEC RESERVE

Birding in the high elevations (4,000 meters) in Los Nevados National Park (Nevado del Ruiz), an incredible paramo in the central Andes with many special birds and amazing landscapes; we will visit the fantastic hummingbird feeders of “termales” in where you will can see some amazing hummers; in the afternoon we will serach more birds in CHECH Reserve (Old Road to Manizales) in where a lot of tanagers, highland flycatchers, toucans will be at order. Some important birds possible to see in el Ruiz include: Buffy Helmetcrest, Rufous-fronted Parakeet, Black-thighed Puffleg, Golden-breasted Puffleg, Crescent-faced Antpitta, Black-backed Bush-Tanager, Andean Condor, Andean Duck, Paramo Tapaculo, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Noble Snipe, Andean Pygmy Owl, Sword-bellied Hummingbird, Shining Sunbean, Golden-breasted Puffleg, Rainbow-bearded Thornbill, Viridian Metaltail, Many-striped Canastero, White-chinned Thistletail, Andean Tit-Spinetail, White- capped Tanager, Paramo Seedeater, Slate-coloured Seedeater, Golden-crowned Tanager and many more.
We will rest again in Manizales city this day.

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Day 9: TINAMOU RESERVE, TRANSFER BOGOTÁ

We will visit a reserve of the humid and secondary forest close to Manizales named Tinamou Reserve in where the main target will be Little Tinamou, Moustached Antpitta and Grey-headed Dove and others. Hummingbird feeders and tanagers are available also in the reserve, great to take pictures and enjoy this beautiful place.
In the afternoon we will take a flight to Bogota to finish this wonderful tour in the Colombian Mountains.
Night in Dann Norte Hotel.
HW: Available / Wifi: Available / AC: Available

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Day 10: HOME

After breakfast, transfer to Bogota Airport and check in assistance for international flight. End of services.

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