Serrania del Abibe & Darien Birding

Code: COBIRD08
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
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Description

Uraba Antioqueño is a new locations recently open after of politic conflict in Colombia finish, a real paradise of biodiversity in where a lot of birds appear when the birdwatchers appear in the forest. Amazing humid tropical ecosystems, mangroves and secondary forest that save endangered species and poorly know species of birds as the Rufous-crowned Antpitta, Viridian Dacnis, Black Oropendola, Sooty-capped Puffbird, Long-tailed Potoo, Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo and many more. This place is one of the jewels of Colombian government to offer at the world! Serrania del Abibe & Darien Birding Tour.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Medellin 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: MEDELLIN

Arrival to Medellin city in where a person of protocol of our company will be waiting for you to transfer to our hotel in a nice area of the city.
Night in Egina Hotel

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Day 2: FLIGHT TO APARTADO – RIO LEÓN – VEREDA EL GUINEO

We will take a flight early in the morning to Apartado in Uraba in where 4×4 cars will be waiting for us to go at our first stop in the entrance of Golfo de Uraba per Leon River. Some very interesting birds are possible there, include Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Grey-capped Cuckoo, a lot of shorebirds, Sungrebe, Sunbiterns and other common but nice birds to start our adventure in this magical place. After lunch and the check in in the hotel, we will transfer to Guineo Spot, in where we will search some very important birds that include the beautiful Tody Motmot, Black Oropendola, Baudo Oropendola, Grey-check Nunlet, Grey-capped Flycatcher, and many more. At the end of the day we will transfer to Carepa municipality to rest in a comfortable hotel.
Night in Cedros Plaza Hotel

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Day 3: TRANSFER TO BOCAS DEL ATRATO – GOLFO DE URABA

This day is the ocean day, in where we will take a fat boat to cross the “Golfo de Uraba” to arrive at Bocas del Atrato Location, in where we will search one of the most enigmatic endemic birds of Colombia: Sooty-capped Puffbird and other important birds as Grey-headed Chachalaca, Northren Screeamer, Bare-throated Tiger-Heron, Sapphire-throated Hummingbird, Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird, Cinnamon Woodpecker, Collared Forest-Falcon, Black Antshrike, Choco Syristes and many aquatic birds. In the end of the day we will come back to Carepa to rest.
Night in Cedros Plaza Hotel

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Day 4: TRANSFER TO MUTATA – BIRDING IN TASIDO & BEDO

This day will be another great day in where we change of habitat in Tasido and Bedo Locations, an amazing humid tropical forest with a lot of birds to see and another beautiful natural surprises; some of the important species to see there include: Berlepsch’s Tinamou, Long-tailed Potoo, Black-throated Trogon, Rose-faced Parrot, Bicolored Antbird, Chestnut-backed Antbird, Southern Bentbill, Royal Flycatcher, Mealy Parrot, Pale-legged Hornero, Baudo Guan and many more. Other species can happen this days, the list is more than 200 species in the place.
Night in Cedros Plaza Hotel

5

Day 5: BIRDING IN MUTATA FINCA LA BONGA

Probably the best place to see birds in this travel, La Bonga is an isolated farm that conserve a really big portion of forest that connect with Paramillo National Park, there some of the most interesting species to see include: Crested Guan, White-whiskered Hermit, Tooth-billed Hummingbird, Thicket Antpitta, Long-Wattled Umbrellabird, Rufous-vented Groud Cuckoo, Black-striped Woodcreeper, Rufous-winged Tanager, Spot-crowned Barbet, Choco Toucan, Dot-winged Antwren , Spot-crowned Antvireo, Zeledon’s Antbird, Tufted Flycatcher, Rufous Piha, Russet-winged Schiffornis, White-headed Wren, Song Wren, Black-and-gold Tanager, Gray-and-gold Tanager, Lemon-spectacled Tanager , Great Green Macaw, Gray-chested Dove, Tawny-faced Gnatwren, Blue-whiskhalfered Tanager, Great Curassow, Blue-tailed Trogon, Ocellated Antbird, Rufous-breasted Antthrush, Double-banded Graytail, White-bibbed Manakin, Scarlet-thighed Dacnis , Barred Hawk, White Hawk, Baudo Guan, Berlepsch’s Tinamou, Olive-backed Quail-Dove, White-tipped Sicklebill, Yellow-eared Toucanet, Checker-throated Antwren, Magdalena Antbird, Black-headed Antthrush, Brown-billed Scythebill, Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant, Pacific Flatbill, Scaled Fruiteater, Club-winged Manakin, Sooty-headed Wren, Indigo Flowerpiercer, Baudo Oropendola, Yellow-collared Chlorophonia, Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer, Scaled Antpitta, Golden-breasted Fruiteater, White-necked Puffbird, and many more.
Night in Cedros Plaza Hotel

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Day 6: FINCA LA ARBORADA – PITASSOMA TRAIL

Early in the morning we will transfer Carepa River in where horses will be waiting for us to go at La Arborada Reserve; this is hard day but with the chance to see some of the most important birds in the location that include the amazing Harpy Eagle (nesting territory), Viridian Dacnis and the very rare Rufous-crowned Gnatpitta; other important birds include Chestnut-winged Chachalaca, Brown-hooded Parrot, Tawny-crowned Greenlet and other. In the end of the day we will come back to Carepa to rest.
Night in Cedros Plaza Hotel

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Day 7: SAIZA LOCATION – FLIGHT TO MEDELLIN

In our last day of adventure and birding in Golfo de Uraba we will visit a new location for birding in where our main focus is the very rare and recently report to Colombia Dusky-backed Jacamar; after of the half day we will transfer to the airport to take a flight to Medellin and to finish this great birding tour with a special dinner and some beers!
Night in Egina Hotel

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Day 8: HOME

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

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