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Colombia has long been a highly desired destination for a number of birders, though few foreigners have enjoyed this avian paradise.  Considering the number and variety of extraordinary bird species, many of which are extremely photogenic, it’s time that this changed. Colombia is home to close to one in five of the world’s bird species, ranking first in diversity on the planet.  At least 270 of these are either endemic or near-endemic.

With the recent peace agreement signed last year between FARC and the government of President Juan Manuel Santos, it is not surprising that ProColombia (Colombian Tourism Board) has decided to “spread their wings” at this year’s Birdfair with an interactive stand located in Marquee 5, and supported by 7 exhibitors, along with their famous coffee! ProColombia invites all visitors to come to their stand and to discover what Colombia has to offer.

Who to see at the ProColombia stand

Colombia Birdwatch is an experienced, local birding tour operator specialising in ornithological tours in the world’s most avian-rich country. We are a highly efficient and reliable company, and offer the highest level of detail and service from start to finish. Contact: chriscalonje@gmail.com

The Colombia Project is a specialist nature, adventure, culture, history and archaeology tour operator, dedicated to providing experiences that are at the vanguard of travel and discovery in Colombia and that are unique in the international market. We deliver our experiences with recognised sustainable and responsible tourism practices. Our experiences are built with the concept of exclusivity, quality, security and comfort in mind. Contact: juan@colombianproject.com

Jaguarundi Travel is a sustainable tourism operator receptive tourism throughout Colombia Specialised in individuals and small groups customised and tailor made trips, specialised in nature tourism, birdwatching, archeology, soft, adventure, culture and horse riding/ equestrian tours. Contact: rene@jaguarunditravel.com

Chestnut-eared Aracari. Photo credit: Manakin Nature Tours

Manakin Nature Tours, is the Colombian birding company with the best reputation in Colombia and abroad. We are the operator of big and important Worldwide Birding Companies as Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, Mindo Birding Tours, Cincinati Nature Center, Field Guides, Birdfinders, Spain Bird Tours, addition of or big number of clients with private tours and independent birdwatcher’s groups. We visit more of 80 birding hotspots in close to 90% of all national territory and more of 200 birding tours very successful made. Close to 90% of the total bird species in Colombia in 14 different birding routes that include Magdalena Valley, Andes, Atlantic Coast, Pacific Coast, Cauca Valley, Choco, Eastern Plains and Amazon. Our experience allowed us to guide to important companies and guides as Steven Hilty (VENT), Richard Webster (Field Guides), Frank Lambert (BIRDQUEST), Barry Walker (MANU EXPEDITIONS), Nick Athanas (TROPICAL BIRDING). Please check or section Customer Comments and Trip Reports. Contact: info@manakinnaturetours.com

Nature Colombia is a leading bird watching company in Colombia with ten years of experience developing its outdoor programs, in order to raise awareness among its internal and external clients about the potential of the country’s biodiversity. It is characterised by maintaining a friendly business relationship with those with whom it works and fulfilling the agreements made. Contact: info@naturecolombia.com

Uncover Colombia started on 2012 with the objective of becoming the best Tour Operator in the UK solely specialised in Colombia. The Uncover Colombia team has developed birding and cultural tours in collaboration with local communities around the country to offer unique experiences to explore the immense diversity of bird species, flora and local traditions. Uncover Colombia has offices in London and Bogota and, as a registered UK tour operator, the company holds the ATOL certification. Contact: nidia@uncovercolombia.comdaniel@uncovercolombia.com

Want to know more?  Read Colombia, a land of birds and peace

PROCOLOMBIA is the entity that promotes international tourism, foreign investment, country brand and non-traditional exports in Colombia. Through its national and international network of offices, it offers support and consultancy to clients which seeks to generate and close business opportunities. Contact: London@procolombia.co

Tourism, Foreign Investment and Exports promotion

Originally Published: 3 Aug 2017
Chestnut-eared Aracari

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