Birding Tours in Colombia
Jaguarundi Travel is a sustainable and responsible tourism operation company based in Colombia. We specialize in birding tours in Colombia, as well as other nature and wildlife experiences covering the whole Colombian territory. Our scientific background adds unparalleled value to the traveller’s experience by providing knowledgeable guidance and professional services.
Jaguarundi Travel works with small groups and designs tailor-made Colombia birding tours for general and specialized travellers. We cover activities like birding, wildlife touring, nature photography, culture, gastronomy and archaeology trips in Colombia.
Our guides and team are highly professional and knowledgeable in the field and work closely with local experts, all committed to ensure extraordinary Colombia birding and wildlife experiences.
Travelling with Jaguarundi Travel is an incredible experience that will take you to the best nature and birding spots throughout Colombia, while tasting the traditional gastronomy and supporting the local economy.
In our birding tours in Colombia, we search for endemic species, birds of prey, watch colourful birds, go whale watching and explore natural preserves in search of orchids, primates, and other natural beauty.
We offer an array of wildlife itineraries in the Colombian territory for different interests and budgets, from classic routes to new and unexplored birding areas.
Tailor-made birding tours in Colombia with Jaguarundi Travel will give you the possibility of covering all you needs. Share with us your wish list of birds or wildlife and we will plan the best Colombia birding tour itinerary for you.
At Jaguarundi Travel we pride ourselves on providing excellent service while supporting local communities and conservation.
Jaguarundi Travel Guides – Experts in Colombian Nature
Rene Montero Serrano
Rene Montero, CEO, founder and guide of Jaguarundi Travel, began to explore Colombia when he was a child. He had a keen interest in learning about his country’s many cultures as well as its biological and geographical richness. Montero has a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, and has done additional studies on the use and management of natural resources within some Colombian communities. Passionate about photography of mammals, birds and orchids, he has organized and guided journeys and nature expeditions for private researchers, universities, NGOs, nature photographers, and travellers for more than 12 years in the Colombian territory.
Jose Fernando Castaño
The discovery of a new population of the Yellow-eared Parrot in the west Andes in 2000, and later his work in the conservation of this species, was the mainspring for José to be involved in the conservation and study of birds and nature. José participated in the creation of Fundación Proaves and assisted various conservation actions both for governmental and NGO´s. Since 2008 José is a bird guide in Colombia, finding the best way to share his knowledge and skills in the field.
Juan Miguel Ruiz
Colombian Biologist and Masters of the National Institute of Amazonian Research in Manaus, Brazil. He has been working as an Ornithologist for 18 years and has extensive experience in projects related to bird conservation. He has worked as an associate researcher at different NGOs and Ornithological associations. He has been working at Jaguarundi Travel for five years and has 10 years of experience in birdwatching tourism in different regions of the country.
Juan Sebastián Moreno is a field Biologist with special interests in the native flora of different ecosystems in Colombia. As a student, he developed his skills as a nature photographer and this led him to become aware of the complexities of the orchid family and its taxonomy, which now is his biggest passion. He has been in many parts of Colombia looking for all kind of orchids but especially in the genera of Epidendrum, Lepanthes, Pleurothallis (broad sense) and some terrestrial genera.
Jaguarundi Travel is an experienced and legal birding travel company based in Colombia since 2010 and is included in the Tourism Registry of the Colombian Government as an active tourism company under the Colombian National Tourism Registry number 20792
Birding Tours in Colombia and Conservation
Jaguarundi Travel has contributed to nature research processes and has accompanied projects developed in Colombia by NGOs and national and international research institutes.
We operate Birding tours in Colombia and Wildlife observation, implementing sustainable and responsible practices for the environment and the local communities in different places of the Colombian territory.
We develop training and environmental education processes toward the conservation of natural resources and generate employment in the local community.
Additionally, we design products of cultural tourism where the ancestral knowledge and traditions are valued in the places visited, encouraging locals to maintain their practices.
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