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Bogotá Birding Tour, Colombia - 7 Days

Bogotá Birding Tour, Colombia

A 7-day Bogotá Birding tour focused around the Capital City of Bogotá, an area you can to find a lot of birds and nature.  Almost 200 birds with very good times for photography in paramo and cloud forest.

Day 1
Day 1 - Arrival in Bogota

Dinner and meeting with the leader guide of Bogota Birding. If you like we can to visit around Bogota attractions, such as the Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), Cerro Monserrate, or the Candelaria neighbourhood. Night: Hotel Tequendama - https://www.tequendamahotel.com/

Day 2
Day 2 - Andean forest (Guasca) and Hummingbird Feeders (Observatorio de Colibries)

We will depart to the municipality of Guasca, village La Concepcion. This incredible place is located only two hours from Bogota. We will be birding here all the day exploring Paramo, cloud forest and important ecosystems. Endemic Birds: Brown-breasted Parakeet, Silvery-throated Spinetail. Near-Endemic Birds: Blue-throated Starfrontlet, Matorral Tapaculo, Golden-faced Whitestart, Coopery-bellied Puffleg and Black-billed Mountain-Toucan.

In the afternoon transfer to La Calera, there are very nice site “Observatorio de Colibries” with many hummingbird species for photography.

Night: Hotel Tequendama - https://www.tequendamahotel.com/

Day 3
Day 3 - La Florida wetland, Laguna El Tabacal and Hummingbird feeders (Jardín Encantado)

In La Florida wetland you will can see some very interesting birds as Bogota Rail, Spot-flanked Gallinule, Noble Snipe and many more birds.

After of Birding in Florida Wetland, we will move to Laguna El Tabacal Nature Reserve in the municipality La Vega, a spectacular area close Magdalena Valley. Endemic Birds: Velvet-fronted Euphonia, Apical flycatcher. Near endemic birds: Bar-crested Antshrike, Scrub Tanager, Spectacled parrotlet, Grey-throated warbler. After the lunch we will visit Jardin Encantado. Some species: Indigo-capped Hummingbird, : Red Billed Emerald, Lazuline Sabrewing, Ruby Topaz, Black Throated Mango, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird and many more.

Night: Hotel Tequendama - https://www.tequendamahotel.com/

Day 4
Day 4 - Chicaque Nature Reserve

Chicaque Nature Reserve presents the type of subandino and Andean forest with plants like ferns, orchids, mosses, palms, oaks and abundant bushes due to the humidity of the reserve. It has more than 300 ha, becoming the home of more than 200 species of birds.

We are here for to observe the enigmatic Golden bellied Starfronlet and other targets birds here in the hummingbird feeders: Tourmaline Sunangel, White bellied woodstar, Sparkling, Lesser Violetear Hummingbird, White collared Inca and Mountain Velvetbrest in an incredible cloud forest in the western slope of the eastern Andes.

Night: Hotel Tequendama - https://www.tequendamahotel.com/

Day 5
Day 5 - Sumapaz National Park

Sumapaz National Park is represented two of the main ecosystems of the tropical mountains: the Paramo and the Andean forests. El Páramo de Sumapaz is the largest in the world. It houses a large number of lagoons, all of them of glacial origin. It is one of the most important water sources in the country. Within its ecosystem live spectacled bears, deer, and several species of endemic birds.

Endemic Birds: Green-bearded Helmetcrest, Bogota Rail, Apolinar´s Wren and Silvery-throated Spinetail. Near-Endemic Birds: Bronze-tailed Thronbill, Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet and Rufous browed conebill.

Night: Hotel Tequendama - https://www.tequendamahotel.com/

Day 6
Day 6 - Cerro Quinini Nature Reserve

It is part of the biogeographic district of "western cloud forests of the eastern ridge”. It has altitudes ranging from 533ft Up to 650ft at (warm weather) its Summit were is observed to the west the valley of the Magdalena river.

Is possible to observe inside Cerro Quinini Nature Reserve: Endemic Birds: Turquoise Dacnis, Apical Flycatcher. Near-Endemic Birds: Scrub Tanager.

Finish this wonderful birding tour.

Night: Hotel Tequendama - https://www.tequendamahotel.com/

Day 7
Day 7 - Tour ends

The participants will we transfer to the airport to take their international flight or connections in Colombia.

Brown-breasted Parakeet, Silvery-throated Spinetail. Near-Endemic Birds: Blue-throated Starfrontlet, Matorral Tapaculo, Golden-faced Whitestart, Coopery-bellied Puffleg, and Black-billed Mountain-Toucan, Tourmaline Sunangel, White-bellied woodstar, Sparkling, Lesser Violetear Hummingbird, White-collared Inca, and Mountain Velvetbrest

What is included?

  • All accommodation
  • All meals, snacks and drink water
  • All transportation including domestical flights
  • Local guides
  • Park entry fees
  • Assistance on arrival and departure

What is not included?

  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • LaundryTips
  • Spending on a personal nature

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Why book with Bogota Birding and Birdwatching Colombia Tours?

The main focus of Bogota Birding and Birdwatching Tours is the lands surrounding the Bogota, including Cloud forest the eastern Andes, paramo, Llanos, Magdalena Valley, and dry forest. Well-known as well as less-visited birding localities in near Bogota are explored, and suggestions for new destinations are always welcome. The aim of Bogota Birding and Birdwatching is to provide fellow bird watchers with high-quality birding and great experiences, and we welcome birders with all levels of experience. All trips and day excursions will be arranged considering the experience and general preferences of the participating customers – we are just as happy to spend a day searching for a single elusive species as we are enjoying the abundant hummingbird, wren, and grackle near to Bogota. Our green tanager or minibus has large windows which are excellent for birdwatching and allows all participants to enjoy the surroundings. We are able to offer guidings in English and Spanish. So grab your birding equipment and come out to Colombia for some fantastic birdwatching in the Capital the Birds of the world!!!

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7 Days

Price & Availability

USD2,200 / per person
Based on twin/double room

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Tour Facts

  • Around Bogota (Cloud forest-Paramo-dry forest)
  • Available Daily
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 1 to 9 pax
  • 7 Days
  • All year
  • 14+ years
  • Moderate
  • Yes
  • English, French, Portuguese & Spanish
  • Bogota (El Dorado International Airport)
  • Bogota (El Dorado International Airport)