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Iridescent Colombian Bird Photography Tour - 16 Days

Iridescent Colombian Bird Photography Tour
4000

Bird Photography Tour in Colombia

This is an exciting 16-day Bird Photography Tour where you can find almost 170 hummingbird species  This exciting tour explores some of the very best birdwatching spots in Colombia: Eastern-central-Western-Santa Marta and Orinoquia. Main targets (Hummingbirds and tanager) also the being endemics such as Buffy Helmetcrest or Cock-of-the-Rock beside amazing Antpittas, great toucans or Barbet!

This tour can be extended up to 22 days on request but if you like we focused strategy the tailor-made tour or fewer days

Alternative Tour Name: The Iridescent Tour (Hummingbird And Tanager Tour Colombia) Photographic Tour
Day 1
Day 1 - Arrival in Bogota

Dinner and meeting with the 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.

Day 2
Day 2 - Chingaza

Chingaza National Park and Hummingbirds feeders (Observatorio de Colibries: Blue-throated Starfrontlet, Glowing Puffleg, Black-tailed and Green-tailed Trainbearers, Coppery-bellied Puffleg, Sword-billed Hummingbird and Lazuline sabrewing.

Day 3
Day 3 - Bogota to National Park Chicaque

Our morning is flexible, probably involving early hours in feeders Chicaque (Golden bellied starfrontlet, Glowing puffleg and Buff tailed coronet) then we go to Palacio del colibri (around the 10 species the Hummingbirds) the best place Indigo capped hummingbird.

Day 4
Day 4 - Morning verde y agua

Photographic with farm verde y agua (Moustached brush finch and Flame face tanager). Afternoon we go to Ibague town.

Day 5
Day 5 - Ukuku lodge

Morning and afternoon photographic time behind the Tolima Dove, Tolima Blossomcrown, Yellow-headed Brush-Finch, Indigo capped Hummingbird. Night Honda town.

Day 6
Day 6 - Dry forest Mariquita

Dry forest moment . Near to Mariquita town. Apical flycatcher, Heron, Parrot and Parrotlet.

Day 7
Day 7 - Reserva Bella Vista

Reserve Bella Vista (La Victoria /Caldas) (place without feeders) . Here we try to get photographic time with manakin and woodcreepers (morning) Afternon we leave the place and we’ll go to Rio Blanco reserve

Day 8
Day 8 - Rio Blanco Reserve

Cloud forest. The more stunning and awesome place in eastern andesthere we have the show antpitta around the feeders: Chestnut-crowned Antpitta , Brown-banded Antpitta, Bicolored Antpitta, Slate-crowned Antpitta, some times Chestnut-naped Antpitta Other birds also come into the antpitta feeding sites including Green-and-black Fruiteater , Gray-browed Brushfinch, Great thruhs, rufous collared sparrow. Around the hummingbird feeders : Long-tailed Sylph, Bronzy and Collared Incas, Tourmaline Sunangel, Lesser Violetear, Sparkling Violetear, Speckled Hummingbird, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Buff-tailed Coronet, White-bellied Woodstar, Booted Racket-tail and some times wegde bill hummingbird. The places also has the banana feeders, which at the moment coming the Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager and Slaty Brush-Finch. Around the forest we can to find the stunning Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher, Masked Trogon, Black-billed Mountain-Toucan, Golden-plumed Parakeet, Black-collared Jay, rusty faced parrot or Andean pygmy owl.

Day 9
Day 9 - Termales del Ruiz- National Park Nevados

Early morning we leave the Rio Blanco lodge or Manizales town. At least 13 species the hummingbirds are possible to photograph here: Golden-breasted and Black-thighed Pufflegs, Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Shining Sunbeam, Rainbow-bearded Thornbill, Great Sapphirewing, Tourmaline Sunangel, Mountain Velvetbreast, Viridian Metaltail, Tyrian Metaltail, Sparkling Violetear, Mounatin avotcebill. Around the elfin forest we can to find Lacrimose and Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanagers, Pale-naped and Gray-browed Brush-Finches, Glossy Flowerpiercer, Brown-bellied Swallow, Paramo seedater, Rufous fronted parakeet BUFFY HELMETCREST, an impressive endemic hummingbird, often can be photographed on perches or while feeding on Espeletia flowers near to the top the mountains (not coming to feeders) . Other targets here are Tawny Antpitta, Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant, Sedge Wren, Andean Tit-Spinetail, White-chinned Thistletail, Andean Siskin and plane naped brush finch

Day 10
Day 10 - Hotel Tinamu

Morning the photographic and afternoon we move to Hotel tinamu. Steely-vented Hummingbird, White-necked Jacobin, Black-throated Mango, Rufous-tailed Hummer, Long-billed Starthroat, White-vented Plumeleteer. Banana feeders : Green Honeycreeper, Bay-headed Tanager, Blue-necked Tanager, Thick-billed Euphonia, Scrub Tanager, and Streaked Saltator, Clay-colored Thrush, Great Kiskadee. The grounds of the lodge offer opportunistic shots of other species including Bar-crested Antshrike, Buff-rumped Warbler, and Spectacled Parrotlet. Some times coming the little tinamu.

Day 11
Days 11 to 13 - Montezuma Rainforest Reserve (Western Andes and choco biogeographic)

We leave the Hotel tinamu morning and then we’ll go to Montezuma (Choco biogeographic)Has few feeders but we can try on the pristine road to get photo the endemic birtds like: Black-and-gold Tanager, Gold-ringed Tanager, Munchique Wood-Wren, Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer, Parker´s Antbird, Alto-Pisones Tapaculo, Crested Ant-Tanager, Violet tailed Sylph, Brown Inca, Velvet-purple Coronet, Empress Brilliant, Purple-throated Woodstart, Toucan Barbet, Fulvous-dotted Treerunner, Uniform Treehunter, Bar-crested Antshirke, Bicolored Antvireo, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Orange-breasted Fruiteater, Club-winged Manakin, Choco Vireo, Beautiful Jay, Sooty headed Wren, Black Solitaire, Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager, Purplish mantlet Tanager, Glistering Green Tanager, Rufous-throated Tanager, Scarlet and White Tanager, Indigo Flowerpiercer, Dusky Bush-Tanager, Tanager Finch, Yellow-green Brush-Finch, Ochre-breasted Tanager, Yellow-collated Chlorophonia, Western Emerald, White-tailed Hillstar, Greenish Puffleg, Crested and Golden-headed Quetzal, White-faced Nunbird, Lineated Foliage-gleaner, Streak-capped Treehunter, Barred and Scaled Fruiteater, Bronze-olive Pygmy-Tyrant, Olivaceous Piha, Flame-faced Tanager, Tricolored Brush-Finch, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Black-winged Saltator, Red-headed Barbet, Rufous-breasted Antthrush, Striped Manakin, Zeledon´s Antbird, Ochre-breasted Antpitta, Barred Hawk, Chestnut-headed Oropendola, Lanceolated Monklet, Brown-billed Scytebill, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Ruddy Foliage-Gleaner, Golden Tanager, White-headed Wren and many more.

Day 12
Day 14 - Cali town

We leave morning the Montezuma and we’ll go to Cali town. Stop on the road for look birds in the swamps.

Day 13
Day 15 - Km 18 Natural Reserve

Full day the photographic time around the feeders of km18 natural reserve very good opportunities: Multicolored Tanager, Colombian Chachalaca, Red-headed Barbet, Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Montane Woodcreeper, Red-faced Spinetail, Crested Quetzal, Streaked Xenops, Green-and-black Fruiteater, Marble-faced and Variegated Bristle-Tyrant, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Golden-crowned Flycatcher, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Orange-bellied Euphonia, Saffron-crowned, Golden-naped, Metallic-green, Golden, Bay-headed, Black-capped, and Beryl-spangled, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, Dusky Bush-Tanager HUMMINGBIRDS: White-necked Jacobin, Green Violetear, Brown Violetear, Black-throated Mango, Blue-headed Sapphire, Booted Racket-tail, Speckled Hummingbird, Andean Emerald, Bronzy Inca, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Buff-tailed Coronet Long-tailed Sylph, and Purple-throated Woodstar.

Final dinner and end the tour.

Day 14
Day 16 - Tour ends

Return to Bogota and connect with other international flights

Multicolored Tanager, Colombian Chachalaca, Red-headed Barbet, Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Montane Woodcreeper, Red-faced Spinetail, Crested Quetzal, Streaked Xenops, Green-and-black Fruiteater, Marble-faced and Variegated Bristle-Tyrant, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Golden-crowned Flycatcher, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Orange-bellied Euphonia, Saffron-crowned, Golden-naped, Metallic-green, Golden, Bay-headed, Black-capped, and Beryl-spangled, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, Dusky Bush-Tanager HUMMINGBIRDS: White-necked Jacobin, Green Violetear, Brown Violetear, Black-throated Mango, Blue-headed Sapphire, Booted Racket-tail, Speckled Hummingbird, Andean Emerald, Bronzy Inca, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Buff-tailed Coronet Long-tailed Sylph, and Purple-throated Woodstar, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta , Brown-banded Antpitta, Bicolored Antpitta, Slate-crowned Antpitta, some times Chestnut-naped Antpitta Other birds also come into the antpitta feeding sites including Green-and-black Fruiteater , Gray-browed Brushfinch, Great thruhs, rufous collared sparrow. Around the hummingbird feeders : Long-tailed Sylph, Bronzy and Collared Incas, Tourmaline Sunangel, Lesser Violetear, Sparkling Violetear, Speckled Hummingbird, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Buff-tailed Coronet, White-bellied Woodstar, Booted Racket-tail and some times wegde bill hummingbird. The places also has the banana feeders, which at the moment coming the Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager and Slaty Brush-Finch. Around the forest we can to find the stunning Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher, Masked Trogon, Black-billed Mountain-Toucan, Golden-plumed Parakeet, Black-collared Jay, rusty faced parrot or Andean pygmy owl

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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16 Days

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This tour is operated by: Bogota Birding and Birdwatching Colombia Tours

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Tour Facts

  • Location Eastern, central and western andes from Colombia
  • Available Daily
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 1 to 8 pax
  • 16 days . Extension upto 22 days on request
  • All year
  • 14+
  • Moderate
  • Yes
  • English, French, Portuguese & Spanish
  • Bogota (El Dorado International Airport)
  • Depart from Aeropuerto Internacional Alfonso Bonilla Aragón de Palmira