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Northern Colombia Birding Trail Tour - 12 Days

Northern Colombia Birding Trail Tour
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Northern Colombia Birdwatching Tour

This is an 11-day cheerful and relaxing Northern Colombia Birding Trail Tour around the Santa Marta mountain- Caribe- Isla Salamanca- Guajira- Flamingos National park- Perijae mountains.

This area has been identified as the planet's single most important and irreplaceable site for threatened and endemic biodiversity. This tour has focused on the endemic and near-endemic bird species. Santa Marta, Perija and Guajira birds. Almost 250 birds + almost 45 endemics!

A phenomenal trip offering a number of lifers, culture and geography

If you seeking endemic birds this is your tour!

Santa Marta antpitta, Santa Marta parakeet, Santa Marta woodstart, Perija metaltail, Tocuyo sparrow, potential split and lot more.

Alternative Tour Name: Northern Birding Colombia Spot
Day 1
Day 1 - Arrival in Barranquilla Night Barranquilla plaza hotel.

Here we weet with all team the Bogota Birding and talking about the trip, birds and dinner time.

Day 2
Days 2 & 3 - Barranquilla to Isla Salamanca- Night Hotel Minca

Early this morning we leave the hotel and start the birding to Dorado Lodge (Santa Marta Mountains). Our first stop endemic time at the mangrove habitat Isla Salamanaca National Park. Here we will look endemic hummingbrd: Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird, Panamanian Flycatcher, Golden-green Woodpecker, American Pygmy and Greenand-rufous Kingfishers, Bicolored Conebill, Chestnut-winged Chachalaca, Chestnut piculet, Bronze-brown Cowbird and few times with Turquoise-winged Parrotlet. Also the some gulls, shorebirds and sandpipers. After this activitie we’ll go Minca where start the foothill Santa Marta mountain Red-billed Emerald, Crowned Woodnymph, Rufous tailed hummingbird, Whitevented Plumeleteer, Military Macaw, Coppery Emerald, Sooty-capped Hermit. Night Hotel Minca

Day 3. Birding around Minca Rufous tailed hummingbird, Whitevented Plumeleteer, Military Macaw, Coppery Emerald, Sooty-capped Hermit, Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Rufous-breasted Wren, Black-striped Sparrow, Rufous tailed Jacamar,Golden-winged Sparrow near to the lodge we can find the Santa Marta Tapaculo, Santa Marta Blossomcrown, Santa Marta Brushfinch, Santa Marta foliage gleaner, Back backed antshrike,

Day 3
Days 4 to 5 - Santa marta mountain (Night Dorado Lodge)

From Minca we head higher up the Santa Marta mountains (Dorado Lodge, we spend two full day the birding about the Santa Marta mountain) traversing coffee plantations and montane forest where we can to see more endemic birds: Santa Marta Blossomcrown, Santa Marta Brushfinch, Streak-capped Spinetail, Santa Marta Antbird, Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner, White-lored Warbler, Rossy thrush tanager, White-tailed Starfrontlet Santa Marta Woodstar, the endemic race of Tyrian (Santa Marta) Metaltail, Santa Marta Sabrewing, Black-fronted Wood Quail, Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Black-hooded Thrush, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Sierra Nevada Brushfinch, Santa Marta Antpitta, Mottled Owl, Santa Marta Screech Owl, Rusty-headed Spinetail, Brown rumped Tapaculo, Yellow-crowned Whitestart, Santa Marta Mountain Tanager , Santa Marta Warblers, White-tipped Quetzal, (Santa Marta) Toucanet, Santa marta bush tyrant, Golden-breasted Fruiteater, Yellow-legged Thrush, Hermit Wood Wren, Barred Forest Falcon, shy Lined Quail-Dove, Grey-throated Leaftosser, (Santa Marta) Rufous Antpitta , Black-backed Thornbill, Masked Trogon, Groove-billed Toucanet, Collared Aracari, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Bat Falcon.

Day 4
Day 6 - Santa marta mountains to Rio Hacha (Night Taroa Hotel)

Santa Marta Mountains to Riohacha (Santuario de Fauna y Flora Flamingos). We depart Dorado in the morning way to Guajira (xerophitic and cactus area) but we do stop on the road in dry forest for look: Lance-tailed Manakin, White-bellied Antbird, Buff-breasted Wren, Gartered Trogon, Brown-capped Tyrannulet, Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher, Whooping motmot, White-necked Puffbird. Rufous-vented Chachalaca, Double-striped Thick-knee, White-whiskered Spinetail, Grey Pileated Finch, Caribbean (Pale-legged) Hornero, Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Black-crested Antshrike, Red-billed Emerald, Slender-billed Inezia, Pearly vented Tody-Tyrant, Orinoco Saltator and Yellow Oriole amongst others endemic sub-species of Buffy hummingbird, Black-crested Antshrike, Red-billed Emerald, Slender-billed Inezia, Pearlyvented Tody-Tyrant, Orinoco Saltator, Yellow Oriole, Vermilion Cardinal, Green-rumped Parrotlet, Bare-eyed Pigeon, Trinidad Euphonia, Slender-billed Inezia, Glaucous Tanager, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Prothonotary Warbler, Grey Kingbird, Pale-eyed Pygmy Tyrant, Straight-billed Woodcreeper , Northern Scrub Flycatcher and the specially and difficult to see near endemic Tocuyo Sparrow depend the season we can to scanning the marsh for American Flamingo, Roseate Spoonbill Scarlet Ibis.

Day 5
Day 7 - Santuario Fauna y Flora Flamingos and Rio Hacha tours

Morning birding time around the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Flamingos looking for birds missed yesterday . After the lunch people has the free afternoon for shooping time (crafts with culture wayuu or we can continue for more birding time.

Day 6
Day 8 - Rio Hacha to Chamicero Perija lodge.

We leave the Rio Hacha for to go Perija Reserve (Around 5 hours by car) . Perija is another aislation mountains with interesting endemic birds . We start to see bird at downhill towards San Antonio where we spending the time looking for Klages’s Antbird, Perija Brushfinch. Other highlights included the Perija subspecies of Common Hemispingus, Lacrimose Mountain Tanger, and Rufous Spinetail, as well as Perija Tapaculo, Perija Yellow-breasted Brushfinch, Golden-breasted Fruiteater, Red-shafted Woodstar, and Venezuelan Tyrannulet.

In the night we can to do owling time behind the White throated screech owl or Striped owl.

Day 7
Day 9 - Chamicero Perija

Lodge Full day the birding time at Perija behind the endemic birds like: Perija Thistletail, Perija metaltail, Perijá/Phelps’s Brush-Finch, Perija Tapaculo, Perija (rufous) antpitta, Perija Golden-bellied Starfrontlet, Mountain Velvetbreast, Emerald Toucanet, Hooded Mountain Tanager, Fulvous-headed Tanager, Streak-capped Treehunter, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Barred Fruiteater. Fulvous-headed Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Gray-throated Warbler, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Steely-vented, Speckled, Coppery Emerald, and Booted Racket-Tail and some times Green-bellied Hummingbird here.

Day 8
Day 10 - Chamicero Perija lodge and Bogota Hotel (Dann Carlton, Hollyday Inn or Hotel La Opera)

Morning birding time (lowland species find Perija Brushfinch, Grey-throated Warbler, Yellow-throated Toucan, Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Moustached Puffbird and Golden-headed Manakin).and afternoon domestical flight to Bogota via Valledupar and depart.

Day 9
Day 11- Bogota city tour and return to home

Morning walking around the Bogota and lunch time in the historic Candelaria

Santa Marta Blossomcrown, Santa Marta Brushfinch, Streak-capped Spinetail, Santa Marta Antbird, Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner, White-lored Warbler, Rossy thrush tanager, White-tailed Starfrontlet Santa Marta Woodstar, the endemic race of Tyrian (Santa Marta) Metaltail, Santa Marta Sabrewing, Black-fronted Wood Quail, Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Black-hooded Thrush, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Sierra Nevada Brushfinch, Santa Marta Antpitta, Mottled Owl, Santa Marta Screech Owl, Rusty-headed Spinetail, Brown rumped Tapaculo, Yellow-crowned Whitestart, Santa Marta Mountain Tanager , Santa Marta Warblers, White-tipped Quetzal, (Santa Marta) Toucanet, Santa marta bush tyrant, Golden-breasted Fruiteater, Yellow-legged Thrush, Hermit Wood Wren, Barred Forest Falcon, shy Lined Quail-Dove, Grey-throated Leaftosser, (Santa Marta) Rufous Antpitta , Black-backed Thornbill, Masked Trogon, Groove-billed Toucanet, Collared Aracari, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Bat Falcon,Minca Rufous tailed hummingbird, Whitevented Plumeleteer, Military Macaw, Coppery Emerald, Sooty-capped Hermit, Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Rufous-breasted Wren, Black-striped Sparrow, Rufous tailed Jacamar,Golden-winged Sparrow,Buffy hummingbird, Black-crested Antshrike, Red-billed Emerald, Slender-billed Inezia, Pearlyvented Tody-Tyrant, Orinoco Saltator, Yellow Oriole, Vermilion Cardinal, Green-rumped Parrotlet, Bare-eyed Pigeon, Trinidad Euphonia, Slender-billed Inezia, Glaucous Tanager, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Prothonotary Warbler, Grey Kingbird, Pale-eyed Pygmy Tyrant, Straight-billed Woodcreeper , Northern Scrub Flycatcher and the specially and difficult to see near endemic Tocuyo Sparrow depend the season we can to scanning the marsh for American Flamingo, Roseate Spoonbill Scarlet Ibis,Perija Thistletail, Perija metaltail, Perijá/Phelps’s Brush-Finch, Perija Tapaculo, Perija (rufous) antpitta, Perija Golden-bellied Starfrontlet, Mountain Velvetbreast, Emerald Toucanet, Hooded Mountain Tanager, Fulvous-headed Tanager, Streak-capped Treehunter, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Barred Fruiteater. Fulvous-headed Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Gray-throated Warbler, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Steely-vented, Speckled, Coppery Emerald, and Booted Racket-Tail,Perija Brushfinch, Grey-throated Warbler, Yellow-throated Toucan, Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Moustached Puffbird and Golden-headed Manakin)

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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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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12 Days

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Tour Facts

  • Santa Marta mountain- Caribe- Isla Salamanca- Guajira- Flamingos National park- Perijae mountains.
  • Available Daily
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 1 to 9 pax
  • 11 Days
  • All year
  • 14+ years
  • Moderate
  • Yes
  • English & Spanish
  • Bogota (El Dorado International Airport)
  • Bogota (El Dorado International Airport)