Endemics Birdwatching Tour in the Santa Marta Mountains
This 7-day Santa Marta Birding Tour is a leisurely-paced trip available as a set departure (or on request) where you can expect to see more than 200 species of bird, including 22 endemics and plus mammals including Kinkajou, Tayra, foxes and Night Monkeys.
During this Santa Marta birdwatching adventure, we will focus on the rich and unique avifauna of the Santa Marta mountains plus the regional endemics of La Guajira region found precisely in its semi-desert forest. Without a doubt, many new birds for your list in just one week!
This region of the country resembles a small and unique country: the Caribbean Sea, beaches, coastal lagoons, mangroves, deserts, crystalline rivers; snowy peaks, dry, humid and cloudy forests; and the highest coastal mountain on the planet, holding one of the highest levels of endemism in the world: La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, an irreplaceable place on earth!
Santa Marta Mountains are well known as the Northern Colombia Birding Trail, here we will visit three exceptional national natural parks, beginning by Vía Parque Isla de Salamanca National Park, this is an important bird area for conservation (IBA), stated by UNESCO as a Reserve of the Biosphere and a second home for migrant species; the birding is carried out on the coastal ecosystems along the way to Santa Marta city while the brisa “breeze” of the Caribbean rubs your cheeks.
Visiting the Tayrona National Park is a nice opportunity to find its always attractive dry forest bird species; this site is very loved by Colombian and foreign people.
Flora and Fauna Sanctuary Los Flamencos National Park is one of the richest natural parks in the country of aquatic species, once here we will focus on the regional endemics of the thorny and semiarid ecosystem of La Guajira region; a territory inhabited by the Wayúu ethnic group.
Minca, this warming village calls itself the Eco-capital of Colombia, surrounded by premontane forest, clean rivers, many farm-hotels, some coffee plantations; an ample array of birds and a deep sense of respect for nature by its inhabitants.
Santa Marta Birding Tour highlights include:
- The possibility to see more than 22 endemic bird species found only in the Santa Marta Mountains.
- Visit three exceptional national natural parks: Vía Parque Isla de Salamanca National Park, Tayrona National Park and Los Flamencos Sanctuary National Park.
- Meet Regional endemics found only in the Guajira area of Colombia and Venezuela.
- Opportunity to experience birding with a local guide from the Wayúu ethnic group based in La Guajira region.
- See typical birds species that feed on Coffee plantations
- Staying at the famous El Dorado birding lodge with breathtaking views of the Santa Marta mountains and also Caribbean Sea.
Please note that this tour is also available as a private tour on request from December to April and from June to November of every year. This tour is also available for group sizes above 6 travellers. Please complete the enquiry form to let us know and define your date of visit!
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Alternative Tour Name: The North Coast: Santa Marta Endemic Mountains and La Guajira area
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