Cuchillo de San Lorenzo, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

April 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

10-16 April 2015 The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is a world famous birding destination, and for very good reason. We first learned of this place long ago, and during our initial trip planning, long before we knew much about anything in South America, the mythical Santa Marta held sway over us and the mention of the El Dorado Lodge seemed so far [...]


April 23, 2015 // 3 Comments

Excuse the broken links and emails for our followers, we are working on updating our blog and adding a few new cool features while we wait for the birdmobile to get fixed in Valledupar, Colombia. No worries, though, we just need a new component for the steering and we will be back on our way soon. And on our way we will be because we are headed to [...]

Shipping a vehicle from Houston, Texas to Cartagena, Colombia

April 15, 2015 // 6 Comments

We shipped our beloved birdmobile in a 40 ft high cube (shipping container) from Houston, Texas to Cartagena, Colombia. We stuffed the van into a container in Texas at a warehouse and anxiously awaited its arrival at the port in Cartagena. It took us a day and a half to get the van out of the port in Cartagena. The second day was a bit maddening [...]

Isla de Salamanca and Tayrona National Park

April 7, 2015 // 2 Comments

2-5 April 2015 We enjoyed our time in Cartagena but we were also itching to see some BIRDS! Because we were still waiting for the van we could not venture too far from Cartagena. Salamanca National Park is only 2 hours north of Cartagena along the coast and is accessible by bus. Many birders head here to look for the endemic Sapphire-bellied [...]

Cartagena and a bit of local birding

April 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

We landed in Cartagena Sunday morning and are completely smitten with the old city. For us, it has the charm and history of Trinidad (Cuba) and Granada (Nicaragua) with a great mix of music, culture, good food, and it is simply as picturesque as could be. We have enjoyed a couple days just strolling around town, taking in the sights and the like, [...]
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