Mitú and the Amazon

July 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

June 13-23, 2015. We’ve been travelling and birding from Mexico to Colombia now for about 17 months, seeing amazing places and huge numbers of cool birds. We thoroughly birded endemic rich areas such as West Mexico, Oaxaca, the Yucatan, the Chiapas/Guatemala highlands, the Costa Rica/Panamá highlands, Santa Marta and the Perijá, and have [...]

Birding Bogotá and surrounds –

July 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

Laguna de Fuquene, BioAndina, Manadulce, Laguna Pedropalo, Monterredondo, Chingaza National Park, Guasca Gravel Pits, and Acuamonte. June 2015. For the life of us we could not make a common sense plan to visit the sites around Bogotá without having to spend too much time driving in and out of the city. Nor could we make up our minds on where we [...]

Onzaga Road and Reserva Biológica Cachalú

June 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

19 – 20 May 2015 and 27 – 28 May 2015. Though most birders associate northern and/or north-eastern Colombia with the endemic birds of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the Guajira Peninsula, and perhaps the Perijá Mountains, there are a couple of really cool, highly endangered, highly localized endemic species in the northern extents [...]

Cocuy National Park

June 2, 2015 // 2 Comments

22 – 24 May 2015. Cocuy National Park, in a word, is amazing! Paramo, glaciers, lakes, and breathtaking views are enough for anyone to want to visit. However, getting to Cocuy National Park takes some time; it’s an 11-14 hour bus ride from Bogota. But trust me, the journey is worth every hour. We were a bit unsure about heading to the park [...]

A tour of the ProAves Reserves in Colombia’s Eastern Andes – Recurve-billed Bushbird Reserve, Cerulean Warbler Reserve, and Northern Helmeted Curassow Reserve

May 31, 2015 // 3 Comments

7-14 May 2015. Most people visit these reserves on guided trips, but it is possible to visit the reserves on your own, whether it be by car, bus, or moto taxi. However, one thing that you quickly learn about driving around Colombia is that it can take forever to get anywhere. Generally speaking, the roads are in great condition compared to some [...]
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