Reserva Los Besotes


20-21 May 2015 In our continuing quest to find the Blue-billed Curassow (which we, not surprisingly, missed at Tayrona National Park) we headed to Reserva Los Besotes. Reserva Los Besotes is a little known reserve 8 km north of Valledupar in the north eastern part of Colombia. The Reserve is actually pretty large and covers an extensive portion of [...]

Birding in the Guajira Peninsula


18-20 April 2015 The Guajira peninsula is a located in the north-east part of Colombia and is the driest region in Colombia. It’s hard to imagine a desert in a such a verdant, tropical country but the Guajira receives an average of 21 inches of rain annually and is covered with cactus and acacia species. This area is also home to the Wayuu [...]

Cuchillo de San Lorenzo, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta


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 [...]



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 [...]

Isla de Salamanca and Tayrona National Park


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 [...]