Route: Central Andes Birding Trail

Santa Marta or Riohacha

17 Days

The hills of the Central Andes in Colombia are rich with coffee and birds. Enjoy both while helping the surrounding communities conserve the incredible local natural heritage. On this trip we will venture into two spurs of the Andes and the Magdalena Valley Endemic Bird Area. In particular, in the western Andes we will visit the Chocó ecoregion with its fantastic and unique avifauna. The elevation changes between tropical valleys and mountain peaks mean a wealth of different species. We will head up above the tree line and into the páramo—a high altitude ecosystem— and experience one of the most unique and endangered habitats on the planet, full of range-restricted endemics and area specialists. This is a land of hummingbirds and tanagers, antpittas and gorgeous parrots.


  • Yellow-eared Parrot

    Ognorhynchus icterotis

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  • Royal Tern

    Thalasseus Maximus

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  • Semipalmated Plover

    Charadrius Semipalmatus

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