Information

Tour Dates: February 16 - March 3, 2017
(In conjunction with Colombia Birdfair)
June 12 - 25, 2017
June 12 - 25, 2018
(15 Days)
Tour Price: US$4,600
Tour Size: Limited to 8 Participants
Tour Leader: Christopher Calonje and/or Jose Luna

Location

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Ours Leaders:

Christopher Calonje was born and raised in Colombia where his grandfather and parents instilled an appreciation for the beautiful birds of Colombia from a young age. He graduated with a degree in Natural Resources Planning at Humboldt State University, located in Northern California, and worked ten years as an environmental consultant in the Pacific Northwest. Chris specializes in wetland science, botany, and environmental education. He began leading groups in 2008 in his native Colombia, founded Colombia Birdwatch to promote responsible ecotourism, and devotes his time to various non-profit conservation groups and local communities. His family and friends in Colombia have welcomed numerous tour groups to their properties in all regions of Colombia.

Jose Luna was born and raised in the western Andes of Colombia, and has been birding since he was 16. He is the lead local guide for Colombia Birdwatch, and has shined amongst his colleagues for his proficiency in English and his ability to find birds. He enjoys birding and studying birds on his free time, is an avid e-birder, and has worked as a field biologist in numerous thesis projects and expeditions in the Colombia Andes and Choco Bioregion.

Other Tours

✈ Western Andes, Cauca Valley and the Santa Marta Mountains and Caribbean Coast

✈ Western and Central Andes Endemics and Choco Specialties

Colombian Massif, Putumayo and the Western Andes and Choco Bioregion

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General Itinerary


Day 1: Flights to Cali
A representative will meet you at the airport for your transfer to the hotel.
Lodging: Hampton by Hitlon

Day 2: Km 18
Multicolored Tanager (E)
Scrub Tanager (NE)
Purplish-mantled Tanager (NE)
Chestnut Wood-quail (E)
Purple-throated Woodstar (NE)
Flame-rumped Tanager
Blue-headed Saphire (NE)

Day 3: LOWER ANCHICAYA
Rose-faced Parrot (NE)
Scarlet-and-white Tanager (NE)
Grey-and-gold Tanager (NE)
Choco Toucan
Golden-chested Tanager (NE)
Lanceolated Monklet
Bay Wren
Russet-backed Oropendola
Long-tailed Tyrant
Scarlet-browed Tanager (NE)

Day 4: UPPER ANCHICAYA
Alto Pisones Tapaculo (E)
Crested Ant-tanager (E)
Glistening-green Tanager (NE)
Violet-tailed Sylph (NE)
Toucan Barbet
Black-chinned Mountain-tanager (NE)
Rufous-throated Tanager (NE)

Day 5: ANCHICAYA TO POPAYAN
Yellow-collared Chlorophonia (NE)
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis
Green Thorntail
Barred Hawk
Slaty-capped Shrike-vireo (NE)
Orange-billed Sparrow
Immaculate Antbird
Silver-throated Tanager(NE)

Day 6: POPAYAN TO LA COCHA
Carunculated Caracara
Barred Anthtrush
White-crested Elaenia
Red-hooded Tanager
Tufted Tit-tyrant
White-banded Tyrannulet

Day 7: PARAMO DE BORDONCILLO
Chestnut-bellied Cotinga
Masked Mountain-tanager
Black Flowerpiercer
Rainbow-bearded Thornbill
Barred Fruiteater
Agile Tit-Tyrant
Grass-green Tanager
Golden-crowned Tanager
Tawny and Rufous Antpittas

Day 8: LA COCHA AND ALTO ANDINO RESERVE
Green-tailed Trainbearer
Black-tailed Trainbearer
Buff-winged Starfrontlet
Golden-crowned Tanager
Andean Gull
Slate-colored Coot
Plain-colored Seedeater
Yellow-billed Pintail
Subtropical Doradito
Silvery Grebe
Sora
Virginia Rail
Subtropical Doradito
Yellow-billed Pintail
Cinereous Conebill
Cinereous Harrier

Day 9: SIBUNDOY VALLEY AND UPPER TRAMPOLINE OF DIVERISTY
White-rimmed Brush-finch (NE)
Golden-fronted Whitestart (NE)
Deep-blue Flowerpiercer (NE)
Short-billed Bush-tanager
Rufous-breasted Flycatcher (NE)
Green-and-black Fruiteater
Saffron-crowned Tanager
Flame-faced Tanager

Day 10: LOWER TRAMPOLINE OF DIVERSITY
Yellow-throated Bush-tanager
Long-tailed Tapaculo
Spillman’s Tapaculo
Ocellated Tapaculo
Hooded Mountain-Tanager
Streaked Tuftedcheek
Green-fronted Lancebill
White-tailed Hillstar
Chestnut-bellied Thrush
Handsome Flycatcher

Day 11: LA COCHA AND ALTO ANDINO RESERVE
Violaceous Jay
Silver-beaked Tanager
Glittering-throated Emerald
Lettered Aracari
Golden-bellied Euphonia
Cream-colored Woodpecker
Chestnut Woodpecker
Plum-throated Cotinga
Orange-fronted Plushcrown

Day 12: LA COCHA AND ALTO ANDINO RESERVE
Coppery-chested Jacamar
Plain-backed Antpitta
Ecuadorian Tyrannulet
White-tailed Hillstar
Yellow-throated Chlorospingus
Orange-eared Tanager
Lined Antshrike
Yellow-throated Toucan
Wire-crested Thorntail
Chestnut-eared Aracari
Magpie Tanager
Paradise Tanager

Day 13: SAN AGUSTIN AND PURACE NATIONAL PARK
Dusky-headed Brush-finch (E)
Colombian Chachalaca (E)
Specatcled Parrotlet
Olivaceous Piculet
Bar-crested Antshrike (NE)
Blue-browed Tanager
Yellow-breasted Antwren
Olivacious Piha
Cerulean Warbler
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager
Golden-breasted Puffleg
Noble Snipe
Rufous-vented Whitetip
Black-chested Mountain-tanager
Black-backed Bush-tanager

Day 14: POPAYAN - CALI

Day 15: DEPART CALI