Mitu is one of the most remote birding destinations in Colombia, containing unique vegetation, topography and avifauna than the rest of the Colombian Amazon. A mosaic of habitats can be found in close vicinity of the town, including the unique, nutrient-poor white-sand forest belts, cerros (isolated tabletop mountains that stand above the surrounding forest), Terra Firme (upland) tropical forests, gallery forests and seasonally flooded Varzea Forests. Many of the trails are on property owned by the local tribe, so we work closely with local guides and the community to ensure access to the best birding areas.
Best Months to Visit:
Late October to late March
Pueblo Nuevo is a two hour drive from Mitu.
Targets: Topaz, Lafresnaye’s Piculet, Magpie Tanager, Amazonian Trogon, Great Jacamar, Musician Wren, Chestnut-crested Antbird, Thrush-like Antpitta, Golden-headed Manakin. Rufous-tailed Xenops, Black Bushbird, Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet, Orange-cheeked Parrot.
Ceima Cachivera is a two hour drive from Mitu.
Targets: Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Lemon-throated Barbet, White-crowned Manakin, Black-headed Parrot, White-bellied Dacnis, Mouse-colored Antshrike, Black-bellied Thornbill, Rufous-headed Antthrush, Turquoise Tanager, Black-fronted Nunbird, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Blue-crowned Manakin, Coraya Wren, Bar-bellied Woodcreeper, Gray-bellied Antbird, Imeri Warbling-Antbird, Blakish-gray Antshrike, Brown-headed Greenlet, Purple-breasted Cotinga, Black Manakin.
Bocatoma - Mitu Cachivera is a ten minute drive from Mitu.
Targets: Point-tailed Palmcreeper, Pompadour Cotinga, Many-banded Aracari, Spangled Cotinga, Chestnut-eared Aracari, Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Pearly Antshrike, Paradise Tanager, Paradise Jacamar, Black-capped Donacobius, Dwarf-tyrant Manakin, Screaming Piha, Citron-bellied Attilla, Opal-rumped Tanager, Green-and-gold Tanager, Yellow-bellied Tanager, Yellow-browed Antbird, Scaled Pigeon, Swallow-winged Puffbird, Yellow-green Grosbeak.
Urania is a ten minute drive from Mitu.
Targets: White-browed Purple-tuft, Red-fan Parrot, Bronzy Jacamar, Cherrie’s Antwren and Green-backed Trogon, Brown-banded Puffbird, Pavonine Quetzal, Black-chinned Antbird, Swainson’s Flycatcher, Azure-naped Jay.