We had a specific time to bird, and Colombia Birdwatch arranged a flawless tour for a private group of birders. Every day brought joy to our hearts as we saw amazing birds. The guides were extremely competent, pleasant, and spoke English without problems. Traveling around Colombia, we always felt safe. Chris met us during the last 5 days of the trip and added his knowledge (and humor) as well. After returning home from 13 days of birding, I wanted to immediately go back (and use Colombia Birdwatch again!) Jan and Kevin Nick
Robin Linquist, March 2013
Chris and the local guides on the trip did an amazing job of transporting us safely, guiding us through incredible terrain, educating us about the flora, fauna and ecosystems of the regions we explored, exposing us to the colorful flavors, and introducing us to the beautiful and welcoming people of Colombia. With Chris' detailed and coordinated efforts, expertise, care and patience, we had a chance to enjoy a unique and rich experience. Chris was very patient with all of us, and we thank him for that.
Sherry Perry, January 2010
“Overall, I give this trip a 9.5 out of 10 rating! The local guides were great, and Chris, as a tour leader and planner, couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating. The best thing about the trip was how personal it was. Colombians treated us like royalty, but also like good friends. Safety was absolutely not an issue in the parts of Colombia we visited.”
Virginia Barry, January 2010
“Folks are very friendly in Colombia, the food is great and the scenery spectacular. The birding was wonderful, thanks to our knowledgeable guides. We birded in a variety of interesting areas, ate local specialties and experienced the best of Colombian culture. Chris has a dedication to his clients, and is creative in his choice of tour destinations.”
Jim and Linda Thomas, January 2011
“Chris has great people skills, is intuitive and has a great sense of humor. His optimism and enthusiasm are contagious, especially when enjoying amazing birds and the delicious food the country has to offer.”
Stan and Sue Shepardson, January 2011
“Besides Colombia’s fantastic birds and beautiful landscapes we were further enriched by our uniquely bilingual and bicultural tour leader introducing us to local foods, customs and history.”
Carl and Bob Hasenick, January 2013
It was clear that all of the leaders were invested in our group members seeing lots of birds. The very patient repetition of the bird’s location was part of what made for a good birding experience. I also really appreciated that orchids, monkeys, and other parts of Colombia were talked about since we had mentioned an interest in more than birds. The consideration the guides expressed for the environment was apparent. One of the most impressive and heart-warming things for me was the our local guides are hopeful and working for the country and people of Colombia. The ideas and awareness of how other places have handled problems well, and not so well, was fun to listen to.
Mike Linquist, March 2013
Each day of our Colombia Birdwatch Tour was packed with amazing experiences that not only included spectacular birding but also opportunities to meet and converse with the warm and welcoming people of Colombia, sample tasty local cuisine, drink in impressive Andean views, walk gorgeously flowering jungle paths, and to learn about and be fascinated by this vibrant and colorful country.
Ricardo Falxa, July 2013
Other tour operators have said it is impossible to accommodate photographers, birders and culture seekers in the same trip. Chris balanced it all! Every participants needs were met on our fantastic tour!
Jim and Linda Thomason, January 2014
Chris and the Colombia Birdwatch team made sure that we got to the best bird watching locations and that we found the birds. We had an excellent experience and would not hesitate to recommend Colombia Birdwatch to anyone interested in birding in Colombia.
Gordon Beebe, January 2014
This was our first experience birding in Colombia. We were well-taken care of by our leader, guide, and driver while we explored many beautiful ecozones in the southern Andes. Chris did a great job of ensuring that everyone in our group got to see as many of the incredible birds and mammals as possible, while sharing his passion for the people and land of Colombia.