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Tour Dates: January 9 – January 23, 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 15, 2017
January 7 – January 21, 2018
Jul 1 - Jul 15, 2018
(15 Days)
Tour Price: US$4,400
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

✈ All Three Andean Ranges and Magdalena Valley Endemics

Can be combined with:
✈ Eastern Andes, Santa Marta Mountains Endemics and Caribbean Coast

Western and Central Andes Endemics and Choco Specialties

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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: SAN ANTONIO FOREST AND COCK-OF-THE-ROCK LEK
Colombian Chachalaca (E)
Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Nariño Tapaculo (NE)
Scaled Fruiteater
Plain Antvireo
Streak-capped Treehunter
Crested Quetzal

Day 4: SONSO LAGOON
Grayish Piculet (E)
Apical Flycatcher (E)
Bar-crested Antshrike (NE)
Jet Antbird
Great Antshrike
Little Cuckoo
Dwarf Cuckoo
Horned Screamer
Blackish Rail

Day 5: MONTEZUMA
Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer (E)
Munchique Wood-wren (E)
Tanager Finch (NE)
Gold-ringed Tanager (E)
Barred Fruiteater
Yellow-breasted Antpitta (NE)
Cloud-forest Pygmy-owl
White-faced Nunbird
Black Solitaire (NE)
Barred Hawk
Chestnut-breasted Chloorphonia
Beautiful Jay (NE)

Day 6: MONTEZUMA
Black-and-gold Tanager (E)
Orange-breasted Fruiteater (NE)
Crested Ant-tanager (E)
White-tipped Sicklebill
Toucan Barbet
Fulvous-dotted Treerunner Alto Pisones Tapaculo (E)
Golden-collared Honeycreeper

Day 7: MONTEZUMA
White-tailed Hillstar (NE)
Violet-tailed Sylph (NE)
Purple-bibbed Whitetip
Parker’s Antbird (E)
Bat Falcon
Scarlet-and-white Tanager (NE)

Day 8: OTUN-QUIMBAYA NP
Torrent Duck
Cauca Guan (E)
Red-ruffed Fruitcrow
Moustached Antpitta (E)
Golden-plumed Parakeet (NE)
Speckle-faced Parrot
Golden-winged Manakin
Bronze-winged Parrot

Day 9: OTUN-QUIMBAYA NP
Wattled Guan
Hooded Antpitta (NE)
Stile’s Tapaculo (E)
Strong-billed Woodcreeper
Chestnut-breasted Wren
Rufous-naped Greenlet
Wedge-billed Hummingbird
Green-fronted Lancebill

Day 10: RIO BLANCO
Brown-banded Anpitta (E)
Bicolored Antpitta (NE)
Slate-crowned Antpitta
Ocellated Tapaculo
Masked Saltator
Rusty-faced Parrot
Dusky Piha
Red-hooded Tanager
Rufous-banded Owl
Lyre-tailed Nightjar
Rufous-belied Nighthawk
Mountain Velvetbreast
Purple-backed Thornbill
Buff-breasted Mountain-tanager

Day 11: RIO BLANCO
Undulated Antpitta
Chestnut-naped Antpitta
Powerful Woodpecker
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker
Black-billed Mountain-toucan
Rufous-headed Pygmy-tyrant
Flammulated Treehunter
Hooded Mountain-tanager
Lachrimose Mountain-tanager
Black-collared Jay

Day 12: LOS NEVADOS NP
Buffy Helmetcrest (E)
Rufous-fronted Parakeet (E)
Andean Tit-spinetail
Tawny Anpitta
Andean Condor
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle
Stout-billed Cinclodes
Many-striped Canastero
Black-backed Bush-tanager
Pale-naped Brushfinch
Andean Lapwing

Day 13: LOS NEVADOS NP
Rainbow-bearded Thornbill
Glowing Puffleg
Black-thighed Puffleg
Great Saphirewing
Sword-billed Humminngbird
Grey-breasted Mountain-toucan
Paramo Tapaculo
Red-crested Cotinga
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager
Golden-crowned Tanager

Day 14: DOLMETSCH ARBORETUM AND CALI CITY TOUR OR BIRDING IN ANCHICAYA

Day 15: DEPART CALI