NORTHERN COLOMBIA BIRDING TOUR
|Duration:||10 Days, 9 Nights|
|* This tour is available for any dates of your choosing provided guide services and accommodations are available.|
The northern Colombia birding route features numerous endemics of the Santa Marta and Perija Mountain ranges. Our tour begins in Barranquilla with a birding stop at KM 4 east of the city. The tour continues to Isla Salamanca National Park, an area of coastal mangroves easily accessed by a well maintained boardwalk. From there the tour proceeds into the foothills of the Santa Marta Mountains with an overnight stop at middle elevation in Minca. The next day features an altitudinal transect leading up to El Dorado Lodge in the highlands. Next morning is devoted to the higher ridge of Cuchillo de San Lorenzo where several Santa Marta endemics are located. This is augmented by a visit to Santa Marta National Park where Santa Marta Antpitta has been conditioned to come into the open. A night time excursion should produce the endemic Santa Marta Screech-Owl. Following transfer back to Minca for another overnight stay, the tour proceeds to the area around Riohacha in the lowlands, notably Los Flamencos National Park and the Camarones area where Vermilion Cardinal and possibly the rare Tocuyo Sparrow can be found. The tour then continues on to Valledupar and the highlands of the Perija Mountains where several new endemics can be found in the paramo area of Sabana Rubia. The tour ends in Valledupar.