Overview

Our comprehensive highlights of Colombia birding tour covers all three Andean ranges and both inter-Andean valleys, as well as lowland rainforest in search of numerous endemics and regional avian specialties. During this Colombia birding tour, we will be searching for a remarkable collection of birds that are likely to exceed 500 species, including scores of colorful tanagers, numerous furtive antpittas, and over 50 species of dazzling hummingbirds! Combined with spectacular scenery, friendly locals and pleasant lodges situated within prime birding areas, this Colombia birding tour offers the very best of South American birding.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Wattled Guan, Bogota Rail, Northern Screamer, Merida Speckled Teal, Yellow-eared & Rusty-faced Parrot, Rufous-fronted & Flame-winged Parakeet, Cloud-forest Pygmy Owl, Moustached Puffbird, Black Inca, Empress Brilliant, Toucan & White-mantled Barbet, Greyish Piculet, White-throated Screech Owl, Brown-banded, Chestnut-crowned, Slaty-crowned and Bicolored  Antpittas, Bar-crested Antshrike, Red-bellied Grackle, Beautiful Jay, Star-chested Treerunner, Uniform Treehunter, Munchique Wood Wren, Tanager Finch, Black-chinned Mountain, Gold-ringed, Black-and-gold & Glistening-green Tanager, Crested Ant Tanager, Turquoise Dacnis, Choco Vireo, Rufous-browed Conebill, Stiles’s & Tatama (Alto Pisones) Tapaculo, Silvery-throated Spinetail, Blue-throated & Golden-bellied Starfrontlet, Indigo-capped & Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Oilbird, Pacific Tuftedcheek, Black Solitaire, Buffy Helmetcrest, Glowing Puffleg, Choco & Antioquia Brushfinches, Yellow-headed Manakin, Beautiful Woodpecker
Habitats Covered
rainforest, Choco Cloud Forest, humid lowland forest, dry forest
Expected Climate
temperate to cold in highlands (Chingaza, Los Nevados), Hot and humid in the lowlands (Rio Claro). Rain is likely on some days.
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
brisk pace, some demanding walks
Accommodation
basic to very comfortable
Ease of Birding
moderate with some challenging species
Number of Species Expected
500+
Other Attractions
spectacular scenery.
Photographic Opportunities
good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

We had a great time with Forrest Rowland in Colombia. A wonderful country. Forrest is a fantastic birder and a great guide.

Two great tours led by Tuomas, who is an outstanding birder and great tour leader. Local guides were also very good, so we all saw virtually all of our hit list birds. Thanks to all.

Tuomas was excellent. He was an excellent birder and group leader, ensuring the everyone saw each bird. He was persistent in pursuing our target birds but knew when enough was enough for the day. Tuomas has an easy going manner, but he (and the local leader) were efficient and effective in dealing with problems in the field or with the accomodation.

From the several members of the office staff to the actual tour itself, I have nothing but high praise for my Rockjumper experience. This was my first tour with Rockjumper, but I hope it won't be my last. Alison and Sarah were tremendously helpful. Rob Williams is as good a leader as I have ever experienced. He not only knows the birds, but he made sure that we all got to see them, showing patience way beyond what I thought necessary. When one of our participants lost his passport, Rob bent over backwards to help this hapless person, never complaining while doing so. Rob always told us what the plan was for the next day. When Plan A didn't pan out, he had Plan B ready. If something went askew, he handled it with aplomb, always keeping his sense of humour. Did I mention he showed us wonderful birds? Oh, we saw some beautiful ones!

Rob did an outstanding job on this tour. He is an excellent birding guide, great personality and provided insights on a variety of diverse subject matters. I was also impressed with the local operator and their quick actions in dealing with unexpected situations like the general strike and road closure to Medellin.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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