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

Dusan is an excellent guide (best ears in the business!) as well as a wonderful person to share this long of an adventure. He’s very concerned for everyone’s health, safety and enjoyment of the birding.

Stephan Lorenz is an outstanding guide – extremely knowledgeable, extremely diligent in getting target birds, and is full of enthusiasm every day.  A real pleasure.

Dusan is an outstanding guide. He consistently made sure that all of us saw each bird and knew its name. I have hearing and mild short-term memory problems and Dusan took specialefforts to be sure that these did not interfere with my birding success on the trip. Not only does Dusan know all of the Colombian birds by sight, but he knows all of their calls and is able to talk at length about their biology and behavior - that is, he is an excellent teacher, too. This is something that I appreciate greatly, as I am a retired college professor of biology and I recognize an excellent teacher when I see one in action. In addition to his skills as a guide, Dusan was tireless in making sure that the constantly-changing tour arrangements went smoothly from day to day. I am certain that we got every minute that was possible out in the field looking for new birds; this was the goal of the tour (1000 species seen in 30 days of birding). He has a very pleasant, enthusiastically-encouraging personality and is outstanding at promoting group coherence and morale in difficult and sometimes mildly-dangerous situations.

"Tuomas was very knowledgeable, personable, and savvy. He did an excellent job of balancing hard core birding with the needs of the group. The accommodations and food were good throughout and the transportation was excellent! This was an adventurous, fun, and challenging trip and I very much enjoyed it. Roger, the local guide, was also very good. Thank you!"

Rob Williams and the Rockjumper folks were absolutely fantastic in helping me after I lost my passport. They made sure I got back to Bogota for the embassy appointments, changing plans on the fly. Very impressive dedication to help customers.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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