We had a great time with Forrest Rowland in Colombia. A wonderful country. Forrest is a fantastic birder and a great guide.
With just over 1900 species now recorded within its borders, of which an incredible 89 occur nowhere else on Earth, it is no surprise that Colombia has become such a popular and rewarding birding destination. Our exciting Colombia – Andean Endemics bird tour focuses primarily on the large number of endemics that the country has to offer. Firstly in the awesome Andean region, and then with an extension to the Guajira Peninsula and the impressive Santa Marta Massif on the northern coast. From the Eastern Andes to the Pacific Slope, this Colombia birding tour encompasses what Colombian birds and birding is all about – a combination of almost unparralled diversity and incredible uniqueness.
Bogota Rail, Cauca Guan, Colombian Chachalaca, Chestnut Wood Quail, Noble Snipe, Yellow-eared & Rusty-faced Parrot, Golden-plumed, Rufous-fronted, Barred & Brown-breasted Parakeet, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Red-bellied Grackle, Black-collared Jay, Beautiful Woodpecker, White-mantled Barbet, Brown-banded Antpitta, Grey-cheeked Nunlet, Antioquia Bristle Tyrant, Pale-bellied, Nariño, Stiles’s & Alto Pisones Tapaculo, Orange-breasted Fruiteater, Silvery-throated Spinetail, Bar-crested Antshrike, Turquoise Dacnis, Indigo-capped Hummingbird, Black Inca, Empress Brilliant, Blue-throated Starfrontlet, Buffy Helmetcrest, Black-thighed & Coppery-bellied Puffleg, Pacific Tuftedcheek, White-tailed Hillstar, White-bibbed Manakin, Magdalena Antbird, Choco Vireo, Bicoloured Antvireo, Ruddy Foliage-gleaner, Chestnut-capped Piha, Apolinar’s Wren, Munchique Wood Wren, Rufous-winged & Rufous-rumped Antwren, White-headed, Chestnut-breasted & Sooty-headed Wren, Indigo Flowerpiercer, Masked Saltator, Uniform & Star-chested Treerunner, Fulvous-breasted Flatbill, Olivaceous Piha, Black Solitaire, Yellow-collared & Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Crested & Sooty Ant Tanager, Purplish-mantled, Glistening-green, Black-and-gold, Gold-ringed, Multicolored & White-capped Tanager, Black-chinned Mountain Tanager, Choco & Yellow-headed Brush Finch
Colombian Howler Monkey, Crab-eating Fox, Mountain Coati, Silvery-footed Tamarin.
Rainforest, montane lakes and desert scrub, coastal lagoons, mangroves, grasslands & wetlands
Temperate to cold in highlands; hot and very humid in the lowlands (especially at Rio Claro and El Paujil), dry (Guajira Peninsula). Rain is likely on some days.
Brisk pace, some demanding walks
Spectacular scenery in Los Nevados and Santa Marta Mountains
What our clients say about tours to Colombia
- MK, Colombia 2017
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.BA, Colombia 2017
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!CA, Colombia 2017
Forrest was absolutely fantastic. The best birder/guide that we have ever had the pleasure of travelling with. His enthusiasm and passion for his work were exceptional and made for an awesome birding trip.DH & RD, Colombia Highlights