Colombia has a vast expanse of Amazonian rainforest habitat, and it is best accessed via the town of Mitu. The town itself is a fabulous base to work from, with comfortable hotel accommodations in town (even air-conditioning!) and some of the most enjoyable local guides anywhere. The birding sites are easy to access and the birds are plentiful, with many near endemics, white sand specialists, terra firme specialists and many scarce species readily seen. With a total of 5 days to immerse ourselves in this prime birding area, we have more than enough time to visit all of the important birding areas.
Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Red-fan & Orange-cheeked Parrot, Racquet-tailed Coquette, Fiery Topaz, Pavonine Quetzal, Brown-banded, Chestnut-capped & Collared Puffbird, Yellow-billed, Bronzy & Paradise Jacamar, Tawny-tufted Toucanet, Orinoco Piculet, Bar-bellied Woodcreeper, Blackish-grey & Pearly Antshrike, 10 species of Antwren including Cherrie’s, Yellow-throated & Ash-winged, Black Bushbird, 17 species of Antbirds including Black-chinned, Black-headed, Grey-bellied, White-plumed & Chestnut-crested, Plum-throated, Spangled & Pompadour Cotingas, Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Saffron-crested Tyrant-Manakin, Black Manakin, Yellow-crested, Golden-crowned & Western Striped Manakin, Brown-headed Greenlet, Azure-naped Jay, White-bellied Dacnis, White-naped Seedeater, Plumbeous Euphonia.
white sand forest and terra firme forest
warm and humid
relaxed, but long days