ANDEAN REGION EXPEDITION
Great for: Birding and Photography.
Duration: Between 7 - 10 days
Group size: Max. 8 birders / photographers
Best time to go: All year. Dry seasson: Late November - May. Rainy seasson: May - November
Price: Around U$240 per person per day, according to group size, and currency.
Includes ground transport, lodging, all meals, hydratation, entrance fees, guiding services, bird list.
PLACES TO VISIT
BOGOTA AND SURROUNDINGS: Bogota has some good places to go birding like the wetlands where possible some interesting and endemic species. Around Bogotá best places are Chicaque Reserve, Chingaza National Park.
IGUAQUE SANCTUARY and ROGITAMA RESERVE: Located at the north of Bogotá, in Boyacá department, these two places offer great chances to see interesting species including the endemic Black Inca.
SAN FRANCISCO AND JARDIN ENCANTADO: In this small town there's a house with a lot of hummingbird feeders, where possible to see more than 10 species, including the endemic Indigo-capped hummingbird.
TURMEQUE TOWN: Another small farm with amazing hummingbird feeders
IMPORTANT BIRD SPECIES
Rallussemi plumbeus (Bogota rail), Cistothorus apolinari (Apolinar’s wren) and Synallaxis subpudica(Silvery-throated spinetail), Aulacorhynchus prasinus (Emerald toucanet), Grallaria ruficapilla (Chesnut-crowned antpitta), Arremon torquatus(Stripe-headed brush-finch), Ocreatus underwoodii (Booted rackettail),Oxypogon guerinii (Bearded helmetcrest), Leptasthenura andicola (Andean tit-spinetail), Asthenes fuliginosa (White-chinned thistletail), Cistothorus platensis (Sedge wren), Coeligena prunellei (Black inca), Amaziliacyanifrons (Indigo-capped hummingbird), Chaetocercus heliodor (Gorgetedwoodstar), Chaetocercus mulsant (White-bellied woodstar),Lesbian una (Green-tailed trainbearer), Lesbia victoriae (Black-tailed trainbearer), Colibri coruscans (Sparkling violetear), Eriocnemis cupreoventris (Coppery-bellied puffleg), Coeligena bonapartei (Golden-bellied starfrontlet), Thamnophilus multistriatus (Bar-creastedantshrike).