Avian Jewels of the Western and Central Andes
Colombia July 1 to 15, 2025
Discover Colombia, the ultimate haven for bird enthusiasts! Colombia boasts the highest concentration of bird species worldwide, hosting a staggering 20 percent of the world’s total avian diversity within just 0.7% of its landmass. Encounter a vast range of ecosystems, all conveniently situated within a relatively compact area. From lush wetlands to the towering peaks of the Andes, Colombia offers unparalleled abundance and variety of birdlife at every twist and turn. On this avian adventure, not only will you have ample time to commune with nature and interact with captivating wildlife, but you’ll also gain privileged access to the Colombian way of life. This immersive experience will provide insight into the local culture enhancing your bird-focused adventure.
- Explore marshes and lagoons teeming with birdlife.
- Soak in Andean hot springs while watching for high elevation species.
- Be dazzled by the color, movements, and sounds of cock-of-the-rock leks.
- Attend a festival of tanagers in the Anchicaya Watershed.
Itinerary Updated: October 2023
Our Trip Leaders
Jose was born and raised in the western Andes of Colombia, and he has been birding since he was 16 years old. Jose was the first guide to join Colombia Birdwatch and has since traveled throughout most regions of Colombia with hundreds of guests from all corners of the world. Jose shines amongst his colleagues for his calm demeanor, friendliness, and proficiency in English, not to mention his ability to find birds.
Discover the remarkable variety of avian jewels in the Andes.