Pre Tour Extension: East Andes & Magdalena Valley (Optional)

Pre-tour Extension 1: Arrive in Bogotá

Pre-tour Extension 2: At dawn we shall find ourselves on Cerro Guadalupe overlooking the vast city of Bogotá. Here we shall look for the endemics, Matorral Tapaculo and Silvery-throated Spinetail as well as the near endemics, Rufous-browed Conebill and Coppery-bellied Puffleg. Mid morning we shall head off to some nearby gravel pits for Bogota Rail, Spot-flanked Gallinule and Merida Speckled Teal. After a short lunch we shall visit a vast reed bed to look for Apolinar's Marsh-wren. Night in Chiquinquirà.

Pre-tour Extension 3 - 5: We shall set off early for the Cerulean Warbler Reserve for a three night stay and passing through the scenic Chicamocha Canyon en route. We shall spend our time focusing on nine of the endemics this reserve has to offer; Gorgeted Wood-quail, Indigo-capped Hummingbird, Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird, Black Inca, Upper Magdalena Tapaculo, Mountain Grackle, Niceforo's Wren, Parker's Antbird and Turquoise Dacnis. Other highlights could include Highland Tinamou, Yellow-throated Spadebill and White-bellied Antpitta.

Pre-tour Extension 6 - 8: After an early breakfast we shall leave head south towards El Paujil stopping en route to look for Northern Screamer that frequents the marshes alongside the main highway. Once at the reserve we shall focus our time looking for Blue-billed Curassow as well as several other endemics such as White-mantled Barbet, Beautiful Woodpecker, Colombian Chachalaca and Sooty Ant-tanager. Other species we should look out for include Black-billed Flycatcher, Black Antshrike, Citron-throated Toucan and Saffron-headed Parrot. After lunch on our final day in the reserve we shall return to Bogotá for a one night stay.