ENDEMICS TOUR II

NOTE: This tour can be run in conjunction with the Endemics Tour I.

 

Day 1: Arrive in Bogotá

Day 2: At dawn we shall find ourselves on the Cerros 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 Barbosa.

Day 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.

Day 6 - 7: 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.

Day 8: After breakfast we shall continue our journey up the Magdalena Valley to Libano where we shall spend our time looking for mainly for Tolima Dove, Blossomcrown and Yellow-headed Brush Finch.

Day 9: We shall make an early start and head up into the Los Nevados National Park where Indigo-winged Parrot can often be seen before returning to Libano in the afternoon to continue looking for Tolima Dove if required.

Day 10: This morning we shall head back to Bogota stopping en route at an impresive Hummingbird garden where 25 different species have been recorded. Night in Bogotá.

Day 11: Departure.


Price: GB£2450/US$3920 per person

Max Group Size: 3

Tours Include: All accommodation in hotels and lodges, ground transport, internal flights, meals, services of tour leader and drivers.

Not included: International flights, departure tax, alcoholic drinks, tips, laundry and other items of a personal nature.

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