THE BEST 10 PLACES FOR BIRD WATCHING IN COLOMBIA

Colombia owns 20% of the birds that inhabit the planet and 127 species of migratory birds touch their lands at different times of the year, this makes Colombia one of the best destinations to practice bird watching.

 

MINCA – SIERRA NEVADA

 

AVES

 

It is a perfect ecosystem compounds with a forest landscape over the surface of a snow mountain by the shore of the sea. It set a sanctuary for a thousands of birds that find a refuge in this place.

 

SHRIMPS – LA GUAJIRA

 

AVES

 

In this fishers town by the shore of the Caribbean sea, between swamps and steams, born the sanctuary of fauna and flora Los Flamencos, a place where to find local birds of this ecosystem and in particular the pink flamenco.

 

EL VALLE – CHOCO

 

Choco

 

In a paradise with beaches by the shore of the forest, the perfect complement are the 650 species of birds you can find in the Colombian pacific, that in this place makes the beauty and play with a thousand of sounds.

 

NATIONAL AVIARY – CARTAGENA

 

Aviario

 

At a few kilometers from Cartagena it is located a place known as the bigger of his type in América, with more than 1800 species and 4 types of ambience that represents the thermal levels in Colombia and it is an excellent option to enjoy bird watching.

 

YOTOCO FOREST RESERVE – VALLE DEL CAUCA

 

Yocoto

 

Located in the town of the same name, the reservation has an extension of 559 kms of subtropical wet forest and along the paths you can appreciate a great variety of multicolor birds.

 

ACAYACU NATIONAL NATURAL PARK – AMAZONAS

 

Acayacu

 

In Amazonas lives about 674 birds species that fill with colors the trees creating a rainbow that makes the walking in the forest an special experience.

 

SANTO DE FAUNA AND FLORA OTUN QUIMBAYA

 

Otun

 

By the shore of river Otún there is a great biodiversity that compounds this sanctuary located in the surroundings of the Andes central mountain range, with a great variety of birds and mammals that has his home in this reservation.

 

LAS TÁNGARAS NATURAL RESERVE

 

Tangaras

 

The natural reservation for birds Las Tángaras is one of the places of tropical forest with more diversity and more important on earth. There is about 4000 hectare that protect the river Atrato (the most imporant river of Chocó).

 

TATAMA NATIONAL PARK

 

Tatama

 

Stands out his geographical location, the presence of a virgin moorland and an excellent conservation, Tatamá park is a protected area of high scientific interest and an natural refuge for many vegetal and animal species. The park is in the west range and stands out his excellent ecosystem conservation.

 

PURACE NATURAL NATIONAL PARK

 

Purace

 

The park offers many walks and paths to discover several ecosystems as wet forest, moorland and fell, so we can appreciate a great variety of fauna as the famous andean condor.