This tour takes us to a different part of Colombia than our excursion to Araucana Lodge, It begins and ends in the city of Barranquilla, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the highest coastal mountain in the world and one of the most important endemism centers in the world, with 22 species of birds restricted to it. Join us on a search for many of these endemics, including Santa Marta Screech-owl, antpittas (four species), tapaculos (two species), foliage-gleaners (two species), Brush-finches (two species), parakeets, (five species) sabrewings (two species), bush-tyrants (three species), seedeaters (nine species), and, of course, a huge array of warblers (thirty species!), and tanagers (fifty-four species!)
This trip will also take us to Isla Salamanca, Tayrona, and Los Flamencos National Parks, where birding through mangroves and coastal wetlands along the ocean and in dry scrub forest should yield species such as the near endemic Buffy Hummingbird, the endemic Chestnut-winged Chachalaca, Russet-throated Puffbird, the near endemic Chestnut Piculet, Bicolored Conebill, Tocuyo Sparrow, and Panama Flycatcher.
Although this week is designed as an extension to the Araucana Lodge trip, you can obviously do this as a stand-alone trip by arriving at Barranquilla on Day 1.
View Trip Birdlist Here