9 Days Eastern Andes, Magdalena Valley and Coffee Region

  1. Day 1: Drive one hour to Jardín Encantado in San Francisco (1,500 m., warm weather)

    Looking for Indigo-capped Hummingbird and other hummingbirds, then, drive 40 minutes to Laguna de Tabacal (1,300 m. warm) our target here is the Rossy- Thrush Tanager. In the afternoon we drive two hours to Victoria, we have two options of accommodation in this place.

  2. Day 2: Visit to Bellavista Reserve (700 m.a.s.l. warm)

    Looking for Sooty Ant Tanager, Beautiful Woodpecker, White-mantled Barbet, Tody Motmot, Striped Manakin, White-bearded Manakin and others, in the afternoon, drive one hour to La Dorada and overnight there (200 m.a.s.l. very warm weather).

  3. Day 3: Visit to Charca de Guarinocito

    Looking for the Northern Screamer Velvet-fronted Euphonia, Magdalena Antbird and others, in the afternoon transfer to Libano. (1800 m.a.s.l.)

  4. Day 4: Visit some places for Tolima Dove

    Tolima Blossomcrown and Crested Ant Tanager, in the afternoon, drive three hours to Termales del Ruiz and overnight there (3,000 m.a.s.l. cold weather)

  5. Day 5: Visit to the feeders at morning

    After lunch, visit to Nevado del Ruiz (4.000 m.a.s.l. very cold) looking for Buffy Helmetcrest, Rufous-fronted Parakeet, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Stout-billed Cinclodes, Plumbeous Sierra Finch and others, overnight in Manizales.

  6. Day 6. Full day Rio Blanco (2,500 m.a.s.l.) overnight Manizales

    TThe Rio Blanco reserve is such a bird-rich place that we need a full day of birding to cover the reserve properly. The bird life here is so diverse and spectacular that we stand a chance of seeing over 360 species. There are feeders for Hummingbirds and also for Antpittas wich for of them come to eat fresh warms, Brown-banded, Chestnut-crowned, Slate-crowned and Bicoloured with very quick movements; others are Rusty-faced Parrot, Golden-plumed Parakeet, Black-billed Mountain-Toucan, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Spillman’s Tapaculo, Barred Becard, Green-and-black, Golden-fronted Whitestar, White-capped Tanager, Red-hooded Tanager, Grass-green Tanager, Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager, Plushcap, Slaty and Chestnut-capped Brushfinches, the rare Masked Saltator among others. Overnight at Manizales.

  7. Day 7. Birding in Cameguadua (1,500 m.a.s.l. fresh weather)

    Drive 40 minutes from Manizales, Cameguadua is a wetland complex with some interesting birds like Purple Gallinule, Blackish Rail, Grey-necked Woodrail, White-necked Stilt, as well, there are some forest´s patches were is possible to see Grayish Piculet and Grayish Saltator, Slaty Spinetail and Slate-coloured Seedeater. In the afternoon drive three hours to Mistrató in the western Andes.

  8. Day 8. Full day in Mistrató

    Day 8. Full day in Mistrató
    Mistrató area is on the western andes (1,800 m.a.s.l. fresh but rainy), it is perfect to try for the Chocó endemics like Toucan Barbet, Brown Inca, Violet-tailed Sylph, Black and Gold Tanager, Glistening-green Tanager, Club-winged Manakin, Yellow-collared Chlorophonia and much more, in the afternoon drive two hours to Pereira, overnight at otún Quimbaya Reserve.

  9. Day 9. Morning at otún Quimbaya and transfer to the airport

    We will try in the morning for Hooded Antpitta, Stile´s Tapaculo, Multicolored Tanager, Cauca Guan, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow and Torrent Duck, the airport is just one hour from the Reserve