Where to go birdwatching in Bogota- BOGOTA BIRDING - PLAN FOR DAYS -



Early in the morning, we will depart to Chingaza National Park. This incredible place is located only one hour away from Bogota. We will be birding here all the day exploring Paramo, cloud forest and moorland ecosystems searching for:

National Park Chingaza
Grey-breasted Wood-wren (Henicorhina leucophrys)
Near endemic: Pale bellied Tapaculo, Andean Siskin, Golden  faced Redstart, Coppery-bellied Puffleg (Near endemic), Black-headed Hemispingus, Brown breasted Parakeet (endemic), Bronze-tailed Thronbill, Glowing Puffleg, Longuemare´s Sunangel, Bluethroated Starfrontlet, Rufous Antpitta, Bronze-tailed Thornbill, Blue-throated Starfrontlet, Coppery-bellied Puffleg, Noble Snipe, Black-billed Mountain-Toucan and many more. Inside the surroundings wetland we will try to see Bogotá Rail (endemic), Silvery-throated Spinetail (endemic)
Black-backed Grosbeak (Pheucticus aureoventris)

Check list birds targets
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Bogota rail (Foto Mauricio Rueda)
Siecha Swamps: Bogota Rail, Spot-flanked Gallinule, Noble Snipe, Andean Duck, Andean Teal. Acuamonte: Blue-throated Starfrontlet, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Great Sapphirewing, Glowing Puffleg, Sparkling Violetear
Accommodation at the same hotel in Bogota.

Birds: Blue-winged Teal, Andean Teal, Ruddy Duck ssp. Andina, Great Egret (American), Cattle Egret, Striated Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Black Vulture, Bogota Rail, Spot-flanked Gallinule, American Coot, Noble Snipe, Rock Pigeon, Eared Dove, Green-tailed Trainbearer, Tropical Kingbird, Brown-bellied Swallow, Great Thrush, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, Southern Lapwing (Northern). Tropical Mockingbird

Day 02  : Sumapaz national paramo: Apolinar's Wren, Tawny Antpitta, Bronze-tailed Thornbill, Bearded Helmetcrest, Matorral Tapaculo, Silvery-throated Spinetail

Sumapaz national park (Foto Bogota Birding)
Apolinar's Wren (Cistothorus apolinari))

Birds; Andean Teal, Ruddy Duck, American Coot, Greater yellowlegs, noble Snipe, Bronze-tailed Thornbill, Bearded Helmetcrest, Great Sapphirewing, Tawny Antpitta, Chestnut-winged Cinclodes, Andean Tit-Spinetail, Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant, Brown-bellied Swallow, House Wren, Apolinar's Wren, Great Thrush, Rufous-browed Conebill, Glossy Flowerpiercer, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, Andean Siskin

White-chinned Thistletail (Schizoeaca fuliginosa)

Afternoon Chicaque nature reserve: We are here a few hours, specially for to see to enigmatic Golden bellied starfronlet  and other targetes birds here:
Red-crowned Woodpecker, Smoky-brown Woodpecker, Emerald Toucanet;
Green Violetear, Buff-tailed Coronet, Booted Racket-tail, Green-tailed, White-tiped Streak-necked Flycatcher, Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant, Common Tody-Flycatcher, Golden-faced Tyrannulet, Unduled Antpitta, Plain Antvireo, Azara´s Spinetail, Ash-browed Spinetail, Slaty Spinetail, Montane Foliage-gleaner, Streaked Xenops, Brown-billed Scythebill, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Black-billed Peppershrike, Yellow-throated Vireo , Brown-capped Vireo, Rufous-naped, Crimson-backed Tanager, Blue-grey Tanager, Palm Tanager, Blue-capped Tanager , Fawn-breasted Tanager, Golden Tanager, Flame-faced Tanager. Nigh Bogota
Golden bellied starfronlet – Foto Bogota Birding

Chicaque nature reserve

Day 03: Guayabetal: Birding all day here…the Cundinamarca antpitta very hard to see
early in the morning (4:30 am) we left for a locality called monterredondo, 3 hours from bogota. Here we want to see the famous cundinamarca antpitta (endemic). Other targetes birds here: rufous antpitta, slate crowned antpitta, and green - grass tanager, Crested Bobwhite, Black Vulture, Roadside Hawk, Band-tailed Pigeon, Lined Quail-Dove, Chestnut-collared Swift, Green Violetear,
Tourmaline Sunangel, Collared Inca, Emerald Toucanet, Smoky-brown Woodpecker, Lineated Woodpecker, Brown-breasted Parakeet, Cundinamarca Antpitta, Ochre-breasted Antpitta, Blackish Tapaculo, Schwartz's Antthrush, Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner, Cinnamon Flycatcher, flavescent Flycatcher, Green-and-black Fruiteater, Green Jay, blue-and-white Swallow, Mountain Wren, Gray-breasted Wood-Wren, Andean Solitaire, Great Thrush, Russet-crowned Warbler, Slate-throated Redstart, Golden-fronted Redstart, golden-naped Tanager, Black-capped Tanager, Blue-and-black Tanager, Black Flowerpiercer, Ochre-breasted Brush-Finch, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Common Bush-Tanager, Mountain Cacique, russet-backed Oropendola, Thick-billed Euphonia Nigh.
cundinamarca Antpitta – foto Bogota BirdingC

 (OPTIONAL)  (Day ): TABACAL (2 hours from Bogota
Tabacal, feeders hummingbird, magdalena valley birding
Early in the morning, we will start our way to the high Magdalena Valley. We will visit the Jardin Encantado: This hummingbird feeding station is only going to get more famous! Close to the birding site of La Vega and convenient for birders day-tripping from Bogota, several rare species of hummingbirds are virtually guaranteed here.
Endemics: Indigo-capped Hummingbird
Key Species: Lazuline Sabrewing, Gorgeted and White-bellied Woodstar

                                               Andean emeral

Then we will walk around El Tabacal  lagoon Park in the municipality of La Vega. There we will be able to watch birds like:
Pied-billed Grebe, White-throated Crake, Ruddy Quail-Dove, Squirrel Cuckoo,
Gray-rumped Swift, Bar-crested Antshrike, Plain Antvireo, Rusty-breasted Antpitta, Wedge-billed Woodcreeper, Boat-billed Flycatcher, Rusty-margined Flycatcher, Black-bellied Wren, Pale-vented Thrush, rufous-capped Warbler, Buff-rumped Warbler, crimson-backed Tanager, saffron Finch, Blue-black Grassquit, Rosy Thrush-Tanager, Ash-browned Spinetail, Grey-throated Warbler, Rusty-breasted Antpitta, White-bellied Antbird, Scrub Tanager, Spectacled Parrotlet, Stripe-breasted Spinetail, Bar-crested Antshrike and more.

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