Sporting three Andean mountain ranges, Colombia is a birder’s paradise with a remarkable variety of landscapes and near 20% of all bird species on the planet. This week we focus on “La Cordillera Occidental”, the Western Andes, which rise above the Pacific and the Choco offering an amazing variety of startlingly beautiful and special birds.
This 1-week trip is based at just two hotels. One in the scenic mountains around and outside of Cali, the nation’s 3rd most populous city, and the other just below the Western Andes’s highest peak, Cerro Tatamá. Featuring a cool crisp climate, good photo opps, excellent birding along mountain trails and roads with a great list of showy endemics, we base ourselves at one luxurious lodge for the first four nights, and a more remote lodge surrounded by an intensely biodiverse wilderness for the final three nights.