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Bird watching

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Why do bird whatching in Colombia?

The sound of flapping wings and throaty warbles heard in forests, mangroves, mountains and plains are ample reward for ornithologists from all over the world who have found their dream destination in Colombia. 

1889 species

Colombia leads the world in avian biodiversity; it is home to 1,889 species, or 20 % of all bird species on Earth. 197 species of migratory birds are also temporary residents.

Many destinations

There are many destinations for bird watching: Chocó, Valle del Cauca, the Amazon, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the coffee zone, and the Eastern Plains are but a few of them.

Unique Species

71 species of birds found here are unique to Colombia.

Activities and experiences

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Chengue Beach, Santa Marta

Chengue Beach

Chengue beach in Tayrona National Park is located in an area of ​​tropical dry forest. It has an old salt pan and a...
Marasha Nature Reserve

Photo by: Martha Liliana Tribiño Medina / Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Marasha Nature Reserve

Visit the Marasha Nature Reserve, a place to admire the landscape and biodiversity of flora and fauna, and 45 minutes...

Lotos "Victoria Regia", Lagos Amazónicos

Amazonian lakes

The Yahuarcaca lakes in the town of Leticia can be navigated by kayak through a jungle flanked by rubber trees and red...

Especie endémica, Chocó

Bird watching

Ornithologists and tourists from around the world come to Chocó hoping to see some of the 650 bird species that live in...

Photo by: Luis Orlado Aristizabal Gaviria, archivo fotográfico Fontur

Bird watching

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta offers bird watching enthusiasts the chance to see species among which the chicken...

Birds at the Sonso Lagoon Nature Reserve

During the winter, visitors from all around the world can watch migratory birds from North America at the Laguna Sonso...
Visit the Conejera wetlands

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Conejera wetlands

The Bogotá tingua and marsh wren are among the nearly 115 species of birds that live in the Conejera wetlands, a 160-...


Explore the Amazon

Amacayacu National Park, whose name means “River of Hammocks” in Quechua, is a good starting point for exploring the...

Rio Blanco Nature Reserve

The Río Blanco Nature Reserve, just under two miles from Manizales, is ideal for bird watching. In this nature reserve...

Photo by: Viceministerio de turismo

Bird watching

Bird watching in the Amazon isn’t hard; 674 different species of birds live here. The Amacayacu National Park and...


Visit Tayrona Park

On one side the waves smash against volcanic rocks that are lined up next the beach: on the other side you seem to see...