Colombia a destinations for bird watching

Bird watching

Colours in the sky

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. This is yout essential Guide to Bird Watching and Bird Sites in Colombia 


1.889 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
Best destinations for lovers of nature and bird watching

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
Unique species and excellent birdwatching opportunities

Photo by: Luis Orlando Aristizabal Gaviria, Archivo fotográfico Fontur

71 species of birds found here are unique to Colombia.

Activities and experiences

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Punta Huina Beach - A great snorkeling site

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Punta Huina Beach

Punta Huina Beach, half an hour by boat from Bahia Solano, is known for its reddish sand lapped by pristine waves. Here...

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...

El Valle

The village of El Valle is a good place to witness the awakening of the birds in the forest early in the morning,...
Bird watching - 36 species that only live in these mountains

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...

Macuira National Nature Park

Macuira National Nature Park is a 25,000-hectare oasis located in the desert of Upper Guajira. This reserve, which is...

Conejera wetlands

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

Photo by: ProColombia

Bird watching

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

Go fishing amid breathtaking surroundings

An activity that has enjoyed increasing popularity at La Macarena is fishing in the rapids upstream on the Guayabero...
Rio Blanco Nature Reserve - An ideal bird watching site

Photo by: Viceministerio de Turismo de Colombia

Rio Blanco Nature Reserve

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

Salamanca Island Nature Reserve

From Barranquilla you can visit the Salamanca Island Nature Reserve in the jurisdiction of the towns of Pueblo Viejo...

Amazonian lakes

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

Bird watching

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

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Meet the National Aviary of Colombia

National Aviary of Colombia has 138 bird species and about 1,800 copies. Located 14.5 KM between Cartagena - Baru is...

Explore the Amazon

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