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English some Spanish
I am a retired Educator living in the Valle de Tenza. I live in a safe rural area
about 3 hours from Bogota. There are no nearby reserve or sanctuaries but there are a variety of birds. I see Smooth Billed Anis every day for example. I can see 3 or 4 different Hummers most every sunny day and at least one every day. If anyone is interested they can bird on my place or in the area. I have a small Suzuki with room for one passenger plus my dog who always is with me.
La Vega/Bogota, Cundinamarca
English, basic Spanish
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Nature Colombia Tours
English, Spanish and French
We are a tour company based in the foothills of the Santa Marta mountains with more than 10 years of experience doing birding and nature/wildlife photography trips in this amazing area and in the rest of the country, like the Andes region, Pacific Coast-Choco lowlands, Amazonas, Eastern Plains.
We aim to offer the best value in expert birding/nature trips in Colombia. We offer customized trips with local English/French speaking guides and our focus is your fully satisfaction.
Santa Marta Mountains / Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Perija Mountains / Serranía de Perija
Choco Pacific Lowlands
Eastern, Central and Western Andes
Eastern Plains / Los Llanos
White-tipped quetzal, Santa Marta warbler, Santa Marta tapaculo, Santa Marta foliage-gleaner, Santa Marta parakeet, Santa Marta woodstar, Lance-tailed Manakin, Vermillion Cardinal, Chestnut Piculet, Buffy hummingbird, Golden-winged sparrow, Black-backed antsrhike, Perija Thistle-tail, Perija Tapaculo, Perija Metaltail, Perija Brush-finch. Buffy helmetcrest, Multicolored tanager, Toucan barbet, Gold-ringed tanager, Bicolor antipitta, Badudo oropendola, Chestnut-bellied flowerpiercer, Velvet-purple coronet, Rainbow-beared thornbill, Torrent duck, cellated tapaculo, Orange-breasted fruiteater, Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Turquoise dacnis, Beautiful Jay, Yellow-collared chlorophonia, Colombian screech-owl.
We are a tour operator, we offer the best services to make Birding a unique experience with endangered, endemic and restricted species the different habitats of the Colombian Caribbean region, among them: Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Tayrona National Paark, Salamanca area and Guajira peninsula.
In a week you can record more than 300 species, besides the culture and local gastronomy.
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Santa Marta Antpitta, Santa Marta Screech-owl, Santa Marta Mountain-tanager
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap
Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino
English - Spanish
I have been professional Birding guide for 5 Years. I know the best Birding Hotspots of the South west of Colombia, my birth country, which I love with all my heart.
I can speak fluently English, Spanish and a little German.
I love Birds since childhood and I enjoy my Job very much.
I love to share the birds and Nature of my country with people from the rest of the world, and I love when the birders leave the country with a lot of lifers and a huge smile on their faces.
Km 18 Finca AlejandrÃÂa, Cock of the Rock Leck,AnchicayÃÂ¡, Sonso Lagoon
Multicolored Tanager, Golden Quetzal, Collared Trogon, Saffron crowned Tanager,
Pablo born in Medellín in 1977, at the age of 15 started birding and traveling intensively. He made his thesis studing the Yellow-eared Parrot, and graduated as Forestry Engineer. Since 2000 has been deeply involved with bird conservation working in many projects and leading some expeditions. He is Co-founder of ProAves (stronger NGO in the conservation of birds in Colombia) and worked at this organization for 5 years, contributing to the creation of several private reserves and other important achievements in different regions. After that, was linked independently to different bird research projects with the government and for international entities.
After 18 years of active birding and more than 1675 bird species recorded in Colombia, he has reached significant skills as a birding guide in all regions of the country. His great passion for birds has taken him to Ecuador (9), Venezuela (3), Peru (2) and Brazil (3). His knowledge about birds locations, bird calls and carefully logistics are remarkable.
In 2008, he started guiding tours for different companies. In the middle of 2009 started to work mostly independently up to date.
Check out Pablo and his friend Jurgen Beckers guide book to Colombia Where to watch birds in Colombia