Colombia: Santa Marta and Central Andes

January 26 – February 3, 2024
Extension: February 3-9, 2024

From: Barranquilla, Colombia
Participant Limit: 10
Activity Level: Moderate

Price: $4,199
Extension: $3,699

Double occupancy. Single supplement: $400
Extension single supplement $400

This is a birding tour, designed to see as many bird species as possible, with special focus on specialty species.

Register Now

Colombia is one of the most exciting countries in South America for birding! Join us on this tour to see the wonderful birds of the incredible Santa Marta region of Colombia. Our tour will start in the city of Barranquilla. From there, we’ll travel east to the dry forest along the Caribbean. Along the way, we’ll stop to look for a few specialties including Chestnut-winged Chachalaca, Russet-throated Puffbird, and Northern Screamer. Once we are in the dry forest, there are a host of special birds for us to find including Vermilion Cardinal, Orinocan Saltator, Chestnut Piculet, Buffy Hummingbird, and much more!

From here, we will visit the famous Santa Marta region and the wonderful El Dorado Lodge. This region is known for its incredible number of endemic species including Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner, Santa Marta Blossomcrown, Santa Marta Woodstar, Santa Marta Parakeet, Santa Marta Warbler, Santa Marta Bush-Tyrant, and more!

After exploring this fantastic region, you can also choose to continue on our extension to the Central Andes to experience more of the diversity that this country has to offer. We’ll fly from Barranquilla to Bogota to start the extension. Upon arrival in Bogota, we’ll visit an amazing hummingbird garden where we can expect highlights such as Blue-throated Starfrontlet, White-bellied Woodstar, Black-tailed and Green-tailed Trainbearer, Glowing and Coppery-bellied Puffleg, and Sword-billed Hummingbird. Throughout the rest of the extension, we’ll visit many fantastic birding locations around Libano, Manizales, and Pereira. Some of the many possible highlights include Indigo-capped Hummingbird, Crested Ant-Tanager, multiple antpittas including Crescent-faced, Black-billed Mountain-Toucan, Buffy Helmetcrest, Rainbow-bearded Thornbill, Cauca Guan, and Red-ruffed Fruitcrow.

Throughout the tour, we’ll visit a variety of elevations and habitats which is sure to lead to a long and diverse list of species including many Colombian specialties and endemics.

Trip Leaders

Eric Ripma


  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Flights in Colombia during extension

Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • Passport and Visa Fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Items
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

Tour Route

Colombia: A BSBO Fundraiser with the Kaufmans - Map

Birds and More Seen on This Tour

Questions about this tour?

Tour Question