"Santa Marta Endemic Birding Trip"
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is an isolated mountain range apart from the Andes chain that runs though Colombia.
It existed already from before the Andes where formed.
Because of it's isolation, there are a high number of endemic species to be found here. Actually it has the highest
concentration of endemic birds in S-America.
We offer a week trip for those wishing to see these endemics.
The week trip includes 4 days Santa Marta Mountains and foothills, 2 days Guajira endemics and 1 day spend around
In case you want to stay longer, we include some other sites such as the Tayrona NP (dry forest).
Cost for week trip: 1150 US$/person (4 participants); 1875 US$/person (2 participants);
2950 US$ (1 participant)
Cost for 9 day-trip: 1420 US$/person (4 participants); 2250 US$/person (2 participants);
3750 US$ (1 participant)
Trip includes all transport, guiding (local English speaking guide), handy check list, entrance fees,
accommodation and meals.
Not included is your flight to/from Santa Marta (we can arrange a flight for you to & from Bogota), airport tax,
travel insurance, laundry services, phone calls and all other personal expenses.
We can also offer a trip without accommodation and meals.
Send us an email for an enquiry.
Following (near-)endemics can be found:
Chestnut-winged Chachalaca (Ortalis garrula),
Band-tailed Guan (Penelope argyrotis),
Black-fronted Wood-Quail (Odontophorus atrifrons),
Blue-knobbed Curassow (Crax alberti),
Two-banded Puffbird (Hypnelus ruficollis),
Chestnut Piculet (Picumnus cinnamomeus),
White-tipped Quetzal (Pharomachrus fulgidus),
Dwarf Cuckoo (Coccyzus pumilus),
Military Macaw (Ara militaris),
Blue-crowned Parakeet (Aratinga acuticaudata),
Santa Marta Parakeet (Pyrrhura viridicata),
Coppery Emerald (Chlorostilbon russatus),
Blossomcrown (Anthocephala floriceps),
Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird (Lepidopyga lilliae),
Black-backed Thornbill (Ramphomicron dorsale),
White-tailed Starfrontlet (Coeligena phalerata),
Bare-eyed Pigeon (Patagioenas corensis),
Lined Quail-Dove (Geotrygon linearis),
Santa Marta Bush-Tyrant (Myiotheretes pernix),
Northern Scrub-Flycatcher (Sublegatus arenarum),
Slender-billed Inezia (Inezia tenuirostris),
(Northern) Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus),
Golden-breasted Fruiteater (Pipreola aureopectus),
Black-backed Antshrike (Sakesphorus melanonotus),
Rusty-headed (Synallaxis fuscorufa), White-whiskered
(Synallaxis candei) and Streak-capped Spinetail (Cranioleuca hellmayri),
Santa Marta (Scytalopus sanctaemartae) and Brown-rumped Tapaculo (Scytalopus latebricola),
Santa Marta Antpitta (Grallaria bangsi),
Golden-winged Sparrow (Arremon schlegeli),
Santa Marta Brush-Finch (Atlapetes melanocephalus),
Tocuyo Sparrow (Arremonops tocuyensis),
Yellow-crowned Whitestart (Myioborus flavivertex),
Santa Marta (Basileuterus basilicus), Grey-throated
(Basileuterus cinereicollis) and White-lored Warbler (Basileuterus conspicillatus),
Rosy Thrush-Tanager (Rhodinocichla rosea),
Glaucous Tanager (Thraupis glaucocolpa),
Santa Marta Mountain-Tanager (Anisognathus melanogenys),
Vermillion Cardinal (Cardinalis phoeniceus),
Orinocan Saltator (Saltator orenocensis),
Orange-crowned Oriole (Icterus auricapillus).
Tours are rapidly booked out. To ensure your birding trip, book as soon as possible!
We reserve the right to cancel tours depending on safety or on other unforeseen circumstances.