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December 27, 2010

Birding Sites of Colombia

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Backpacker Birding in Colombia

Colombia uses two-pronged US-type plugs that run at 110v, 60Hz.

Turbo – PN Los Katios
Manizales – La Enea – PN Los Nevados.
Popayan – PN Purace – stay at Pilimbala
Santa Marta – PN Tairona – Sanctuario de Flora y Fauna Los Flamencos
Amacayacu National Park – must have a guide.
Bosque Yotoco – Cali to Darien or Lago Calima. Can camp but must get permit from CVC in Buga Efrén Salcedo Pérez, Cra 15 #5-4A, Buga. Telephone 222 78347.

Parque Nacional Santuaris de Iguaque
From Villa de Leyva take bus to Arcabuco, get off at Los Naranjos, walk 3k to visitors centre. Check first at Bogota.
Villa de Leyva – Renacer Guesthouse, Hospederia Colonial.

Parque Nacional del Chicamocha
Located between San Gil and Bogota. Get dropped off at park by bus.

Parque Nacional Tayrona
To get there go Santa Marta to El Zaino, then catch jeep – Stay at Finca Don Pedro

Rio Claro
3 hours east of Medellin, get bus from Terminal del Norte, get dropped at entrance. Stay at open-sided cabins set back from road.

Bogota – budget hotels are in Calles 13-17. Algeria’s Hostal, Hostal Sue II, Platypus.
Taganga – near Santa Marta – La Casa de Felipe, Mora Mar.
Cartagena – Casa Viena, Hotel Familiar.
Mompos – La Casa Amarilla.
Medellin – Palm Tree Hostal, Black Sheep Hostal.
Leticia – Omshanty, Hostal Mahuta.
Puerto Narino – El Alto de Aquilas, Hotel Napu.

Birding Colombia Resources

Birding Colombia Sites Guide

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