Bird watching at Cuchilla San Lorenzo

Magdalena, Colombia
Bird watching at Cuchilla San Lorenzo
Bird watching at Cuchilla San Lorenzo
Bird watching at Cuchilla San Lorenzo
Bird watching at Cuchilla San Lorenzo
Bird watching at Cuchilla San Lorenzo
Bird watching at Cuchilla San Lorenzo
Bird watching at Cuchilla San Lorenzo
Bird watching at Cuchilla San Lorenzo
Bird watching at Cuchilla San Lorenzo
Bird watching at Cuchilla San Lorenzo

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Live the best aviary experience in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.


Duration time: 4 days.


Start time and place: 3:00 pm pick up at the airport or place where you are staying in Santa Marta or nearby.


Time and place where it ends: 11:00 am airport or your place of accommodation.


Day 1: Welcome - Santa Marta

The tour begins by welcoming you on your arrival in Santa Marta, moving to the hotel where we will have a familiarization talk with the guides, with whom you will have a contextualization about the Colombian Caribbean Coast and we will talk about important information to keep in mind during the tour.

Day 2: Minca - San Lorenzo

We will ascend by trail to the blade of San Lorenzo located at 2,200 m.a.s.l., in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park up to the Área de Importancia para la Conservación de la Avifauna (AICA) Sierra Nevada; a privileged place to observe 22 endemic species. At night we will observe twilight birds.

Day 3: San Lorenzo - Cerro Kennedy

At 5:00am we start the day with a typical breakfast and an organic chocolate of the region, we will depart to the blade of Cerro Kennedy culminating in the Laguna Encantada or the birth of the river Gaira, which cradles a large number of endemic species and some considered endangered (ex. Pyrrhura virdicata, Myiotheretes pernix, Myiothlypis conspicillata) as well as others recently described that lack basic information (e.g. Clibanornis rufipectus, Drymophila hellmayri and Arremon basilicus). Around 4:00 pm we start our descent to Minca where we will sleep.

Day 4: End of tour

Breakfast at the hotel, where you will be met by a shuttle service to your chosen hotel in Santa Marta or the airport, ending our tour.

*Emblematic birds that can be observed on the route:

Black cheeked Mountain-Tanager; Santa Marta Antbird; Santa Marta Warbler; Santa Marta Parakeet; Sierra Nevada Brushfinch; Yellow- Crowned Redstart; Santa Marta Bush-Tyrant; Santa Marta Screech Owl; Santa Marta Blossomcrown; White-tailed Starfrontlet; Rusty-headed Spinetail; Santa Marta Seedeater; Rofous Antpitta; Santa Marta Antpitta; White-tipped Swift; White-lored Warbler; Santa Marta Brushfinch; Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner; Black-backed Thornbill         

      

  • Local ornithologist guide, bilingual. If its necessary, French, Portuguese, German, Italian translator included.
  • Private transportation with air conditioner.
  • Food (vegetarian options), served in traditional restaurants of the visited localities, hydration, fruit snacks and organic snacks.
  • Travel assistance insurance.
  • Accommodation.
  • Entrances to places of interest.

  • Tips.
  • Souvenirs.
  • Expenses not specified.

  • If you have a medical treatment remember to bring your medicine.
  • Wear clothing suitable for warm weather of 34 to 40 °C (sunscreen, insect repellent, hat or cap, and footwear suitable for rough terrain).
  • Remember that any risky or dangerous situation must be reported immediately to the guide.                          
  • Carry identity card and travel insurance.
  • Have a towel and bathing suit if you like to bathe in the river/sea.
  • It is not allowed to alter the nature in any way.  
  • Good energy and lots of encouragement to enjoy nature.

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