Chingaza National Park is located in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes, in the northeast of Bogota DC in the departments of Cundinamarca and Meta of Colombia.
Andean Endemics, Bogota D.C
Birding trip Chingaza National Park and Observatorio de Colibríes – Hummingbird Feeders
- Starting city: Bogotá D.C. Ending city: Bogotá D.C.
- Transportation: The roads are mostly good along this trip. We will use (4 by 4)
- Note: Good opportunities for bird photography’s
Cold weather in Chingaza National Park and hummingbirds feeders
- Clothing: Jacket, cap, trekking shoes
CHINGAZA NATIONAL PARK
CLOSE TO BOGOTA (HOUR and HALF IN CAR –BOGOTA D.C. TO CHINGAZA) – EASTERN ANDES
We will depart to Chingaza National Park. This incredible place is located only one hour and half away from
Bogota. We will be birding here all the day exploring Paramo, cloud forest and moorland ecosystems at a altitude of aproximadly 2800-3000m.s.n.m. in searching for: Hummingbirds, Coppery-bellied Puffleg, Bronze-tailed Thornbill, Glowing Puffleg, Longuemare ́s Sunangel, Blue throated Starfrontlet, Tyrian Metaltail, Sword-billed hummingbird, Mountain Velvetbreast, Great sapphirewing.
Endemic Birds: Brown-breasted Parakeet, Silvery-throated Spinetail, Green-bearded Helmetcrest.
Near-Endemic Birds: Blue-throated Starfrontlet,
Matorral Tapaculo, Golden-faced Whitestart,Coopery-bellied Puffleg and Black-billed Mountain-Toucan.
Other target birds: Andean Siskin, Black-headed Hemispingus, Rufous Antpitta, Noble Snipe, Black backed grosbeak, Rufous Browed Conebill, Eastern Meadowlark, White-chinned Thistletail, Scarlet- bellied Mountain-Tanager, Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant, Plumbeous Sierra Finch and many more birds.
At the end of the morning in Chingaza Natural Park, we will move to the municipality La Calera where this is
probably the most amazing lodge you can find in around the Bogota for to see the very rare and endemic
hummingbirds (45′ since Bogota!!!) in eastern andes. La Calera is found an altitude of approximately at 2700m. hummingbird observatory
Other target birds: Blue-throated Starfrontlet(Coeligena helianthea), Coppery-bellied Puffleg
(Eriocnemis cupreoventris), Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera), Amethyst-throated
Sunangel (Heliangelus amethysticollis), Speckled Hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys), Purple-
backed Thornbill (Ramphomicron microrhynchum), Great Sapphirewing (Pterophanes cyanopterus), Black-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia victoriae), Green-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia nuna), Mountain Velvetbreast (Lafresnaya lafresnayi), White-bellied woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant), Tyrian metaltail
(Metallura tyrianthina), Glowing Puffleg (Eriocnemis vestita), Colibri coruscans, Colibri thalassinus and many more birds!!!
Return to Bogota D.C. Between 5:30-6:30pm