Birding trip Guayabetal – Monterredondo
- 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 Guayabetal – Monterredondo Clothing: Jacket, cap, trekking shoes
GUAYABETAL – MONTERREDONDO
EASTERN ANDES – FULL DAY
We will depart to Guayabetal – Monterredondo at the 4:30am. This incredible place is located in the municipality of Guayabetal to only one hour and half (70km) away from Bogota. Located at an altitude of between 1700- 3000m.s.n.m. in Eastern Andes. Monterredondo has relics of Andean cloud forest with a high wealth of species of birds and other species of animals, for that reason it is an area of interest for the conservation of the birds of Colombia.
In our Birding trip, we will observe the endemic Cundinamarca Antpitta (This species is very difficult to observe, but with lucky is posible). Also the species Brown-breasted Parakeet, Gorgeted Wood-Quails, Highland Tinamou, Green-bellied Hummingbird, Violet-fronted Brilliant, Crested Spinetail, Ochre-breasted Brush-Finch. In tres of Erythrina when are flowering (Mainly between December and March) is very easy to observe Glittering-throated Emerald and Other hummingbirds. The species Cliff Flycatcher occurs around the bridge just after the tunnel.
Endemic birds: Cundinamarca Antpitta, Brown-breasted Parakeet, East Andean Antbird.
Near Endemic birds: Scrub Tanager
We will stop for a moment to have lunch on the way. Lunch will be packed. Then we will continue with the Birding in Guayabetal – Monterredondo area.
Other birds target: Some birds of interest this day include: Andean Pygmy-Owl, Golden-crowned Tanager, Andean Guan, Green and Black Fruiteater, Glittering-throated Emerald, Green-bellied Hummingbird, Crimson-mantlet Woodpecker, Blackish Tapaculo, Black collared Jay, Sickle- winged Guan, Cattle Egret, Black Vulture, Roadside Hawk, Band-tailed Pigeon, Eared Dove, Smooth- billed Ani, Squirrel Cuckoo, White-collared Swift, Lesser Violetear, Sparkling Violetear, Tourmaline Sunangel, Speckled Hummingbird, Long-tailed Sylph, Bronzy Inca, Collared Inca, Buff-tailed Coronet, Andean Motmot, Red-headed Barbet, Emerald Toucanet, Azara’s Spinetail, Rufous Spinetail, White-throated Tyrannulet, Streak-necked Flycatcher, Golden-faced Tyrannulet, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Pale-edged Flycatcher, Tropical Kingbird, Green-and-black Fruiteater, Barred Becard, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Brown-capped Vireo, Green Jay, Blue-and-white Swallow, Southern Rough-winged Swallow, House Wren, Mountain Wren, Gray-breasted Wood-Wren, Andean Solitaire, Great Thrush, Tropical Parula, Slate-throated Redstart, Lacrimose Mountain- Tanager, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, Buff- breasted Mountain-Tanager, Blue-gray Tanager, Palm Tanager, Blue-capped Tanager, Black-capped Tanager, Blue-and-black Tanager, Beryl-spangled Tanager, Metallic-green Tanager, Flame-faced Tanager, Golden Tanager, Masked Flowerpiercer, Plushcap, Saffron Finch, Rufous-collared Sparrow, White-naped Brushfinch, Thick-billed Euphonia and many more.
Return to Bogota D.C. in the afternoon.