Birding Colombia: Mid-Magdalena Valley, Tolima, and Fuerte’s Parrots!

Continuing on my Colombian bird-finding quest, I managed to cover A LOT of ground in 4 days and was lucky enough to find some very good endemic and range restricted species. The bird list for these next few days remains impressive, but what is more impressive is the fact that I was able to accomplish the following via … Continue reading Birding Colombia: Mid-Magdalena Valley, Tolima, and Fuerte’s Parrots!

Oxypogon in the Sky: A Search for One of the World’s Rarest Hummingbirds

Bird extinction is on the rise. As habitat destruction, introduced predators, and avian disease wreak havoc on birds around the world, conservationists have continued to fight back, preserving land, eradicating non-native species, and preventing the spread of diseases. Amongst the almost continual decline of species around the world, there sometimes is a glimmer of hope. … Continue reading Oxypogon in the Sky: A Search for One of the World’s Rarest Hummingbirds

Birding Colombia: Exploring the Perija Mountains and Santa Marta

Everything was set....or so I thought. With the local guide in the Santa Marta mountains not being available for a few more days, Sebastian and I devised a plan that I would first explore the Perija mountains and then return to Santa Marta to start the expedition for the helmetcrest. Before I started on the … Continue reading Birding Colombia: Exploring the Perija Mountains and Santa Marta