Colombia’s top 5 bird-watching destinations, Colombia - Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2018

Traveler: Stephen N. - Local specialist: Juan Ortiz

We had a busy visit to Colombia and just time for a day's birding from Medellin. We were put in touch with Juan Ortiz who was great. He made some great suggestions but told us frankly what was going to work with our flights, and what no. In the end we went birding in two parks above Medellin with Ivan Lau. It was a great day, we saw 50 different species of bird and Ivan was incredibly knowledgeable and patient.

What especially impressed me is that Juan and Ivan offered us more experiences than we had the time or energy for, all including in the price. They are real enthusiasts. And I learned a lot about the culture and history of Venezuela and Colombia during the day.

Very happy,
Stephen and Mary

Juan Ortiz, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Stephen,

Thanks so much for confiding in us for your birding trip! It was our absolute pleasure to have taken you birding around Medellin, maybe next time you'll come for longer to see some more of Colombia's spectacular birds. I'm glad that we could have added in another site as making the most of your time is what it's all about. If you need anything at all regarding the lists, birds , sites etc then just let us know!

All the best,

Juan