With close to 200 species, Bogotá is the capital city with the most birds species in the world. Join us and we'll show you some of our favorite spots for waterfowl & local garden residents.
Difficulty: Near to the water's edge you will find the terrain to be quite swampy, but generally the land around the wetlands is flat and easily accessible. Rain is always possible, though it doesn't usually last long. Sun protection, comfortable walking shoes and a light waterproof jacket/umbrella are all you'll need.
Location: The wetlands we visit are located approximately 20 minutes from our departure point within the city limits.
Weather: The savanna wetlands can be found around 2600 m.a.s.l, with average temperatures ranging from 15C to 19C. Short bursts of light rain can be expected at any time.
Includes: Price includes private transportation, 2 hours of birdwatching in the botanical gardens, 2 hours of birdwatching in the wetlands, access to identification materials & a bilingual guide. Additional locations are available if you are looking for a full-day experience. Departure is from Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero (Calle 58 # 6-22). For more information on departure you can follow this link to our website.
Things to Bring:
- Rain jacket, water proof poncho or an umbrella
- Comfortable non-slip shoes
- Sun protection, cap or hat
- Snacks to keep you going for the morning
- Cash for morning coffee/snacks (optional)
Species: Bogotá rail (E), Apolinar's wren (E), Silvery-throated spinetail (E), Spot-flanked gallinule (Ess), American coot (Ess), Yellow-hooded blackbird (Ess), Rufous-browed conebill (NE), Scrub tanager (NE), Andean ruddy duck, Common gallinule, Purple gallinule, Black flowerpiercer, Lesser Goldfinch, Spectacled parrotlet, Sparkling violetear, White-bellied woodstar, Yellow-backed oriole, Troupial, Shiny cowbird, Palm tanager, Blue-grey tanager, Summer tanager (migratory), Swainson's thrush (migratory), Blue-winged teal (migratory), Blackburnian warbler (migratory), Yellow-billed cuckoo (migratory)
CLICK HERE to see some photos taken during this tour
- 6am departure from Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero
- Drive to wetlands (20-30 minutes)
- Birdwatching at the wetlands (2 hours)
- Drive to botanical gardens (20-30 minutes)
- Birdwatching at the botanical gardens (2 hours)
- Drive back to Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero (20-30 minutes)