In this episode we explore the top birds of the Choco Region in Colombia.
In this episode we travel to the Cauca Valley in Cali, Colombia. We unveiled the top ten birds at La Araucana Lodge, a hidden secret 45 min away from the city. The perfect place for birding and nature photography.
A new species to science has been discovered in Colombia, just 90 minutes from one of the lodges we regularly use in our expeditions. If you are interested in photographing this bird, we hope to be able to visit the site in 2020. The bird is locally called Dancing Antpitta because it has a habit of shaking back and forth, but also in honor … Read More A new species: The Dancing Antpitta
“In January 2019 we took a birdwatching trip with Colombia Photo Expeditions, operated by their Birding Partner Colombia Birdwatch, a recommendation from Kike Calvo, and we were treated to a fantastic sampling of the country’s bird species. All the locations and birding hotspots have been carefully curated by Christopher Calonje through the years, offering a great experience for new and seasoned birdwatchers alike. Our … Read More Testimonial: Colombia is a Spectacular Place
In a recent article on The Wilson Journal of Ornithology In-Press, authors Laura Mahecha, Nickole Villabona, Laura Sierra, David Ocampo, and Oscar Laverde-R. described the Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus) as a frugivorous bird predator. “Cotingas are considered essentially frugivorous, but a few records suggest they might include small vertebrates in their diet, mainly during the breeding season.” In March 2015, the authors recorded a young … Read More The Andean Cock-of-the-rock are frugivorous bird predators
This post is the latest in the series Uncover Diverse Colombia by Colombia Photo Expeditions, in which Kike Calvo profiles interesting information, research and thoughts on Colombia for journalism, ecotourism, science, exploration and photography. “The upper altitude ecosystems of the Andes are among the most threatened by climate change. Computer models suggest that a large percentage of species in these ecosystems will be at risk of … Read More Changes in the avifauna in a high Andean cloud forest in Colombia