Birding Bolivia II
Lowlands, Inter-Andean valleys, Yungas Cloudforests and Highlands14 days / 13 nights
All the best of Bolivia in one trip.
Our tour starts in the thriving city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, where we’ll commence birding the tropical grounds of the botanical gardens. Close to Santa Cruz, Pampas grasslands, marshes, Chiquitano woods and dry forest hold numerous species such as Red-legged Seriema, Whistling Heron, Spectacled Tyrant, Striped Cuckoo, Bolivian Slaty-Antshrike and Troupial. We then leave for the mountains of Amboró National Park where we will look for Golden-collared and Military Macaws, Bolivian Tapaculo, Yungas Manakin and many others. The trip continues exploring the inter Andean Valleys, home of several endemics such as Cliff Parakeet, Bolivian Earthcreeper, Bolivian Blackbird and the endangered Red-fronted Macaw. Continuing west towards Cochabamba we`ll explore “Polylepis” woodlands and high Andean habitats, where Bolivian Warbling-Finch, Giant Conebill, Rufous-bellied Saltator, Tawny Tit-Spinetail and Maquis Canastero can be found. More Yungas cloudforest on the way to the “Chapare” take us looking for Hooded Mountain-Toucan, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock and Chestnut-crested Cotinga.
On our last part of the trip we ascend to the Altiplano, which in Bolivia reaches up to 4000 m in elevation. From La Paz we go birding to the Yungas cloudforest near Coroico, and to Lake Titikaka and the valleys near Sorata to look for the range restricted and flightless Titicaca Grebe and also Giant Coot, Puna Ibis, Black Siskin and two endemics: Berlepsch’s Canastero and Black-hooded Sunbeam.
Bolivia is a spectacular country with great birding, home of a diverse and rich nature and culture. One of the last birding frontiers in the world!
Santa Cruz botanical gardens © G Pugnali - SNT
Amboro © G Pugnali - SNT
Crimson-crested Woodpecker © G Pugnali - SNT
White-eared Titi Monkey © G Pugnali - SNT
Amboro © G Pugnali - SNT
Masked Duck © G Pugnali - SNT
Red-fronted Macaw cliff © G Pugnali - SNT
Red-fronted Macaw BOLIVIAN ENDEMIC © G Pugnali - SNT
Bolivian Blackbird - BOLIVIAN ENDEMIC © G Pugnali - SNT
Elfin forest © G Pugnali - SNT
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush © G Pugnali - SNT
White-collared Jay © G Pugnali - SNT
Cerro Tunari, Cochabamba © G Pugnali - SNT
Cochabamba Warbling-Finch - BOLIVIAN ENDEMIC © G Pugnali - SNT
Sparkling Violetear © G Pugnali - SNT
Lake Titicaca © G Pugnali - SNT
Short-winged Grebes ENDEMIC to Lake Titicaca basin © G Pugnali - SNT
Andean Flicker © G Pugnali - SNT
Great Sapphirewing © G Pugnali - SNT
Coroico Cloudforest © G Pugnali - SNT
Black-hooded Sunbeam - BOLIVIAN ENDEMIC © G Pugnali - SNT
Rufous-naped Brush-Finch - BOLIVIAN ENDEMIC © G Pugnali - SNT
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager © G Pugnali - SNT
Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Savannas and Chiquitano woodlands.
AmborÃ National Park.
Tambo - Inter Andean Valleys - La Siberia Cloudforest.
Cochabamba - El Chapare yungas, Polylepis woods and High Andes.
La Paz and Coroico cloudforest.
La Paz, Lake Titicaca and Sorata.
(The sites described and itinerary can change slightly. Contact us for complete details, or for customizing this tour)