A Bird Festival
If you love freedom, this place is for you
In the Coffee Region’s Natural Landscape you will enter the marvelous world of birds where colors and sizes are all over the place.
Hundreds of birds can be watched in the Coffee Region’s Natural Landscape. From the world’s biggest Andean condor at the National Natural Park Los Nevados up to hummingbirds of different kinds that look like living jewels flying around the most striking flowers at the natural reserve Acaime in Cocora Valley.
In this region, there are trails where you can find our most representative species. One of the best walks to watch birds such as the Cauca Guan happens at the Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary in Pereira. Here you will find the highest number of this species.
The Fuerte’s Parrot route can be crossed in Santa Rosa de Cabal. The Turquoise Tanager is closer to town than you would expect: at the Botanical Garden of Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira.
Approximately 10000 bird species have been seen in the planet. From this number, 1921 species reside in Colombia. Risaralda has more than 800 species, which is approximately the total number of birds in all North America.
Live with us the great experience of listening up to ten different bird songs in one day. The Protective Natural Reserve in Caldas and the Botanical Garden in Quindío are some of the places where fully colored species abound.
Villages like Marsella, Belén de Umbría, Apía, Mistrató, and Pueblo Rico harbor beautiful species such as troupials, several birds of prey as well as like the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, the Yellow-Headed Manakin, the Black-and-Gold Tanager and the Gold-ringed Tanager, all of them located in the National Park Tatamá.
Always remember to be cautious and quiet when you look for these birds. Any strident or disruptive sound can scare them away. Besides, it is important to come with a tourist guide that knows the place.
DO YOUR RESERVATION
This experience is waiting for you
BEFORE YOUR TRIP
Follow these recommendations before making this trip, they will improve your experience on the site.
- Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes, preferably boots, t-shirts, sweatpants or loose pants.
- Use sunscreen, a hat or a cap. Try to avoid strong colors since animals flee from any sign of disturbance.
- Bring a waterproof jacket. Rains are frequent in the rainforest.
- Bring binoculars to watch birds or other animals.
- You can use cameras but avoid using their flash,
- Insect repellent will come in handy.
- Bring bottled water to keep hydrated but avoid using disposable bottles.
- If you want good pictures, it is recommended that you have a zoom lens for your reflex camera.