|Climate:||Hot and humid|
Recent bird sightings:
#1 | Sebastian Ballesteros| Golden-winged sparrow, black-chested jay, keel-bil| Faunal Nature Reserve, Minca, Sierra Nevada de San| 0000-00-00
#2 | Avery Bartels| Scaled Antpitta| RNA Proaves El Dorado| 0000-00-00
#3 | Avery Bartels| Fuertes' Parrot| RNA Proaves - El Mirador| 0000-00-00
#4 | Avery Bartels| Crescent-faced Antpitta| RNA Proaves - El Mirador| 0000-00-00
#5 | Avery Bartels| Yellow-throated Vireo| RNA Proaves - Cerulean Warbler| 0000-00-00
#6 | Avery Bartels| Crested Ant-tanager| RNA Proaves - Chestnut-capped Piha| 0000-00-00
#7 | Avery Bartels| Golden-collared Honeycreeper| RNA Proaves - Las Tangaras| 0000-00-00
#8 | Avery Bartels| Tocuyo Sparrow| Perico| 0000-00-00
#9 | Avery Bartels| Least Tern| Camarones| 0000-00-00
Sites - Villavicencio
Location: Villavicencio, Dept. of Meta
Summary: Villavicencio is Colombia?s gateway to the 250,000 km? Los Llanos, and is just three hours from Bogota along a direct highway. Villavicencio is ideally positioned for birders to explore the eastern slope forests of the Eastern Cordillera and a patchwork of savannah and gallery forests of the Llanos.
Key Species: Gray-chinned Hermit, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Spot-tailed Nightjar, Girdled Barbet, Black-tailed Leaftosser, Blackish-gray Antshrike, Spot-winged Antbird, Green Manakin, Cinnamon Becard, Ochre-breasted Antpitta, Purple-throated Cotinga, Rough-legged Tyrannulet, Moriche Oriole, Black-faced Dacnis, Opal-rumped, Paradise, Speckled, Scarlet, Black-faced, Magpie, and Flame-crested Tanager
Access: 3 hrs east from Bogota. 15 min from Villavicencio to the Bavaria brewery plant, 15 min more to Orange-breasted Falcon Bird Reserve
Site Description: Bird along the road to the newly created Orange-breasted Falcon Bird Reserve, located beside the Villavicencio Bavaria brewery. This 3 km road through foothill primary forest can turn up some nice birds.
Look for frugivores and migrants including Gilded Barbet, Amazonian White-tailed Trogon, Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Bare-eyed Thrush, Golden-headed and Striped Manakins, Black-faced, Scarlet, Turquoise, Speckled, Yellow-bellied and Burnished-buff Tanagers, Blue and Black-faced Dacnises, Purple and Green Honeycreepers, Blackpoll and Bay-breasted Warblers, White-vented and Golden-bellied Euphonias and Blue-naped Chlorophonias.
There are many birds with Amazonian affinities which are present in the Bavaria Forest, including Spix?s Guan, Cobalt-winged Parakeet, White-bearded Hermit, Many-banded and Chestnut-eared Aracaris, White-throated Toucan, Gray-fronted Dove, Black-tailed Leaftosser, Bluish-gray Antshrike, Spot-winged Antbird, Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher, Violaceous Jay, Pectoral Sparrow, Slate-colored Grosbeak, Oriole Blackbird and many of the frugivores listed above.
Additionally, look for foothill specialties including Sooty-capped and Grey-chinned Hermit, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Eastern Slaty Antshrike, Ochre-breasted Antpitta, Rough-legged Tyrannulet and Green Manakin. This area has yet to be explored in depth and there is a long list of additional Amazonian and foothill birds which have been recorded from the region.
This area also harbors Brown Capuchins and Squirrel Monkeys.