Colombia Santa Marta Birding

  • This green, humid and lush mountain range is isolated from the rest of the Andes by a “sea” of dry forest providing the Santa Marta with the highest bird endemism area in Colombia. More than 25% (20 species) of the Colombian endemics occur here, and there are at least 39 endemic subspecies (some of which might even deserve the rank of a full species).

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  • The drier areas surrounding the mountains are also home to a handful number of bird species that are only shared with remote areas of Venezuela, including, 3 more Colombian endemics.


  • Besides these endemics, sub-endemics and regional endemics, the area offers over 800 species. Most trips see 250 to 350 species.

  • The wonder of this birding bonanza is matched by the beauty of the sunset of the Caribbean ocean watched from the comfortable balcony of “El Dorado” lodge.

  • We offer the six day extension with all of our Cauca Valley trips. Any birder can join these extensions, even as a solo trip (for just a little bit more in cost). Longer trips are offered one or two times per year. Please contact us if you are interested in a longer Santa Marta endemics trip.

Pricing: $2,190 US Dollars or £1,680 GBP for 7 Days and 6 Nights.  Extensions available.


Group Size: Most tours viable at 4 to 8 participants (priced at 6 participants).


Upcoming Dates: 

January 23 to 29, 2021

Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

Toll Free: (from USA or Canada): 


Telephone: 720-320-1974



2443 South University

Suit 199

Denver, CO 80210


Partnership For International Birding


PO Box 219

Olyphant, PA 18447

Contact in the UK: Jennifer De Souza:

Jennifer De Souza (in Suffolk, England) 

Telephone: +44 755 214 2976


The Roost, Leiston Road




IP17 3NS