Why go Birding in Colombia?

Other tour operators will deliver on their promise to show you birds in their natural habitat. But that is the minimum you should expect from a birding tour, so why settle?

Icaro Birding Offers More

Our team

  • Juan Manuel Cardona
    Juan Manuel Cardona
    Birding guide
  • Andrea Beltran
    Andrea Beltran
    Birding guide
  • Johnnier Arango
    Johnnier Arango
    Birding guide
  • Camilo Orjuela
    Camilo Orjuela
    Birding guide
  • Giovani Ortiz
    Giovani Ortiz
    CEO
What Sets Icaro Birding Tours to Colombia Apart
We donate $100 to a preservation initiative in Colombia for each birder who registers with us.
Pay with a credit card and use the miles you earn to book your flight to Colombia! Or pay with PayPal with no transaction fees. We also accept direct deposit, checks, Venmo, etc.
While our tours are not cheap, you save when compared to the big shot international birding tour companies. Plus we offer more perks and a lot more local flavor.
We are ideally suited to satisfy the needs and wants of couples and groups going after a personalized birding experience. However, our standard tours and set dates will ensure an exceptional birding time in Colombia for everyone.

What our guests have to say about
Icaro Birding Tours to Colombia

My brother and I couldn’t have imagined a more inspiring place to spend as this pandemic was unfolding — to be bombarded with beautiful birds and extraordinary landscapes– not to mention the people — was perfect!

Janet Gibson

Tourist

What struck me most about that trip was the interaction with the indigenous people, actually being on their land and seeing their villages. That was an incredible experience. I was amazed at how clean those villages are and the two bathrooms that I used were so very clean. I was amazed – Hopefully you can keep that trip going with other groups. It is a great one!

Isabel Corona

Tourist2

Icaro Birding Tours to Colombia in a nutshell

Epic Andes Birding Tour

Our most colorful birding tour will take you to explore birding hotspots in the Cauca Valley (home to over 900 bird species), the Choco Bioregion (the most biodiverse region on earth), and the Coffee Triangle region of Colombia (best coffee in the world).

Our favorite birds: Endemic Multicolored Tanager & Gold-ringed Tanager, Toucan Barbet (photo), and Endemic Buffy Helmetcrest

Duration: 12 days
Price: $4,200 per birder
Goal: 350 – 450 bird species including +35 endemics

Add the Santa Marta Endemics Tour and save $500!

Magdalena Valley of Magic Tour

If you support the mission of the American Bird Conservancy this tour is for you. We visit two Nature Reserves supported by the ABC for the protection of the iconic and endangered Chestnut-capped Piha and Blue-billed Curassow.

Most coveted birds: Endemics White-mantled Barbet (Photo), Beautiful Woodpecker, and Red-bellied Grackle

Duration: 15 days
Price: $4,800 per birder
Goal: +400 bird species including +30 endemics

Add the Santa Marta Endemics Tour and save $500!

Santa Marta Endemics Tour

The almighty Santa Marta Mountains in the Caribbean Coast are a hotbed of endemism in the Americas. Birding from Colombia’s flagship ecolodge, The El Dorado Ecolodge, you can see up to 19 endemic bird species that only occur here in isolation.

Most iconic birds: Near Endemic White-tipped Quetzal (photo), Endemic White-tailed Starfronlet, and Endemic Santa Marta Warbler

Duration: 7 days
Price: $3,000 per birder
Goal: About 250 bird species including +20 endemics!

Remote Amazon Birding Tour

An off-the-beaten-path birding tour to remote areas in the Amazon will set you on track to meet bizarre-looking birds hard so see elsewhere in the world. A once in a lifetime birding experience not suitable for the faint of heart.

Top weird-looking birds: Guyana Cock-of-the-Rock, Capuchinbird, and Tawny-tufted Toucanet

Goal: About 300 bird species including some 100 specialties
Duration: 10 – 12 days: We have two versions for this tour
Price: $4,500 – $5,000 per birder

Juan Manuel Cardona
Birding guide

JuanMa is a Colombian birding guide who is passionate about birds, music, and nature. He lives in the Coffee Triangle of Colombia and is co-founder and local birding guide at Otún Quimbaya Fauna & Flora Sanctuary, a community initiative that offers awesome birding.

Fun Fact: Juan is an outstanding musician who plays the Marimba!

Andrea Beltran
Birding guide

Andrea holds a degree in Biology and Environmental Education and has been passionate about birding in Colombia for 7+ years. She is a pioneer as a woman birding guide in Colombia and is leading the way for others.

Fun Fact: Andrea is the Director of Operations at Birding & Herping, a biodiversity conservation initiative that she founded with her husband Alejandro in 2015.

Johnnier Arango
Birding guide

Johnnier cultivated his passion for birds and nature conservancy in the Serranía de Los Paraguas just beyond the Colombian
western Andes. He knows just as much about birds as he does about plants.

Fun Fact: His birding playground, the Choco Bioregion, is one of the most biodiverse areas on Earth.

Camilo Orjuela
Birding guide

Since 2013 when Camilo moved to live in Inirida, a capital city in the Amazon’s foothills, his passion and commitment for nature, conservation and indigenous populations have grown to a level where today he is the expert for all the exotic and weird-looking birds of the Amazon. Who knows? maybe one day Camilo will find a new bird species for science.

Fun Fact: Through Camilo’s effort the indigenous communities in Inirida are benefiting from ecotourism and the conservation of the ecosystems

Giovani Ortiz
CEO

Giovani started birding 4 years ago in New Orleans, LA as he was jogging with ideas around sustainability, ecotourism and his beloved Colombia. Together with good friends and excellent birders he embarked on a first birding adventure that has brought him back many times to explore birding hotspots across the Andes Cordillera, the Caribbean Coast and Amazon foothills. Giovani is in charge of marketing, sales and making sure you have a delightful birding experience in the country with more bird species on earth – Colombia!

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