About a third of the way through leading this year's Ornitholidays Colombia tour now with fabulous birds seen daily.
We started in Bogota, birding the marshes for Bogota Rail (above) at dawn, Apolinar's Wren, Silvery-throated Spinetail and best ever views of Noble Snipe (below).
After a great morning's birding near Bogota watching Andean Ruddy Ducks, 150+ Blue-winged Teals, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and a few migrant warblers we moved into the Andes only an hour or so by road from the capital at La Chicaque.
The near endemic Golden-bellied Starfrontlet (above) had been discovered coming to feeders near the restaurant here by Diana Balcazar recently. We couldn't resist a trip to see this stunning hummer, almost unavailable to birders until this recent discovery. Collared Incas, Mountain Velvetbreast and Glowing Pufflegs kept company at the feeders.