Colombia Birdwatch is your premiere, local tour operator specializing in birding and nature tours throughout Colombia, the holy grail of birding. Come enjoy Colombia and its avian diversity with Christopher Calonje, founder of Colombia Birdwatch. Born and raised in Colombia, Chris knows the ins and outs of Colombia, its people, food and culture. Chris also has a deep-rooted love for Colombia, evidenced by his work with environmental and social non-profit organizations. He finds extreme joy in showing off his country to birders from around the globe. As such, our tours are designed to give you the birding experience of a lifetime while enjoying the fine foods, accommodations and culture of local communities.

At Colombia Birdwatch, we aim to provide an unsurpassed experience for birders, naturalists, and adventure-seekers from around the globe. We offer custom and fixed-date tours, specializing in friendly, exciting, and small-sized tours to ensure the most enjoyable experience for all participants. We stand out from the rest because, as locals, we can provide a better value for your money and our familiarity with Colombia, its customs, culture and gastronomy is unsurpassed. We offer more than just a bird or nature tour, we offer an immersion into Colombian lifestyle, highlighting the culinary specialties and way of life of each region we visit. It is our privileged local access that will make your experience exclusive and unforgettable. We are an efficient and reliable company, offering the highest level detail and service from start to finish.

Featured Tours

Gold-ringed Tanager

Western and Central Andes Endemics and Choco Specialties

January 9 - January 23, 2017 (15 days)
July 1 - July 15, 2017 (15 days)
January 7 – January 21, 2018 (15 days)
July 1 - July 15, 2018 (15 days)

Rufous Antpitta

Western Andes, Cauca Valley and the Santa Marta Mountains and Caribbean Coast

July 15 - July 26, 2017 (12 days)
July 15 - Jul 26, 2018 (12 days)

Birding Regions

Colombia has five distinct natural regions. Please click on one of the areas to learn more about the birds and birding areas these regions have to offer.


“Overall, I give this trip a 9.5 out of 10 rating! The local guides were great, and Chris, as a tour leader and planner, couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating. The best thing about the trip was how personal it was. Colombians treated us like royalty, but also like good friends. Safety was absolutely not an issue in the parts of Colombia we visited.” Sherry Perry, Klamath Falls, Oregon.

About Colombia

With close to 1900 species of birds, Colombia is the Land of Birds. No other country in the world has more species of birds than Colombia, which has about 20% of the world's species.
Colombia's immense natural richness is positioning the country as one of the top birding destinations in the world. With 72 endemic species, astounding geography, culture and cuisine, and a growing capacity to provide world-class services in urban and rural settings, Colombia is soon becoming the go-to destination for birders from around the planet.