The Central Andes is the oldest and highest of the three Andean ranges, and boast 7 perpetually snow-capped peaks. It borders the Cauca Valley to the west and the Magdalena Valley to the east. A fascinating 12 of Colombia’s endemic species are restricted to the central Andes, including Brown-banded Antpitta, Parker’s Antbird and the recently described Chestnut-capped Piha. The range provides relatively easy views of targets such as Cauca Guan, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow and Torrent Duck.
The central Andes is also home to the famed Coffee Triangle, a landscape that has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Please scroll down to learn about the amazing birding sites the central Andes has to offer.