Hato La Aurora is a 16,400 ha (39,500 ac) private reserve in the Casanare department of Colombia. Located in the vast eastern plains, the reserve is a working cattle ranch that offers amazing birding in addition to fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities. White-tailed Deer, Jaguar, Capybara, Caiman, Iguanas, and Giant Anteaters are a few of the species that roam the area. This destination has been dubbed by many as the "Colombian Safari", and its beauty is sure to leave you speechless. If you are a wildlife or bird photographer, this is a Colombian destination you do not want to miss.
Targets bird species include Orinoco Goose, Jabiru, Wood-stork, Sunbittern, the mindboggling Scarlet Ibis, Rufous Tiger-heron, Violaceous Jay, Pale-headed Jacamar, and Horned Screamer. The owner and staff at t ha hotel are adamant about keeping the "llanero" (eastern plain cowboy) tradition and culture alive, immersing visitors in thay way of life, culinary delicacies and traditional music of the area. Imagine yourself being woken up to the sound of a harp before a great day of birding in search of Hoatzin or King Vulture.