↑NEOTROPICS">
NEOTROPICS↑

↑COLOMBIA">
COLOMBIA↑

SPECIALTIES">
CHECKLIST

EL DORADO RESERVE

COLOMBIA
LOCALE

Area (ha):650
# Species*:358
# Excl Vagrants*:358
# Endemics*:19
# Near Endemics*:26
Species/100 ha*:55.1
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Subtropical forest, montane forest

ABOUT THE BIRDING

The Santa Marta Mountains are the crown jewel of Colombia birding. They're home to 19 endemic species and an additional 14 species found only in Colombia and neighboring Venezuela. The El Dorado reserve protects 1800 acres of subtropical and montane forest within these mountains. Some of the best birding is along the road through the reserve. Several trails provide access into the forest. Many of the endemics are found primarily at higher elevations above the lodge. Birding is also excellent around the lodge and along the road below the lodge.

LOCATION OF SITE

El Dorado Reserve is located in the Santa Marta Mountains of northwest Colombia, a 2-3 hour drive by 4-wheel-drive vehicle from Santa Marta.