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LA FLORIDA PARK

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# Species*:70
# Excl Vagrants*:70
# Endemics*:3
# Near Endemics*:2
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Wetlands

ABOUT THE BIRDING

La Florida Park is a wetland area outside Bogota that has been heavily impacted by devleopment. The small remaining natural areas are an excellent place to find the endemic Bogota Rail. Like most rails, this species is quite secretive and is most likely to be seen very early in the morning. The second primary target bird to be found in the park is the endemic Apolinar's Wren, a fairly common bird of tall cattails. Yellow-hooded Blackbirds are normally present and conspicuous, but Noble Snipe and Subtropical Doradito are rather rare and more difficult to see. Small numbers of Spot-flanked Gallinule are usually present in open water. Silvery-throated Spinetail and Rufous-browed Conebill can occasionally be found in the surrounding Eucalyptus trees and parkland.

LOCATION OF SITE

La Florida Park is a maze of wetlands just outside Bogota near the international airport.