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LAGUNA DEL HATO

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# Species*:48
# Excl Vagrants*:48
# Endemics*:3
# Near Endemics*:3
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Dry forest, lagoon

ABOUT THE BIRDING

Laguna del Hato is an area of dry forest habitat near Nariquita Town in the Magdalena Valley. Key endemic species to look for here are Apical Flycatcher and Velvet-fronted Euphonia. Another endemic, Colombian Chachalaca, a likely future split from Spectacled Chachalaca is also present. Additional birds of interest in the area include Dwarf Cuckoo, Barred Puffbird, Moustached Puffbird, Olivaceus Piculet, White-fringed Antwren, Jet Antbird, White-bellied Antbird, Dull-mantled Antbird, White-bearded Manakin, Lance-tailed Manakin, Plain-colored Tanager, Scrub Tanager, and Pileated Finch.

LOCATION OF SITE

Laguna del Hato is located within the town of Mariquita, about 4 hours drive northwest of Bogota along highway 50.