Colombia: Birding the Central Andes (spaces available)

With over 1,900 avian species—more than any other country in the world—Colombia is a birder’s paradise waiting to be discovered. This 9-day tour, led by TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza and a local guide and arranged through Holbrook Travel, focuses on the highlights of the Central Andes region, famed for its high level of species diversity, including the Rio Claro Natural Reserve, Nevado del Ruiz, Rio Blanco Reserve, and Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary. Explore high elevation mountains, humid tropical forest, páramo, wetlands, and highland savanna habitats in search of an array of tropical avifauna, including flycatchers, hummingbirds, tanagers, toucans, and more. Throughout your journey, meet members of the local community and learn about conservation efforts to use birding as a sustainable development resource. Fee: $3,295.00 per person double occupancy; $450.00 single supplement. Fee includes all ground transportation, lodging, meals, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leaders. Not included are international airfare from your city of departure to Medellin, return international airfare from Bogota, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. To view a detailed itinerary or to register for this tour, go to http://www.holbrooktravel.com/where-we-travel/americas/colombia/colombia-birding-tropical-audubon. Reservations are required; $200.00 deposit due at time of booking, balance of payment due by November 4, 2018.