BIRDING SITES- GUAYABETAL Foothills Forest and cloud forest eastern andes

Project GUATIQUIA-IBA (Important Bird Area)- Figure 1
conservation rio guatiquia important bird area

Endemic, Cundinamarca Antpitta (mauricio rueda), Bogota Birding

Vereda Monterredondo or Guatiquia River is the a important BIRD AREA  (Municipio Guayabetal) (1200 m 2900). The type locality  the Cundinamarca Antpitta is located almost exactly 50 km SE of the center of Bogota city to 2 1/2 hours in car from Bogota. The forests of this zone (Fig. 1) have been from lightly to fairly heavily disturb. Evidence of that are the areas where second-growth trees (Heliocarpus, Cecropia, Trema, Alnus, Casearia, etc.) predominate over primary forest elements like Lauraceae, Sapotaceae, Hyeronima, Sapium, Billia, etc. Due to the steep slopes, frequent natural treefalls, and occasional extraction of timber trees, the canopy is very broken and irregular; larger trees reach 20 m in height, with occasional emergents (probably remnants of the original primary 


CUNDINAMARCA ANTPITTA (Grallaria kaestneri) at Monterredondo @ Bogota Birding

During migration you may see several Migratory birds here  many of the birds which migrate along the eastern andes to llanos or Amazonia. The most important are Cerulean Warbler ,   Golden-winged Warbler and other warbler  and usually also some Plumbeous Kite and Broad Winged Hawk

Here at Cloud Forets Monterredondo, you too enjoy the several flock mixt the tanagers
Speckled Tanager @ Bogota Birding

Other targets at Monterredondo is the hummingbirds

Near endemic, Green-bellied Hummingbird – Amazilia viridgaster @ Bogota Birding- Oswaldo Cortes (Birding tour around Guayabetal-Area)

Green-bellied Hummingbird – Amazilia viridgaster  Video @ Bogota Birding

Target  at Monterredondo Cloud Forests

Other Nice Birds the Guayabetal Area 

Moustached Puffbird (Malacoptila mystacalis) @ Bogota Birding- Oswaldo Cortes

Cloud Forest at Monterredondo

Silver Beaked tanager @ Bogota Birding

Ochre-breasted Brush Finch (Atlapetes semirufus) @ Bogota Birding- Oswaldo Cortes

Green Backed trogon - Trogon viridis

Spectacled Thrush - Turdus nudigenis 
Lettered aracari - Pteroglossus inscriptus

Ortalis guttata - Speckled chachalaca

Ochre-breasted Brush Finch (Atlapetes semirufus) @ Bogota Birding- Oswaldo Cortes

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