Los Flamencos National Park is located near the village of Camarones in the Guajira Department of Colombia. When we arrive, we will board a dugout canoe with a sail and enter a shallow lagoon in search for our target species, the American Flamingo. We will also kee an eye out for Roseate Spoonbill, and Scarlet & White Ibis, as well as for terns, cormorants, herons and egrets. Aquatic habitats within the park are excellent for viewing wading birds, including many northern migrants and insular vagrants. Among the scrub, we'll look for Orinocan Saltator, Caribbean Hornero, Bare-eyed Pigeon, Green-rumped Parrotlet, Scaled Dove and Brown-throated Parakeet. Within cactus-rich scrub we'll look for Chestnut Piculet, White-fringed Antwren, Black-crested Antshrike, the near endemic Vermilion Cardinal, Straight-billed Woodcreeper, the endemic Buffy Hummingbird, Red-billed Emerald, Pileated Finch, Crested Bobwhite and Red-crowned Woodpecker. After a long morning, we will have lunch at the Park in a typical restaurant by the beach before heading back to our lodgings.

Los Flamencos bird list (Download PDF)