Birding Bogotá & Colombia

Botanical Garden of Bogotá

Key species

Near endemics: Scrub Tanager and Rufous-browed Conebill.


Mountain Elaenia, Rusty and Black Flowerpiercers, Yellow-backed Oriole, Andean Siskin, and several migratory birds from North America among others.

Height above sea level: 2680m (8790ft).

About twenty hectares in size, the Botanical Garden of Bogotá José Celestino Mutis is a green island in the North-western portion of the city. Because of its varied collections of plants and natural environments, reproduced outdoors, it attracts not only many people that come to enjoy the gardens and learn about flora, but also many birds.

Birds found here include species native to the Sabana de Bogotá and also a surprising variety of escaped cage birds. Birds possible here are commonest species of the city: Great Thrush, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Sparkling Violetear, Eared Dove, Black Flowerpiercer, House Wren and Brown-breasted Swallow, as well as Rufous-browed Conebill, Yellow-backed Oriole and Rusty Flowerpiercer. Several species typical of lower elevations also occur here including Blue-gray, Palm and Crimson-backed Tanagers, Yellow Oriole and Troupial. And, during migration watch for Broad-winged Hawk, Blackburnian and Tennessee Warblers and Swainson’s Trush.

At Birding Bogotá & Colombia, often we combine visits to the Botanical Garden of Bogotá with a trip to the Historical Center of Bogotá (click here).

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