|Titicaca Flightless Grebe Rollandia microptera ©Pete Morris of Birdquest http://www.birdquest-tours.com|
Number of bird species: 1448
National Bird: Andean condor Vultur gryphus
Number of endemics: 25
Blue-throated Macaw Ara glaucogularis Red-fronted Macaw Ara rubrogenys Cliff Parakeet Myiopsitta luchsi Coppery Thorntail Popelairia letitiae Wedge-tailed Hillstar Oreotrochilus adela Black-hooded Sunbeam Aglaeactis pamela
An Annotated List of the Birds of BoliviaJV Remsen and MA Taylor 79 pages, tabs, maps. Harrell Books 1989
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Voices of Andean Birds: Volume 1Voices of Andean Birds: Volume 1 Birds of the Hill Forest of Southern Peru and Bolivia Thomas S Schulenberg Series: VOICES OF ANDEAN BIRDS Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology 2000
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Voices of Andean Birds: Volume 2Birds of the Hill Forest of Southern Peru and Bolivia Thomas S Schulenberg Series: VOICES OF ANDEAN BIRDS Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology 2000
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Where to Watch Birds in South AmericaNigel Wheatley Paperback - 336 pages (27 October, 1994) Christopher Helm
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Calle Mdxico 110, esquina Ecuador, Casilla 3081, Santa Cruz de Ia Sierra Bolivia. + 591 3 371 005; firstname.lastname@example.org
Birder's Guide to Bolivia
Downloadable Guide: http://www.birdtours.co.uk/tripreports/bolivia/bolivia5/birdersguide.pdf
Amboro National ParkInformation
An ecological masterpiece with over 700 birds, jungle cats and the rare spectacled bear...
Beni Biological Station ReserveInformation
Welcome to this web site. Information found here focuses on the Beni Biological Station Reserve where many years of research have been undertaken on savanna bird species. This site deals primarily with the project and its discoveries, conservation issues, and a feature on the birds of conservation importance and interest found in the reserve...
Biosphere Reserves in BoliviaInformation
Estacion Biologica Beni; Parque Nacional Pilon-Lajas and Reserva Nacional de Fauna Ulla Ulla Biosphere Reserves
Madidi National ParkInformation
National Geographic has rated 1,895,750-he Madidi National Park with its 988 listed species as one of the world's most extensive biodiversity reserves. Its humid tropical climate has spawned one of Bolivia's richest woodlands...
Ramsar Wetlands in BoliviaWebsite
1992 - Tariquia, TarijaReport
Birds observed in and near the reserve of Tariquia, dpto. Tarija, Bolivia, in September/October 1992 (178 KB, pdf document, see below about how to read it). A detailed trip report with data on all species seen or heard during several long walks that I made in and near the extensive Reserva Nacional de Flora y Fauna Tariquia. 209 species were observed, of which 31 were not previously recorded in Tarija.
2000 [December] - A. Bennett Hennessey - Noel Kempff Mercado National ParkReport
The park contains some of Bolivia's most pristine and well protected tropical forest and cerrado habitat. The area is exceptional for its diversity of habitat all in a small area, from river edge, marshes, inundated forest, Gallery forest, bamboo, tall forest, foothill forest and a series of variable savannas from pure grassland to heavily treed cerrado. All this habitat diversity makes for fun birding with lots of different birds around every corner.
2000 [November] - Paul BlackburnReport
This was an experience, and a tough trip to characterize. On the plus side, we had really excellent birding (over 400 species seen, of which at least 104 were totally new for us); food was surprisingly good even in the boonies, and our guide was fabulous. On the minus side, the two-thirds of the trip in Noel Kempff National Park brought the most uncomfortable conditions we`ve ever encountered in the tropics - very hot and humid and plagued by insects like you wouldn`t believe: honey-type bees, sweat bees, mosquitoes, sand-flies, gnats, ants and ticks...
2000 [October] - John van der WoudeReport
We made a private 5-week birding trip to Bolivia including side trips to northern Chile and Buenos Aires province, Argentina. The side trip to Chile was more or less forced by the social-political troubles in Bolivia resulting in many roadblocks, and the extra trip to Argentina was a planned stopover on our way back home. So this was a trip from ocean to ocean, and from steaming lowlands to freezing highlands. The report is in three parts: this one about Bolivia and two short separate reports of the side trips to Chile and Argentina.
2001 [November] - Jan VermeulenReport
Bolivia has the largest list of any land-locked country in the world – currently over 1370 species – and 20 species endemic to Bolivia, but this figure is misleading because another 100-plus species are confined to a variety of rather limited ecosystems in adjacent remote parts of Peru and Brazil, species that may not be seen readily by birders elsewhere.
2002 [December] - Joe Tobias and Nat Seddon - Noel Kempff Mercado National ParkReport
...La Mechita: a few roadside shacks between San Ignacio and Piso Firme, surrounded by partially logged forest. This is where people travelling by bus from Santa Cruz need to disembark and await pick-up by the park vehicle from La Florida. There are cheap rooms for rent here if you have plenty of time and want to bird the area for a morning or two...
2002 [March] - Patrick O'Donnell - Birding in Apa Apa ForestReport
Apa Apa forest is owned by the Bolivian/American couple Ramiro and Tilda Portugal and kudos goes out to them for having preserved their forest and being so kind and considerate to a wandering birder who showed up unannounced. They have a hacienda that provides comfortable lodging and good food at a very fair price. As I was charged a discounted price due to helping them out with the birdlist, it is probably best to contact them concerning rates.
2003 [September] - Pieter WestraReport
During almost 3.5 months I travelled through Bolivia, where I tried to visit as much as possible different habitats, from dry puna vegetation with highland lakes to humid cloud - and rainforest to the dry lowland Chaco. Besides that I spent about 1 week in the southern Brazilian Pantanal. During this trip I did a lot of things: trekking, mountain-climbing, but overall birdwatching was my main activity...
2007 [November] - Matt DentonReport
Bolivia’s location near the centre of the ‘bird continent’ makes it a must for anyone who loves tropical birdlife. This placement at the ornithological crossroads of the continent means a tremendous topographic diversity and a great variety of habitats, ranging from the altiplano to Yungas cloud forest, arid interior valleys rich in endemism and Pantanal-like savannah...
2010 [August] - Matt DentonReport
...These included the flightless Titicaca Grebe; endemic Red-fronted and Blue-throated Macaws; the localized Cliff Parakeet; twenty-eight species of hummingbirds including Wedge-tailed Hillstar, Swallow-tailed Hummingbird and the endemic Black-hooded Sunbeam; the endangered Bolivian Spinetail; localized Maquis and Scribble-tailed Canasteros; the always impressive Giant Antshrike; the shy Rufous-faced Antpitta; the recently described Diademed Tapaculo; and the often hard-to-find Citron-headed Yellow-Finch...
Bird Bolivia ToursTour Operator
Bird Bolivia offers quality birding tours for non-twitchers. These tours are designed for the pleasure of nature and not the sport of collecting bird numbers. If you are a person whose main priority is to see as many birds as possible, Bird Bolivia tours will not appeal to you.
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Birdquest's Bolivia birding tour explores one of South America's less-well-known birdwatching venues, but one that surely deserves more recognition given its superb avifauna and wonderful scenery. Our Bolivia tour achieves comprehensive coverage and records many great specialities, including both Red-fronted and Blue-throated Macaws...
Manu ExpeditionsTour Operator
Manu Expeditions is a professional company based in Peru with 25 years experience, offering bespoke birding trips to that country as well Bolivia, Chile and Colombia, specialing in catering for serious bird watchers and photographers...
Neblina ForestTour Operator
This tour features areas with relatively rich and diverse avifaunas and the spectacular scenery found in Noel Kempff Mercado National Park...
The 1.5 million acre Noel Kempff Mercado Park is one of the great conservation units of South America. Consisting of woodland and savanna, cerrado, tierra firme and semi-deciduous woodlands, the area is so isolated we will be dependant on light aircraft to get us around this spectacular park. The bird list for the park is well over 700 species and the startling scenery and variety of habitats, makes this a birding trip of a lifetime...
Rockjumper Birding ToursTour Operator
Bolivia boasts over 1,350 bird species, including 23 of the 25 Neotropical endemic families and 18 endemics. Our comprehensive tour encompasses all the available habitats of this incredibly diverse bio-geographic region, including Amazonian rainforests, Cerrado, Grand Chaco, Yungas cloudforests and Puna.
Bird Bolivia is a tourism agency that strives to offer quality, punctual and professional services, while supporting conservation and local communities (including training, lodge promotion...). We have specialized Englsih speaking local bird guides fluent well trained on endemic and threatened species. Click on the graphics below to find out about our organized bird tours. Write to email@example.com if you need a specific tour, or help with reservations...
San Jose de Uchupiamonas, an indigenous village lying within Bolivia's Madidi National Park envisioned a rain forest lodge as a way to protect their land and create jobs that would keep the forest standing. Chalalan--a premier community ecolodge for exploring Bolivia's Amazon region--is the result of the village of San Jose de Uchupiamonas's vision. Visitors to the Chalalan Ecolodge stay in comfortable thatched-roof cabins overlooking a beautiful lake, surrounded by a vast expanse of jungle. Local guides lead guests through pristine forests where they can spot troops of monkeys, herds of wild peccary, nesting macaws, and tapirs.
El Puente LodgeAccommodation
Located in the exuberant world of the most humid tropical forest on Earth, on the edge of the the Carrasco National Park, El Puente Lodge is set among 40 hectares (100 acres) of preserved rainforest. You can explore self-guided paths to streams of crystal water and natural pools while looking at dozens of rare birds, butterflies, and glittering insects...
Hotel Esmeralda - CoroicoAccommodation
Hotel Esmerlada has big gardens and bird feeders it host over 30 bird species...
Madidi - Chalalan Ecological Reserve in the Bolivian AmazonAccommodation
This small lodge (7 double rooms) is set deep in the heart of the Madidi Rainforest Reserve. Access involves a flight from La Paz to Rurrenabaque (230m above sea level) in the lowlands, followed by a 5 hour trip by motorised canoe upstream on the Tuichi river to Chalalan Lodge (321m a.s.l.).
Sites, research, tours, etc. etc.
Birds of BoliviaWebsite
Bolivia is one of the most diverse countries in the world, embracing several major ecoregions and supporting more than 1400 species of birds. For the past five years I have been working on a guide to cover this avifauna. It will appear in two volumes, the first a slim fieldguide containing 210 plates of artwork, accompanied by brief species accounts and maps, and the second a handbook to identification, ecology, taxonomy and status. Illustrations are being produced by a team of artists, including Eustace Barnes, David Beadle, Aldo Chiappe and Richard Johnson. These volumes are due to be published in tandem by Christopher Helm and Princeton University Press...
Birds of BoliviaWebsite
It took four years, but the second version of our Bolivian Birds CD-ROM is out, to general acclaim! (see the reviews) It contains 2530 sound recordings (over 19 hours, thanks to MP3 compression) of 941 bird species, all occurring in Bolivia, with accompanying texts and identifications of all background species. And the CD-ROM now has photographs: 1390 of 756 species (639 occurring in Bolivia and an additional 117 species from northern Peru and Ecuador).
Bolivia and the Blue Throated MacawWebsite
In nineteen ninety nine and we decided to go to Bolivia on our annual parrot spotting trip. Sparsely populated and landlocked Bolivia includes territory from the Andes to the Amazon basin, from glaciers to jungle and from desert to swamp. Twenty five percent of all species of birdlife lives here...
Bolivian Birding LocalitiesWebsite
There are also some site descriptions and trip reports on this site: see two birding sites near La Paz (La Paz); Vallegrande - Masicuri (Santa Cruz); Narvaez - Villa Charcas (Chuquisaca and Tarija); and Tariquia (Tarija).There are maps on the pages about La Cumbre, the Choquetanga valley, and Cotapata (La Paz); about Inquisivi (La Paz) and about Riberalta (Beni).
Checklist Birds of BoliviaChecklist
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