Colombian meals compliment the birding, flora, and fauna. Typical meals may include:


  1. Sancocho and Ajiaco, chicken base soups

  2. Arroz con Pollo, rice and chicken

  3. Frijoles Típicos, beans

  4. Empanadas

   

Typical Valle del Cauca snacks and fruit juice will be provided.

Culture

    Coordillera Occidental is located west of Cali at an elevation of approximately 2000 meters (~6,500 feet) sea level. The area contains 220 bird species and is known for its toucanets, hummingbirds, tanagers and quetzals living in the lush jungle of the Western Cordillera.

The Guadualito Area is located south of Cali in the foothills of the Western Cordillera at an elevation of 1,100 meters (3,600 feet) above sea level. Open fields and riparian corridors are home to several species of waterfowl, woodpeckers, flycatchers and raptors. Well over 130 species occur in the area.

Wetlands habitats in the valley attract orioles, ibis, hawks, cormorants and waterfowl.  Between resident and migratory birds, over 162 species can be observed.

Coordillera Central, an ecologically rich mountain range with heights reaching over 17,000 ft, provide an amazing habitat for motmots, trogons, potoos and honeycreepers. The birding area extends between 1,200 - 2,600 meters (3,900 - 8,500 feet) above sea level. Successful reforestation efforts enable the observation of some 136 species.

Food

For more information please contact

Santiago M. Escruceria

guadualito@me.com or write to

P.O. Box 224 Lee Vining, CA 93541 USA

Phone: 707-328 6371

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A friendly “tardes” is a common exchange between birders and Colombians in the countryside. Some believe that to experience the true Colombia, one must pass time with los campesinos, as they would with the birds. Colombia provides a warm and safe environment, full of laughter and intimate social gatherings.

Cali is a diverse city of color and life. The city is tucked between Los Farallones Natural Park, in the Coordillera Occidental, and the Cauca River, the gatekeeper to one of Colombia’s abundant countryside. Inside Cali, many districts offer gourmet restaurants, boutiques, and historical monuments.