Friday, April 24, 2009

Colombia, July 2008 (3)

When it comes to birds the highlight of the trip was a visit to Laguna de Sonso, in the valley of Cauca. The rest of the family spent some time walking around in Buga while I preferred mud, mosquitoes and of course the opportunity to see some new birds. The taxi driver I used from Buga to Laguna de Sonso happened to know the place well, and together we walked two hours in the area. I observed more than 50 species at this site.

A Saffron Finch indicating where I could find the birds!
Yellow-headed Caracara, quite common here.
Snail Kite, a very common bird!
Red-crowned Woodpecker, just recently observed at Laguna de Sonso.

Crimson-crested Woodpecker, this species is not on the list from Laguna de Sonso. This might bee a new species here.

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