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Río Blanco reserve


Manizales. 2300-2600 meters


Half or full-day

Connects well with

Owl’s Watch


Río Blanco boasts a distinguished reputation as one of Colombia’s oldest and most renowned birding hotspots, earning its place in history as a pioneer in establishing antpitta feeders. These feeders provide opportunities to observe a minimum of four species: the (E) Brown-banded, Chestnut-crowned, Slate-crowned, and (NE) Bicolored antpittas. Positioned strategically near the lodge and main road, these feeders offer convenient and accessible birdwatching.

Equally captivating are the hummingbird feeders, which attract both common and vibrant species native to the Colombian Andes. Among these are the Collared Inca, Tourmaline Sunangel, Bronzy Inca, Long-tailed Sylph, Buff-tailed Coronet, White-bellied Woodstar, and Fawn-breasted Brilliant, to name a few.

The tanager feeders draw in a diverse array of species, and the local staff continuously explores innovative approaches to attract even more, enhancing the overall experience for visitors. There is a dedicated effort to create optimal scenarios for photography, ensuring that every shot is unique and distinctive.

Río Blanco is one of the few places where the very rare Masked Saltator can be seen among other rarities like Powerfull Woodpecker, Dusky Piha and Rusty-faced Parrot.

Bicolored Antpitta by Johnnier Arango
Chestnut-crowned Antpitta by Johnnier Arango
Brown-banded Antpitta by Johnnier Arango
Green-and-black Fruiteater by Johnnier Arango
Long-tailed Sylph by Johnnier Arango

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