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COLOMBIA August 2009

From August 23 to 29, 2009, Sheridan Coffey and myself birded central Colombia using Medellin-based birding guide Pablo Flores Valencia click here to email Pablo.

The endangered Cauca Guan Penelope perspicax, between La Suiza and El Cedral in Ucumari Regional Park near Pereira. When Hilty and Brown published their "Birds of Colombia" guide in 1986 this taxon was thought to be near to or actually extinct, but soon after the book's publication a few scattered populations were located. The protection afforded to those found in Ucumari Regional Park - which abutts the huge Nevados National Park - since their rediscovery there has lead to a promising increase in that population, and they are regularly seen by visitors: