'Birdwatching in Colombia' is an iPhone implementation of the popular 274 page 2013 book 'Birdwatching in Colombia' (ISBN: 978-9090277851) by Jurgen Beckers and Pablo Florez. The 'app' has all of the content of the original book, with hundreds of updates as well as a few dozen new sites. The goal of the book is to help birders and photographers travel safely and problem free to the top birding sites in Colombia, without having to pay for an expensive and unnecessarily restrictive tour package.

Over 150 of the top birding sites are covered, many with trail maps, and all with directions, helpful information for lodging and guiding, and local information about where to find the top species. The sites can be viewed on an zoomable map, and there is even an option for driving directions.

The introduction has useful general information about travel in Colombia, including customs, money, transportation, and when to visit.

Scientific information and distribution maps are provided (downloadable) into the app for all species found in Colombia, as are photos for many species. This information is from the free 'Bird Data - Colombia' app.

Additionally the app includes an eBird interface for seeing recent sightings locally or at eBird hotspots. Also included is as a sound recorder for recording field notes or unidentified bird songs.

What’s New

Version 1224

Updates for Leticia. Two new sites, ElRoble and Hotel Experiencia Viva. Grammar/typo errors corrected.

App Privacy

The developer, Tom Friedel, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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