The Rise of Birding Culture in Colombia with Jose Martinez

March 23, 2023

Birding is booming in Colombia helped, in part, by bird fairs and festivals held throughout the country for Colombian birders in addition to the increased interest shown by visiting birders from around the world. Last month, host Nate Swick got to visit the Colombia Birdfair in Calí, where he met Jose Manuel Martinez, a Colombian birder, and one of a team of birders putting on the event.  He’s had a front row seat to Colombia’s fascinating rise as not only a birding destination, but a birding culture.

Interested in traveling to some of the places we talk about? Check out the ABA’s trip to Colombia later in 2023!

Also, the California Spotted Owl finally gets endangered species protection. 

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