My main target here was the White-tipped Quetzal, a handsome member of the Trogon family which is endemic to just this area and a small nearby section of Northern Venezuela. We got lucky, within a hour we had a handsome male perched quite still in a tree fairly close, what a bird!
More Santa Marta Endemics
Here are a few of the other birds that I picked up in just a couple of days birding in Columbia. The Crimson-collared Tanager was a lifer. White-sided Flowerpiercer, Collared Aracari and Crested Oropendola are all familiar species but always nice to see at any time. The Broad-winged Hawk had carried its prey up into the tree from the ground and ate it while we watched.