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Parque La Florida, Colombia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Parque La Florida, Colombia

Map of Parque La Florida, Colombia

Spectacled Parrotlet (Forpus conspicillatus) Yellow-hooded Blackbird (Chrysomus icterocephalus) Mountain Elaenia (Elaenia frantzii) Andean Duck (Oxyura ferruginea)

Swamp next to the airport



2/6/2023: I had the bright idea to rent a car for our trip to Chicaque so that we could make an early morning visit to Parque La Florida. The car rental process was a nightmare, however, as we wanted to return the car the next day. This was not to be allowed as there are alternating day license plate restrictions in Bogota. After a long time trying to figure something out, it was determined that we could pay extra for a hybrid car that was not subject to the restrictions. So, very late, we headed off to the park amid a massive traffic jam. Then, the directions to the park were incorrect on the mapping software. When we finally got to the park, we found that the part we wanted to visit was closed during the week. Fortunately, there was a security guard who let us into the swampy area two hours after we had intended to arrive.

Previous Visit (Monserrate: 2/5/2023)
Next Visit (Parque Natural Chicaque: 2/6/2023)

Species Recorded (23)

Birds ( 23 )

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Bare-faced Ibis - Phimosus infuscatus

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Andean Duck - Oxyura ferruginea
Blue-winged Teal - Spatula discors

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
American Coot - Fulica americana
Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinica
Spot-flanked Gallinule - Porphyriops melanops

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Southern Lapwing - Vanellus chilensis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Eared Dove - Zenaida auriculata

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Spectacled Parrotlet - Forpus conspicillatus

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Sparkling Violetear - Colibri coruscans

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Mountain Elaenia - Elaenia frantzii
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
Great Thrush - Turdus fuscater

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Tropical Mockingbird - Mimus gilvus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Blackburnian Warbler - Setophaga fusca

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Rufous-collared Sparrow - Zonotrichia capensis

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Yellow-hooded Blackbird - Chrysomus icterocephalus


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