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Welcome to Birds of Bolivia

Linking birding with eco-friendly development and conservation in one of the world’s most biodiverse countries.

Birds of Bolivia Field Guide

For many years, Bolivia was a black hole on the birding map of South America. Not anymore! With the publication of both Spanish and English editions in early 2017, this essential tool for exploring Bolivia’s birds should be on every birder’s bookshelf to prepare for your upcoming trip to this beautiful country. To learn more, click here.

Some of Our Favorite Birds
The birds you will see only in Bolivia

OrnitoBlog
Latest news on birds and birding in Bolivia

New Species in Bolivia – 15 Amazonian Species

In the just published Special Issue of the Handbook of the Birds of the World (Lynx Edicions), 15 Amazonian species new to science are described.This includes the splitting of the Striolated Puffbird (Nystalus striolatus) complex into three species, two of which occur in Bolivia.

Caquetá versus Wing-barred Seedeater – the Bolivian ‘Variable Seedeater’

by Sebastian K. Herzog The Department of Beni can be full of surprises when it comes to birds. Over the past year, around the northern Beni town of Riberalta, several birders have come across a peculiar black-and-white Sporophila seedeater that has challenged their identification skills.

Caquetá versus Wing-barred Seedeater – the Bolivian ‘Variable Seedeater’ enigma

by Sebastian K. Herzog The Department of Beni can be full of surprises when it comes to birds. Over the past year, around the northern Beni town of Riberalta, several birders have come across a peculiar black-and-white Sporophila seedeater that has challenged their identification skills.

New species for Birds of Bolivia

In the just published Special Issue of the Handbook of the Birds of the World (Lynx Edicions), 15 Amazonian species new to science are described. This includes the splitting of the Striolated Puffbird (Nystalus striolatus) complex into three species, two of which occur in Bolivia. The name of the newly described species, which occurs throughout […]

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Bolivia Hotspots
Discover the best places for birding on Bolivia