Its history based on writings, documents and notarial acts of Santa Marta and Magdalena
The Sierra is the most important endemism center in the world, with 36 species and 55 subspecies of birds restricted to it.
Unfortunately, 18 of its species face a risk of extinction at the global level and 22 at the national level.
132 migratory species have been registered in the area.
Among the most endemic species that can be observed in Minca are
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- The periquito Santa Marta Parakeet (Pyrrhura viridicata) Threatened bird
- The colibrí Coppery Emerald (Chlorostilbon russatus)
- The hojarasquero Streak-capped Spinetail (Cranioleuca hellmayri)
- la Santa Marta Antpitta (Grallaria bangsi)
- The Brown-rumped Tapaculo (Scytalopus latebricola)
- The atrapamoscas Santa Marta Bush-Tyrant (Myiotheretes pernix) Threatened bird
- The reinitas Yellow-crowned Whitestart (Myioborus flavivertex)
- The White-lored Warbler (Basileuterus conspicillatus)
- The Santa Marta Mountain-Tanager (Anisognathus melanogenys)
- The Santa Marta Brush-Finch (Atlapetes melanocephalus)
- The Oropéndolas crestadas (Psarocoilus decumanus)
Requirements for a sighting
The equipment commonly used for birdwatching consists of binoculars, a portable telescope (spotting Scope) with tripod, a notebook and a guide, " Birds of MINCA, including Campano and San Lorenzo" for sale in Minca stores.
Likewise, it is recommended light and fresh clothes, shoes very comfortable for the observation walk, water or hydrating drinks and the desire to live this extraordinary experience. Hotel Minca, Jungle Joe and other organized tours to the measure.
Photography has always been part of Birding, but in the past the cost of good cameras and objectives relegating the use of digital cameras with portable telescopes, has generated the technique known as digiscoping, and facilitated the expansion of the hobby for a lot more people. One of the pleasures of natural photography is to be able to experience the same sensation as a hunter in search of its prey, the difference being that the photographer "captures" a second in the life of a bird, instead of killing it..