The richest country in bird species on the planet, and countless corners to visit to get yet another set of new, enigmatic and seldom-seen species. This tour was designed to get most of the northern specialties as well as birds shared with neighboring Venezuela. Also the Bogota region was included. Even though I had visited many of these areas already in 1998 and 2008, a lot has happened in terms of taxonomy and sites since then. It felt like a new destination to me. The tour was organized by Ornis birding expeditions, but I am especially grateful to our local guide Juan Manuel Cardona who helped me to get on to the birds on countless occasions. The first 6 photos represent some of the most interesting species on the trip.