Best time to visit Bolivia

Birdwatching

Bolivian birdlife is splendid from the lowland jungles and Amazon to the Andes and high altitude lagoons

Birdwatching in Bolivia 2019 - Best Time
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© Ron DeCloux

Bolivia's diversity of landscape results in a plentitude of birds. Madidi National Park showcases the wilderness of local jungles – here you are likely to spot lots of caracara falcons, macaws, and other parrots. The Bolivian highlands are home to the Andean Goose, Puna Ibis, Silvery Grebe, and Speckled Teal —​ during the dry season these birds gather around lagoons or lakes. Other birdwatching hotspots include the areas of Santa Cruz, Beni, La Paz, Cochabamba, Rurrenabaque, as well as Apolo. The high season for this activity is the dry period between May and December. This is not only because so many species gather near water, but also owing to better access to remote sites unavailable during rainy and muddy months.

Metallura tyrianthina smaragdinicollis 2019
Metallura tyrianthina smaragdinicollis
Macaw. Photographed in Peru near the Heath River Wildlife Center, La Paz Department, Bolivia 2019
Macaw. Photographed in Peru near the Heath River Wildlife Center, La Paz Department, Bolivia
Southern Caracara (Caracara plancus) 2019
Southern Caracara (Caracara plancus)
Red-fronted Macaw 2019
Red-fronted Macaw
Puna Ibis 2019
Puna Ibis