Discover more about the birds of Boliva and why the country should be a top bird watching destination
With a total of 1430 species recorded to date, Bolivia is the fifth richest Neotropical country and the sixth richest country globally in terms of bird diversity
Bolivia has 17 endemics, plus an additional 12 species that are nearly endemic and thus best observed in Bolivia
Bolivia is the most species-rich landlocked country in the world for birds
When excluding marine birds and considering land area encompassed within national boundaries, bird species density (number of species per 1000 km2) in Bolivia (1.29) is very similar to that of Peru (1.35) and Colombia (1.54), and over six times greater than that of Brazil (0.20) – and 33 times greater than that of North America (0.04)!
Bolivia is home to no less than 12 species of macaws (two of them being endemic) – more than any other country on Earth
Bolivia is home to the world’s richest protected area, Madidi National Park, which is less than half the size of Costa Rica, but harbors more bird species than the country does
Bolivia is a country of breathtaking landscapes, ecoregional extremes, and ecoregional transitions, ranging from lush Amazonian rain forest in the north to arid Chaco thorn scrub in the south – from dripping wet cloud and elfin forest to inter-Andean cactus forest or bone-dry southern Puna grassland and extensive salt flats – from Cerrado and seasonally inundated grassland at almost sea level to glacier fields on high-Andean peaks
Most ecoregions and habitats are still fairly well preserved compared to other Neotropical countries, providing for unique bird watching experiences
Makes you wonder why you haven’t been bird watching in Bolivia before, doesn’t it?
- Download your copy of the Birds of Bolivia Checklist
- Find out how the Birds to Bolivia Field Guide is helping local people