Colombian Aviary, additional attraction for visitors to tourist city Cartagena

Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2016

Colombian AviaryGood news for nature enthusiast and bird lovers. The Colombian National Aviary, which houses more than 1,750 birds from 135 species will open its door to visitors on Feb 1 on Baru peninsula, located south of the Caribbean city of Cartagena. The park will be an additional attraction for visitors to that Caribbean tourist city.

 
This new eco-park, primarily designed for the study and conservation of different bird species, is located just an hour by car from downtown Cartagena.

 
During a tour of the eco-park’s seven hectares (17 acres), the manager of the Colombian National Aviary Foundation, Alba Lucia Gomez, told EFE Tuesday that the new facility “has 21 exhibitions” and an artificial lake where there are normally between 300 and 500 birds, including migratory species.

 

Visitors will be able to tour the aviary’s tropical rainforest and coastal and desert ecosystems, either on their own or as part of a guided tour, Gomez said.

 
Two of the other habitats worth visiting at the aviary, whose scientific director is environmentalist and conservationist Rafael Vieira, are the birds of prey and Andean condor sections, she added.

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