COLOMBIA - The paradise for birders

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After two years, the collection is ready, now we need your support to print it.

Colombia is number one in bird diversity in the world but our birds face many challenges.  We started the campaign "ALL FOR THE BIRDS – Aves Colombianas" with the aim of increasing awareness about Colombia's remarkable bird diversity throughout the country. Our goal is to distribute 11.000 albums + photo-stickers depicting 427 Colombian birds. There are two ways you can help:
  1. Contribute- donations help us to increase our popularity and makes us more visible on IndieGogo.
  2. Share on Facebook and other social media- The more people know about the project, the more chances we have of reaching our goal.

A huge thanks from us and the birds, for helping us to make this conservation-education project a reality!

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You can donate as little as $5 using the "RESPALDAR” button or claim a great reward (including Lego birds and Birding tours) by choosing one of the options in the bottom right side of the page.

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For this campaign we have organized a package of excellent rewards that includes tours of bird watching through forests and unexplored jungles in Colombia, beautiful works of art and design produced by great artists, among them the LEGO birds and a paper sculpture of Archeopteryx bavarica Produced by the Plastic artist Diana Beltrán Herrera. In addition to traveling or having one of these works at home you will also receive the complete collection of Colombian Birds (album + 475 stickers) in English or Spanish. This is a great opportunity to discover the country of birds and support their conservation, but also to help build the peace of this country.

We create a limited edition of this collection including the endemic and almost endemic birds of Colombia: L I F E R S: Album + 87 stickers (in English only) that you can acquire claiming the reward Blue-billed Curassow + LIFERS or visiting Colombia birdfair 2017 during the days 17 , 18 and 19 of February. Great opportunity!

Colombia is currently building peace and birds are a part of it. With the recent signing of the peace deal, Colombia is preparing to open its doors to thousands of visitors from all over the world hoping to enjoy its exceptional bird diversity. In the world of birds there are many opportunities for young people who live in biodiversity hotspots to get involved. With this album we want to help them discover the opportunities that birding tourism brings. The youngsters won’t carry guns, but photo cameras, binoculars and the dream of a better country.

The birds are important for peace in Colombia!

Bird Culture = Culture of peace

Birds and cultural identity

For two years we have been implementing in Colombia our program Bird culture, culture of peace, through which strengthens learning processes in young people interested in birds by bringing them books and equipment, and by providing workshops with birding tourism experts aimed at creating the next generation of birdwatching guides. The collection is the focal point of this capacity building program, and also a tool to sensitize the Colombian population about this natural treasure and encourage the birders from all the world to visit our country. The resources obtained from the other half of the print run in Colombia, and bird-related events in Europe and the United States, will be donated to 25 organizations that promote education, conservation, and the development of birding tourism in different parts of the country.

In 2015, we invited professionals and amateur photographers from all over the country to share their bird photographs to create a photographic collection that could serve to highlight this natural wealth of our country and generate resources to support conservation processes, environmental education And development of Aviturismo. There were 85 photographers who attended our call, we received two thousand photographs and selected 475 for the first edition of the collection. Today we are ready to print the first print run of the collection (11,000 albums + 5,000,000 stickers). It is a collaborative social – environmental project to help the conservation of birds. The following are companies and organizations that have supported us in the development of this project.

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Ha finalizado la convocatoria!  – Muchas gracias a todos los participantes

Después de un año de convocatoria y de recibir cerca de 1200 fotografías de aves de todo el país, la etapa de recepción de imágenes ha culminado para dar inicio al proceso de selección de las fotografías que se convertirán en láminas de la colección, aproximadamente el 9 de abril de 2016 nos pondremos en contacto con cada fotógrafo y publicaremos un listado de las especies que estarán incluidas en la

Grallaria rufula
Rufous Antpitta
Grallaria rufula
Amazilia franciae
Andean Emerald
Amazilia franciae
Sula granti
Nazca Booby
Sula granti
Chlorochrysa nitidissima
Multicolored Tanager
Chlorochrysa nitidissima
Vermillion Cardinal - Flamencos - Enero 2014 (5)
Vermilion Cardinal
Cardinalis phoeniceus

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