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Gallito de Roca Preserve

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I’m not a birder - you have to go here

I was skeptical when my wife mentioned wanting to visit here. My first glimpse of this bird wiped... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Thomas K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
You can almost touch them !

Definitely the loudest bird in town ! They are big, they are bright orange and they are LOUD... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Zoutleeuw, Belgium
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Jardin, Colombia
+57 312 7562650
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 February 2017

If you're a birder, you should definitely plan to visit this reserve even if you feel blasé about Cock of the Rock leks. This lek is located 3 blocks from the centre of Jardín and down a hill to the creek. While we were there,...More

3  Thank dgqc
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The birds are interesting, but they charge far too much - 10,000 per person - for a 15 minute watch from a single platform. There are far more interesting things to do in Jardin, and for free.

1  Thank Saychill
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

I was skeptical when my wife mentioned wanting to visit here. My first glimpse of this bird wiped away all skepticism. The sound overwhelms you as you walk through the gate and just the sheer enthusiasm of the other visitors is contagious. Just go. I...More

1  Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Definitely the loudest bird in town ! They are big, they are bright orange and they are LOUD ! Can't miss them ! I've never seen them so very close. They literally perch over your head, so close you can almost touch them. When you're...More

2  Thank 904agnesc
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We went on two successive afternoons, having enjoyed it so much on the first day. We had very good sightings of several Cocks of the Rock - beautiful, and rather bizarre, birds. We also saw several other birds, including a motmot. The lady who owns...More

2  Thank SM251
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Went in the afternoon and saw many many of the red birds. Property owner opens her property for two sessions a day so that one can observe the red birds that feed in the trees on her property. We were so entertained we were there...More

1  Thank tikibartobe
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We photographed this marvellous bird one morning and it was surprising to see and enjoy so many male individuals at once. We visited during the low season for activity and counted 7-8 birds. The friendly lady owner told us how in season, you can find...More

1  Thank DonGaTico
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This place is a joke. Supposed to be open only 2 times per day - 1 hour in morning between 05:30-06:30 and in evening 5-6pm. I showed up to the gate at 05:40am, gate was locked and there were a few other tourists outside. We...More

1  Thank C6158AZpatrickh
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We saw many nice birds. The owner was very friendly and when we entered she told us that we wouldn't have to pay the 10000 pesos in case we don't see any birds. According to her it's best to go in the morning at 5:40...More

1  Thank Justus V
Reviewed 19 May 2018

This is one of the best Cock of the Rock leks I've seen..good viewing with a shelter in case of rain. In mid-May we had 5-6 males going nuts. The lady says they are there year round...but the female was not in attendance. There is...More

Thank mlgb2
Reviewed 17 March 2018

It's a bit tricky finding this small, private sanctuary. A short walk from town, you turn right on a steep rocky road just before the bridge (there is a small outdoor cafe there) and walk a few minutes before reaching it on your right side....More

1  Thank cececececececece
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I first learned about this bird, the Cock of the Rock, in 1999 and it has been at the top of my bird list ever since so I was quite excited at the prospect of seeing it. The reserve is on the edge of town...More

Thank junglejudi
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There are fixed hours, both in the am early and 4pm to 5:30 pm (hours have been changed) and its 10000 COP. Excellent viewing..5 males going nuts today for over an hour. Head to the yellow,bridge at the end of Calle 9, turn... More