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About Us

Nature Colombia

Nature Colombia is a leading bird watching company in Colombia with more than ten years of experience developing its outdoor programs, raising awareness among its internal and external clients about the country’s incredible biodiversity

Because of the great biodiversity and cultural richness, Nature Colombia has expanded to offer programs that mix nature and culture, allowing the visitor to enjoy all the attributes that make Colombia an amazing country.

OUR SPECIALTIES

Birding
Colombia is a birders paradise waiting to be discovered! With almost 20% of all birds on the planet (1,944 species), bird watching is one of the most fascinating activities to do in the country. It doesn’t matter if you are just beginning to know your first species or if you have a list so long that you could be the next John James Audubon / Salim Ali / Claes-Göran Cederlund, because regardless of your level of experience, we can guide you through all Colombia in search of the most wonderful birds of a country considered to be one of the greatest birding destinations in the world.
Herping
Colombia is the country of herps! With 833 amphibian species and 599 of reptiles, the biodiversity that we can find in our territory is immensely broad. Because thanks to a great variety of ecosystems, different forms of wildlife can adapt in the best way to our country, wildlife, which fortunately you can see up close with us. Guided by expert local guides, you will have the chance to take excellent photographs of the most incredible species of herps, including the Golden Poison Frog (Phyllobates terribilis), the most poisonous frog in the world.
Communities & Culture
Many of our tours are made in remote areas of Colombia where our best allies are the communities that live there. That is why we believe that in order for our business and our country to advance, we must work together with the communities. we must work together with the communities. For this reason, we have undertaken several projects in conservation in different areas of the country as alternative and sustainable source of work in birding and wildlife. In addition, several of these communities, which have undertaken their own projects in which highlight the best of Colombian culture, are part of some of our tours. A way to give the opportunity to those who travel with us, to approach a bit in the most genuine way to different cultural expressions of Colombia.

OUR GOAL

Nature Colombia goal is to consolidate ourselves as the best ecotourism company for experiencing wildlife, in order to satisfy the needs of an ever-growing number of tourists that come to Colombia in search of endemic or little-known species in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.

Nature Colombia is based on the premise of ensuring the total satisfaction of its visitors, maintaining fair prices, minimizing environmental and social impacts, offering itineraries tailored to the needs of customers and operating in new and different destinations.

OUR TEAM


Trevor Ellery
Guide

Trevor Ellery, originating from Hampshire, UK, has called Colombia home since 2008, following extensive stays in Israel and Ecuador. His profound expertise in Colombian birds, evident in co-authored field guides, is marked by unparalleled bird identification skills. Spanning South America, with tours led in Argentina, Trevor's passion for photography, sound recording, Neotropical Lepidoptera, and mammals shines through. Armed with a degree in History and English Literature, his UK bird listing fervor translated into spotting over 1500 species in Colombia! A dedicated conservationist, Trevor revitalizes Colombia's birding scene, intertwining cultural insights during tours, establishing it as a vibrant hub for avian enthusiasts and cultural adventurers alike. His commitment to showcasing Colombia's avian wonders and cultural richness solidifies its position as a sought-after destination for both nature lovers and explorers seeking diverse cultural experiences.


Roger Rodríguez Ardila
Guide
Roger is a passionate biologist with a deep love for birding. Graduating from Tolima University in Ibagué, Colombia, he immediately immersed himself in research projects studying the ecological guilds of birds in the Central Andes and the breeding biology of birds on the Pacific coast of Colombia. Since 2014, he has worked as a birdwatching guide, starting in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and expanding to other regions in the country. Roger also has a keen interest in reptiles and amphibians, having conducted extensive studies on these creatures. With the opportunity to explore remote and stunning locations, he has encountered 1,391 bird species, representing a significant portion of Colombia's avian diversity. His goal is to continue expanding his knowledge, documenting Colombia's biodiversity through observation and photography, and sharing these unique experiences with others. Roger is excited to uncover the secrets of more bird species as his career as a birding guide progresses.

Ángela Gómez
Staff

Co-Founder and Manager

Angela Gómez is an Environmental and Natural Resources Administrator by profession. Her passion for the Nature led her to discover the world of birds. Since 2008 she directed the first birding agency that supported conservation for birds in Colombia and in 2015 she founded Nature Colombia together with her partner Luisa Conto, being the first women in Colombia to create an agency dedicated to the observation of birds and wildlife.
Now from Nature Colombia she is committed to make bird watching more supportive of local communities and to make visible those productive projects of women who are excluded due to the dynamics of bird watching tours.
In her time away from the office she loves to travel with her 10 year old daughter.

Luisa Fernanda Conto
Staff

Commercial Director

Luisa Fernanda Conto, a highly accomplished professional, possesses a degree in Tourism and Hotel Business Administration, specializing in Service Management. A decade ago, she discovered the captivating world of birdwatching, which ignited an insatiable passion within her.

Having witnessed firsthand the positive impact of responsible tourism on community development, conservation, and local economic growth, Luisa embraces the role of Commercial Director at Nature Colombia. This esteemed position has provided her with invaluable opportunities to explore her country's remarkable natural landscapes and appreciate its diverse biodiversity.

Motivated by a deep desire to share these wonders with the world, Luisa is driven to contribute to the advancement and prosperity of her nation through her profession. Her expertise and unwavering dedication aim to cultivate greater awareness and appreciation of Colombia's natural heritage among both residents and international visitors.


Yadi Neuta
Staff
She have been working for Nature Colombia SAS since 2016 as an Accounting Assistant, she has extensive experience in the entire accounting process, a responsible person, dedicated to her work, she is a Professional Technician. She was born in El Colegio (Cund.) She likes to read, update herself on the topics that concern her work. She enjoys spending time with her family during her leisure time. She loves to enjoy nature, appreciate the landscapes, plants, birds, animals in general, which are the greatest wealth that Colombia has; she loves her country.

Shirley Alvarez Plata
Staff

Operations Coordinator

Public Administrator and Human Talent Management Specialist, responsible for overseeing the operations department of Nature Colombia. Combining her passion for nature with her professional acumen, she ensures that clients have exceptional and unforgettable birdwatching experiences. Her dedication to environmental conservation and sustainability further enhances her ability to promote responsible birdwatching practices. With meticulous planning, attention to detail, and a customer-centric mindset, she ensures that every aspect of the operations runs smoothly and efficiently. Her professional background and passion for nature make her an invaluable asset to the company's commitment to providing extraordinary avian adventures. 

Manuel Ricardo Melo Ospina
Staff
Certified public accountant(CPA), specialized in Tax Law. With experience in auditing, tax auditing and management of the accounting area in public and private institutions in the country.
He is the responsible for coordinating the financial area of ​​NATURE COLOMBIA SAS., especially in relation to preparing financial statements, budgets and cash flows, tax planning and monitoring compliance with accounting, tax and administrative policies.
Despite not being within the operational area of ​​the Company, the experiences of tourism and readings regarding the subject have managed to develop a taste for this activity.

Caroline Gebehart H.
Staff

Commercial Promoter

Caroline Gebehart holds a degree in education with a specialized focus on ethnic communities, along with a master's degree in education and neuropsychology. Currently, she fulfills the role of a seasoned trainer and coach, specializing in issues related to integral human development within the realm of spiritual intelligence and inner life. With a notable background in the tourism sector, Caroline has acquired extensive experience in sustainable tourism and local development. Additionally, she has dedicated fourteen years as a volunteer within the Catholic Church, receiving comprehensive training in serving others and fostering a heightened awareness for environmental stewardship. Caroline firmly believes in the positive impact that each individual can make, emphasizing the importance of daily contributions toward creating a better world. She advocates that even the smallest acts of kindness hold the potential to bring about favorable transformations on a global scale..