Santuario de fauna y flora los flamencos, Riohacha

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Los Flamencos Sanctuary has been a designated wildlife sanctuary since 1977. It is located in the Guajira Peninsula of Colombia's Caribbean Region. Its main attraction is the American flamingoes, and their nests that can reach 60cm high.The sanctuary is located between the fishing village of Camarones and the Tapias River, surrounded by estuaries and marshes including Manzanillo, Laguna Grande, Ciénaga del Navío Quebrado and Tocoromanes marshes.Many other shore and water birds can be found in the sanctuary such as roseate spoonbills, great egrets, laughing gulls and many others. The surrounding xerophytic scrub habitat is also home to many endemic birds such as buffy hummingbirds, white-whiskered spinetails, Tocuyo sparrows, and vermilion cardinals.
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  • The canoe with sail ride is an experience independent whether time many flamingos, worth knowing this park.
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  • We could see around 200 flamingos, being beautiful, it is best at the time that according to us there are more than 1000, try to go in dry season, which is when there is more.
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  • It is very quiet, easily accessible and very relaxing to see wild birds, flamingos, also frigates and cormorants not only are. reach shrimp entering the village keep right until you come to the cemetery and there you find one and take right and follow and arrive there has no loses
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  • Great place to spot some flamingos. The best time to go is from end of November to January. Also there are nice beautiful beaches without a lot of tourists or people.
  • Wonderful and magic place
  • beautiful view, lovely animals
  • Amazing!!!!
  • Gorgeous. I was there in May and I could see a group of 400 flamingos and pelicans. Exciting not only the sight of animals but also the fisherman's fisherman stories that took me with his little boat in the lagoon. One tip, don't eat where they bring you with the bike because you don't good.
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