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Sociedad Ornitológica de Córdoba (SOC)


Colombia, Latin America

  • Ecotourism
  • Land Purchases
  • Scientific Research
Urgent Appeals:

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  • Legally Constituted
    This organization is formally constituted and is a legally recognized non-profit in its country of origin.

About Sociedad Ornitológica de Córdoba

The Sociedad Ornitológica de Córdoba (SOC) is an early-career non-profit organization based in the city of Monteria, Colombia. The SOC’s aims are:

  1. To promote the study, research, and dissemination of ornithology at various academic, educational, and recreational levels
  2. To establish the principles of harmonious coexistence with nature, and
  3. To promote social and sustainable economic development of nature.  

SOC seeks to be a leading organization deeply committed to the development of activities contributing to the conservation and valuation of the region’s birds.  The projects carried out by the SOC to date include the search for the Sinu Parakeet, a bird lost since 1949, establishing the Agami Heron Birding Trail in the mangroves of Cispatá Bay, and studing large birds of prey to generate knowledge and conservation actions.

Their Challenges

Colombia is home to an incredibly diverse array of landscapes and habitats.  However, almost all of the lowland rainforest in the region have been destroyed and converted to cattle pasturelands, placing enormous threats on local biodiversity, habitats, and water sources.

Their Approach

SOC's focus is on studying and generating new information on at-risk species and ecosystems.  They are working to protect Colombia's birds and other wildlife.  The SOC is working to carry out the following projects:

  1. Create new protected areas for species and ecosystem conservation in Córdoba, such as the Crested Eagle Nature Reserve
  2. Research and monitor endangered bird species for in situ conservation, including the Agami heron
  3. Continue providing workshops to community members to raise awareness of the importance of conserving ecosystems
  4. Build capacities and tools that enable communities to use natural resources sustainably and follow good ecotourism practices, such as the Agami Heron Birding Trail.

Why They Need Your Help

To continue its critical work in ornithology and conservation, Sociedad Ornitológica de Córdoba seeks your support. Thanks to its donors, SOC has been able to develop projects with results of great interest to science and a positive impact on local communities. 

Conservation Allies charges no overhead fees or administration costs, meaning 100% of your donation goes directly to Sociedad Ornitológica de Córdoba.  All donations made from the United States are fully tax-deductible.