Fundación ProAves – por la conservación en el país de las aves

Cerulean Warbler Working Group visits Colombia

3 October, 2007


Thursday 11 October 2007.

At the end of August, members of the Cerulean Warbler Group visited the area of San Vicente de Chucurí, Santander, where part of the 2008 Cerulean Warbler Technical Group summit will be held. For the first time this group will meet in an area where the species occurs in Latin America. Its purpose is to review proposed conservation actions for the species in non-reproductive areas.

Cerulean Warbler Group members in Colombia
Cerulean Group representatives at the Cerulean Warbler Bird Reserve with members of Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia, ProAves, and the municipality of San Vicente de Chucurí, Santander.

To promote San Vicente de Chucurí as main location, ProAves gathered in its Cerulean Warbler Bird Reserve local actors interested in providing a friendly environment for birds. There where present representatives of the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia, coffee growers of Santander department’s coffee program, Fundación Natura, Fedecacao, and the Municipality of San Vicente de Chucurí.

Guests visited Rainforest Alliance certified farms and cacao growing process, and birdwatching through the reserve’s forest.

San Vicente is one of the most important wintering areas for the Cerulean Warbler and there is a high possibility to see the species there. Specific conservation actions, environmental-friendly programs, and ecotourism focused on the Cerulean Warbler are contributing to ensure the conservation of the species.