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

Chicamocha Project

14 June, 2005



Chicamocha Project, in collaboration with Conservation Leadership Program and the Foundation ProAves, worked from 2004 to 2009 and had as its main objective the conservation of Niceforo’s Wren (Thryothorus nicefori) and the Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia castaneiventris), two species of birds critically endangered and endemic to Chicamocha Canyon.

Thanks to the work of the Project Chicamocha ProAves Foundation created in 2009 the Natural Bird Reserve Aves Cucarachero de Chicamocha, where these species live.

The work led by the Chicamocha project were studies on the behavior and pollination by season in A. castaneiventris, studies of the correlation between habitat quality, territory size and fitness of T. nicefori; testing seed propagation of native plants for revegetation of habitat for the two bird species, environmental education activities with schools adjacent to the reserves, and biodiversity studies of insects, reptiles and amphibians in the reserve.

All these studies sought to expand the knowledge of the biology of the two species and their habitat in order to implement the conservation strategy of these birds and their habitat.


General Coordinator Project Chicamocha
Jorge Enrique Parra
Alexandra Delgadillo: Researcher.
Jorge Avendaño: Researcher.
Oswaldo Cortes: Author.  Amazilia castaneiventris.
Sandra Valderrama: Author. Thryothorus nicefori.
Koriko Vargas: Volunteer.
Maria Jose La Rota: Volunteer.