Fundación ProAves – por las aves y su hábitat en Colombia

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El Paujil ProAves Reserve

13 November, 2014

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The El Paujil Bird Reserve was created in November 2003 in order to preserve the Blue-billed Curassow (Crax alberti) is endemic to Colombia and in critical danger of extinction, while ensuring the preservation of one of the most vulnerable ecosystems which had been circulated in the Middle Magdalena valley, the rain forest.

Blue-billed Curassow (Crax alberti)

Location and Area:

This protected area is located in the Sierra de las Quinchas, between the towns of Puerto Boyacá, Bolívar and Scimitar, more precisely in the departments of Boyacá and Santander, respectively, it covers 8.448 acres and is located between 150 and 1.200 m.s.n.m. (See map).

Biological importance:

There has been about 360 species of birds registered in this place , 7 of which are endemic species, 8 threatened near-endemic and 8 threatened, 43 non-flying mammal species of which 18 are threatened, 24 species of flying mammals, 32 species of amphibians 1 of which is threatened and 46 species of reptiles. It also highlights: the Cotorra cabeciamarilla (Gypopsitta pyrilia), Carpintero bonito (Melanerpes pulcher), White-Mantled Barbet (Capito hypoleucus), Tiranuelo antioqueño (Phylloscartes lanyoni), Habia ceniza (Habia gutturalis), Mielero turqueza (Dacnis hartlaubi) Mono araña del Magdalena (Ateles hybridus), el Oso andino (Tremarctos ornatus) y Nutria del Magdalena (Pteronura longicauda), among others.

Download the complete list of birds in pdf.


The reserve has an annual temperature of 27.8 ° C. The rainfall is bimodal seasonal tetra. The first period of rainfall occurs between April and May and the second between September and November, during these five months, receiving 57.62% of total rainfall, with October the wettest month with 304 mm and the driest January to 64.5 mm The average relative humidity is 78%, ranging from 75% in February and August, and 81% in October and November (Balcazar et al. 2000).

Biophysical characteristics:

Consists of primary and secondary forests little surgery, pastures and plantations.


Ecological restoration, Land expansion and Women for conservation.

And tourism activities:

  • River navigation.
  • Landscaping.
  • Wildlife photography.
  • Observation of animal and plant species.
  • Walking in high demand.
  • Contact recreation and nature.
  • Family vacation.
  • Recreational fishing.
  • Enjoy natural scenery (Caño cristal, La moya, Pozo lindo and Los chorros).
  • Reforestation of native species.
  • Eco-hikes.
  • Horseback riding.
  • Courses and training.


Accommodation for 43 guests in comfortable cabins, electricity service and water.

General recommendations:

  • Respect the natural values of the reserve, the plants and animals.
  • Do not allow the collection of biological material.
  • Follow signs to the reserve staff and travel on established trails.
  • You can make camping in designated areas.
  • Wear rubber boots.
  • Report health problems or allergies.

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