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


Crax alberti

El Paujil
ProAves Reserve
El Paujil
ProAves Reserve
Crax alberti
Tremarctos ornatus
Ateles hybridus
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Date created: November, 2003

Average Temperature: 80 °F

Ecosystem: Primary and secondary forests little intervened, paddocks and plantations

Weather: bimodal tetra-seasonal

Altitudinal range: Between 150 to 1,200 AMSL

Key species: Crax alberti, Ateles hybridus and Tremarctos ornatus

Key species

In this place, about 377 species of birds have been registered, of which 7 are endemic species, 8 are almost endemic and 8 are threatened; 43 species of flightless mammals of which 18 are threatened; 32 species of amphibians where there is 1 threatened species and 46 species of reptiles.

Likewise, the following stand out: the Yellow-headed Parakeet (Gypopsitta pyrilia), Bonito Woodpecker (Melanerpes pulcher), Capiblanco Bull (Capito hypoleucus), Antioqueño Tyrannosaurus (Phylloscartes lanyoni), Ash Habia (Habia gutturalis), Turqueza Honeysuckle (Dacnis hartlaubi Magdalena), (Ateles hybridus), the Andean Bear (Tremarctos ornatus) and Magdalena Otter (Pteronura longicauda), among others.



This protected area is located in the Serranía de las Quinchas, between the municipalities of Puerto Boyacá, Bolívar and Cimitarra, more precisely in the departments of Boyacá and Santander (See map).

How to get there

From La Dorada, Caldas, go to the point known as “El Dos y Medio” (1.1 hours), once there take the detour towards Pinzón (2 hours – 90% uncovered road). In Pinzón take the uncovered route that leads to the Vereda La Arenosa, and 15 minutes later, by vehicle, you will find the house of the El Paujil ProAves Reserve.