Date created: May 20, 2005
Average Temperature: Between 53 to 78 °F
Altitudinal range: Between 1,500 – 2,700 AMSL
Key species: Eriocnemis mirabilis, Odontophorus hyperythrus, Henicorhina negreti and Oreothraupis arremonops
In the Reserve, the following species have been reported as having some risk of extinction: the Munchique Underpants Hummingbird (Eriocnemis mirabilis), the Red Partridge (Odontophorus hyperythrus), the Munchique Cockroach (Henicorhina negreti) and the Tangarine Sparrow (Oreothraupis arremonops). Other important endemic species that can be observed in the area, but that do not have any category of danger of extinction, are: the Smooth-breasted Hawk (Accipiter ventralis) and the Sietecolores Hummingbird (Boissonneaua jardini), among others.
Some of the species of mammals possible to observe in the area are the Chucha (Didelphis marsupialis), the Peccary (Tayassu pecari) and the Squirrel (Sciurus sp), among others.
It is located on the western slope of the Colombian Western Cordillera, in the municipality of El Tambo, Cauca department, 70 kilometers from the city of Popayán. This reserve is part of the southern buffer zone of the Munchique National Natural Park (44,000 ha), on the 20 de Julio and Huisito village sectors.