Fundación ProAves – por las aves y su hábitat en Colombia

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University training and research in our reserves

25 July, 2012

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ProAves has 5 reserves open to the public and placed in several of the most important maintained ecosystems in Colombia.

These reserves have excellent accommodation, meeting rooms, canteens, electricity, mobile communication and trails; besides it is also possible to observe species of several orders in different degrees of threat, allowing researchers, academia and visitors to increase logistically knowledge of biodiversity in the environment as a formative experience.

It is a target for ProAves to make available and provide the best conditions for the academic community to develop university practices and field research for undergraduate work, master’s or doctoral degrees, with subsidized entry costs and all-risk insurance.

We want this opportunity to be the beginning of investigations of flora and fauna that contribute to the knowledge of our biodiversity and academic practices that facilitate the training of future professionals.

Research interest: ecology, biology and inventories of all Infrastructure orders


Rooms / beds Hiking / KmCampingMeeting workspace
El Paujil Bird Reserve
Las Tángaras Bird Reserve
Chestnut-capped Piha Bird Reserve4/126YesNo
El Pangán Bird Reserve
Cerulean Warbler Bird Reserve



Income (including insurance)*
Group 4 – 10*$15.000 x night 
Researchers$35.000  x week / min 4 weeks
Groups (with remittance) $30.000 x group / max 10
Researches / groups (no remittance) $20.000 day / night

All bookings include:

  • Services like electricity, water, 3G internet
  • Research permits

Description of the Birds Nature Reserves

PaujilTángarasChestnut-capped Piha
PánganCerulean Warbler
Habitat Rain forest to tropical rain forestSuper-tropical montane tropicalPremontane rainforest  Very wet tropical basal forest to premontane  Premonate rainforest
Eastern Cordillera, Magdalena River valley of Boyacá and SantanderWest of the western range of the central area high Atrato, ChocóNortheast of the central mountains of AntioquiaSouth Pacific slope, NariñoMountains of Yariguíes, western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental of Santander
Elevation 623-31166223-124674921-62331640-62234412-6561
T max and min91ºF y 71ºF66ºF y 51ºF68ºF y 53ºF71ºF y 59ºF60ºF y 82ºF
320 sp of birds (8 endemic and 8 threatened)250 sp of birds (7 endemic and 15 threatened)216 sp of birds (5 endemic and 8 threatened)369 sp of birds (49 endemic and 19 threatened)297 sp of birds (8 endemic and 9 threatened)
Biodiversidad43 sp non-flying mammals (18 threatened) and 24 sp mammals24 sp of mammals36 sp non-flying mammals (10 threatened)
32 sp of amphibians and 46 reptiles16 sp of amphibians and 9 reptiles20 sp of amphibians and 9 reptiles21 sp of amphibians and 17 reptiles

For more information contact:

Research Director: Alexander Monsalve

ProAves, Cra 20 No. 36-61, Bogota, DC

Tel: (57-1) 3403229 / 340326 Fax (57-1) 3403285