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PIHA NATURE RESERVE – ACCOMMODATION

The Reserve has a colonial farmhouse that provides accommodation with includes eight rooms, with comfortable beds and private bathrooms.   Ours fees include full board, conservation fee,  good trails with easy to moderate conditions and excellent birding.

Temperatures averaging 18 º C.

You must make your reservation with no less than 24 hours in advance.  Walk-in reservations are not allowed at any of the Nature Reserves.

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PIHA – THINGS TO DO

  • Fruit feeders and Humming bird garden, has over a dozen of hummingbird species visiting.
  • Watching water birds by the old fort use for gold mining
  • Trails 3 kilometers
  • Quial feeder station
  • Streams
  • Night wildlife watching.  Leaving from the restaurant.  Duration 1 hour.  The best time to see mammals, spiders, and much more.
  • You will have the chance to meet the Chestnut capped Piha along the trails.
  • We recommend a minimum stay of 2- 3 nights to enjoy the activities and variety of wildlife
  • Birdwatching from the observation towers

PIHA – LOCATION

It is located in El Roble, Anorí (Antioquia), with an altitude between 1,400 and 1,850 m above sea level.

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PIHA – SUSTAINABILITY AND CONSERVATION

The Chestnut-capped Piha Bird Reserve was created to protect the habitat of Chestnut-capped Piha (Lipaugus weberi), on 27 November 2006. It has an area of approximately 3.271 acres and is classified according to the Alliance for Zero Extinction as an AZE site.

Consists of primary forests, secondary forests and grasslands undergoing some regeneration. Predominantly its relief is mountainous, with about 60% of the land with slopes, 30% hills and 10% flat.

As for frogs, there are seven vulnerable species, four endangered and five that have not yet been formally described; it is believed that at least one of them belongs to one of the most threatened groups of frogs, of the genus Atelopus, which lives only in this region.

You can spot the Black Tinamou (Tinamus osgoodi), Sharpbill (Oxyruncus cristatus), the Stiles’s Tapaculo (Scytalopus Stilesi), the Parker’s Antbird (Cercomacra parkeri), the Bicoloured Hawk (Accipiter bicolor), the Red-bellied Grackle (Hypopyrrhus pyrohypogaster) Multicolored Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidísima), the Black-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys) and Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea), a migratory species that visit the reserve in non-breeding season.

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