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PAUJIL NATURE RESERVE – ACCOMODATION

Paujil Nature Reserve was created to preserve the Blue-billed Curassow (Crax alberti) which is endemic to Colombia and critically endangered.

There is accommodation for 12 guests in comfortable cabins with electricity and water.

You must make your reservation at least 48 hours before arrival. Walk-in reservations are not allowed at any of the Nature Reserves.

 

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PAUJIL – THINGS TO DO

  • Explore the garden around the lodge
  • Average temperature 25 C
  • Fruit feeders and Humming bird garden, visited by over a dozen species
  • Cable cross bridge ONLY one person at the time, please!
  • Walk to the Caño Cristal waterfall  if the weather allows it and river levels are safe.
  • Walk from the lodge up to the  path, about 2 kilometres towards the mountain.
  • Night wildlife watching.   The best time to see mammals, spiders, and much more.
  • We recommend a minimum stay of 2- 3 nights to enjoy the activities and variety of wildlife
  • Birdwatching from the observation towers
  • We advise visitors that wildlife has its own  schedule,  as much as we would like for you to see animals and endangered species we can not guarantee it.

DUE TO THE REMOTE LOCATION,  DIFFICULT ACCESS AND WEATHER CONDITIONS WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE ELECTRICITY. THERE IS NO INTERNET ACCESS AT THE LODGE.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE RESERVE

PAUJIL – LOCATION

This protected area is located in the Sierra de las Quinchas, between the towns of Puerto Boyacá, Bolívar and Scimitar, 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).

TRANSPORT

We can help to arrange pick up from Bogota, Medellin, or any other location close by.  For more information contact us at visit@proaves.org

You can also make your own transport arrangements by using our recommended contact.

TRIP DURATION

  • From Medellin – Rio Negro International Airport will take 4.5 – 5.5 hours depending on traffic and day of the week.  Weekends tend to be very congested.
  • From Bogota – 5 – 6 hours. Depending on traffic.

TRAVEL TIPS

  • Allow plenty of time,   road conditions may vary.
  • The road from Puerto Pinzon to El Paujil Ecolodge it’s in poor condition,  vehicle 4×4 are required

You must make your reservation at least 48 hours before arrival. Walk-in reservations are not allowed at any of the Nature Reserves.

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PAUJIL – SUSTAINABILITY AND CONSERVATION

Paujil Bird Reserve was created in November 2003 to preserve the Blue-billed Curassow (Crax alberti), endemic to Colombia and critically endangered, with the support of ABC (American Bird Conservancy) and GCF (Global Conservation Fund) while also ensuring the preservation of one of the most vulnerable ecosystems which had been circulated in the Middle Magdalena valley, the rain forest.

There has been about 360 species of birds registered in the reserve, 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.

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