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PIHA NATURE RESERVE – ACCOMMODATION

The Reserve has a colonial farmhouse that provides accommodation in 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 at least 48 hours before arrival. 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, visited by over a dozen hummingbird species.
  • Watching water birds by the old fort, formally used for gold mining
  • Trails
  • Quail feeder station
  • Streams
  • Night wildlife watching. The best time to see mammals, spiders, and much more.
  • You will have the chance to meet the Chestnut capped Piha along the trails.
  • Birdwatching from the observation towers
  • We recommend a minimum stay of 2- 3 nights to enjoy the activities and variety of wildlife

PIHA – LOCATION

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

The Chestnut-capped Piha now survives only in small forest fragments in the Central Cordillera of the Andes because their habitat was much affected in the early twentieth century by gold mining and later by large-scale deforestation for the establishment of pasture the reserve is of great importance to its care.

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PIHA – SUSTAINABILITY AND CONSERVATION

The Chestnut-capped Piha Bird Reserve was created 27 November 2006, to protect the habitat of Chestnut-capped Piha (Lipaugus weberi),.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. Its predominantly mountainous, 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 identified; it is believed that at least one of them belongs to one of the most threatened groups of frogs, 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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