Conservation Co

Arrierito Antioqueño

Proaves Reserve

Home of the majestic Chestnut-capped Piha

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. 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. Visit us!


The Arrierito Antioqueño ProAves Reserve is located in the village of El Limón, municipality of Anorí, department of Antioquia, 148 kilometers north of the city of Medellín.

How to get to Arrierito Antioqueño

Take a COONORTE bus to Anorí from the Terminal de Transporte del Norte in Medellín. 

The Nature Reserve is located 18 km before the town of Anorí, so you should get off before reaching the town.

Estimated time: Approximately 4 hours. 

The Reserve has accommodation for 8 people with comfortable cabins, with private bathrooms, electricity, drinking and hot water:
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Amenities and services
Visitors will enjoy:

The reservation does not include food or transportation. Any extra service must be requested at the reception and has an additional cost.

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Bird and wildlife watching
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Take an excursion through the internal trails
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Nighttime wildlife observation: mammals, spiders and more
Meet the Chestnut-capped Piha along the trails
Explore the garden and its wonderful species of fauna and flora
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Observe the hummingbirds in the feeders

Make your reservation 24 hours in advance. Walk-in reservations are not guaranteed and are dependent on current availability.

The ProAves Reserve opens at 6:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. Time of entry to your room: From 3:00 p.m. and time of departure from your room: Maximum at 10:00 a.m.

You can change the dates of the reservation, as long as there is availability. Changes must be requested in writing and 15 days in advance. No refund is made for cancellation.

Inform us of any health problems, allergies, or food requirements. We will offer you a special menu according to your diet.

Please, respect the natural resources of the Nature Reserve. The collection of any biological material is not allowed.

Any vehicle is suitable for transportation to the Nature Reserve.

Remember that the climate in Colombia can be very unpredictable! We recommend you bring suitable walking shoes, a rain jacket, long-sleeved clothing, a sun hat, and sunscreen.

In the Natural Reserve there may be power outages, so bring a flashlight and enjoy connecting with nature without the distraction of modern technology.

You do not need a yellow fever vaccine. However, we recommend using repellent since being in contact with nature there may be mosquitoes.

The entry of alcoholic beverages into the Nature Reserve is forbidden.

Follow the instructions of the Nature Reserve staff and stay on the established trails.

Arrierito Antioqueño

The Arrierito Antioqueño ProAves Reserve was created on 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.