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El Paujil

Proaves Reserve

Home of the enigmatic Blue-billed Curassow

In El Paujil Nature Reserve you can connect with nature and its wonderful species of flora and fauna. This Nature Reserve is home to 394 species of birds, 32 species of amphibians, 46 of reptiles and 43 species of non-flying mammals, and was created to preserve the Blue-billed Curassow (Crax alberti) which is endemic to Colombia and critically endangered. This conservation sanctuary protects one of the most vulnerable ecosystems in Magdalena Medio, the tropical jungle. Without a doubt, an incredible place to know the wonderful biodiversity of Colombia. Visit us!

Magdalena spider monkey (Ateles hybridus)
Location

This protected area is located in the Sierra de las Quinchas, between the towns of Puerto Boyacá, Bolívar and Cimitarra, in the departments of Boyacá and Santander, respectively, it covers 8.448 acres.

How to get to El Paujil

From La Dorada, Caldas, go to the point known as “El Dos y Medio” (1.1 hours), once there take the detour towards the Pinzón district (2 hours – 90% uncovered road). In Pinzón take the uncovered route that leads to the Vereda La Arenosa, and 15 minutes ahead, by vehicle, you will find the house of the El Paujil ProAves Reserve.

Journey time to El Paujil:
OUR LODGE
The Reserve has accommodation for 12 people with comfortable cabins, with private bathrooms, electricity, drinking and hot water:
Cabaña Paujil
Cabins

Each room has a double bed, a cabin with two single beds, and a private bathroom. Capacity for 4 people.

kisco el paujil
Camping zone

The Nature Reserve has a large natural area where you can camp comfortably.

paujil de pico azul hembra - Crax alberti
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.

THINGS TO DO
YOU’LL BE ABLE TO OBSERVE DIFFERENT BIRD SPECIES AND TAKE PLEASANT WALKS WHILE TAKING IN THE UNMATCHED NATURAL BEAUTY OF EL PAUJIL:
paujil de pico azul - Crax alberti (1)
Bird and wildlife watching
pozo lindo en la reserva natural el paujil - sector la guinea (4)
Hikes to the Caño Cristal waterfall
Megascops centralis (Lechuza Chocó). No evaluado por IUCN.
Nighttime wildlife observation: mammals, spiders and more
bufo-rna el paujil
Photograph wild plants and animals
Fundación ProAves Colombia RNA El Paujil Reunion de Planeación (21)
Birdwatching from the observation towers
Mantenimiento reserva RNA El Paujil (6)
Take an excursion through the internal trails
Meet the wonderful species
of the Serranía de las Quinchas
TRAVEL TIPS
Follow these recommendations and enjoy your stay:

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

El Paujil
SUSTAINABILITY & CONSERVATION

El Paujil ProAves Reserve was created in November 2003 to preserve the Blue-billed Curassow (Crax alberti), endemic to Colombia and critically endangered, with the support of American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Global Conservation Fund (GCF) 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.