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.
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.
The reservation does not include food or transportation. Any extra service must be requested at the reception and has an additional cost.
Make your reservation 24 hours in advance. Walk-in reservations are not guaranteed and are dependent on current availability.
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.