Conservation Co

Las Tángaras

Proaves Reserve

A natural treasure in the middle of the biogeographic Chocó

Las Tángaras Nature Reserve was created to protect the habitat of two endemic bird species: The Golden-ringed tanager (Bangsia aureocinta) and the Black-and-gold tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys). Visit us!

Black-and-gold tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys)
Location

Las Tángaras ProAves Reserve is located in the Municipality of Carmen de Atrato, department of Chocó, 140 kilometers from Medellín, an approximate travel time of 4 or 5 hours.

Journey time to Las Tángaras:

You must take a bus at the Terminal del Sur that goes to the municipality of Carmen de Atrato, Chocó, to a place called El Siete or La Sánchez. From El Siete you take a Jeep to the Las Tángaras Nature Reserve.

You must take a bus from the South Terminal that goes to Quibdó, capital of Chocó, to El Ocho, where the Nature Reserve is located.

OUR LODGE
The Reserve has accommodation for 20 people with comfortable cabins, with private bathrooms, electricity, drinking and hot water:
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 Las Tángaras:
bebederos para colibries- RNA las tangaras (3)
Bird and wildlife watching
Sendero pipreola RNA Las Tangaras (8)
Take an excursion through the internal trails
CLUSIA MULTIFLORA, RNA LAS TANGARAS, OCTUBRE 2010
Explore the garden and its wonderful species of flora
quebradas que desembocan al rio atrato
Contemplate the Atrato River
RNA Las Tangaras (17)
Nighttime wildlife observation: mammals, spiders and more
Coeligena wilsoni
Observe the hummingbirds in the feeders
Fall in love with nature
and its incredible species
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.

Las Tángaras
SUSTAINABILITY & CONSERVATION

Las Tángaras Nature Reserve was created in October 2009 to protect the habitat of two endemic bird species: The Golden-ringed tanager (Bangsia aureocinta) and the Black-and-gold tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys). The Municipality Carmen de Atrato signed the memorandum of understanding to be part of the Alliance for Zero Extinction Colombia in October 2010.

Las Tangaras ProAves Reserve is one of the most diverse and important tropical forest sites on earth, and protects a great elevational gradient – from 1,250 to 3,400 meters above sea level. This area protects the watershed of the Atrato River – the Chocó’s most important river which serves as a vital economic resource for tens of thousands of inhabitants living in poor rural communities. This strategic land acquisition helps consolidate a buffer zone protecting over one hundred thousand acres, against unsustainable rapid colonization, and strengthens the protection of several isolated indigenous communities threatened by colonization. This location became the target area for creating a new reserve. A total of sixteen private properties in the area were immediately acquired to create the 7,076 acre Tanagers Reserve.

Many water sources are born in the area, highlighting the Quebrada La Sánchez, a tributary of the Atrato River.

There are numerous flora species, such as epiphytes and orchids (gen. Epidendrum sp.), large trees like encenillo (Weinmanniasp) and aguacatillos (Ocota sp.) stand out among many others.

It has a high diversity index with records of 250 species of birds belonging to 15 orders and 42 families, highlighting the Golden-ringed tanager (Bangsia aureocinta) the Black-and-gold tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys), the Chocó Vireo (Vireo Masteri), the Purple-mantled Tanager (Iridosornis porphyrocephala), the Indigo Flower-Piercer (Diglossa Indigotica) and Fulvous-dotted Treerunner (Margaronis stellatus) and several species of hummingbirds like the Brown Inca (Coeligena wilsonii), Velvet-purple Coronet  (Boissaneaua Jardini) and Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix)

In Amphibians, specimens of the families, Centrolenidae, Bufonidae and Stabomantidae, are often found, the presence of salamanders of the genus Bolitoglossa stand out.