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Reinita Cielo Azul

Proaves Reserve

Conservation paradise for migratory birds

Reinita Cielo Azul Nature Reserve was created with the intention of preserving a sample of migratory bird habitat for the Reinita Cielo Azul (Setophaga cerulea), being the first reserve in South America established to protect a migratory bird. Visit us!

White-mantled barbet (Capito hypoleucus)
Location

It’s located on the western slope of the Colombian Eastern Cordillera in the town of San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander department, near the mountains of Yariguíes. The distance of the reservation to the nearest population center is 7 miles.

The reserve currently has 513 acres of tropical rainforest and has been declared by the Alliance for Zero Extinction as an AZE site. 

HOW TO GET TO Reinita Cielo Azul

Reinita Cielo Azul ProAves Reserve is located in the municipality of San Vicente de Chucurí, Santander department, 87 kilometers from Bucaramanga, approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.

If you have a private car, from Bucaramanga you’ll take the road to Barrancabermeja through the section called Lebrija. After 20 minutes, you’ll find a detour to the left to take the road to San Vicente de Chucurí, from this point the route is 2 hours. When you are in the town (main park), you must take the road that leads to La Germania (we suggest that this part be done only by truck or camper, the use of cars is restricted due to the difficulty of the road). On the way you will find the signs to get to the Reserve.

From San Vicente de Chucurí you must take local transport options to the Reserve; the transport options are: 4×4 truck or Moto Taxi that can be taken to the main park.

From San Vicente de Chucurí to the Reserve is about a 30 minute trip.

 

OUR LODGE
THE RESERVE HAS ACCOMMODATION FOR 20 PEOPLE WITH COMFORTABLE CABINS, WITH PRIVATE BATHROOMS, ELECTRICITY, DRINKING AND HOT WATER:
Oso de Anteojos (Tremarctos ornatus),
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 REINITA CIELO AZUL:
Piranga rubra
Bird and wildlife watching
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Take an excursion through the internal trails
Otus choliba RNA reinita Cielo Azul
Nighttime wildlife observation: mammals, spiders and more
Transectos para monitoreo de migratorias RNA Reinita Cielo Azul (1)
Explore the garden and its wonderful species of flora
Monitoreo aves migratorias RNA Reinita Cielo Azul
Contemplate migratory birds
(Amazilia franciae) RNA Reinita Cielo Azul san tander
Observe the hummingbirds in the feeders
Connect with nature
and its 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.

Reinita Cielo Azul
SUSTAINABILITY & CONSERVATION

Reinita Cielo Azul ProAves Reserve was created in July 2005 with the intention of preserving a sample of migratory bird habitat for the Reinita Cielo Azul (Setophaga cerulea), being the first national reserve and South American established in order to keep a migratory bird.

Among the birds recorded in the area include the Gorgeted Wood-quail (Odontophorus strophium), the Black Inca (Coeligena prunellei), the Chestnut bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia castaneiventris), the White-mantled Barbet (Capito hypoleucus), the Parker’s Antbird (Cercomacra parkeri), the Brown-rumped Tapaculo (Scytalopus latebricola) and Mountain Grackle (Macroagelaius subalaris). It is also possible to see amphibians like the Poison Frog (Minyobates virolinensis) and mammals such as the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus).