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.
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.
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.
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).