Located just four hours southwest of Colombia’s second largest city, Medellin, the 8,576-acre Tanagers Reserve was created to protect the habitat of two endemic bird species: The Golden-ringed Tanager and the Black-and-gold Tanager. The Reserve represents one of the last strongholds for the Golden-ringed, which has an estimated global population of fewer than 500 adults. The bird is known to inhabit only five locations worldwide, all of which are found along the 150-mile ridge on the Pacific slope of the Western Andes of Colombia.
The Reserve protects a significant amount of the Chocó rainforest and contains one of the highest concentrations of range-restricted biodiversity in the world, with many birds, plants, and amphibians at risk of extinction. The facilities at Tanagers provide the perfect setting for visitors to experience the incredible diversity of rare and little-known biodiversity in one of the least-studied rainforests on Earth. Whether you are a casual birder, ornithologist, or simply a nature enthusiast, the Tanagers Reserve offers remarkable opportunities for birding with 400+ documented species, in a country with the most avian species in the world!
The bird list includes specialty species such as Black-and-Gold Tanager, Gold-ringed Tanager, Crested Ant Tanager, Violet-tailed Sylph, Red-faced Spinetail, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Orange-breasted Fruiteater, Dusky-bellied Bush Tanager, Glistening Green Tanager, Black-chinned Mountain Tanager, and Indigo Flowerpiercer.