About This Reserve

In 2001, a ProAves expedition described the elegant Chestnut-capped Piha from a tiny fragmented forest in the north-eastern most Central Andes of Colombia. Eventually, Colombian non-profit ProAves came to acquire a core forest remnant of 1,300 acres to protect the Piha and established a network of trails along ridges and streams. The reserve is now around 3,271 acres and consists of primary and secondary forests and grasslands undergoing some regeneration.

The region has an impressive bird list, with 523 species recorded, which include the flagship bird, Chestnut-capped Piha, Stiles’s Tapaculo, Parker’s Antbird, Red-bellied Grackle, Multicolored Tanager, Black-and-gold Tanager.

Accommodations

  • Chesnut-capped Piha cabin

    The Reserve has a colonial farmhouse with eight rooms, with comfortable beds and private bathrooms.

  • Chesnut-capped Piha cabin

    The Reserve has a colonial farmhouse with eight rooms, with comfortable beds and private bathrooms.

  • Chesnut-capped Piha cabin

    The Reserve has a colonial farmhouse with eight rooms, with comfortable beds and private bathrooms.

  • Dining room Chesnut capped Piha Reserve

    The Reserve offers daily meals, served in an open air restaurant that looks out into the hummingbird gardens.

  • Hummingbird garden

    The Reserve offers daily meals, served in an open air restaurant that looks out into the hummingbird gardens.

    Photo by: Benjamin Skolnik

  • ProAves Piha Tower

    Explore the Reserve’s many trails and the observation tower.

Bird Feeder
Day-Use Only
Dining Available
Guide Available
Hummingbird Garden
Observation Tower
Overnight Accomodation
Restrooms Available
Trails Available

What You'll See

  • Blackish Rail

    ProAves

  • Blue-winged Mountain

    Kevin Heffernan

  • Chestnut-capped Piha

    Murray Cooper

  • Multicolored Tanager

    Owen Deutsch

  • Flame-rumped Tanager

    Michael Stubblefield

  • Red-bellied Grackles

    ProAves

  • Chestnut-capped

    ProAves

  • Hummingbird feeders

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