+40 years preserving nature

Home to hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles and butterflies.

Natural Reserve Tinamú

Farm Aralcal 1.990

Tinamú Birding Nature Reserve / Foundation

The conservation of the nature reserve begins more than 40 years ago thanks to the love for nature of the Londoño Jaramillo family, who allowed the coffee and banana plantations to become a semi-natural forest, supporting their reforestation with the planting of trees natives of the region, which allowed to attract and concentrate a high density of fauna to this oasis surrounded by mountains with fully agricultural crops.

Tinamú Birding is located in Caldas at 18Km. from Manizales (30´) San Peregrino, submerged in the Coffee Cultural Landscape and in a tropical rain forest of 11 Ha. between 1,200 and 1,300 meters above sea level. with a warm climate of 25 ° C, home to more than 260 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies and a wide variety of plants and trees, a place that since 2014 offers a high-level service in birdwatching resting in comfortable rooms with a beautiful decoration alluding to birds, enjoying the aroma of the coffee, typical Colombian gastronomy and the homey attention of our local community staff, to start observing and photographing birds in lush gardens, bird feeders and walking private paths of 3Km. to appreciate unique forest species and further enrich the great travel experience of nature and bird lovers.

Birdlife biodiversity generated high interest in the ornithological community, which is why it was included in the Plan Alto circle in 2005 to carry out the annual census of Christmas birds led by the Caldense Ornithological Society, also participating in the Global Big Day convened by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and different activities are carried out to conserve and nature.

  • Reforestation of the humid forest with native trees of the region.
  • Planting of gardens, adaptation of feedlots and feeders as a complement to feeding birds; creation of artificial nests for birds and mammals.
  • Protection of the reserve against hunters, fishermen and tree fellers.
  • Investigation of birdlife by conducting permanent bird censuses, species identification, recording of videos, audios and taking day and night photographs.
  • Identification of mammals, reptiles, butterflies and insects.
  • Free visits for boys and girls of school and college of the San Peregrino village with emphasis on the care of water, nature and birds.
  • Visits to blind and disabled groups with a focus on environmental awareness and care.
  • Conferences and talks alluding to birds by international and national experts to the community of bird watchers.
  • Invitation of international experts through ProColombia and other institutions as advisers for the preservation of the environment.

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Common Birds Reserve Tinamú

Meet some of the main birds of our census.

English Name AOU Nomenclature Review 27/02/13 Common Name Family
Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui Tinamú Chico TINAMIDAE
Colombian Chachalaca (Endemic) Ortalis columbiana (E) Guacharaca Variable CRACIDAE
Gray-headed Dove Leptotila plumbeiceps Caminera Cabeciazul COLUMBIDAE
Tropical Screech-Owl Megascops choliba Currucutú Común STRIGIDAE
Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata Búho de Anteojos STRIGIDAE
Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus Bienparado Común NYCTIBIIDAE
White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora Colibrí Collarejo TROCHILIDAE
Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsutus Ermitaño Canelo TROCHILIDAE
Stripe-throated Hermit Phaethornis striigularis Ermitaño Gorgirallado TROCHILIDAE
Brown Violetear Colibri delphinae Chillón pardo TROCHILIDAE
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird Chrysolampis mosquitus Colibrí Rubitopacio TROCHILIDAE
Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris Picudo Coronado TROCHILIDAE
Western emerald Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus Esmeralda Occidental TROCHILIDAE
Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata Martín Pescador Mayor ALCEDINIDAE
Andean Motmot Momotus aequatorialis Barranquero Coronado MOMOTIDAE
Moustached Puffbird Malacoptila mystacalis Bigotudo Canoso BUCCONIDAE
Grayish Piculet (Endemic) Picumnus granadensis (E) Carpinterito Punteado PICIDAE
Smoky-brown Woodpecker Picoides fumigatus Carpintero Ahumado PICIDAE
Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis Halcón Murcielaguero FALCONIDAE
Brown-throated Parakeet Eupsittula pertinax Perico Carisucio PSITTACIDAE
Great Antshrike Taraba major Batará Mayor THAMNOPHILIDAE
Bar-crested Antshrike (Near-Endemic) Thamnophilus multistriatus (CE) Batará Carcajada THAMNOPHILIDAE
Checker-throated Antwren Epinecrophylla fulviventris Hormiguero Barbiescamado THAMNOPHILIDAE
Parker’s Antbird (Endemic) Cercomacra parkeri (E) Hormiguerito de Parquer THAMNOPHILIDAE
Jet Antbird Cercomacra nigricans Hormiguero Yegua THAMNOPHILIDAE
Immaculate Antbird Myrmeciza immaculata Hormiguero Inmaculado THAMNOPHILIDAE
Scaled Antpitta Grallaria guatimalensis Tororoi Dorsiescamado GRALLARIIDAE
White-crowned Tapaculo Scytalopus atratus Tapaculo Cabeciblanco RHINOCRYPTIDAE
Plain-brown Woodcreeper Dendrocincla fuliginosa Trepador Pardo FURNARIIDAE
Streak-headed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes souleyetii Trepador Campestre FURNARIIDAE
Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper Lochmias nematura Saltarrocas Punteado FURNARIIDAE
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet Tyrannulus elatus Tiranuelo Coronado TYRANNIDAE
Golden-collared Manakin Manacus vitellinus Saltarin Barbiamarillo PIPRIDAE
Cinereous Becard Pachyramphus rufus Cabezón Cinéreo TITYRIDAE
White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus Cabezón Aliblanco TITYRIDAE
Scaly-breasted Wren Microcerculus marginatus Cucarachero Ruiseñor TROGLODYTIDAE
Speckle-breasted Wren Pheugopedius sclateri Cucarachero Barrado TROGLODYTIDAE
Gray-headed Tanager Eucometis penicillata Güicha Hormiguera THRAUPIDAE
White-shouldered Tanager Tachyphonus luctuosus Parlotero Aliblanco THRAUPIDAE
Crimson-backed Tanager Ramphocelus dimidiatus Asoma Terciopelo THRAUPIDAE
Scrub Tanager (Near-Endemic) Tangara vitriolina (CE) Tángara Rastrojera THRAUPIDAE
Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola Tángara Lacrada THRAUPIDAE
Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza Mielero Verde THRAUPIDAE
Guira Tanager Hemithraupis guira Pintasilgo Güira THRAUPIDAE
Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch Arremon brunneinucha Atlapetes Collarejo EMBERIZIDAE
Ultramarine Grosbeak Cyanocompsa brissonii Azulón Ultramarino CARDINALIDAE
Golden-crowned Warbler Basileuterus culicivorus Arañero Cejiblanco PARULIDAE
Baltimore Oriole (NB) Icterus galbula Turpial de Baltimore ICTERIDAE
Orange-crowned Euphonia Euphonia saturata Eufonia Coroninaranja FRINGILLIDAE