This reserve was established to protect the type
locality and only known range of the newly discovered
Jocotoco Antpitta (Grallaria ridgelyi). The reserve, which
protects an unusually wet area of temperate-zone forest
on the east slope of the Andes, is located along the trail
to Quebrada Honda below Cerro Tapichalaca.
Jocotoco Antpitta on YouTube
to the Antpitta, the reserve is also home to other vulnerable
restricted range birds such as the Bearded Guan, Golden-plumed
Parakeet, Rufous-capped Thornbill , and Masked Saltator.
The reserve is also home to the Spectacled Bear and Woolly
The reserve, which includes Cerro Tapichalaca, encompasses
approximately 12,000 acres, ranging from an elevation of 6,000
feet to 11,000 feet. It is adjacent to the southern part of Podocarpus
National Park, which increases it's conservation value.
The Jocotoco Foundation recently built a lodge for visitors, researchers, and the reserve's
guardian. The house is an ideal location from which to see many marvelous birds, animals, and plants.
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