Colombia’s bird checklist increases to 1,934 species!

cover23Colombia’s bird checklist increases to 1,934 species, the greatest of any country, documented in volume 25 of Fundación ProAves’ scientific journal Conservación Colombiana. The journal also presents other articles, including new records for the country of Pileated Finch Coryphospingus cucullatus, Belcher’s Gull Larus belcheri and new records from Providencia island, including the first detailed record for the country of Antillean Nighthawk Chordeiles gundlachii. Finally, an obituary is presented for José Pinto, a Colombian conservationist.


Revision of the status of bird species occurring or reported in Colombia 2018. Conservación Colombiana 25: p. 4-47. Download here.

First record of Red-crested (Pileated) Finch Coryphospingus cucullatus for Colombia. Conservación Colombiana 25: p. 48-50. Download here.

First confirmed record of Belcher’s Gull Larus belcheri for Colombia with notes on the status of other gull species. Conservación Colombiana 25: p. 51-55. Download here.

Notes on some migratory birds rare, new or poorly known on Isla Providencia, Colombia. Conservación Colombiana 25: p. 56-63. Download here.

José Pinto (1983-2017): in memoriam. . Conservación Colombiana 25: p. 64-65. Download here.

Download the entire edition here.

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October 21, 2013 • News, Uncategorized • Views: 1881

ProAves, the University of Antioquia, the Loro Parque Foundation and the Mayor of Jardín, in the department of Antioquia, seek to conserve the water that feeds the town of Jardín, through the implementation of the ARAS strategy, Reciprocal Agreements for Water.


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July 2, 2013 • News • Views: 1371

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May 31, 2013 • News • Views: 1619

This important finding demonstrates that transformed ecosystem management through the implementation of conservation tools such as reforestation of native species, conservation easements and working hand in hand with communities allows the repopulation of historic areas by species with restricted


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April 29, 2013 • News • Views: 1460

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Eco-Index Award for ProAves Conservation Program

April 29, 2013 • News • Views: 1389

  The project, for which Foundación ProAves achieved this important award, began in 2003. Since then ProAves launched an intensive search and monitoring campaign nationwide to identify key areas and habitats for the most threatened migratory birds.


Annual staff planning meeting 2013

April 29, 2013 • News • Views: 1583

  The planning meeting consisted of the evaluation of the Strategic Plans 2012 and feedback from all the teams involved, a review of the most significant achievements of the previous year and the design of the new Strategic Plan, setting goals and priorities to develop during the next year.


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March 12, 2013 • News • Views: 1410

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March 8, 2013 • News • Views: 3951

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March 8, 2013 • News • Views: 1740

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Engaging with the community of the Paujil Bird Reserve

February 20, 2013 • News • Views: 1297

  As part of the membership and environmental education strategy that ProAves implements and which seeks to develop activities that encourage communities living in the areas where our reserves are located to get to know and support the work done in each region, a visit to the inhabitants of


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February 19, 2013 • News • Views: 1444

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February 19, 2013 • News • Views: 1496

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New Conservation Leadership in ProAves

January 30, 2013 • News • Views: 1299

Alonso was one of the founders of ProAves and has provided invaluable and ceaseless support to the organization throughout its history; he is also an accomplished conservationist and ornithologist, having rediscovered the Yellow-eared Parrot in Colombia in 1999 and the Fuertes’s Parrot in


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January 16, 2013 • News • Views: 1393

The conservation effort resulted in the acquisition of nine new properties that total about 672 acres. Those new properties now make up the western flank of the Pauxi Pauxi Reserve that was established in 2007 by the same partner groups and now totals about 4,470 acres. The purchased area is


Génova celebrates its natural heritage

December 13, 2012 • News • Views: 1374

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More protection for the Helmeted Curassow

December 13, 2012 • News • Views: 3777

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9 new bird species for Colombia

December 13, 2012 • News • Views: 2502

Published edition Conservación Colombiana No. 15. The PDF is available here. Fundación ProAves publishes, annually since 2007, the List of birds of Colombia by the same author since the first edition in 2001. The number of bird species recorded in Colombia has increased from 1,869 in 2007 to


The Study and Conservation of Birds of San Andres Island

November 13, 2012 • News • Views: 1756

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November 13, 2012 • News • Views: 2109

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November 13, 2012 • News • Views: 1940

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Second Membership and Environmental Education Meeting 2012

October 2, 2012 • News • Views: 1317

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