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Los Andes Private Nature Reserve

Los Andes Private Nature Reserve

This private reserve is located in the pacific coast and southern slopes of the magnificent volcano of Atitlan. Los Andes has promoted the conservation of the Resplendent Quetzal (with an artificial nest program), as well as other birds and forests.

With more than 60 % of the property covered with original forest and part producing coffee and organic tea making this reserve a preferred habitat of resident and migratory birds.

Among the birds at los Andes is the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, whose courtship and nesting activities attract birdwatchers from around the world to the Reserve. From April to June is the best season to observe the Resplendent Quetzal and during migratory season you will find flocks of migratory and resident birds sharing in.

Los Andes is also home to the rare Cabanis Tanager (Tangara cabanisi) and other species such as Highland Guan, Great Curassow, Solitary Eagle, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Pacific Parakeet, Rufous Sabrewing, Blue-tailed Hummingbird, Emerald-chinned Hummingbird, Resplendent Quetzal, Long-tailed Manakin and Spotted Nightingale-Thrush.