BIRDWATCHING IN CHINGAZA. CHINGAZA AND ITS FOG FORESTS, IN ADDITION TO BEING AN IDEAL PLACE FOR BIRDWATCHING, IS THE NATURAL SANCTUARY OF MANY FAUNA AND FLORA SPECIES
"Finca Suasie" is an opened place to public for endemic and almost endemic birdwatching that inhabit the damping lands of the National and Natural Chingaza Park at the center of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca, towards the east of the Andes mountain range, and northeast of Bogotá. Tanagers, parrots, toucans and hummingbirds among other especies enchant the place with the echo of their trills like nowhere else. Chingaza is cataloged as a natural treasure and cultural heritage of theMuisca legacy, a former guardian of the territory.
Suasie, word which in Muisca means “sun and water”.
A high variety of tree species populate the relief by absorbing large amounts of water (Chingaza supplies 80% of the population of Bogota's capital city). Different mosses cover the Andean moorland and forest region allowing relic orchids to appear among many other rare species of flowers. Frailejones, tunos, and pajonales are home to a multitude of birds (about 400 especies in the Park).
The area of the cundi-boyacense plateau is revered for its enormous wildlife and is a blessing that great extent of its territory is being protected by the Chingaza Natural National Park, however some areas have suffered deforestation mainly by activities such as agriculture and cattle rising which concentrate the main sources of income of the peasant community. The Finca Suasie project aims to help raise awareness about the high potential that activities such as ecotourism and bird watching have to generate alternative sources of income for the local community, providing a space for education for its members and promoting the conservation of natural resources.
The Finca Suasie house is located next to the forest, at 3100 masl. It offers short and long routes, viewpoints and sites destined for bird watching in Chingaza; it is adequated to offer the lodging and food service. In the morning hours You can enjoy a typical Colombian coffee while listening to the busy trill of tanagers and hummingbirds, our local interpreters will make your experience astonishing, inspiring and entertaining.
ADVANTAGES FOR VISITORS
About Finca Suasie…
Finca Suasie is the ideal place for birds and nature tourism. With more than 90 endemic and almost endemic species of birds, it is also the home of the Andean bear and other animals that inhabit this ecosystem.
Another treasure you will find are orchids which embellish the fog forest, which we preserv and love like a sancturay. To appreciate and know this place we have designed different types of trails and viewpoints so you can enjoy the magic of this place.
We invite you to live a rural experience in our house in the mountain with local food and sleep with the bird’s trill.