Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve, Ticuantepe

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve is located in the municipality of Ticuantepe in the Managua department of Nicaragua. Chocoyero-El Brujo is one of 78 protected areas in Nicaragua, and at just 455acre this tropical forest is one of the smallest in size. Chocoyero-El Brujo was declared a natural reserve in 1993 is managed by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources .Flora and faunaChocoyero-El Brujo is abundant in water, it is home to two waterfalls, El Brujo and Chocoyero, named after the parakeets that make the walls of the cliff their home. The abundance of water keeps this natural reserve green with flourishing wildlife. Chocoyero-El Brujo is a main supplier of water to Managua, it supplies 20% of the city's water consumption and about twenty million gallons of water each and every day.The large amount of biodiversity is obvious, with bird species estimated at 113 species, some of which include toucans, hummingbirds, and green Pacific parakeets (Aratinga strenua) known as chocoyos nationwide. In the reserve, there are 29 species of mammals and 21 types of reptiles and amphibians. Among mammals and amphibians some species regularly spotted include tigrillos, agoutis, and deer. Also common are two types of monkeys, the howler and the smaller white-face monkeys.
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  • I have visited this reserve many times over the years as it is very close to my pineapple farm. The 7 kilometer drive from the Carretera Concha to the park winds through some beautiful farmland. The r...  read more »
  • A little difficult to get to, and if you miss a sign, you'll have some fun, but the people are friendly. There's some public transportation available, too, in a moto taxi. About 6 or 7 km outside of T...  read more »
  • Visited at the end of February and was privileged to see many local birds as well as migrants, but the highlight is seeing the chocoyos (green parakeets) come at dusk into their holes in the wall. We ...  read more »
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