Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve, Ticuantepe

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#4 of 6 in Wildlife in Managua Department
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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  • My husband and I fell completely in love with the Chocoyero-El Brujo Natural Reserve. Unfortunately, we came late in the day, due to a thunderstorm holding us up. But, the hour and a half we spent her...  more »
  • El Chocoyero is a nature preserve that is home to thousands of different animals. Hire a guide, they will definitely enrich the experience. Our guide would spot birds or animals and even took great pi...  more »
  • This lovely natural area features howler monkeys, a large variety of birds, pleasant hiking trails, and an idyllic waterfall perfect as the backdrop to a romantic picture. Guides, expert at local bird...  more »

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