El Triunfo

Puerta a la Montaña (Door to the Mountain)

Puerta a la Montaña

In the buffer zone of the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, is located the Puerta a la Montaña Ecotourism Center, in the municipality of La Concordia. The ecotourism center is surrounded by lush vegetation, made up of Tropical Rainforests, Temperate Pine-Oak and Alligatorwood (or American Sweetgum) Forests, and remains of Cloud Forest. In Puerta a la Montaña you can enjoy accommodation and restaurant services; you can also practice activities like mountain biking, hiking and birdwatching; take tours around coffee plantations and practice rural tourism. To date, a total of 411 species of migratory and resident birds have been recorded in this ecotourism center.

Birds that can be watched:Thicket Tinamou / Crypturellus cinnamomeus or Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, White-winged Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna autumnalis, Barbary Duck or Muscovy / Cairina moschata, Crested Guan / Penelope purpurascens, Black Chachalaca / Penelopina nigra, Horned Guan / Oreophasis derbianus, Singing Quail / Dactylortyx thoracicus, King Vulture / Sarcoramphus papa, Common Black Hawk / Buteogallus anthracinus, Great Black Hawk / Buteogallus urubitinga, Black Hawk-Eagle / Spizaetus tyrannus, Ornate Hawk-Eagle / Spizaetus ornatus, Band-tailed Pigeon / Patagioenas fasciata, Maroon-chested Ground Dove / Paraclaravis mondetoura, White-faced Quail-Dove / Zentrygon albifacies, Striped Cuckoo / Tapera naevia, Pheasant Cuckoo / Dromococcyx phasianellus, Lesser-Ground Cuckoo / Morococcyx erythropygus, Spectacled Owl / Pulsatrix perspicillata, Great Horned Owl or American Horned Owl / Bubo virginianus, Mottled Owl / Strix virgata, Fulvous Owl / Strix fulvescens, Black-crested Coquette / Lophornis helenae, Long-billed Starthroat / Heliomaster longirostris, Green-throated Mountain-Gem / Lampornis viridipallens, Slender Sheartail / Doricha enicura, Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird / Tilmatura dupontii, Wine-throated Hummingbird / Selasphorus ellioti, Rufous Sabrewing / Pampa rufa, Emerald-chinned Hummingbird / Abeillia abeillei, Violet Sabrewing / Campylopterus hemileucurus, Blue-throated Goldentail / Chlorestes eliciae, Resplendent Quetzal / Pharomachrus mocinno, Tody Motmot / Hylomanes momotula, Blue-throated Motmot / Aspatha gularis, Russet-crowned Motmot / Momotus mexicanus, Blue-diademed Motmot / Momotus lessonii, Emerald Toucanet or Northern Emerald-Toucanet / Aulacorhynchus prasinus, Collared Aracari / Pteroglossus torquatus, Barred Parakeet / Bolborhynchus lineola, Barred Antshrike / Thamnophilus doliatus, Middle American Leaftosser or Tawny-throated Leaftosser / Sclerurus mexicanus, Long-tailed Manakin / Chiroxiphia linearis, Royal Flycatcher / Onychorhynchus coronatus, Acadian Flycatcher or Small Green-crested Flycatcher / Empidonax virescens, Rufous-browed Peppershrike / Cyclarhis gujanensis, Chestnut-sided Shrike-Vireo / Vireolanius melitophrys, Green Shrike-Vireo / Vireolanius pulchellus, Black-throated Jay / Cyanolyca pumilo, Spotted Nightingale-Thrush / Catharus dryas, Black Blackbird / Turdus infuscatus, Elegant Euphonia / Chlorophonia elegantissima, Blue-crowned Chlorophonia / Chlorophonia occipitalis, White-eared Ground-Sparrow / Melozone leucotis, Prevost’s Ground-Sparrow or White-faced Ground-Sparrow / Melozone biarcuata, Azure-rumped Tanager / Poecilostreptus cabanisi.

Contact details:
Miguel García Cruz
Certified Guide
Telephone: 916 164 3094
Email: miguel.garcia@conanp.gob.mx / gacrmiguel@icloud.com