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Sutú (Mistrató)

5.37894 , -75.88907

Colombia

Sutú is located in the western Cordillera in the municipality of Mistrató. The area has suffered from deforestation, but still holds patches of beautiful primary cloud forest. Due to its location at the transition between the Andean and the Chocó bioregion, a large variety of bird species typical of this zone can be found, including Purple-bibbed Whitetip, Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl, Toucan Barbet, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Club-winged Manakin and Black Solitaire. Sutú is also a good place to see the rare Yellow-eared Parrot. In total, well above 300 species have been recorded, but many more are likely to be found, since Sutú has only recently appeared on the birding map and is certainly underwatched.

Birding is mainly done along the two roads from Mistrató towards San Antonio and the vereda Costa Rica, respectively, as well as in the small Reserva de Avifauna Sutú. The altitudinal range is mostly between 1600 and 1800 meters.

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Coordinates were changed by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) : 5.3789/-75.8891 (2020-10-06 18:36:57 )

Site name was changed by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) into "Sutú (Mistrató)" (2020-10-06 18:36:57 )

Coordinates were set by Juanita Olano Marín : 5.3874/-75.8764 (2020-06-19 00:00:00 )

Site name was set by Juanita Olano Marín as "Mistrató" (2020-06-19 00:00:00 )

Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2020-10-09 18:00:46
Sutú is located in the western Cordillera in the municipality of Mistrat.Mistrató. The area has suffered from deforestation, but still holds patches of beautiful primary cloud forest. Due to its location at the transition between the Andean and the Chocó bioregion, a large variety of bird species typical of this zone can be found, including Purple-bibbed Whitetip, Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl, Toucan Barbet, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Club-winged Manakin and Black Solitaire. Sutú is also a good place to see the rare Yellow-eared Parrot. In total, well above 300 species have been recorded, but many more are likely to be found, since Sutú has only recently appeared on the birding map and is certainly underwatched. Birding is mainly done along the two roads from Mistrató towards San Antonio and the vereda Costa Rica, respectively, as well as in the small Reserva de Avifauna Sutú. The altitudinal range is mostly between 1600 and 1800 meters.
Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2020-10-06 21:28:51
Sutú is located in the western Cordillera in the municipality of Mistrat. The area has suffered from deforestation, but still holds patches of beautiful primary cloud forest. Due to its location at the transition between the Andean and the Chocó bioregion, a large variety of bird species typical of this zone can be found, including Purple-bibbed Whitetip, Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl, Toucan Barbet, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Club-winged Manakin and Black Solitaire. Sutú is also a good place to see the rare Yellow-eared Parrot. In total, well above 300 species have been recorded, but many more are likely to be found, since Sutú has only recently appeared on the birding map and is certainly underwatched. Birding is mainly done along the two roads from Mistrató towards San Antonio and the vereda Costa Rica, respectively, as well as in the small Reserva de Avifauna Sutú. The altitudinal range is mostly between 1600 and 1800 meters.

List up to ca. 25 species that:
• have a limited distribution range and/or are rare on a global level
• are most sought-after by birdwatchers at this site
• and are relatively easy to see at this site (year-round or seasonally)

Chestnut Wood-Quail (Odontophorus hyperythrus)
White-throated Daggerbill (Schistes albogularis)
Rufous-gaped Hillstar (Urochroa bougueri)
Purple-bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini)
Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix)
Semicollared Hawk (Accipiter collaris)
Solitary Eagle (Buteogallus solitarius)
Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium nubicola)
Lanceolated Monklet (Micromonacha lanceolata)
Toucan Barbet (Semnornis ramphastinus)
Choco Toucan (Ramphastos brevis)
Grayish Piculet (Picumnus granadensis)
Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis)
Bicolored Antvireo (Dysithamnus occidentalis)
Parker's Antbird (Cercomacroides parkeri)
Plain-backed Antpitta (Grallaria haplonota)
Yellow-breasted Antpitta (Grallaria flavotincta)
Nariño Tapaculo (Scytalopus vicinior)
Tatama Tapaculo (Scytalopus alvarezlopezi)
Buffy Tuftedcheek (Pseudocolaptes lawrencii)
Uniform Treehunter (Thripadectes ignobilis)
Fulvous-dotted Treerunner (Margarornis stellatus)
Club-winged Manakin (Machaeropterus deliciosus)
Orange-breasted Fruiteater (Pipreola jucunda)
Choco Vireo (Vireo masteri)
Black Solitaire (Entomodestes coracinus)
Yellow-collared Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia flavirostris)
Dusky Chlorospingus (Chlorospingus semifuscus)
Crested Ant-Tanager (Habia cristata)
Black-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys)
Purplish-mantled Tanager (Iridosornis porphyrocephalus)
Glistening-green Tanager (Chlorochrysa phoenicotis)
Multicolored Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima)
Rufous-throated Tanager (Ixothraupis rufigula)
Indigo Flowerpiercer (Diglossa indigotica)

Rufous-browed Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes superciliaris) was deleted by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 21:06:54)

Scaled Fruiteater (Ampelioides tschudii) was deleted by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 21:06:07)

Ornate Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus ornatus) was deleted by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 21:01:58)

Indigo Flowerpiercer (Diglossa indigotica) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:59:17)

Rufous-throated Tanager (Ixothraupis rufigula) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:56:58)

Glistening-green Tanager (Chlorochrysa phoenicotis) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:56:19)

Multicolored Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:56:02)

Purplish-mantled Tanager (Iridosornis porphyrocephalus) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:55:13)

Black-and-gold Tanager (Bangsia melanochlamys) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:53:36)

Crested Ant-Tanager (Habia cristata) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:52:53)

Dusky Chlorospingus (Chlorospingus semifuscus) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:50:41)

Yellow-collared Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia flavirostris) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:49:37)

Black Solitaire (Entomodestes coracinus) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:48:49)

Choco Vireo (Vireo masteri) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:46:52)

Rufous-browed Tyrannulet (Phylloscartes superciliaris) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:44:31)

Scaled Fruiteater (Ampelioides tschudii) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:42:37)

Orange-breasted Fruiteater (Pipreola jucunda) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:42:10)

Club-winged Manakin (Machaeropterus deliciosus) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:41:00)

Fulvous-dotted Treerunner (Margarornis stellatus) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:40:00)

Uniform Treehunter (Thripadectes ignobilis) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:38:49)

Buffy Tuftedcheek (Pseudocolaptes lawrencii) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:37:37)

Nariño Tapaculo (Scytalopus vicinior) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:36:07)

Tatama Tapaculo (Scytalopus alvarezlopezi) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:35:27)

Yellow-breasted Antpitta (Grallaria flavotincta) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:35:05)

Plain-backed Antpitta (Grallaria haplonota) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:34:39)

Parker's Antbird (Cercomacroides parkeri) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:34:06)

Bicolored Antvireo (Dysithamnus occidentalis) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:33:08)

Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:31:52)

Grayish Piculet (Picumnus granadensis) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:30:50)

Choco Toucan (Ramphastos brevis) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:30:19)

Toucan Barbet (Semnornis ramphastinus) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:29:26)

Lanceolated Monklet (Micromonacha lanceolata) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:29:20)

Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium nubicola) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:28:21)

Solitary Eagle (Buteogallus solitarius) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:27:52)

Semicollared Hawk (Accipiter collaris) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:26:41)

Ornate Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus ornatus) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:26:04)

Purple-bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:24:56)

Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:23:07)

Rufous-gaped Hillstar (Urochroa bougueri) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:23:00)

White-throated Daggerbill (Schistes albogularis) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:21:45)

Chestnut Wood-Quail (Odontophorus hyperythrus) was added by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) (2020-10-06 20:19:56)

Mistrató is pleasantly warm all year with maximum daily temperatures around 22°C. It can rain any time, the driest months are usually January, February and July, while April–May and October–November are the wettest periods.

Bird activity is highest early morning, while around noon the forests may be rather quiet. To find many of the local specialities, you will need to spend at least a full day in the area, better two, especially if you want to take photographs.

To make most out of your visit, you should hire a local bird guide. They know the best places and are very knowledgeable about the local avifauna. Photographers should not miss the feeders at the Reserva de Avifauna Sutú.

Give recommendations for making your visit as productive as possible.
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• best season
• best time of the day
• how much time to spend at the site
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• recommended routes / areas within the site
• guiding

Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2020-10-07 19:19
Mistrató is pleasantly warm all year with maximum daily temperatures around 22°C. It can rain any time, the driest months are usually January, February and July, while April–May and October–November are the wettest periods. Bird activity is highest early morning, while around noon the forests may be rather quiet. To find many of the local specialities, you will need to spend at least a full day in the area, better two, especially if you want to take photographs. The roads in Sutú can be muddy and it is highly recommended to bring a 4x4. You may also rent one in Mistrató. To make most out of your visit, you should hire a local bird guide. They know the best places and are very knowledgeable about the local avifauna. Photographers should not miss the feeders at the Reserva de Avifauna Sutú.
Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2020-10-07 19:18
Mistrató is pleasantly warm all year with maximum daily temperatures around 22°C. It can rain any time, the driest months are usually January, February and July, while April–May and October–November are the wettest periods. Bird activity is highest early morning, while around noon the forests may be rather quiet. To find many of the local specialities, you will need to spend at least a full day in the area, better two, especially if you want to take photographs. The roads in Sutú can be muddy and it is highly recommended to bring a 4x4. You may also rent one in Mistrató. To make most out of your visit, you should hire a local bird guide. They know the best places and are very knowledgeable about the local avifauna. Photographers should not miss the feeders at the Reserva de Avifauna Sutú.

Sutú is 10 km north of the village of Mistrató, the drive takes half an hour. The road to Sutú is unpaved and can be muddy, it is highly recommended to bring a 4x4 or a motorbike. You can rent one of the public jeeps serving the small towns around Mistrato, or travel on the public route and have you dropped off in Sutú.

Mistrató itself is a bit less than 100 km from the city of Pereira. Buses travel regularly from the Terminal de Pereira and take between 2 and 3 hours.

Explain from where and how to get to this site with private and public transport.

Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2020-10-07 20:51
Sutú is 10 km north of the village of Mistrató, the drive takes half an hour. The road to Sutú is unpaved and can be muddy, it is highly recommended to bring a 4x4 or a motorbike. You may can rent one in of the village. public jeeps serving the small towns around Mistrato, or travel on the public route and have you dropped off in Sutú. Mistrató itself is a bit less than 100 km from the city of Pereira. Buses travel regularly from the Terminal de Pereira and take between 2 and 3 hours.
Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2020-10-07 20:39
Sutú is 10 km north of the village of Mistrató, the drive takes half an hour. The road to Sutú is unpaved and can be muddy, it is highly recommended to bring a 4x4 or a motorbike. You may rent one in the village. Mistrató itself is a bit less than 100 km from the city of Pereira. Buses travel regularly from the Terminal de Pereira and take between 2 and 3 hours.
Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2020-10-07 20:34
Sutú is 10 km north of the village of Mistrató, the drive takes half an hour. The road to Sutú is unpaved and can be muddy, it is highly recommended to bring a 4x4 or a motorbike. You may rent one in the village. Mistrató itself is a bit less than 100 km from the city of Pereira. Buses travel regularly from the Terminal de Pereira and take between 2 and 3 hours.

There are no restrictions for birding along the road in Sutú. If you would like to visit the private reserve Reserva de Avifauna Sutú and the feeders, contact the owner Cristian Bueno Mejía (reservasutumistrato@gmail.com or +57 320 469 8131).

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Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2020-10-07 20:48
There are no restrictions for birding along the road in Sutú. If you would like to visit the private reserve Reserva de Avifauna Sutú and the feeders, contact the owner Cristian Bueno Mejía (reservasutumistrato@gmail.com or +57 320 469 8131).

Sutú is an area of extremely high biodiversity, the variety of orchids and other plants as well as butterflies, beetles etc. is astounding.

The cascada Sutú, a waterfall of ca. 100 metres height, is the most famous tourist attraction in the region. You can get there via a steep trail that is signposted from the road towards San Antonio.

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• wildlife (apart from birds)
• sights (natural, cultural, archaeological, etc.)
• activities (e.g. for non-birding companions)

Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2020-10-08 10:42
Sutú is an area of extremely high biodiversity, the variety of orchids and other plants as well as butterflies, beetles etc. is astounding. The cascada Sutú, a waterfall of ca. 100 metres height, is the most famous tourist attraction in the region. You can get there via a steep trail that is signposted from the road towards San Antonio.

A new lodge at the Reserva de Avifauna Sutú is the place of choice if you want to stay in a beautiful place and at a great birding spot. For information and booking, contact the owner Cristian Bueno Mejía (reservasutumistrato@gmail.com or +57 320 469 8131). Apart from that, Mistrató has a few hotels offering rather simple accommodation.

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or near this site, including:
• information centers / information points
• catering
• accommodation
• hides and watchtowers
• restrooms / toilets

Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2020-10-08 17:25
A new lodge at the Reserva de Avifauna Sutú is the place of choice if you want to stay in a beautiful place and at a great birding spot. For information and booking, contact the owner Cristian Bueno Mejía (reservasutumistrato@gmail.com or +57 320 469 8131). Apart from that, Mistrató has a few hotels offering rather simple accommodation.

Sutú has been very safe in recent years, but it is recommended to ask locally about the current situation or to hire a local guide.

Are there any security issues or other annoyances at this site? For
instance, these may include:
• offenses like robbery or theft
• natural hazards
• dangerous or annoying animals or plants (mosquitoes, leaches, thorn bushes, etc.)
• noise pollution

Edited by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) on 2020-10-08 17:29
Sutú has been very safe in recent years, but it is recommended to ask locally about the current situation or to hire a local guide.
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