Cueva de los Guácharos is protected by
Cueva de los Guácharos National Park that covers a total area
of 90.78 km².
This geological formation was named after goacharos nocturnal bird (Steatornis
caripensis) also known as oilbird that usually spend days hiding in the
cave and leaves to hunt by night. You can see them leave the tunnel at the
dusk and return at dawn.