Delight Birders, Escort Package, Costa Rica Birding Tours,
- Author: Adam Floyd Oct 08, 2017,
Oct 08, 2017, 6:40
9 days / 8 nights
With almost 850 species of birds, Costa Rica has many years to be famous among expert birdwatchers. One of the reasons for the extraordinary variety of birds in Costa Rica is the great variety of habitats: rainforest, mangrove swamps, beaches, cloud forests, rivers, etc. The best thing is that any of these ecosystems, with their own species of birds are almost always within a short distance of each other. Fortunately Costa Rican birds are not shy and seeing them is relatively easy. On a specific day, depending on the season, location and luck, you may see several dozen species. Many of the tours are guided with bird study included and the country is well equipped with mountain and forest hotels that specialize in programs for bird watching. Many species of reinitas, mosqueros, vireos, bolseros, etc. migrate to Costa Rica every winter. You will also have the opportunity to see many impressive birds that relate to the tropics such as parrots, parrots, macaws, toucans, toucans and the elusive but legendary quetzal. However, there are many other equally impressive species in our skies, such as the momoto or silly bird, with its distinctive racket-shaped tail, oropendolas, which make amazing hanging nests and an incredible range of hawks and hawks. If you look for birds with colorful magicians, they have some of the most beautiful plumage; however, none of them are compared to the fast hummingbirds. You will not find a better place to observe birds than Costa Rica.
Day 1: Arrival - San Jose
A representative from Costa Rican Trails will meet you at the airport and provide transfer to El Rodel Hotel Presidente Hotel)
Overnight at El Rodeo Estancia Boutique Hotel Standard room
Day 2: Bosque de Paz (B, L, D)
Overnight at Bosque de Paz Standard room Day 3: Hiking and bird watching (B, L, D)
This morning explore the flora and fauna that surrounds the area with your local guide. You will admire wonders of nature: outstanding birds, and wildlife at PEACE FOREST using the trails through the forest. At our preserve we count with different trails ranging from 1 kilometer to 7.5 kilometers, adding up to 22 kilometers through old growth and second growth forest. They have recorded more than 331 species of birds since July 1997, including Resplendent Quetzal, Scaled Antpitta, Black Guan, Emerald Toucanet, Three Wattled Bellbird, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Zeledonia, and Silvery-fronted, Tapaculo, Black- faced Solitaire, American Dipper, Golden-browed Chlorophonia, abundant hummingbirds, among many othersMore news: LeEr, ViAjaR and CoMpaRtir
Overnight at Bosque de Paz Standard room
Day 4: 5 - Rancho Naturalista, Turrialba (B, L, D)
Overnight at Rancho Naturalista Standard room
Day 6: San Gerado de Dota (B)
San Gerardo de Dota is a tiny community in the Talamanca mountains set in the fresh mist of a mountain valley surrounded by deep cloud forests and filled with massive tropical trees. It is also a paradise for birdwatchers as it has more than 170 bird species, including some of the rarest and endangered bird species. It is a special place for watching the resplendent quetzal bird, one of the most ornate creatures of the wild which belongs to the Trogonidae family.
Various migratory species arrive during the different seasons, joining the native species to add still more colorful views for birdwatchers. Among the visitors are the Orioles, Warblers, Tennessees and Raptors - while their native hosts include Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher, Yellow-winged Vireo, Flame-throated Warbler, Black-cheeked Warbler, Yellowish Flycatcher, Barred Becard, Tufted Flycatcher, Silvery-fronted Tapaculo, Zeledonia, Torrent Tyrannulet, Collared Trogon, Scintillant Hummingbird, Hummingbird Volcano, Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Spotted Wood-Quail, and the most wanted Resplendent Quetzal. In the highlands of the Paramo one can find the Volcano Junco and Timberline Wren
Overnight at Savegre Hotel Natural Reserve & Spa Junior Suite
Day 7: Waterfall Tour (B)
One of the most impressive sceneries in the area is without a doubt the Savegre River Waterfall. Just within an hour walk you will have the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful waterfall surrounded by a dense cloud forest. Your guide will take you through the forest and show you the gorgeous flora and fauna the spreads alongside the crystal waters of the Savegre River, until the point where it turns into an amazing white veil. The Savegre River Waterfall is one more reason to fall in love with St. Gerard of Dota p>
Return to El Rodeo Hotel (or El Presidente Hotel) at San Jose
Overnight at El Rodeo Stay Boutique Hotel Standard Room Day 9: Departure (B)
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