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Bird Watching Tour

Day 1

Arrival transfers from the airport to the hotel in San Jose where you will spend the first night Overnight at the Bougainvillea Hotel.

Birds to watch in Hotel Bougainvillea:

  • Prevost’s Ground-Sparrow
  • White-eared Ground-Sparrow
  • Tropical Screech-Owl
  • Steely-vented Hummingbird
  • Crimson-fronted
  • Parakeet
  • Yellow-naped Parrot

Day 2

Departure to the Central Pacific

This morning after breakfast and some birding at the hotel’s garden we will depart to the Central Pacific area, on the road we will stop at some spots to look for certain species that we know could be found around this area, After checking in, lunch and a short break at the hotel we will visit Carara National park. Overnight at Villa Lapas Hotel.

Birds to watch in Orotina:

  • Black and White Owl

Day 3

Departure to the South Pacific

This day before departing to our next destination we will take a boat ride on the Tarcoles river where we will be looking for different water birds species, after this we will depart to the south pacific region and get to the Dominical area to spend a night at La Cusinga Lodge. Overnight at la Cusinga Lodge.

Birds to watch in Tárcoles:

  • Mangrove Hummingbird
  • Northern Scrub-Flycatcher
  • Panama Flycatcher
  • Scarlet Macaw
  • Turquoise-browed
  • Motmot
  • Rufous-necked Wood-Rail
  • American Pygmy Kingfisher
  • Mangrove Vireo
  • Mangrove Cuckoo

Day 4

Departure to Osa Peninsula

After breakfast, there will be time to explore the hotel surroundings, before we depart to the Osa Peninsula our next destination where we will stay for the next three nights. Overnight at Rio Tigre Lodge.

Birds to watch in Rio Tigre Lodge:

  • Fiery-billed Aracari
  • White-crested Coquette
  • White-tipped Sicklebill
  • Sulphur-rumped and Black-tailed Flycatcher
  • Uniform Crake
  • Red-rumped Woodpecker
  • White-throated Crake
  • Green Shrike-Vireo
  • Marbled Wood-Quail
  • Long-tailed Woocreeper
  • Green Shruike-Vireo
  • Spot-crowned Euphonia
  • Yellow-billed Cotinga
  • Turquoise Cotinga

Day 5

Full day at the Rio Tigre Lodge

This area is known as one with the highest biodiversity in the world, therefore birding is outstanding, here we will have the chance to see the biggest number of species. Overnight at Rio Tigre Lodge.

Day 6

Full day at the Osa Peninsula area

This day we will leave the lodge and drive for a few kilometers to look for new and specialized species. Overnight at Rio Tigre Lodge.

Day 7

Early departure to Savegre Lodge

This day our final destination is the Cerro de La Muerte area where we will stay at the Savegre Lodge, This is one of the best locations to observe the Resplendent Quetzal almost all year around.

Overnight at Savegre Lodge

Day 8

Departure to Rancho Naturalista

This morning we will take an early hike to look for the Quetzal and other birds from this special eco-system.

After lunch we will depart to the Turrialba area to spend our last two nights of our Expedition.

Overnight at Rancho Naturalista.

Day 9

Full day at Rancho Naturalista

We will spend this whole day birding at the hotel and surroundings where we will have the opportunity to find our last special birds.

Birds to watch in Rancho Naturalista:

  • Snowcap
  • White-collared and White-crowned Manakins
  • Tawny-throated Leaftosser
  • Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner
  • Scaly-breasted Wren
  • Brown-billed Scythebill
  • Green Thorntail

Day 10

Transfer back to the airport

This day we will drive about 2 and half hours to go to the International Airport , on the way we will shortly visit the Braulio Carrillo National Park area.

Birds to watch on the road:

  • Rosy Thrush-Tanager
  • Streaked Saltator
  • Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush
  • Pale-breasted Spinetail
  • Slate-headed
  • Tody-Flycatcher
  • Snowy-bellied Hummingbird

Birds to watch in Braulio Carrillo:

  • Lattice-tailed Trogon
  • Tawny-faced Gnatwren
  • Streak-crowned Antvireo
  • Pale-vented Robin
  • Ocellated Antbird
  • White-shouldered Shrike-Tanager
  • Green Thorntail
  • Rufpous-crested Coquette

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