Various localities around Manuel Antonio are suggested as great birding areas to observe Central and South Pacific endemic species. One of them, the nearest quality birding area from Manuel Antonio and our favorite spot for half day of road birding is Esquipulas, located in the Talamanca mountain foothills at a pleasant elevation of 1,100 masl. It is part of Paso de la Danta (Tapir path) biological corredor, created in 2000 with a territorial extension of 82 128,17 hectares. This important rainforest extension is favoring altitudinal and longitudinal ecological processes among the Central and South Pacific.
We visit different habitats located in Naranjito, Villa Nueva and Esquipulas communities during half day of birding in the Central Pacific.
Those are quite productive areas that produces Yellow-throated Toucans, Fiery-billed Aracaris, Gartered Trogons, Turquoise Cotinga, King Vulture, White Hawk, Royal Flycatcher, Orange-collared Manakin, Golden-naped Woodpeckers, Northern Barred-Woodcreepers, Shiny Honeycreepers, White-shoulder Tanagers, White-crested Coquette, diverse mixed flocks and good hawk watching if the weather conditions are appropiate.
Join our most popular local birding trip, the drive time from Manuel Antonio area is 30 min only.
Minimum 2 persons required, for single or private group tours please send your request, we would love to personalize your experience.
Included: roundtrip transportation – Manuel Antonio and Quepos area, certified naturalist guide + professional assistance taking pictures and videos with smartphones + swarovski spotting scope (digiscoping technique)
Departure Time5:00 AM.
Return Time11:00 AM.
Dress CodeComfortable clothing, hiking or tennis shoes, hat.