San José,Costa Rica Quepos, Manuel Antonio(+506) 60592038


San Gerardo

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San Gerardo

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Dota region is one of the best spots for highland species such as Northern Emerald Toucanets, Silky-flycatchers, Chlorophonias, Hummingbirds, Tanagers, The Resplendent Quetzal, Collared Trogon, Thrushes and much more including a good number of regional endemics shared with western Panama.

The tropical cloud forest of Savegre Valley it’s a great habitat for more than 150 species of birds. During our full day of birding in this region we visit well conditioned gardens with bird – friendly feeders and native plants, same as trails into this humid and gorgeous ecosystem in search of elusive species like the Silvery-fronted Tapaculo, Wood-Quails, Quail-Doves, Wrens and more.

Los Quetzales National Park and the Subalpine Paramo are also part of this birding journey. On the way back we visit Bosque del Tolomuco as final stop, this is a private 22 hectare reserve that offers a combination of highland and middle elevation species, open areas and forest edges where good mixed flocks concentrate. This nice elevation of 1700 m.a.s.l. makes birding delightful and produce good species: Red-headed Barbet, Tanagers, Snowy-bellied Hummingbird, Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant and Foliage-gleaners.

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)

Full day
18+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure Time
    4:00 AM.
  • Return Time
    6:00 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Warm clothing, jacket, long sleeve and long pants, hiking or tennis shoes, hat, rain gear (umbrella - raincot)
Departure time 4:00am
Brief coffee stop
Birding in San Gerardo de Dota
Typical lunch break
Birding in Los Quetzales National Park - Providencia road
Birding at the Subalpine Paramo
Birding at Bosque del Tolomuco reserve
Return time: 6:00pm