Birdwatching at Marino Ballena National Park and surrounding areas is a great activity for everyone!
Do not forget to bring your binoculars and cameras!
The ancient Egyptians represented feathered animals in their hieroglyphics. Biologists and naturalists from around the world were revolutionized in 1815 when a young Austrian named Voigtlander, designed the first binoculars, which approached us to those beautiful animals with fascinating songs, colors and behaviors.
Birdwatching and Ornithology at the Marine Ballena National Park is worthy of reverence. In a three hours walk, we can watch and listen to over 50 different species.
Expert ornithologists’ have concluded that the well-preserved Finca Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters, owned by the Cusinga Lodge), is home for more than four hundred species of birds.
Near our beautiful beaches, we find handsome scarlet macaws, blue herons, frigate birds, kingfishers of different colors and sizes. We also see cormorants, bald red-lored parrots, laughing falcons, yellow-headed caracaras, and hummingbirds.
When we go up the Coastal Mountains on horseback, as we enter the lush forests, the temperature drops, and we find ourselves admiring the beautiful Laty tailed trogon, the Pale-billed woodpecker, Cusingas, endemic of the South of Costa Rica and the West of Panama; also chestnut-mandibled toucans, and king vultures. Nearby we hear the howler monkeys, the sound of clear water falling into natural pools; a funny white-nosed coati crosses our path, and then suddenly the view opens over the “Whale´s Tail.”
At Five Senses, we conduct bird counts and identification courses of local species and collaborate with the Costa Rican Ornithologists Association in their Annual Counts of resident birds, and the Christmas Counts, when migratory birds from the North come to the area to escape their winter.
INFO: Ornithological Tours – Susana Garcia: Biologist Project Manager of the Tropical Biodiversity Institute – Costa Rica (IBT) – 8713 8767 – firstname.lastname@example.org