Sierpe: Very Special for Sighting Wildlife!
By Claudia Langgut
Sierpe in Osa is a rural village surrounded by gardens, farms, rivers, estuaries, and the rainforest. Squirrel monkeys, as well as howler and capuchin are aware that they can find plenty of fruits, leaves, insects, and other delicious snacks. One of their ever-favorite is wild guava, of which there are many in the Blue Channel.
The yellow bamboo is very tasty for the howler monkeys, and the insects living under the leaves are a wonderful appetizer for squirrel monkeys. The bamboo is a great opportunity for the capuchin monkeys to have a quick bath in the river, or just hang on their tails to drink a little out of it. Scarlet macaws appreciate the abundance of tropical almond and guarumo trees; it’s also a favorite for sloths, toucans, and lots of birds. Macaws can be seen nearly every day in Sierpe in Osa; you can often hear their loud screeching before spotting them. Crocodiles and caimans can feast on fish, crabs, birds, and from time to time, on a pig or dog.
As the Sierpe is a tidal river, the crocs can hang out on the riverbanks at low tide to take a sunbath. Caimans are rather well-hidden in the mud. Crocodiles have no predators around here; only the baby crocs have to watch out for tiger herons, adult crocs, and big fish. Egrets, ibis, and hawks prefer crabs, shrimp, tiny fish, iguanas, or frogs. The tree boa, mostly close to the riverbanks, likes eggs, small mammals, and amphibians.
All this food is available in or around the magic Sierpe river, and our guides and captains have a remarkable ability to detect these fantastic creatures.
Those are the reasons you may spot this amazing concentration of wildlife during Kokopelli’s three-hour river tours.
Come and confirm that Sierpe is a very special place for Sighting Wildlife!
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