Over 400 species of birds in the reserve

Exploring birding trails in the most diverse ecosystem of Costa Rica, Osa, in a sustainable way with scientific precision and identifying the most emblematic species of the South.

Bird watching is one of the main sustainable tourism and educational activities promoted in  La Cusinga Lodge Private Reserve, there are trails from 30 minutes, an hour to four hours, exploring the landscapes of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and the tropical rainforest from 0 to 400 meters above sea level. In a day tour can be observed up to 30 different species of birds during the trip.

Some of the world’s most popular ornithologists, including Carol Henderson, Sophie Webb, Beatrice Blake, Marco Tulio Saborío, Doug Cheeseman and Charles “Charlie” Gomez are just some of the people who visit our reserve attracted by the diversity of birds.

Here have been identified over forty different families  of birds represented by more than 400 species, with many different colors, feathers and songs that the tropics can offer. The following link provides the list of birds that can be found in the reserve http://www.lacusingalodge.com/birds.pdf

The Cusinga, name given to our hotel is known as a kind of toucan that is very common to observe in the reserve, our principal symbol, Pteroglossus frantzii, noted for their color and song.

The short  bird watching trails can be self-guided or combined can be visited on a guided tour of four hours or a full day, accompanied by our local guide, biologist Susana Garcia Blanco, who is specialist in zoology from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, and Project Manager of the Institute of Tropical Biodiversity – Costa Rica (Costa Rica IBT). She has also collaborated on several projects and migratory bird banding stations, and runs a center for wildlife interpretation in Bahía Ballena.

Birding in La Cusinga is based on sustainability criteria, aimed at making known the species of birds in the region, one of the most diverse in the world, loving nature and conserving local ecosystems, honestly and with scientific rigor, to make the journey a direct experience with the species of resident and migratory birds that frequent the reserve.

  Live this experience to explore the reserve and identify the most emblematic birds of the region in a sustainable birding tour through our paths in a reserve which retains about 300 acres of forest, which borders Ballena Marine National Park and its part of the Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor, the most diverse region of Costa Rica, Osa, where we have 5% of the world’s biodiversity.

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