As in the long version of this tour you begin by walking through old cacao plantations and from there work your way up into the primary rainforest. It takes advantage of the early morning hours when the birds are most active.
Your birdwatching tour begins just after daybreak with your Naturalist Guide and a cup of coffee in the Hacienda Baru Lodge gardens where hawks, tanagers, toucans and flycatchers abound. When you’re ready, he’ll take you through a stand of old cacao plantations, where the Monkeys are Made of Chocolate story begins.
The forest provides unlimited hiding places, and birding here is definitely hard work. With a little luck, you will be rewarded with sightings of some of the more elusive birds such as: trogons, motmots, antshrikes, manakins, tinamous, curasows and others.
* More than just a simple collection of essays, Monkeys are Made of Chocolate, by Jack Ewing founder and manager of Hacienda Baru Lodge & Tours, is a testament to the wonder of life in all its countless guises, as seen through the eyes of a man with a gift for subtle discernment and a natural flair for storytelling.
Discover the mysterious and fascinating ways in which animals and plants—and people—interact with one another in the rainforests of Costa Rica. Author and naturalist Jack Ewing shares a wealth of observations and experiences, gathered from more than four decades of living in southwestern Costa Rica, home to some of the most prolific and diverse ecosystems on Earth.
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