Birdwatching begins with your Naturalist Guide, he’ll take you through old cacao plantations, where the Monkeys are Made of Chocolate story begins, and you’ll end on the ridge overlooking the lowlands and the Pacific Ocean beyond.
Your birdwatching tour begins just after daybreak. After a couple of hours of early morning jungle and its birds, you will arrive at the Hacienda Barú Campsite where you may continue to look for birds at your leisure or take off your boots and bird from a hammock while your guide heats up and serves a typical Costa Rican breakfast. After breakfast, you will hike through primary forest in search for the birds that forage in this habitat.
The dense 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.
From the campsite you will bird all the way back to the guide center where your tour began.
Duration: 6 hours.
Times: 6:00 AM, Monday – Saturday.
Limit: Minimum 2 people, Maximum 8 people.
What to bring: Hiking Shoes or Tennis Shoes, Binoculars, Sunblock, Hat, Camera, Water Bottle, and Bug Spray.
What’s included: Guide, Admission Fee to Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge, Bird Watching Tower, Breakfast, and the Medicinal Plant Garden.