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If you wonder… Great Hotspot Where to watch birds in costa rica? Where are great birding hotspot in Costa Rica in one place?

The answer is National Refuge of Caño Negro. Caño Negro Birding Tour. We are local, on site, all around the year BIRIDNG. You can’t go wrong!

Caño Negro is one of a kind for a pleasant birding vacation in Costa Rica,  where you can genuinely enjoy birding and/or photography.

 
 

Birding Hotspot in Costa Rica

This birding hotspot in Costa Rica is a small wildlife refuge conveniently located on the north side of Costa Rica, only 95 km from La Fortuna, 35 from Rio Celeste, and 25 km south from Los Chiles (border with Nicaragua). Caño Negro is well located on your birding route. It is actually a proper destination if you already visit both locations, so you can make 2+ nights stop in Caño Negro between each other.
Unscrupulous companies will tell you that it is difficult to reach, but is not. The paved street arrives at Caño Negro village when you come from the north side. And Hotel de Campo, it is just in front of the lagoon, surrounded by a gorgeous 5has botanical garden. You must know, that only at Hotel de Campo, the boat sails from the hotel during the rainy season.
 
Great Hotspot Where to watch birds in costa rica
 
This unique refuge, Caño Negro, is all marshy, jungle-like area, lagoons, rivers. It is the place where you will always float on a boat to discover nature. The abundant water becomes the perfect place for great habitat for birds, reptiles, fish, and mammals.
 

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Birdingcanonegro.com, by of Hotel de Campo, undoubtedly gives you the unique chance to visit the best part of the Caño Negro Wetlands, all the birding hotspots where most of the birds you want to see inhabit and also the part where nature is lusher, almost virgin and impressive.
Our guides are local, born in Caño Negro. They live the river. They know where to go, they know the best birding hotspots. We will make all our best to find your bird.
 
In case you will come for an all birding experience Costa Rica, without a birding list, any moment of the year is great. Caño Negro is one of the most amazing trips for incredible bird watching.
But, if you have a birding list, please contact us in order to know exactly the best time of year for your birding momento in Caño negro – Costa Rica.
 
Said so, do not lose your time traveling from La Fortuna to Caño Negro (you will be driving your car for 4+ hrs. in 1 day, sad isn’t’ it?). Instead, Enjoy Caño Negro. Sleep comfortably at Hotel de Campo. Have a great breakfast. And spend your time birding and photography around.
 
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The Greatest Holidays Package for birding and photography. Two Hotspots for birding in Costa Rica in one excellent offer.

This most sell birding vacation package for your holidays in Costa Rica, include Up to 11 hrs of birding around, photography, nature watching… It does depend on what would you like most. So, Free up your camera memory, or bring a spare one. You will need it! The Jabirú Package, we gave this name remembering […]

Hotel de Campo offers you this birding vacation package. There is so much to discover, that we must recommend at least 2 nights, 3 days, and up to 7 hrs of birding and/or photography tour. Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is an extensive area of marsh, forest, lagoons, rivers, and creeks. Those are the reason we […]

MEDIO QUESO BIRDING SPOT - Costa Rica

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Why birding at Medio Queso?

Because is much easier to see a few kinds of birds that are rarely or quite difficult to observe in Caño Negro. Those birds are:

  • Pinnated Bittern
  • Least Bittern
  • Yellow-breasted Crake
  • Muscovy Duck
  • Plain-breasted Ground-Dove
  • Sora
  • Common Gallinule
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron
  • Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
  • White-tailed Kite
  • Harris’s Hawk
  • Fork-tailed Flycatcher
  • and Nicaraguan Grackle (we do also have in Caño Negro, not so much difficult to see depending on the season).

The newly paved street that takes us from Caño Negro to Los Chiles, now allowed us to bird in Medio Queso easily. It is just 30 minutes from the Hotel de Campo.

Said so, it is an excellent option to take a day at Medio Queso.

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We know that you like to visit us much as possible great birds hotspots in Costa Rica, even if you have a very short vacation time.

So, we join efforts with our birding guide Renzo Sturmi, and we create a new extended birding deals, with full services.

So, Where else to watch birds in Costa Rica?

We also are going to birdwatching in Monteverde, La Fortuna, and Pocosol de San Carlos.

At La Fortuna – Costa Rica you will be birding at the private reserve of the Hotel  Observatory Lodge. This Hotel as a very high request, so let’s make the reservation as soon as possible. Then, you will also take a birding ride along the elevated bridges in the middle of the rain forest.

Always from La Fortuna, we are going to Visit the Natural Reserve Pocosol at La Trigra de San Carlos, where you can admire the Umbrella Bird between January and April.

In Monteverde, I assume your expectation will be to contemplate the Resplendent Quetzal. The best period for this bird is between December and May. Meanwhile, between February and July, is a perfect time for the Three Wattled Bellbird (also in Caño Negro)

There you will be walking around at the Biological Reserve of Monteverde, and also at The Curichanga Reserve.

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Exploring Best 7 Birding Hotspot Vacation Package in only ten days in Costa Rica, it is possible. We prepare this ten days holidays to know the best 7 birding vacation package for those people that do not have so much time for their holidays in Costa Rica. Even with such a short time, it is […]

Birdwatching in Costa Rica is possible almost everywhere. We have nature all around. Even so, it is crucial to choose the best birds hotspot around the country. When the time for your vacation is not your best friend, it is especially important to be very organized. Birdwatching in Costa Rica The Quetzal vacation package is […]

REISE VON DEUTSCHLAND NACH COSTA RICA

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Reisen Sie nach Costa Rica mit Die Naturreise, Naturreisen Spezialisten in Costa Rica. Bei dieser Gelegenheit präsentiert er das Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.

Das Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge ist ein wahres Paradies für Naturliebhaber und insbesondere für die Vogelbeobachtung. Auf fast 10.000 Hektar leben mehr als 300 Arten nebeneinander.

Das Gebiet befindet sich in der Provinz Alajuela, zwischen den Kantonen Guatuso und Los Chiles und ist von entscheidender Bedeutung, da hier enorm große Kolonien von Wasservögeln, zum Beispiel die des Neotropische Kormorans oder Biguascharbe angesiedelt sind.

 

EINIGE PAKETE, UM IHRE VOGELSTRECKE ZU VERLÄNGERN - COSTA RICA

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Reisen Sie nach Costa Rica mit Die Naturreise, Naturreisen Spezialisten in Costa Rica. Bei dieser Gelegenheit präsentiert er das Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.

  • Address:Main Street of Caño Negro, 150 South of the main crossing, 21402 Caño Negro de Los Chiles, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Phone:(00 506) 2471-1012
  • Whatsapp:(00 506) 8986 9556
  • What are the popular birds in Costa Rica?

    Costa Rica is a small country with a land area of 51,060 km2 (smaller than West Virginia). Caño Negro is a great birding hotspot in Costa Rica

    But it is a bird-rich neotropical region with a large number of species for its area. We have a higher density of bird species than any continental American country.

    According to the Asociación Ornitológica de Costa Rica (AOCR, which published the official bird list of the Costa Rican Rare Birds and Records Committee) we have 922 species. This number is higher than has been recorded in all of the 49 mainland United States and Canada combined.

    This birding list includes:

    • seven endemic species
    • 69 that are rare or accidental
    • and four have been introduced by humans.

    73 of them are near-endemic with ranges that include only Costa Rica and Panama. Twenty-seven species, including five of the seven endemics, are globally vulnerable or endangered.

    Nearly 600 species are residents, with most of the other regular visitors being winter migrants from North America.

  • Where is the best bird watching in Costa Rica?

    We can say every-where, we can name some places. But to be honest, it is a matter of bird choice.
    My advice is to find not touristic places, even when you are visiting some tourist zone. The more tourists you encounter, the fewer birds you will see.

    Caño Negro wetland is a very interesting place to discover. It is a great birding hotspot in Costa Rica. We united a few ecosystems in one region. Here you can find wetlands, forests, swamps, rivers and creeks, lagoon.

    Because of this peculiar environment, you will have the advantage to observe shorebirds, forest birds, night birds.

    Along the year, with two different seasons also we encounter different birds species. For example, during the dry season, we can see more shorebirds like the glossy ibis, roseate spoonbill, limpkin, Lapwing and plovers, Stilt, Sandpipers. Meanwhile, during the rainy season, we are exploring more often the forest along the river, such as the bellbird, cotinga, Ovenbirds and woodcreepers, woodpeckers, Trogons, Hawks, and kites.

  • What are some of the iconic birds where you live?

    It is hard to say. As a personal preference, those are the 3 birds that I always enjoy when I see them: The Jabirú, the Agami Heron, and the Sungrebe.
    Around Caño Negro National Refuge, during a bad day, you can probably spot around 50 species of birds during a 3 hours boat tour. But we also reach during a perfect morning 99 species in 4 hours.

    In this wetland we find a lot of great birding hotspot in Costa Rica.

  • What should I do when I travel to Costa Rica?

    If nature and relaxing is your passion, you should visit the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.
    Here at Hotel de Campo, just in front of the lagoon, is the perfect place to join nature and relax.
    Enjoy a gorgeous nature lover environment during a private boat tour along the Rio Frio River, discovering the forest area, or contemplating a beautiful sunset on the lagoon.
    Remember to bring a good book, good binoculars and your camera, because you will have all the time for yourself.

  • Where is the best place to travel to Costa Rica?

    It is a tricky question. Well, it depends on what your hobbies are.
    Photography? Nature? Birding? Relax?
    If one or more of those activities are on your list, of course, I have to advise you to visit Caño Negro, and stay at Hotel de Campo.
    Caño Negro is all about nature, photography, birding, relaxing, time to read a book or write a blog.

    In Caño Negro you can find a lot of great birding hotspot in Costa Rica.


    Hotel de Campo is the place where you can enjoy for sure your preferred hobby. It is just in front of the lagoon, surrounded by an extensive botanical garden, with a nice refreshing swimming pool.
    And when it is time to visit the exuberant nature of Caño Negro wetland, I will ensure that you will not find a tourist around. It is pure nature.

  • Which destinations would be the best for bird watching?

    Let's be honest. I would not use the "best" word to describe Caño Negro National Refuge but for sure one of the greatest birding escape you can find in Costa Rica.
    For my personal taste, I like to visit a destination where I do not find a lot of tourists. This is not what I looking for during a vacation.
    I am looking for birds, quietness, relax, photography, monkeys, slots, and perhaps the luck to spot a jaguar.
    I have all this all year long because I live in Caño Negro.
    I advise this place because I would like to share with you what I enjoy every day.
    I invite you to visit Caño Negro, where you can stay at the Hotel de Campo.
    This is the place where you can enjoy time for yourself. It is just in front of the lagoon, surrounded by an extensive botanical garden, with a nice refreshing swimming pool.
    And when it is time to visit the exuberant nature of Caño Negro wetland, I will ensure that you will not find a tourist around. It is pure nature.