Birdwatching Costa Rica, Yellowlegs and Sandpipers in Costa Rica

Birdwatching Costa Rica, Yellowlegs and Sandpipers in Costa Rica

The National Refuge of Caño Negro is one of the greatest birding hotspots for Birdwatching Costa Rica Yellowlegs and Sandpipers in Costa Rica.

Is located on the north side of Costa Rica, this place has to be on your roadmap.

Why should I visit Cano Negro Refuge?

Because is an easy destination in Costa Rica where to spot birds. It is easy to reach from La Fortuna – Arenal Volcano, from Bijagua – Tenorio Volcano (Rio Celeste), from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. Driving your car for a couple of hours and you are there.

Because is easy to take a tour and enjoy birding and wildlife all the time because all the tours are by boat. You do not have to walk around, just focus on spotting birds, caimans, monkeys, iguanas, sloths, basilisks,s, and so on.

Because, Caño Negro Refuge is a wetland area, one of the most important in Costa Rica, and also one of the most important wetlands around the world.

This national protected area includes very diverse ecosystems, such as forests, marsh, rivers, lagoons, creeks, and more.

This variety of ecosystems creates a perfect location to spot a variety of bird species of Costa Rica.

In Caño Negro Refuge you have water or shorebirds like sandpipers, Yellowlegs, Stilt, and Crakes, just to mention the most important. You can find forest birds such as wren, antbirds, Antwren, tanager, warblers, and more. In open areas and the forest, you can find a few kinds of raptors such as hawks, kites, and falcons.

Starting around November, when the water level drop and the migration begin, The National Refuge of Caño Negro receive a document of migrating birds, such as Yellowlegs and Sandpipers.

Also, we receive the visit of Black-necked Stilt, Woordsorks, Jabirú, Rosate spoonbill, Southern Lapwing, and warblers, just to mention a few species.

If you are looking to visit the National Refuge of Caño Negro, here you can find a place where to stay, a trustful tour operator to organize your boat tour, and a local guide for birding and photography tours.

Birdwatching Costa Rica, Yellowlegs and Sandpipers in Costa Rica

Get more information about Birdwatching Costa Rica Yellowlegs and Sandpipers in Costa Rica by following these links:

Hotel de Campo Caño Negro – Costa Rica. It is the place to stay when your visit the refuge of Caño Negro.

Birding in Caño Negro – Costa Rica . This is the tour operator of Hotel de Campo. Here is where you can directly organize your birdwatching tour in Caño Negro.

Birding in Costa Rica Tours. A trustful travel agency for Private birding trips or birding on your own in Costa Rica

Boat tours in Caño Negro – Costa Rica. Be sure to visit Caño Negro Refuge when you opt for a 1-day tour to the Refuge of Caño Negro

The Original Caño Negro Refuge – Costa Rica

The National Wildlife Refuge of Caño Negro – Costa Rica

Vacation Rental in Caño Negro – Costa Rica

Moving to Costa Rica at the Refuge of Caño Negro

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    Some frequently asked question

     

    How do I go to Caño Negro Refuge from Arenal Volcano - La Fortuna?

    If you are in Arenal Volcano - La Fortuna, drive north to Muelle de San Carlos, and then continue north in the direction to Los Chiles. 7 km before Los Chiles, take left to Caño Negro Refuge.

    How do I go to Caño Negro Refuge from Bijagua?

    If you are in Bijagua, drive to Upala. About 7 km after Upala, take left to Caño Negro

    How do I go to Caño Negro Refuge from Río Celeste - Tenorio National Park?

    If you are in Río Celeste - Tenorio National Park, drive north to route 4. Take a left and then a right to Caño Nero

    How do I go to Caño Negro Refuge from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí?

    If you are in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, drive to Muelle de San Carlos (west direction along route 4. From Muelle de San Carlos to north along route 35 in the direction to Los Chiles. 7 km before Los Chiles, take left to Caño Negro Refuge

    What kind of Yellowlegs can I see in Costa Rica at Cano Negro Refuge?

    In the National Refuge of Caño Negro you can spot 2 species of Yellowlegs. The Lesser Yellowlegs and the Greater Yellowlegs.

    What is the best season to spot Sandpiper and Yellowlegs in Costa Rica in the Refuge of Cano Negro?

    For most of the Sandpipers and the Yellowlegs, the best season is between December and May, with a pick in January to the end of April. The water level of the lagoon is normally a factor to see these birds. So, sometime it will depend on the beginning of the dry season.

    Cano Negro boat tour

    Because Caño Negro Refuge is a wetland, all tours are made by boat. This is own best you can enjoy the nature of the National Refuge of Cano Negro. Taking a boat tour in Caño Negro makes things easiest. Everybody can take a tour. You do not have to walk, and you spend all the time watching nature. A guided boat tour in Caño Negro is the best way to enjoy the surroundings and explore the refuge.

    What kind of boat tour in Caño Negro can I take?

    Ecotour, birdwatching, photography. These are the most sold options for a boat tour in Caño Negro. The National Refuge of Caño Negro is one of the best destinations in Costa Rica to watch nature. For a few years, Caño Negro become a prime destination for that person who is into nature and appreciates a destination outside the most touristic areas. If you like to see nature instead of tourists, Caño Negro has to be on your roadmap

    Is Caño Negro good for birdwatching?

    Caño Negro Refuge is an excellent option for birdwatching and/or photography. With a list of over 150 bird species in one place, Caño Negro became one of the best birding hotspots in Costa Rica. We do organize private boat tours only for birdwatchers and/or photographers. Let us know what your interests are, and we will organize the tour according to your requests.

    Is Caño Negro good for wildlife watching?

    Yes, it is! Caño Negro Refuge is not only an excellent birding hotspot in Costa Rica, but it is also an amazing destination in Costa Rica where you can easily spot the wildlife. From monkeys to sloths, from caiman to iguanas and basilisks, butterflies, bats, and frogs.

    When is the best season to watch wildlife in Costa Rica Cano Negro?

    This will depend on what kind of species you are looking for. For caimans, crocodiles, and basilisks, the season begins around January, and probably the best part of the year is March and April For monkeys, we have spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, and howler monkeys always. Iguanas are always around, but from October-November they are in the breeding season. This is the best time of the year to see males turning orange color. If you are interested in frogs, the best moment is the rainy season.

     

     

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