Selva Verde - Costa Rica
Four Days and Three Nights of Exceptional Birding
Keel-billed Toucans, Great Green Macaws, Wood Thrushes, Grey-necked Wood Rails, Sun bitterns and Violet Crowned Woodnymphs are just a few of the birds that inhabit the Selva Verde Rainforest Reserve. For decades, Selva Verde has been a birding hotspot – captivating beginner and expert alike. Let Selva Verde take care of the details while you focus on the birds! Your package includes accommodations, breakfasts, and activities described below.
Birding Package Rates
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Rates: Per Person
Meals: Includes Breakfast
Room: River Lodge
Transportation: roundtrip transport to activities and tours included
Early Morning Bird Walks
Join our naturalist guides for two early morning walks and enjoy bird scouting adventures through the gardens and paths at Selva Verde in search of toucans, honeycreepers, hummingbirds, trogons, parrots, great green macaws and more! Bring binoculars and a camera. Guides have scopes to share close up views.
Boat Ride in the SarapiquÍ River
Enjoy a float down the Sarapiquí River through forested and agricultural areas full of tropical birdlife, including the Amazon Kingfisher, Fasciated Tiger Heron, and Boat Billed Heron. You will depart from the lively Puerto Viejo dock, offering you the chance to experience village life in Costa Rica. Our boat guides are some of the best wildlife spotters on the river so be sure to bring your camera. In addition to birds, you just might spot a three toed sloth or a troop of howler monkeys.
Regular Hike 2 hrs
Bring your binoculars and camera, and set out with a naturalist guide in search of birds such as flycatchers, manakins, tanagers, hawks, motmots, and parakeets though the old growth forest, secondary forest trails, and botanical gardens. Selva Verde’s 500 acre reserve is home to over 300 resident and migratory species of birds.
Birding at La Selva Biological Station
In addition to having a stupendous bird list, la Selva Biological Station is a living laboratory. Located adjacent to Braulio Carrillo National Park, la Selva protects over 3,500 acres of virgin rainforest. More than 400 species of resident and migratory birds have been recorded in the reserve, representing almost half of Costa Rica's bird species.
Download a checklist of the Birds at Selva Verde: PDF Birdwatching List (pdf)