Red Capped Manakin
Wether you’re a begginer or an expert birdwatcher, if you want to see some of the most outstanding bird species of the region, the best is to go with an expert local birdwatching guide. You name the species that you want to see and we’ll suggest the place where you have to go.
- Activity Level Fairly Easy
- Group Size Small Group
There are multiple locations on the peninsula perfect for birdwatching. Depending on what you want to see we can suggest where to visit.
You may stroll through Puerto Jimenez on any morning and see a variety of birds including the beautiful Scarlet Macaws, Red-lored Parrots, Yellow-throated Toucan or any one of the multiple species of Tanagers in the area.
If you wish to venture a bit further out of town, you may visit Dos Brazos or La Balsa.
Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre is located in the mountains, just 25 minutes from Puerto Jimenez. For bird lovers, this is an experience like no other. During this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see around 60 species of birds in one morning.
La Balsa is approximately 20 minutes from Puerto Jimenez. There you'll find secondary forest with a mixture of pasture and some plantations, an excellent location for Fiery-billed Aracari, Turquoise Cotinga and several other species.
You can choose one of the mentioned locations, Puerto Jiménez, La Balsa or Dos Brazos. We can also organize longer birdwatching tours to several other locations, feel free to enquire about other options.
Things to bring: Sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking shoes (protected, comfortable and preferably waterproof), long pants and long sleeves, hat or cap, handkerchief, water, camera, binoculars (optional), and sunglasses (optional).
- Certified local birder guide
- Professional optical equipment
- Transportation (if required)
- Day 1 Birdwatching
5:00 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.* Meet your guide and, if required, travel to your birding location.
5:30 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. Search for and observe birds.
8:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m If required, return to Puerto Jimenez. End of tour.
* This tour can be done in the early morning or late afternoon.
Roseate Spoonbill Osa Peninsula
This tour does not require accommodation.