Bird Watching in Jaco Costa Rica

Jaco Hotel DoceLunas is an excellent base for bird watching in nearby Carara and Manuel Antonio National Parks. Located at the base of the tallest of the mountains surrounding the Jaco valley, border by first growth transitional zone forest and jungle, the five acres of landscaped grounds dominated by towering trees provide ample opportunities for bird sittings from the patios in front of our elegant rooms and suites. There is also a trail to the summit of the mountain and nearby estuaries and marshes offer a chance to observe additional species in their native habitat in Jaco Costa Rica.

The grounds of DoceLunas itself is a great place to see birds. The canopy of trees at DoceLunas has been preserved by our low density plan and the hotel is bordered by jungle with a mix of dry and wet forest tropical trees, providing very diverse habitat. One bird watching couple saw over fifty species in six days on the property at DoceLunas and over twenty in a single day. Click here for Bird-watching in Jaco, a list of birds seen at DoceLunas.

Over 400 species can be seen in the Central Pacific lowlands and additional species can be encountered in trips into the mountains, which rise 1,000 feet above sea level near the beach offering spectacular views.

Click this link for a list of the 400 Central Pacific Lowland species: Jaco Costa Rica bird list

Here are a few of the spectacular birds that you can see in or near
DoceLunas. The bird with the fish is an Anhinga. What a bird!
Can you identify the others?
Email chrisc@docelunas.com to find out their names.

All photos by Richard Garrigue.

Chesnut Mandible Toucan

Ramphastos ambiguus -Costa Rica-8a (1) 

Magnificent Frigate Birds

Magnificent Frigate Birds ( Fregata magnificens ) - Flickr - Andrea Westmoreland (2) 

Purple Martin

Purple Martin RWD2

Cherrie's Tanager

Ramphocelus costaricensis -Costa Rica-8 

Black Headed Trogon

Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus) (7222805914)

Yellow Throated Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) (5206241405) 

 

Yellow Headed Cara Cara

Cara Cara (5535334061) 

Great Kiskadee
Flickr - ggallice - Great kiskadee Bare Throated Tiger Heron

Tigrisoma mexicanum 1 


 Anhinga

Anhinga in flight 

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