Trochilidae - Snowcap (Microchera albocoronata)
Ramphastidae - Keel-billed Toucan( Ramphastos sulfuratus)
Cardinalidae - Black-faced Grosbeak (Caryothraustes poliogaster)


Tour Description

Location: Bijagua de Upala, Alajuela

This tour takes us to the valley of Bijagua, located between Tenorio Volcano and Miravalles Volcano (Guanacaste Mountain Range), roughly 1 hour and 10 minutes from Liberia city. This wind pass is an evergreen habitat and it gives usually a HUGE bird list, the rainy weather supposes an extra challenge though. This tour is only for participants who enjoy bird observation, either avid or beginners, however sightings of sloths and other mammals are regular too. Our expert birding guide will share with you techniques and information about bird field marks to make it truly a learning experience.

Please check the bird list here


This is a suggested itinerary, times may vary and this tour ONLY operates on PRIVATE basis

Pick up time: Usually around 4:30 am depending of hotel´s location

Arriving to Bijagua for breakfast: 6:00 am – 6:30 am:

Birding in Tapir Valley until lunch time

Lunch: 1 pm - 1:45 pm

After lunch, Birding around Lodge´s trails & gardens 2 pm - 4 pm

4 pm Depart towards the coast


- A/C Transportation

- English speaking birding guide

- Cooler with bottled water

- Local style breakfast

- A pair of binocs per couple to use for the day (upon request)

- Entrance fee to Tapir Valley & Heliconias trail


Wear & Bring

Rain gear (year-round) -Light comfortable clothes - Long pants if available -Insect Repellent - Hiking boots - Hat - Any medication you may be using -Camera - extra change of clothes - sunscreen - Cash for gratuities and incidentals

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