Birds

In Costa Rica there are over 850 species of birds. Serving as an intercontinental bridge, one can find a great variety of native, endemic and migratory species, from both North and South America. In San Gerardo de Rivas, the terrain presents a grand spectrum of relief and elevations. Our proximity to Chirripó National Park and the wide variety of landscapes provide excellent habitat for the more than 237 species of birds identified, a number that increases each year.

See Bird List 2012

 


Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Family: Cathartidae

Circles the area flying at low or medium height...

Black Vulture

Black Vulture

Family: Cathartidae

This species is distributed across most of America, and is very common throughout Costa Rica ...

Blue Gray Tanager

Blue Gray Tanager

Family: Thraupidae

A blue bird with a habitual presence in the area; commonly seen in the area around the hotel...

Shinning Honeycreeper

Shinning Honeycreeper

Family: Thraupidae

Frequents the upper levels of the forest and partially cleared, neighboring areas...

Speckled Tanager

Speckled Tanager

Family: Thraupidae

No other Tanager has this coloration with a speckled back and underside...
 

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Tours

TOUR # 3: TWO NIGHTS IN CHIRRIPO

TOUR # 3: TWO NIGHTS IN CHIRRIPO

Visit Chirripo National Park...

Tours

Overnight hotel package  - Chirripo Costa Rica

Overnight hotel package - Chirripo Costa Rica

One night of lodging in the "Mirador" or "Tirra" cabin...
 

Videos

Una escapadita a los regazos del cerro Chirripó

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Environmental tips

In the Kitchen:

Use appropriate size pots and pans for your heating elements.

Whenever possible use a lid to retain heat.

Whenever possible use a pressure cooker, a slow electric cooker and electric coffee makers; these devices help to diminsh energy consumption.

Do not put hot or warm dishes into your refrigerator; in addition your refrigerator should be at least 5 cm from walls and never place a refigerator near a heat source such as an oven or stove.

Always try to purchase energy efficient appliances which are environmentally friendly.

 

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Information

How to get here???

How to get here???How to arrive in San Gerardo de Rivas, the community where the Hotel de Montaña el Pelicano is located...
 

Biodiversity

Black-capped FlycatcherA flycatcher found in dark highlands, with a white eye ring; it is associated with oak forests...
  • Name: Black-capped Flycatcher

  • Scientific name: Empidonax atriceps

  • Family: Tyrannidae

  • Region: San Gerardo

 

Comments

Adriana

Suiza Tuvimos la oportunidad de comenzar el 2011 visitando este maravilloso lugar. Le agradezco mucho a la familia Elizondo su excelente atención. A David que nos acompañó como guía al Chirripó, mil gracias por todo! Fue un camino muy duro pero la ...
 
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